Just discovered City-Data.Com, a web site that contains forums organized by your city or town, and within that geographic umbrella, has all sorts of forums where folk ask questions and get answers from their neighbors in the community.
For example, today I was surfing around, investigating where hotels sell the furniture they don't want any longer. (Yes, I'm still on my search for the Perfect Reading Chair.) I stumbled upon City-Data's San Antonio forum on "furniture" -- and I learned about a scratch-n-dent for a local furniture store that I may check out this week.
I also spotted:
Favorite Hole in the Wall Restaurants (San Antonio, Austin, etc.)
Where to Go for Hair Styling
Finding a Holistic Doctor in San Antonio
Low Budget Wedding in San Antonio
There's tons and tons more. Folk relocating, people looking to chat about stories in the news, people asking for help in dealing with neighbors, all sorts of stuff. And, it's free. Check it out!