I found out about Oil City by seeing an ad in the Arts Calendar Magazine. It was entitled "10 Great Towns for Working Artists." http://www.artcalendar.com/article.asp?ID=70
So, I contacted Joann Wheeler and arranged to meet her in Oil City. I also contacted a real estate agent to show us some of the many affordable homes available in town.
Andrew met me in Oil City and we looked at about 10 homes. He drove down from Buffalo and we stayed at the Arlington Hotel in Downtown Oil City, right on the beautiful Allegheny River.
Out of all of the homes that we looked at, 2 were on the short list. We went home to think about it..