Forums/ Community Application

Hi guys,

I’m looking for ideas! I’m trying to set up a similar forum to this but for my local community ( we live in a rural area).

I like the way this software works ( I believe it is ‘Discourse’) and have also used ‘Basecamp’ in other groups.

Does anybody have other experience with forums and any advice to help me choose? I imagine I’d be looking at a network of up to 2000 businesses?