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View Poll Results: What is the best city to live when you factor weather and cost of living?
Los Angeles 6 6.32%
San Diego 11 11.58%
Seattle 8 8.42%
San Francisco 6 6.32%
Phoenix 21 22.11%
Dallas 6 6.32%
Charlotte 13 13.68%
Atlanta 8 8.42%
Miami 6 6.32%
Chicago 7 7.37%
New York City 3 3.16%
Voters: 95. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-12-2012, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Only 3? Most people say it's more like 5-6.
I wouldn't move some place with that much extreme heat to save my life. Besides, if San Diego costs so much, I'm sure they have higher wages as well.

The wages there are a little higher in San Diego but still not close to being high enough to cover the extra cost.
Nah people exaggerate the heat out here a lot. Don't get me wrong, July and August get scorching, half of June and sept can get uncomfortable, but May is in the 90's day 60s night (and remember 90's in Portland is very different than a dry 90s in AZ), april and oct 80s high 60s low. The key is just spend the hot months in water (just about everyone has a pool in their backyard), plus every single building has the refrigerated AC blasting so sometimes you have to go outside just to warm up haha. My thing is, if i cant go shirtless at least 9 months out of the year then its not for me... So in the winter i actually get bummed out if the High doesn't at least reach 70 degrees!
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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The wages there are a little higher in San Diego but still not close to being high enough to cover the extra cost.
Nah people exaggerate the heat out here a lot. Don't get me wrong, July and August get scorching, half of June and sept can get uncomfortable, but May is in the 90's day 60s night (and remember 90's in Portland is very different than a dry 90s in AZ), april and oct 80s high 60s low. The key is just spend the hot months in water (just about everyone has a pool in their backyard), plus every single building has the refrigerated AC blasting so sometimes you have to go outside just to warm up haha. My thing is, if i cant go shirtless at least 9 months out of the year then its not for me... So in the winter i actually get bummed out if the High doesn't at least reach 70 degrees!
It's all personal preference. To me 70 is warm and 85 is too hot. I like being able to wear hoodies and flannels much of the year.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Charlotte just gets no love on these forums haha
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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And never want to live there......

Visiting the place makes me want to never ever live there......
Cool. Then don't come visit.
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:21 PM
 
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Golly, I guess, Boston, Philly, Houston, and Denver just suck
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:22 PM
 
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I said San Diego.

My home electric bill is about $900.00 a month here in the summer time. Winter time we use gas heat maybe $250.00 a month on average.
you use heat in San Deigo, that is the most insane thing i have ever heard, I spend about 300.00 a month in New England.
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:18 PM
 
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San Antonio or Houston/New Orleans
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Golly, I guess, Boston, Philly, Houston, and Denver just suck
At least they're listed!
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:46 PM
 
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At least they're listed!
they arent thats why I said it, apperently they are soo bad, they arent even options, who knew, but LA and San Diego both just had to be their, because they are so different
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Golly, I guess, Boston, Philly, Houston, and Denver just suck

I forgot about Denver, they should be on the list. As far as Boston and philly, not so much. Both are pricey with bad weather (I just put NYC on there to satisfy all that NYC pride.)
I thought about Houston, Austin, and San Antonio... but then the list just starts to get too big. Your right about LA and SD though... shoulda just kept it to 1 socal city.
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