I live and have lived for many years in a town whose full time population is shrinking. Local children and local young couples after graduation can rarely afford to stay in the area. Population seems to be around a couple of hundred in winter and blossoms to a couple thousand weekenders and summer people. As the demographic increasingly changes, I think of moving. Are there still places with four seasons where populations are stable, people are friendly and helpful (good neighbors) and where one could get a couple of acres to own outright? Thanks for any pointers!