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Old 03-27-2011, 09:06 AM
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Ok, so new situation for us we can live anywhere we want.. We are working from home with no attach to current city.
However we need a cheap place

Here is what I am picturing for us, can you help tell me where it could be?

A small house with a small yard, on a body of water (i will take a pond ..) 2 bedrooms for less than $900. Ability to garden more than 3 months a year.

A slower pace type of lifestyle, cute and old charm town would be very liked with some life to it.
Warmer weather: no snow or ice, no crazy heat (husband likes his greenery, I cannot take another snow fall).. we want to be able to take walks almost year round (no 20 degrees winter). I don't need 70 degrees in winter.

I like having a library and a farmers market would be amazing, or access to farmers for food (we currently are members of a CSA for most of our food)

Possibly a place that is not too conservative and open to foreigners..
access to international airport within 3 hours would be awesome.

I was thinking, somewhere around Savannah or far suburbs of Atlanta?

Most place we like seem to be too north and cold for me: portland or, portland Me, vermont etc..
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:42 AM
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Just a thought but areas in extreme S Jersey yet away from the coast offer a lot and even basically similar winters to the Atlanta area - due to its location between the oecen and bay it has a significantly longer growing season and is more temperate than area even 30 and 40 miles away. it also has little towns, even some coastal towns and close proximity to Philadelphia. This area of Jersey is a lot of why Jersey is often called the Garden State and has a lot of locally grown goods. The area is never more than an 60-80 minutes (or maybe 30 minutes to shore towns like Cape may etc.) from Philadelpha (Airport cultural amenities etc.).

Just a thought but the real esatate is relatively cehap and seems to fit a lot of your criteria.

Good luck in yur search and am sure there will be many other areas as well

Average Weather for Cape May Court House, NJ - Temperature and Precipitation

Being the southernmost point in New Jersey, Cape May has fairly mild wintertime temperatures. Contrary to that, the summertime has lower temperatures than most places in the state, making the county a popular place to escape the heat. It is in zone 7a/7b, which is the same as parts of Coastal Virginia, therefore being Humid/Temperate. It is a perfect location to grow traditional Northeastern Plants, including English Yew, Boxwoods and Sugar Maples. Because of the warmer wintertime temperatures, Hardy Palms, including Trachycarpus Fortunei (Chinese Windmill Palm) and Needle Palms, would work quite well in the landscape, these plants having survived for many years also in other parts of coastal New Jersey, from sandy Hook to Cape May. Wine grapes also do particularly well, given the long growing season. The wine industry is growing – four vineyards and wineries operate in the county now – three more are planted and on the way. Wine grapes are quickly replacing the once vibrant lima bean industry.
According to the Köppen climate classification system, Cape May has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) typical of New Jersey with warm summers and cold winters.
Cape May County, New Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-27-2011, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by kirikara View Post
Most place we like seem to be too north and cold for me: portland or, portland Me, vermont etc..
Portland, OR is a lot warmer than either of the other two cities you mention here. In fact, it's not much cooler than Atlanta, especially if you compare average lows. Moreover, having average highs lower than Atlanta's (especially in summer) is actually a good thing.

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Old 03-27-2011, 12:04 PM
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thanks, I did not realize that.. It just i grew up in a temperate cloudy/rainy environment and the rain just gets me.. I think I "almost" prefer snow to rain. At least we still get sun when it snows.
I am guessingthis is the rainy season but in the next 10 days, there is 7 days of rain planned for portland.
While temps would allow us for our monring walk, rain prob would not
Although, I have to say portland seems perfect in many ways so we might end up there anyway.
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