If you like small town life there are many on the west side of the Continental divide. Downside is that most come with a high cost of living due to the ski industry. If you pick one far enough away the ski resorts then its manageable for most. However the housing prices are much higher than what you are probably used to in NC. Just a warning.
Post up any specific city/towns your looking at. Someone here is bound to have lived there at one time.
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