Towns with culture and interestingness

This list was made/sent by my pal Marty Kendall in about 2004 when i was looking for a new place to live after becoming worn with current (at that time) location (Olympia) and had decided against plan for going to law school. Whilst out-of-date no doubt, leaving here for posterity.

Towns with culture and interestingness – places with culture and semi-populated:

Portland, OR
Ashville, NC
Santa Cruz, CA
Austin, TX
Santa Fe, NM
Taos, NM
Telluride, CO
Carbondale, CO
Durango, CO
Mendicino, CA
Morro bay, CA
San louis Obisbo, CA
Bodega bay, CA

small towns with next to nothin but well worth the consideration

Marfa, TX (small town near big bend national park)
Terlingua, TX (ghost town closer to big bend with a surprising amount of culture, music, art, gun slingers, ex patriots, drug smugglers, and random people who come out of the woodwork daily)

Whatcha think?