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Old 01-27-2011, 05:33 AM
 
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I need some suggestions on places to move. I currently live in MN and hate the cold and mosquitoes. I would love to live somewhere warmer but still want seasons, a little snow is ok but would be fine without it too, just not this cold crap for 6 months of the year, I need the sun and lots of it too.

As much as I could go for the tropical beaches, it might scare away my hubby so perhaps somewhere green with trees maybe mountains. We have kids who are will be starting the highschool stage so good teen environment is important. Any suggestions with any (not all) of my criteria would be great.
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:40 AM
 
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Look into Tennessee, NC, VA and even parts of KY.
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Phoenix, Tucson & metro areas have no snow storms, blizzards, hurricanes, tornadoes, warm winters, hot summers, no humidity and the sun shines 95+% during the year. Cost of living at or below the average in the country, affordable housing.
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:27 AM
 
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Phoenix, Tucson & metro areas have no snow storms, blizzards, hurricanes, tornadoes, warm winters, hot summers, no humidity and the sun shines 95+% during the year. Cost of living at or below the average in the country, affordable housing.
I thought that the OP wanted seasons though........
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:53 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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I thought that the OP wanted seasons though........
In the desert southwest we experience four seasons. Our winters here are probably more like fall in many parts of Minnesota. Our fall starts later, and extends into early December, when what leaves we do have fall off the trees. Winters here are 50-55 degrees (southern NM) and mostly dry. Big blue sky. Temps begin to 'warm up' sometime mid to late February, when I mean warm up, north of 65, approaching 70 by the end of February. That is the start of our spring, in essence. A week or so ago, the peach tree in the back yard started to bloom prematurely, because we were having a few days in a row of 65-70. Now it's back down to 50-55. But that's our winter. We will get some days here where the high temperature is 40-45. Mostly 50 though. I think that's "winter" enough, at least for me!
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Texas.
Warmer weather, but still a few chances of snow in the winter depending on where you live.
Low cost of living.
Improving economy.
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:05 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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If you don't want an over abundance of mosquitoes don't live anywhere particularly wet. Most of the Mountain West, SW and California are much less mosquito ridden than anywhere east of the Rockies.
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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You may like Flagstaff or Scottsdale, AZ. Or you may like parts of Washington and Oregon (although Oregon is no place to be job-hunting right now). Will you need to seek employment?

There are parts of California that you may like, too. I'd look into the northern region where you'd get 4 seasons but on a much milder scale than MN.
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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It gets very cold in Flagstaff.
I moved to Southern California from NY in 1990. Never really looked back (although I have 2 lost years living in Missouri 2008-2010)

You can get four seasons in Southern California. There is still snow in the Higher Elevations. You are just able to leave it and return to 75 degree weather.
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