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Old 12-17-2011, 05:43 PM
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Hi! I am looking for an city in the u.s. that is preferably on or very close (within half an hour) to the Mountains for outdoor sports and beaches to relax. As far as weather goes, I hate the rain and humidity, -but i do love the snow and i dont mind sunshine or clouds. I am not a huge fan of very windy areas, but i can look past it as long as there is little or no rain and humidity. I like a downtown, but a clean one where crime is not very popular. I am looking for an areas with a decent amount of jobs, not a dropping economy and is NOT expensive. I like lakes and parks too! Anywhere you would suggest? Thanks. Sorry if its a lot to ask for!

Oh and please no Hawaii ! Thanks again
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Old 12-18-2011, 06:19 PM
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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The only place that matches your climate and geography is Southern CA and it's very expensive there. Everywhere there is water and mountains everything is more expensive.
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Old 12-18-2011, 06:21 PM
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:35 AM
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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Mountains and beach and little rain and dry is essentially leeward Hawaii and southern California.

The east coast is entirely a humid climate and generally pretty flat outside New England, which isn't very mountainous near the coast. Outside of California, the closest one gets to a dry coastal spot is the fairly cool, fairly unpopulated Olympic mountain rainshadow around Sequim in Washington.

The average rainfall in Anchorage is pretty low, though I imagine that's not quite what you mean in terms of beach and mountains.
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:28 PM
Location: Bel Air, California
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although it tends to rain a lot in the summer and other times during the year, I think peninsular Florida would fit the bill just fine and features many locations called mountains the tallest of which (Sugarloaf Mtn) rises well over 300 ft above sea-level.

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