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View Poll Results: Which states have the best year round weather after California and Hawaii?
Georgia (Atlanta) 8 40.00%
Arizona (Phoenix) 1 5.00%
Florida (Orland0) 4 20.00%
Texas (Dallas) 3 15.00%
Washington (Seattle) 4 20.00%
Voters: 20. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-26-2011, 06:50 AM
 
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Which State has the best year round liveable weather after California and Hawaii? and why??

1) Georgia (Atlanta)
2) Washington (Seattle)
3) Texas (Dalles & Houston)
4) Arizona (Phoenix)
5) Florida (Orlando & Miami)
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:57 AM
 
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None of the above! I have lived in Phoenix in the summertime, and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. The cities in the SE have the combination of heat and humidity in the summer that makes them unbearable, along with winters that can turn brutally cold on a dime (with the exception of Orlando, but winter there feels clammy and damp). I haven't been to Seattle, but I know people who have moved there looking for the gold at the end of the rainbow and returned to the Great Lakes region to get some sunshine and to get out of the rain...that should tell you something.

I would add Salt Lake City to the list and choose it. I know the winters can be cold, but not normally brutally so, and the mountain elevation makes the summers bearable. I wouldn't want to live there for other reasons (no, NOT because of Mormons, I just don't like the West in general), but I think it has a nice, overall livable climate.
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Florida
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None of the above! I have lived in Phoenix in the summertime, and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. The cities in the SE have the combination of heat and humidity in the summer that makes them unbearable, along with winters that can turn brutally cold on a dime (with the exception of Orlando, but winter there feels clammy and damp). I haven't been to Seattle, but I know people who have moved there looking for the gold at the end of the rainbow and returned to the Great Lakes region to get some sunshine and to get out of the rain...that should tell you something.

I would add Salt Lake City to the list and choose it. I know the winters can be cold, but not normally brutally so, and the mountain elevation makes the summers bearable. I wouldn't want to live there for other reasons (no, NOT because of Mormons, I just don't like the West in general), but I think it has a nice, overall livable climate.
Haha what? Orlandos winters are mainly sunny and dry.
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:02 AM
 
Location: So California
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Utah, Oregon, New Mexico, Florida winters are great to.
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:04 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Atlanta is not far from the mountains to escape the summer heat. I note this because I have relatives in Florida who often go up to the North Carolina mountains to get away from the heat for a while. Atlanta is even closer and more convienant to places like the Great Smokies.

Plus, I am guessing that Atlanta is a little nicer during the Spring and Fall than Florida or Texas? Not sure, I am just guessing.

Florida of course wins during the winter!
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:52 PM
 
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Hawaii is my first place, Florida and California pretty tied, maybe an edge to Florida. Arizona is very hot and can be humid during summer at times, with thunderstorms (this last only a few weeks though). Otherwise, way too dry. I know people prefer dry heat to humid heat mostly, but not this one! Dry heat is just WAY too intense for me to handle once it gets in the 90s, and is more dangerous. Arizona also has very chilly winters, especially at night. Georgia weather sucks! Snowy and cold in winter, very humid and hot in summer. Even on the coast, too chilly in winter. Texas gets cold also in winter, otherwise just very hot and mostly humid .

Hawaii is perfect for me-trade winds, year-roud 80F, maybe 75F every now and then, water is always warm and clear, not too humid, but enough to make everything green and keep skin moist. Nights there are perfect-65F and above usually. Hawaii also is just plain beautiful. Even though the rains are warm, I do wish there were more thunderstorms like the EC in summertime.

California is also very pretty and has nice beaches, but sadly the water is chilly much of the time, and not very clear. California is too dry and foggy a lot of the time, nights are usually chilly and windy, and days in winter/spring are mostly in the 60sF for way too long. Summer and fall are nice in California-75-80F, nights around 70F, warmer water. Still, just not enough rain, so a lot of fires.

Florida is very humid, pretty hot and gets those annoying winter fronts from the north that make the water cold, but it is just so pretty. The weather is ideal for me-most of the year is 80F and humidity is tolerable for some of the year. I love the warm thunderstorms and that Caribbean water.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:57 PM
 
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None of the above! I thought of South Carolina/North Carolina after California/Hawaii.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:10 PM
 
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None of the above! I thought of South Carolina/North Carolina after California/Hawaii.
As did I.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:54 PM
 
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For year round? probably that stretch from NC/SC/GA... pretty mild, not as hot and humid as the rest of the south, higher in elevation, not as hot and muggy as Florida

Florida for year round??? no...

Possibly also southern Oregon but not many big cities around there.

People say New Mexico is pretty good too.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:56 PM
 
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I say East Tennessee and it's not even on the list. I lived there 10 years and loved it. I've lived in Canada where it's really cold and now in Texas where it's really hot, so I like the medium temperature of east TN.
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