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Old 11-24-2012, 09:13 PM
 
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Hi. I'm looking for a place that has a July high of 80 F and a January High of 20 F. I love snow but not too many blizzards. I like to be near water but don't like hurricanes. I don't like very high sun angles but I don't want to live in Alaska either.

Warm (not hot) summers and cold winters are big for me. I hate heat waves but love warm days. I don't mind cold but anything below -5 F is pushing it.

Not in a big city but not in a small town either, about 25,000 to 100,000 people.

I like suburbs, safe town, not crime ridden ghetto.

Help me on this one.

Suburbs of Minneapolis.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:22 PM
 
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Hi. I'm looking for a place that has a July high of 80 F and a January High of 20 F. I love snow but not too many blizzards. I like to be near water but don't like hurricanes. I don't like very high sun angles but I don't want to live in Alaska either.

Warm (not hot) summers and cold winters are big for me. I hate heat waves but love warm days. I don't mind cold but anything below -5 F is pushing it.

Not in a big city but not in a small town either, about 25,000 to 100,000 people.

I like suburbs, safe town, not crime ridden ghetto.

Help me on this one.
While it isn't a suburb, Watertown NY fits much of what you are looking for. Maybe Ithaca NY as well: Moderator cut: link removed, linking to competitor sites is not allowedMaybe a suburb like this one may work: Moderator cut: link removed, linking to competitor sites is not allowed

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Old 11-25-2012, 06:08 PM
 
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How about International Falls?
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:18 PM
 
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What does anyone know about the sunshine in places like these?
I love the idea of Whitefish, MT and the UP in Michigan. Love the snow and milder summer temps but what about the year round sun?
I still need a place that gets a lot of sun and not too much terrible weather than hinders you from outdoor activities. I love love love outdoor recreation and where I live now (Chicago) there is always something stopping you. (At least more often than not and it better happen to be nice out on a weekend or you're never getting out). We drive to Michigan just to be able to do something.
Dont get me wrong I still play in the rain but all out thunder storms, high winds coupled with sleet, sub zero temps, 100 degree humidity, hail... all seems far more common than just an ordinary day around here.

Thank you Thank you for your input!
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Old 02-02-2017, 02:29 PM
 
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Did you ever find your ideal place to live?
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Old 02-02-2017, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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There are places in the cascades, they are small towns, but you can commute from them.

Snoqualmi Pass, WA: 311
hottest avg high: 70.4 F
coldest avg low: 21.1 F
avg snow fall: 406.7 in

Greenwater, WA: 67
hottest avg high: 73.1F
coldest avg low: 26 F
avg snow fall: 75.6 in

Skykomish, WA: 207
hottest avg high: 76.1 F
coldest avg low: 27.2 F
avg snow fall: 46.5 in

Baring, WA: 220
hottest avg high: 75.1 F
coldest avg low: 31.2 F
avg snow fall: 52.5 in

Packwood, WA: 1,330
hottest avg high: 79.1 F
coldest avg low: 29.3 F
avg snow fall: 27.9 in

Cle Elum, WA: 1,901
hottest avg high: 80 F
coldest: avg low: 22 F
avg snow fall: NA

The closest large city that comes to your criteria would be
Ellensburg, WA: 19,001
hottest avg high: 82.9 F
coldest avg low: 18.6 F
avg snow fall: 22.6 in
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Old 02-03-2017, 12:09 AM
 
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Lake Tahoe. Tons of sunshine summer and winter. If you don't like blizzard, Reno is 30 minutes away with warmer summer and winter.
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Old 02-03-2017, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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What does anyone know about the sunshine in places like these?
I love the idea of Whitefish, MT and the UP in Michigan. Love the snow and milder summer temps but what about the year round sun?
I still need a place that gets a lot of sun and not too much terrible weather than hinders you from outdoor activities. I love love love outdoor recreation and where I live now (Chicago) there is always something stopping you. (At least more often than not and it better happen to be nice out on a weekend or you're never getting out). We drive to Michigan just to be able to do something.
Dont get me wrong I still play in the rain but all out thunder storms, high winds coupled with sleet, sub zero temps, 100 degree humidity, hail... all seems far more common than just an ordinary day around here.

Thank you Thank you for your input!
I know this is old but if you still need the info I'm familiar with both.


Whitefish will see more sun than Marquette. All the chain stores are in Kalispell roughly 25 mins south. Whitefish has great skiing and water sports. And the access to Glacier National Park is great. That aside you do feel cut off from the rest of the world up there in NW Montana. Calgary would be your closest city (and I do love Calgary). It's about a 2.5 hr drive to Missoula. Real Estate is higher in Whitefish.


Marquette is a great little town. It's nice to have a college in town just for the sports and other activities it brings. The skiing is pretty weak. Lake Superior is gorgeous but treacherous. Great hiking and other outdoor activities. I think the weather is more of a factor in Marquette than Whitefish.
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Old 02-05-2017, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Ouray Colorado
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Old 02-05-2017, 09:49 AM
 
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The Adirondak area of NY state?
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