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Old 02-06-2011, 10:40 AM
 
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I have been living in Pittsburgh,PA since 2006;I actually like this city,weather,people& schools (I have 2 children,11 &8);but I would like to move somewhere south where I can see little snow & more sun -(more fresh air & sunlight into my house for more no: of days in a year - fed up of closing the windows & doors almost 2/3 rd of a year).I have been thinking of NC & SC where I still can see all 4 seasons only little milder.but I'm worried about tornados,thunderstorms .Has anybody has any suggestions about which state I can be looking for?I know my question is vague ,but I hope few suggestion can narrow me down to better options.Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:18 AM
 
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I think you really need to put in more of what you are looking for. Are you looking for coastal or inland? What's your price range? City /Suburban/rural? One of my favorite cities in the south is Charleston, SC. If you're looking for cheap I'd say Columbia, SC. But there's a ton of great places in NC too.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:30 AM
 
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Thank you,definitely somewhere to raise family ;good schools,suburbs,around 200s;my idea about coastal is that there can be lots of thunderstorm & tornados...?what can you say about Tennesse?
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I LOVE Charlotte, definitely worth a look.
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Old 02-06-2011, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Arizona (520)
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It rarely snows in Columbia or Charleston, SC. So if you need a good size city, the only place in South Carolina would be Greenville or Rock Hill (Charlotte Metro).

The closest place to Pittsburgh I can think of is Asheville, NC.
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Old 02-06-2011, 04:33 PM
 
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Perhaps the Upstate SC area(i.e.-Greenville, Spartanburg, Clemson and Anderson, among others). You get 4 seasons, you are in between Charlotte and Atlanta, it's a growing area and has enough to do.
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:57 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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I agree with ckhthankgod. So I went on a little project to find you a more populated area in that area as close to the mountains as I could get because it is my experience that the mountains have fewer storms than the piedmont. Here is the town I came up with. I am wondering what others think?

http://www.city-data.com/city/Wade-H...-Carolina.html

I did notice that this place gets a lot of rain and snow. That goes with the mountains though. I have never really been to this place so you can take the advice to be worth as much as you paid for it, but I enjoyed looking for you.
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:13 PM
 
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I agree with ckhthankgod. So I went on a little project to find you a more populated area in that area as close to the mountains as I could get because it is my experience that the mountains have fewer storms than the piedmont. Here is the town I came up with. I am wondering what others think?

http://www.city-data.com/city/Wade-H...-Carolina.html

I did notice that this place gets a lot of rain and snow. That goes with the mountains though. I have never really been to this place so you can take the advice to be worth as much as you paid for it, but I enjoyed looking for you.
Places like Easley, Clemson or Mauldin might be, especially if the OP has kids.

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Old 02-06-2011, 06:26 PM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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In TN look at

Knoxville-Population177,661 MSA 704,431
area historical tornado activity is below Tennessee state average. It is 7% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
Dec. 2009 cost of living index in Knoxville: 87.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Average Low Temperature: January 30 degrees F., July 68 degrees F.
Average High Temperature: January 47 degrees F.; July 87 degrees F.

Annual Average Snowfall: 12 inches

Johnson City-POPULATION 58,500 MSA 476,200
area historical tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 57% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
Dec. 2009 cost of living index in Johnson City: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Average summer temperature 80F
Average winter temp 38F
Average annual snowfall 16.9"
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:06 AM
 
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Thank you,definitely somewhere to raise family ;good schools,suburbs,around 200s;my idea about coastal is that there can be lots of thunderstorm & tornados...?
I'd recommend checking out the Greensboro-Winston Salem-High Point metro area in North Carolina. It's the 30th largest metro area in the US and is a great place to raise a family. I'd most recommend Greensboro, specifically the NW side. New construction 4 bedroom homes averaging 3000 square feet sell right around $200K, and the public schools are excellent (9s and 10s on GreatSchools). The crime rate is very low and the overall cost of living is quite low as well. It's also not congested and offers plenty of green space and outdoor recreational opportunity. Good luck!

Greensboro, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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