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Old 10-05-2017, 09:19 PM
 
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I am considering moving from the DC area where I can't stand the summer heat/humidity combo. I prefer mild year round weather hovering close to 60. I can handle chilly temperatures in the 50s and even 40s very well, but above 75 (assuming east coast humidity) kills me and I sweat very easily. Which cities have a climate most similar to this?

Note - I don't have much experience with dry heat but I assume I could handle higher temps up to 80 if humidity is very low.
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Old 10-05-2017, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Cities or towns by water, basically, the closer to the coast as possible.
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:36 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Humboldt County: Eureka, Arcata, etc. temps run in that range:
https://www.usclimatedata.com/climat...tates/usca0360
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Evening temps between Santa Barbara and Malibu are within the range that the OP is looking for. I have been in Oxnard my entire life and a hot day is when it gets to 80. Normal year round day time temperature is low 70's with the evenings in the low 60's mid 50's. Humidity is hardly ever a problem. Humidity has seldom to ever been a problem.

Fog does roll in from time to time. Usually in the evening with the fog burning off in the morning. May and June can be overcast with the marine layer hanging on all day. Usually like clockwork by July 3rd the overcast skies have burnt off and things are clear for the summer. As kids we would often wonder if we would see the fireworks for the 4th of July. A few years we did not see them because of the fog. Most years though it worked out well.
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Old 10-06-2017, 10:05 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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The question is, OP: can you afford to be where the ideal weather is?
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Old 10-06-2017, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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The question is, OP: can you afford to be where the ideal weather is?
Ruth, I have lived here all my life, in Oxnard, and my wife and I ask that question all the time. LOL
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:03 AM
 
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Thank you for everyone's responses! Haha paradise is worth the expense. DC is one of the most expensive areas in the US so I have an idea of what I'd be getting into. I have a college education, stable middle-class income, and strong family support (if I needed some financial assistance in the short run.)

I'm also not necessarily just stuck on California but the suggestions so far do seem really nice.
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:09 AM
 
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One more thing I should mention is I don't care too much if there's stretches of foggy/cloudy days as long as I don't feel muggy (hot and humid).
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Oroville, California
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Monterey Peninsula. Cool weather most of the time (marine layer from late afternoon to mid morning most days in the summer) and awesome scenery. Plus you're about 90 minutes from the Bay Area I lived there over a decade and I don't think I'll ever get used to living anywhere else. Its that good.
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:25 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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One more thing I should mention is I don't care too much if there's stretches of foggy/cloudy days as long as I don't feel muggy (hot and humid).
There can be occasional mugginess, but NOTHING compared to DC, and those days are fairly rare, anyway, or completely absent, depending on where you are. It's not something to worry about.
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