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Old 03-27-2016, 10:48 AM
 
Location: NYC
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VA Beach area
VA Beach winters would be colder than most of southern California and summers to hot except inland SoCal.
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Old 03-27-2016, 10:55 AM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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Asheville has some of the mildest weather of anywhere near the East Coast. Due to its elevation, it borders on a subtropical highland climate which occurs virtually nowhere else in the US. Summers are warmer and winters are cooler than coastal California, but it's far milder than the vast majority of places in the east.
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Old 03-27-2016, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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Aside from the temperature variance, in Southern California the average annual precipitation is around 10-12 inches per year, virtually all falling in the winter. On the east coast, 40-50 inches per year is typical, generally increasing to the south, and with no real dry season so there is considerably more tree cover and lush vegetation. There are certainly individual days in any part of the East Coast with conditions resembling the sunny, mild California stereotype - but the overall climate is completely different. Areas around the Mediterranean Sea or the west coast of South America have more resemblance to southern California's climate than anywhere in the eastern US does.

It's worth noting that southern California itself isn't so uniformly mild aside from the immediate coastal area. The mountains can have harsh winter conditions and inland communities are often extremely hot (although dry) much of the year.
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Old 03-27-2016, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Lil Rhodey
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Most of California, even on the coast, is mountain ranges.
The north east corridor is flat.
It's not hard to realize that. It's two largest metros are in the top 3 in the u.s for density.
If you go by median home prices coastal California is the most desirable real estate in America, outside of Manhattan.
The North East corridor is far from flat
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Old 03-27-2016, 02:09 PM
 
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So literal.
Compared to California coast, it's very flat. There's a only a few places you can even build a large metro area there.
The Appalplachian mountains don't count if that's what you're thinking.
Even if they did, it's still flat.
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Old 03-27-2016, 03:18 PM
 
Location: US
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You mean weather that is sunny nearly year round with daily temperatures of the high 70s? I can't think of an East Coast city with that kind of consistency. The reason for this is that the Pacific Coast has cold currents which cools the late spring and summer from being too hot and humid. Also agree with the above post that only the Southern California coastal cities get that nice weather you are talking about. The inland ones like San Bernardino, and others, get uncomfortably hot 4 1/2 to 5 months out of the year.
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Old 03-27-2016, 03:23 PM
 
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Key West is the only place I can think of remotely similar to the west coast. Key West has a tropical Savannah climate and weather consistently in the 80s year round. It's one of the only places in Florida to never have had a freeze.
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Old 03-27-2016, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Lil Rhodey
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So literal.
Compared to California coast, it's very flat. There's a only a few places you can even build a large metro area there.
The Appalplachian mountains don't count if that's what you're thinking.
Even if they did, it's still flat.
Compared to whatever, something is either flat or its not. And what does that have to do with the weather?
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Old 03-27-2016, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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Key West is the only place I can think of remotely similar to the west coast. Key West has a tropical Savannah climate and weather consistently in the 80s year round. It's one of the only places in Florida to never have had a freeze.
Key West is too warm most of the year and much wetter than anywhere on the west coast.

There isn't anywhere on the east coast with similar weather to SoCal. It's very hard to find similar climates on BOTH sides of any continent really. Although I would agree that the subtropical highland climate someone mentioned a few posts back would probably be the closest.
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Old 03-27-2016, 11:49 PM
 
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So literal.
Compared to California coast, it's very flat. There's a only a few places you can even build a large metro area there.
The Appalplachian mountains don't count if that's what you're thinking.
Even if they did, it's still flat.
The southeast is pretty flat. But the Northeast is mountainous aside from the coast, but it still rises sharply heading towards the mountains.
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