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Old 07-31-2011, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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I know - it's probably a dumb question.

We retired two years ago and have been trying to find a place to relocate. We live in Phoenix now, find the summers really tough to deal with, and REALLY miss fishing. We spent Feb, Mar and April in Cape Coral and really liked Florida - a lot! Especially the fishing (inshore and freshwater. Not into deep sea fishing very much.)

But my husband just can't deal with very high humidity, day and night, for months on end. Even in late April in Cape Coral, unless there was a breeze or we were out on the boat, he was getting pretty miserable.

Florida has much to offer, and I'd like to continue exploring it. Is there ANY part of the state, any city, in FL that might be acceptable to someone who doesn't deal well with humidity?

(suggestions for other parts of the country for fishing, warm climate and reasonable to moderate cost of housing/taxes are also welcome)
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:53 AM
 
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All of Florida has high humidity. "Reasonable" doesn't even come into play.
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:54 AM
 
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I know - it's probably a dumb question.

We retired two years ago and have been trying to find a place to relocate. We live in Phoenix now, find the summers really tough to deal with, and REALLY miss fishing. We spent Feb, Mar and April in Cape Coral and really liked Florida - a lot! Especially the fishing (inshore and freshwater. Not into deep sea fishing very much.)

But my husband just can't deal with very high humidity, day and night, for months on end. Even in late April in Cape Coral, unless there was a breeze or we were out on the boat, he was getting pretty miserable.

Florida has much to offer, and I'd like to continue exploring it. Is there ANY part of the state, any city, in FL that might be acceptable to someone who doesn't deal well with humidity?

(suggestions for other parts of the country for fishing, warm climate and reasonable to moderate cost of housing/taxes are also welcome)
Sorry to say, no, there isn't. Florida is a peninsula near the equator surrounded by water. It is hot and humid all over here.

Bottom line, inland cities will be slightly less humid, but a few degrees hotter in summer and colder in winter. It is more humid near the water, but the water moderates the temps and there are also breezes to help with the cooling effect.

Good luck to you.
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:46 AM
 
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If you are open to just a couple of months of higher humidity you might want to look into areas around West Point Lake in Georgia...which basically sits on the border of Georgia & Alabama. I believe it is where they hold one of the bassmasters tournaments and has great fishing & access to the lake.

I don't know if West Point itself would be up your alley but areas north of there might be such as Long Cane (very close) or Lagrange (a little further from the lake...but not far by any stretch).
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Arctic Tundra, MA
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If you are open to just a couple of months of higher humidity you might want to look into areas around West Point Lake in Georgia...which basically sits on the border of Georgia & Alabama. I believe it is where they hold one of the bassmasters tournaments and has great fishing & access to the lake.

I don't know if West Point itself would be up your alley but areas north of there might be such as Long Cane (very close) or Lagrange (a little further from the lake...but not far by any stretch).
A friend of mine is buying a place up there to retire, he says it's great in that area, not as humid as here.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:58 AM
 
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A friend of mine is buying a place up there to retire, he says it's great in that area, not as humid as here.
Yeah, I've been to the area a couple of times and looked into a job there a while back. Its a beautiful area and the humidity is pretty low. I actually like that it gets a mild bit of seasonal change but without extreme cold or gray skies for long periods.

Still...its certainly going to be more humid than Phoenix so...hard to say if its the right fit (weather-wise anyway) for the OP. I'd love it there.
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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okay then. Over to the GA board. I appreciate the suggestion!
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Englewood, FL
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Florida - Humidity = Arizona.
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Florida - Humidity = Arizona.
Florida - Fishing = Arizona Which is a big part of why we want to relocate!
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Old 07-31-2011, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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If humidity isn't your husband's thing, you should probably rule out the southeastern U.S. altogether, save for mountainous areas further up the coast.

Perhaps western North Carolina would suit your needs.
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