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Old 10-04-2007, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Anywhere thats hazy, hot and humid in the summer with tons of bugs is the absolute worst.
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Okay, I definitely was not clear enough. I am sorry. I forgot to say that I am flexible. But I would not like to live where is too hot. Too hot for me is 80 degrees. I do not like too much rain, and I understand that the sun isn't on the sky all the time. Winter is okay, but not too harsh. A beautiful area for me is the view of the mountains and a lot of green. But it cannot be very far from some bigger cities, I would not like to live in a city with a population of 200. And I can not afford to pay more than 800$ for rent. I guess it will take some time for me to find my "Valley of the Moon" but I know I can make it. Can't I?
Someone just said they thought around San Fran or Oakland was perfect. 80 F is a heat wave there, while winters tend to be (I think) mid 50's to low 60's.

I honestly don't think you will find the climate you're looking for outside of California, without leaving the U.S.A. of course.
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:39 AM
 
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@ ColdCanadian -


You should move to Alabama. Personally, growing up in the South, everybody looks forward to fall because of 1) football season, 2) an end, or at least a relief, to the relentless, brutal, long, hot summer. 80 degrees is a relief compared to what is typically experienced in the South during the summertime. Living in the South will make you hate heat, that's why I don't mind Chicago's winters now
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Metro Milwaukee, WI
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Okay, I definitely was not clear enough. I am sorry. I forgot to say that I am flexible. But I would not like to live where is too hot. Too hot for me is 80 degrees. I do not like too much rain, and I understand that the sun isn't on the sky all the time. Winter is okay, but not too harsh. A beautiful area for me is the view of the mountains and a lot of green. But it cannot be very far from some bigger cities, I would not like to live in a city with a population of 200. And I can not afford to pay more than 800$ for rent. I guess it will take some time for me to find my "Valley of the Moon" but I know I can make it. Can't I?
See, your problem Basia (and the reason you've gotten the answers that you've gotten) is that your place doesn't really exist. You don't want a place that gets warmer than 80-ish in the summer, doesn't get even cool much less cold in the winter, is sunny most of the time with little rain, has mountains, etc., and yet is terribly cheap and unpopulated as well!

Think of what you are asking for...your asking for a nirvana-like climate, one that exists in very few places on earth much less in the U.S., and for the few that come close (SoCal, Hawaii), etc., everyone else wants to live there too! So it is crowded, highly populated, and very expensive [eg: it won't be cheap and it won't be sparsely populated].

Your best bet will be to compromise / settle a little bit, pick one of the cities on this list (cities like San Diego, Albuquerque, El Paso) that have great climates, and find suburban areas nearby that might be more lightly populated. They won't fit all of your criteria to a "T", but they'll at least come as close as you can probably reasonably hope for.
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:41 AM
 
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Okay, I definitely was not clear enough. I am sorry. I forgot to say that I am flexible. But I would not like to live where is too hot. Too hot for me is 80 degrees. I do not like too much rain, and I understand that the sun isn't on the sky all the time. Winter is okay, but not too harsh. A beautiful area for me is the view of the mountains and a lot of green. But it cannot be very far from some bigger cities, I would not like to live in a city with a population of 200. And I can not afford to pay more than 800$ for rent. I guess it will take some time for me to find my "Valley of the Moon" but I know I can make it. Can't I?


Northern California, maybe? Or perhaps the Pacific Northwest (not as knowledgable about their climate since I've never been there)?
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:23 AM
 
Location: yeah
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Someone just said they thought around San Fran or Oakland was perfect. 80 F is a heat wave there, while winters tend to be (I think) mid 50's to low 60's.

I honestly don't think you will find the climate you're looking for outside of California, without leaving the U.S.A. of course.
As crazy as it sounds, San Francisco and Oakland don't really have similar climates.
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Old 10-04-2007, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Lemon Grove California is the most moderate temperature in the US.
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Old 10-04-2007, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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@ ColdCanadian -


You should move to Alabama. Personally, growing up in the South, everybody looks forward to fall because of 1) football season, 2) an end, or at least a relief, to the relentless, brutal, long, hot summer. 80 degrees is a relief compared to what is typically experienced in the South during the summertime.

Living in the South will make you hate heat, that's why I don't mind Chicago's winters now
Alabama would be one of the states on my list, if I'm ever able to live and work in the U.S.A.

Funny you should mention, 80 F being relief compared to typical summers, because 80 F is usually near-ideal for me regardless of the time of year, even time of day. Once in a while, low 70's F feels too cool and can get on my nerves. Once in a while I want the air to be as cool as say 65-72 F, but usually that's when I'm feeling ill or overstressed.

It sucks that it affects many people that way, but I believe it'd affect me differently. (see the above comment )
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Old 10-04-2007, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Az
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now that describes phoenix very well. I would have to agree
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Old 10-04-2007, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Az
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Actually, when i was in Arizona, about 100 miles north of Phoenix in Flagstaff, yes it was hot (100 degrees) if I remember, it's not nearly the same type of hotness that you experience in the Midwest. I actually didn't sweat nearly as easily in Arizona compared to the way the humidity and heat combined together in the Midwest made the sweat pour down me like Niagara at that same temperature hehe. I say that people in the Southwest need to stop complaining about all the heat they get. Humidity at 95 degrees fahrenheit is MUCH worse than a dry 100 degrees fahrenheit.

Flagstaff is a completly different type of weather. It is much cooler there than it ever is in phoenix. And you actually have a winter. Here it is still hot. Even when the sun goes down, it is hot.
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