A is for Asheville!
Asheville, North Carolina, is the San Francisco of the South. It is run by hippies and retirees in equal numbers and offers plenty of NYT-sanctioned activities.
Huge Queen Anne Victorian in the historic neighborhood of Montford, a short walk from downtown Asheville. Built in 1900. Almost 4,500 square feet. Sky blue with gingerbread-house-like trim. Fireplace, wraparound porch, and turrets included.
Property is zoned “RM8,” which presumably means something to somebody.
B is for Bisbee!
Bisbee, Arizona, is the San Francisco of the Southwest. It’s an artsy town in the mountains near the Mexico-America border, so lots of Weeds-like hijinks ensue! At least in my imagination. A guy there makes killer Killer Bee Honey.
Mmmmmmm … pool. Also four bedrooms to house all the jealous friends from New York who insist on flying out to use your pool.
Outside features include “Rv Hookup, Rv Parking, Sprinkler/drip,” while landscape includes “Fruit Trees, Shrubs, Desert, Grass, Gravel, Trees.” Can’t argue with that diversity! Plus your kids get to go to school in a district called Tombstone.
C is for Copenhagen!
Copenhagen is in Denmark, which is the San Francisco of southern Scandinavia and has abolished poverty and injustice. Well, almost.
I have no idea how easy it is to buy property over there, but apparently a 3-BR townhouse can be had for the equivalent of $350,000 US. Do you know what $350,000 US will buy you in Brooklyn? A garage in Bay Ridge next to an open sewer. (I’m guessing.)
D through F coming soon!