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Old 04-20-2010, 08:52 AM
 
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I would wait on California. Housing will get cheaper when they get forced to balance the budget - taxes will be even higher or services cut to the bone.
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:26 AM
 
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Okanagon or Kootenai regions of British Columbia!
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Avondale, AZ
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Okanagon or Kootenai regions of British Columbia!
One of my most memorable flights was at low level up the Okanagon River Valley to Vernon,BC. Looked like a gigantic manicured park. But the OP was looking for warm weather and beaches.
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Old 04-20-2010, 01:48 PM
 
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The Okanagon region of BC has both warm weather and lakefront beaches, though the warm weather season is not year round.
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:23 AM
 
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The Okanagon region of BC has both warm weather and lakefront beaches, though the warm weather season is not year round.
I know a fellow who lived in that area for years and loved it. He is considering moving back there. Though I suspect it would difficult or impossible to get now, he has dual citizenship in the US and Canada, so that part would not be an issue. His characterization is that much of BC is the way Colorado was 40 or 50 years ago, though they are now getting their share of tacky and ugly development and rural sprawl--much of it done by US-controlled developers. Those slimeballs just spread like a cancer.
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Old 04-21-2010, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I know a fellow who lived in that area for years and loved it. He is considering moving back there. Though I suspect it would difficult or impossible to get now, he has dual citizenship in the US and Canada, so that part would not be an issue. His characterization is that much of BC is the way Colorado was 40 or 50 years ago, though they are now getting their share of tacky and ugly development and rural sprawl--much of it done by US-controlled developers. Those slimeballs just spread like a cancer.
I hear Wyoming is the same as it was 50 years ago. Well maybe less population in some areas.
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Old 04-21-2010, 01:00 PM
 
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If I could live anywhere in the U.S., I would live in Portland, Maine.
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Old 04-21-2010, 01:04 PM
 
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west of Canon City (OK, natives, go ahead and laugh and tell me there's better places, I just find the area beautiful)
San Luis Valley near Blanca Peak (OK, now REALLY laugh, why would I live in the poorest part of the state? Because it's so pretty it's spiritual to me)
the East Sierra around Bishop, Lone Pine CA
south of Lawrence KS
the area around Fort Davis, Marfa, Alpine TX
San Francisco CA
Seattle WA
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Old 04-21-2010, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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I know a fellow who lived in that area for years and loved it. He is considering moving back there. Though I suspect it would difficult or impossible to get now, he has dual citizenship in the US and Canada, so that part would not be an issue. His characterization is that much of BC is the way Colorado was 40 or 50 years ago, though they are now getting their share of tacky and ugly development and rural sprawl--much of it done by US-controlled developers. Those slimeballs just spread like a cancer.

It's interesting: every time I see an incredible mountain scene in a movie, I go online to find out where they filmed it and it invariably turns out to be British Columbia.
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Old 04-21-2010, 01:28 PM
 
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If I could live anywhere in the U.S., I would live in Portland, Maine.
Actually, who am I kidding ? Portland is nice. But if I could live anywhere in the U.S., I would live in Longmont, Colorado.

It has just the right climate for me (long winters but plenty of warm days, exciting thunderstorms, and lack of humidity in the summer). It is on the RTD bus lines to Denver and Boulder. It has the best view of the mountains. And it is the right size of a community for me.
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