Well, my wife & I run a small one-bay, Jeep-only repair & modification shop in southeast Florida and we're considering relocating elsewhere in the eastern half of the U.S.
We want to live in a rural area, and we would like be in close proximity to some popular wheeling parks/areas, in an effort to support our shop and provide us more opportunities to wheel/socialize with folks like us.
We're both 49 years old, but we have 5 & 7 year old daughters that we want to raise in a rural, country environment.
So if you were in our shoes, what would you think?
Come out by me!!!!! SW Pennsylvania. It is beautiful here with 4 seasons and Jeeps (esp Wranglers) are abundant here. Close to Jeep Bantam Fest, not too far from Rausch. Is this rural enough for you? These are just pictures of my front and back yard. As an added bonus.....you can become a Pirates Fan!!! Z
I spent a few months working in Fayetteville NC which is where Fort Bragg is located. Saw tons of modded jeeps there and its only a couple hours away from Uwharrie NF which is a big wheel spot. Not sure if there's any rural areas there but could be a place to look into.
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Maybe Wv. The Hatfield McCoy Ivy Branch Trail has been open since July & it's the only Hatfield McCoy System that allows Full Sized Vehicles (Other 7 systems are Atv/Utv/Dirtbike) Ivy Branch is in Julian Wv only about 15 miles from Charleston.
I have never lived there but I used to go to Memphis for work trips a lot. It looks like a good place to live and everyone I spoke to seemed happy there. Seems inexpensive but since I'm in San Diego everything appears cheap to me.
One thing about most rural area that I have noticed is pretty much everyone into wheeling fabs and works on their own stuff. Or knows someone who can do it for them an they are usually extremely tight knit communities.
Kentucky Max, Kentucky. Plenty of places to wheel (public and private) and tons of people who do it. It's not all Jeep exclusive, but there are a lot of them around. Tom brings up a good point about most rural wheelers working on and making their own stuff, but there are also a lot of people in areas like Louisville and Lexington that think "open the package and bolt it on" fabrication is still too advanced to tackle.