Originally Posted by LaurenS
though we realize that we probably need to move to a town a little larger to find this group of unschoolers.
Well, then again... maybe not.
We recently moved from a small town (8k) to a medium sized city. The small town actually had a bigger (relatively speaking), more active group of unschoolers. In general, the small town had a much broader appreciation for diversity in education (i.e., ask any two people in town with same aged kids and they'll tell you two different stories as to how they're going about it). We've found homeschoolers in the city yes, but no unschoolers as of yet. That said, we're not ones to actively look. We're happy in the city, but recognize that our old small town was nicely progressive for it's small size particularly in the area of "alternative education."
I don't know how far you're looking to move, this would be a big one but the small town I refer to is Port Townsend, Washington
located on the Olympic Peninsula.
They have a well-organized network in town (The Peninsula Homeschool Exchange) where h/s u/s share information about events, activities and community beach/swim days among other things.
(We moved from "PT" for many reasons btw, but the h/s community is one thing we definitely miss, that and the beauty of the town and half the rain of what we get on the other side of puget sound!
The best to you in your search!