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Old 08-19-2008, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
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When we retire in about 5 years, we will be moving. My wife has some requirements:

1) Low humidity
2) Not too cold or too much snow
3) Large enough to be able to find what you want w/o driving 50 miles
4) Affordable
5) Plenty of sunshine

Albuquerque was the only place we could think of to meet her requirements. Anyone know of other places meeting the above?

She grew up in Orange County California. I grew up in rural Arkansas (town of 700) with plenty of green grass & trees. I hope I could adjust to something different.
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:28 AM
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Location: Arizona
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Hmmm if you were flexible on the money I'd say San Diego. Other then that I can't really think of anything.
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:18 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Scipio72 View Post
When we retire in about 5 years, we will be moving. My wife has some requirements:

1) Low humidity
2) Not too cold or too much snow
3) Large enough to be able to find what you want w/o driving 50 miles
4) Affordable
5) Plenty of sunshine

Albuquerque was the only place we could think of to meet her requirements. Anyone know of other places meeting the above?

She grew up in Orange County California. I grew up in rural Arkansas (town of 700) with plenty of green grass & trees. I hope I could adjust to something different.
Tri-cities, WA
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Old 08-20-2008, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Bayside, NY
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El Paso
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Albuquerque is perfect for ya! it matches your requirements! you will love it here
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Old 08-21-2008, 12:51 AM
 
Location: THEN: Paso Robles, Ca * NOW: Albuquerque, NM
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I guess you gotta define "affordable." =)

What about the Central Coast, California?
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Metro Milwaukee, WI
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Yep, Albuquerque or El Paso would easily be your best bets.
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Burque!
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El Paso... really? You all know that's in Texas right?
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Old 08-21-2008, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I'd personally prefer to live in Albuquerque, but El Paso could fit your needs too.
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Old 08-21-2008, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Metro Milwaukee, WI
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El Paso... really? You all know that's in Texas right?
I take it that the OP is asking about general cities overall...not limited to just the State of NM.
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