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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 07-11-2012, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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I say San Diego has the best weather in the continental US, but when you factor cost of living is that weather is worth the extra cost??
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:17 PM
 
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I said Phoenix because that's why I am here.

If I could have the same "quality of life" and live as nice as I do here but in San Diego, I would definitely go there in a heart beat but unfortunately I would have to really downgrade I think and that's not worth it for better weather and the ocean.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Agreed, San Diego is nice, but when you factor in the cost of SD, then i have no problem with the 3 months of heat. 9 months of the year is great!
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:28 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.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:38 PM
 
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I'm not going to lie; Phoenix weather is insane, but compared to the cost of living and what you can own for 4x less than elsewhere, it makes the heat that much more tolerable.... and worth it.

I actually looked up what we could own in our budget in certain cities in CA we are considering moving back to in 2 years, and what we'd get is a dump. It's amazing to realize that a 120k house here in Surprise, would be worth half a million in CA. So you get crap for the same amount of money in CA. Not cool. And depressing.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Phoenix,az
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Moderator cut: moved thread I can't do Los Angeles, I would never live there. San Diego is nice to visit but not live. I wouldn't mind living in Seattle, not the burbs, but my wife would never live there so that's out of the question. Can't do SF, it smells bad and it's really expensive. Can't do TX cities. Big bugs, big Texas head, bible belt state. I don't do SE states so Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama are out of the question. Chicago gets lake effect snow and my wife told me how lovely that is, as well as how dirty the great lake is. Ever go scuba diving to the bottom? yah, it's nasty. AZ lakes are the same, but still wouldn't live in Chicago.

I would never live in NYC. It's NYC and that pretty much says it all. My grandfather left his job at Princeton to live out here. That tells me "avoid NE USA at all costs"

Yes the Phoenix heat is hot, but not compared to some of the middle eastern countries. Even today, Sacramento was 104 and we got to 110. Not that much different...

I think if the money was right I would live in northern AZ. Though you deal with snow, it piles on the snow then done. It's not like back east where it snows all week long!

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Old 07-11-2012, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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San Diego easily has the best weather but with that the cost of living is high.
For the cost of living, Phoenix is the best IMO. Yes, it does get really hot in the summer but it's a dry heat(Thank God it's not humid) and the weather here is perfect 8 months a year.

Of course, it all depends on if you prefer hot weather or cold weather and how much money you can spend.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:53 PM
 
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What is the best city to live when you factor weather and cost of living?

People have been trying to answer that question forever.....everybody's "best" city is different....San Diego probably has the best weather, but that is canceled by the COL....Phoenix has an excellent COL and the weather....hey, wait a minute.....
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:00 PM
 
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I've came to the conclusion that this place doesn't exist.
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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lol I've never been to San Fran, what is this smell you speak of? haha
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