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Old 06-15-2011, 06:43 PM
 
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Hi all. I am a professional woman in her early 30's, originally from the East Coast, now living in Seattle. I love Seattle for its laid back attitude and proximity to mountains and activities. The weather, however, is a challenge, with all the grey and rain. So, I am in search of a new place to call home. I love being outdoors, especially in the mountains, for hiking and camping. I prefer hot weather over cold (though preferably not too humid). I'm not big into the nightlife scene, but do want a city that has a decent amount of singles. I am not looking to return to the fast pace East Coast/big city life style. Any and all suggestions appreciated! Thanks so much.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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San Francisco or Portland seem to fit the bill.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:23 PM
 
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Perhaps Denver.......Maybe Albuquerque, Tucson, Austin....
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:12 PM
 
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Denver and Portland, Oregon would be good.
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:34 PM
 
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What about San Fran or LA?
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:38 AM
 
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Portland wouldn't be that much of an improvement from Seattle, in terms of weather.

I second the Denver suggestion, ABQ, and other SW cities. I would also throw in Boise and Spokane (though it does get cold in winter).
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:22 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle, originally from SF Bay Area
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If you want hot and dry, look at Sacramento. Easy run to the Sierras for camping and hiking, city of 1/2 million.
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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San Diego, Coastal Orange County
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:53 AM
 
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Try Tucson, Arizona. They even have the Saguro National Park right outside the city. Also, the weather would be more of your liking than Colorado or the Pacific Northwest.
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Denver of course.

If you want the improvement over weather you need to get out of the PacNW in general, so Portland won't do.

And Tucson is beautiful, but way too hot, in my opinion.

Denver and Salt Lake City have very good climates, and Albuquerque is nice also. I'd choose from those 3.
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