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Old 06-29-2007, 05:09 PM
 
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What are some good places in the U.S. to live? I have seasonal affective disorder and must see sun at least 3/4th of the year. I am a native San Franciscan with kids and am looking for a more afforable, diverse place to live somewhere outside of San Francisco.
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Old 06-29-2007, 07:17 PM
 
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I have heard that Denver is very sunny. Obviously, you want to stay away from Portland and Seattle.
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Old 06-29-2007, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
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I lived in both Dallas/Fort Worth and near Boston and had this problem...

I now live in Florida...yes its hot here but I LOVE it...I love the sun and the warm weather.

I can't take cold weather either ...even in our rainy season which is the summer, it will be sunny all day and then rain in the afternoon. Of course there are days where it can rain off and on all day but those are not common.

They don't call us the Sunshine State for nothing.
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Old 06-29-2007, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Wi for the summer--Vegas in the winter
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Albuqureque New Mexico has about 300 sunny days per year, PLUS the seasonal changes. Also, there is always Las Vegas and Phoenix- Lots of sun, little "civility"!!
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Old 06-29-2007, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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I know for myself, I could never live north of Baltimore. I live in Virginia where we have 4 Seasons. On rare occassions, we see a deep snow, but it melts within a few days (usually causing flooding problems). I don't think Id want to live in Florida where they don't have much winter at all. Its nice to have just a taste of winter for a month or so and then it warms up here around late February.
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Old 06-29-2007, 10:03 PM
 
Location: IN
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If you are looking at a dry and sunny climate that still experiences 4 seasons I would recommend Denver, Colorado Springs, Santa Fe, or Flagstaff AZ.

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Old 06-30-2007, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Parker, CO
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Default Denver is good...

I have Seasonal Affective Disorder and currently live in Denver. Denver's climate is sunny about 90% of the time, which is great for sun lovers like myself. We do get major snow storms here, but generally the snow melts off within a few days. Denver has a good 4 season climate, I rarely get depressed by the weather here.
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Old 06-30-2007, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Lake Country, Wisconsin
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Try to stay farther south. My daughter gets SAD pretty badly here in Wisconsin every winter. I had to buy her one of those expensive lights to sit under last winter.

San Diego probably would be a good place to live, but still $.
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Old 06-30-2007, 10:10 AM
 
Location: IN
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Try to stay farther south. My daughter gets SAD pretty badly here in Wisconsin every winter. I had to buy her one of those expensive lights to sit under last winter.

San Diego probably would be a good place to live, but still $.
Michigan can be even worse because it has more cloudy days around the Lakes compared with Wisconsin in the winter. The only difference is that the temperatures in the winter can be warmer in Michigan because the Great Lakes moderates the local climate.
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Old 07-03-2007, 04:42 PM
 
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Default Seasonal Affective Disorder

I have SAD and live in north Idaho near the Canadian border. Needless to say we have limited sunshine and serious winters. Winter is very hard for me, not only because of the lack of sunshine, but the snow and cold as well. I have one of the box lights but it doesn't really help. I love where I live, but often wonder if I should be someplace warmer and sunnier. Thing is I want to live someplace rural, with very little crime, and a good place to raise children.
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