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Old 03-05-2012, 08:00 AM
 
Location: England
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Hi.
First post, so please be pleasant with me

The missus and I (both early 30s) are looking for somewhere to move in the States, where we will have lovely winters with lots of snow but also warm and hot summers, with lots of BBQ at night.

I don't mind the occasional thunderstorm, in fact I love them, but we are just fed up with the one season we have here in England, cold and rain.


We have a green card and employment is not that important, as self-employed. The main point really is the weather.

We were originally looking at Flagstaff, AZ, but they have about 200 nights per year below 40F, might be a chilly.

Any ideas? We are considering any of the 50 states.


Thank you so much in advance.

Kevin
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:50 AM
 
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What do you consider to be a hot summer?

You may like something in the Great Lakes either in the Midwest or Interior Northeast. Perhaps in mountainous areas too.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Eastern Washington! Check out Wenatchee, Moses Lake, Yakima, Chelan, Omak, Cle Elum, Kennewick, Walla Walla, Spokane, and many others on the eastern side of Washington State.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:28 AM
 
Location: England
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What do you consider to be a hot summer?

You may like something in the Great Lakes either in the Midwest or Interior Northeast. Perhaps in mountainous areas too.
You are right, hot is relativ.
I think, anything above 80 or 85 I would consider hot.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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Midwestern states such as Illinois and Iowa are worth a look. They will be much cheaper (besides Chicago in Illinois) than much of the coasts. Fair warning: Winter and summer are both terrible. :P Summers here are usually 80s and 90s. The temperature isn't the rough part, its mostly the humidity which is very high all summer long. It is very uncomfortable but if you are willing to put up with it and snow during the winter you are rewarded with pretty good fall and spring seasons.

Good luck and welcome
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:32 AM
 
Location: England
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Eastern Washington! Check out Wenatchee, Moses Lake, Yakima, Chelan, Omak, Cle Elum, Kennewick, Walla Walla, Spokane, and many others on the eastern side of Washington State.
Mhm, never thought of Washington. I will have a look into that.
Thank you.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:40 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Colorado, Northern AZ. Snowy winters, Dry Hot Summers and actual mountains to do winter activities on. Winter is much more interesting when there are mountains around.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:49 AM
 
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Northern Michigan.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:11 AM
 
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Northern Michigan.
Northern Michigan, Wisconsin or Minnesota would also be good choices.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Boston
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A lot of places offer that kind of seasonal pattern. You should provide some additional parameters.
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