Shutdown political pandemic is new reason to investigate remote living.
I remember 1960s hippies (hillbillies) who were afraid of nuclear war, silent spring,… Hippies evacuated San Francisco and New York to safe rural homes.
There are still some hippies in Oregon, Northern California, and farther north.
East coast is surrounded by hills and hillbillies since the 1700s Virginias, Carolinas, Appalachia,..
Most hippies died from drug overdoses or failed to reproduce due to sex diseases, or got jail such as Charles Manson.
Some offspring are still dying fried brains from music, opioids, vape, tobacco, alcohol, meth,…
Leaving real estate bargains in Oregon and other hippie rural areas. Being bought by survivalists who will make the mistakes of the hippies. This has been going on for hundreds of years.
Most hippie hillbilly areas get bought up and converted to modern as the hippies die off.
Negro riots were common in the 1960s that I remember well, and are returning. Motivated me to avoid multicultural areas.
You can get close to bad areas
but not actually in bad areas.
In Chicago the fairly good areas can be a few blocks from bad areas. More distance is preferable, though.
By study you may be able to find an area with good odds for survival fairly far from problems.
Clean air, water, food.
Mild weather – average temperatures, rain.
Jobs – good economy.
Schools and colleges.
Less multicultural civil wars.
No toxic dumps, or pig shit farms nearby.
No high taxes, high prices.
No large population dependent on government handouts.
the counterculture of the 1960s,
a youth movement 1960s
hippie came from hipster beatniks
who moved into New York City’s Greenwich Village
and San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district.
Hippie communes, where members tried to live the ideals of the hippie movement, continued to flourish.
On the west coast, Oregon had quite a few.
Many hippies would adapt and become members of the growing countercultural New Age movement of the 1970s. While many hippies made a long-term commitment to the lifestyle,
some people argue that hippies “sold out” during the 1980s and became part of the materialist, consumer culture.
Although not as visible as it once was, hippie culture has never died out completely:
hippies and neo-hippies can still be found on college campuses, on communes, and at gatherings and festivals. Many embrace the hippie values of peace, love, and community, and hippies may still be found in bohemian enclaves around the world. 1994 a new term “Zippie” was being used to describe
hippies that had embraced New Age beliefs,
and a love for electronic music.