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Old 09-04-2014, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Boise
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I'd say your expectations are unrealistic, and that the place you're looking for doesn't exist inside the United States. If you're avoiding the south for political reasons, be assured that there are still plenty of places where you'll fit right in. Otherwise just stick to where you are or prepare for some chilly winters.
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Old 09-04-2014, 04:24 PM
 
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I know that it's probably not somewhere you'd think about quickly, but how about Nebraska? Barely snows there, and Omaha is a very nice city.
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I'd probably say coastal MD or DE, or coastal OR or WA. Southern Kansas might work as well, although there is some snow and very cold conditions, it usually moderates within a week or so.
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:15 PM
 
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Newport Oregon is calling you. It's beautiful no question, but hope you like meth and a non-existent economy.
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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I don't know why he's against the South, tbh. He says the humidity and bible thumpers. Lol.

I honestly wouldn't have ruled it out. More relaxed pace of life, more family oriented, and great for an outdoors lover like me! And there are plenty of thriving cities.

Hmm. I think I'll try to get him to consider some parts of the south.
Trust me...when it's 105 in the shade during the day and 90+ degrees at 10pm outside is the last place you'll wanna be. Summer in Texas (and the southeast in general) is absolutely lousy if you like the outdoors.
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Bran's tree
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Lol, hmm. Looks like hubby's just gonna have to broaden his parameters a bit.

Tonight I'll try to encourage him to come up with a maximum snow tolerance, since the fact of the matter is that this is a very snowy country. Being born and raised in the Bay Area, I never entirely realized that. Lol

But if the vast majority of the population lives in places that snow, is it really that bad? :S
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:31 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I know that it's probably not somewhere you'd think about quickly, but how about Nebraska? Barely snows there, and Omaha is a very nice city.
Omaha is not the snowiest place in the US, but it does get an average of 26" of snow a year, and it gets VERY cold, not to mention a very hot and humid summer. My husband used to play hockey outside on the creeks in Omaha.

Average Annual Snowfall Totals in Nebraska - Current Results

https://weatherspark.com/averages/31...-United-States
"Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 13F to 88F and is rarely below -4F or above 96F. . . . The cold season lasts from November 26 to February 28 with an average daily high temperature below 42F. The coldest day of the year is January 10, with an average low of 13F and high of 31F. "

ETA: I just now told my Omaha-native husband that someone recommended Omaha as a place for those who don't want a lot of snow. He laughed!

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Old 09-04-2014, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Bran's tree
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Trust me...when it's 105 in the shade during the day and 90+ degrees at 10pm outside is the last place you'll wanna be. Summer in Texas (and the southeast in general) is absolutely lousy if you like the outdoors.
But it's so pretty! Wild marsh exploration fantasies, shattered!
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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But it's so pretty! Wild marsh exploration fantasies, shattered!
If you end up doing that wear long pants and bring plenty of insect repellent.
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:51 PM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Trust me...when it's 105 in the shade during the day and 90+ degrees at 10pm outside is the last place you'll wanna be. Summer in Texas (and the southeast in general) is absolutely lousy if you like the outdoors.
Along the southern stretch of the I-81 corridor at the higher elevations the temps tend to be cooler and outdoors is enjoyable a large portion of the year. At 10 pm here it's a beautiful 70F with a dewpoint of 67
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