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Old 11-29-2014, 12:55 PM
 
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Wow - thank you guys so much! Hubby HATES humidity and loves snow, I don't mind the snow so much, but the dreary weather just really gets to me and my son. I am def going to check out all of your suggestions! We are looking for a house that is less than $1 million, so LA would be out for us. Thank you for all of your awesome suggestions. I will begin my research on schools now!
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Old 11-29-2014, 01:22 PM
 
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Perhaps Franklin TN outside of Nashville would be a good fit.
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Old 11-29-2014, 01:31 PM
 
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Detroit, because there would be lots of abandoned buildings to explore.
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Old 11-30-2014, 10:57 PM
 
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Detroit, because there would be lots of abandoned buildings to explore.
They want less cold/snow and gloomy weather.

I'd say Denver if you can put up with occasional bouts of humidity/extreme heat in summer, unpredictable weather, or occasional bouts of extremely cold and snowy weather in winter. It gets 4 distinct seasons, but is sunny and winters aren't as harsh as the Midwest or Northeast, from my understanding. Perhaps Utah would be another great area.

Otherwise, Atlanta. Even though the summers are humid and hot, it's affordable, so you can spend money on a vacation to somewhere with beautiful summers, such as Seattle or San Diego.
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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They want less cold/snow and gloomy weather.

I'd say Denver if you can put up with occasional bouts of humidity/extreme heat in summer, unpredictable weather, or occasional bouts of extremely cold and snowy weather in winter. It gets 4 distinct seasons, but is sunny and winters aren't as harsh as the Midwest or Northeast, from my understanding. Perhaps Utah would be another great area.

Otherwise, Atlanta. Even though the summers are humid and hot, it's affordable, so you can spend money on a vacation to somewhere with beautiful summers, such as Seattle or San Diego.
OP is coming from Minnesota. Even at its absolute worst the afternoon humidity is around 35% in Denver - and that's a good 10-25% lower than the Upper Midwest, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Gulf Coast regions. The dew point in Denver is rarely above 60 degrees (62 is "mildly humid").

Denver can occasionally get into the upper 90s, low 100s (all-time record is 105), but it cools off rapidly at night.
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Old 12-01-2014, 11:18 PM
 
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^^ That's why I said "OCCASIONAL" bouts of extreme heat or humidity--go back and read.
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Old 12-02-2014, 02:15 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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^^ That's why I said "OCCASIONAL" bouts of extreme heat or humidity--go back and read.
It's all good with me (I wasn't the one who responded), but just for clarification's sake, Denver's humidity is about as common as Houston's snow. It'll be almost notable (60+F dewpoint) *at night* about every three or so years for a couple of nights in June. Nonetheless, I wouldn't recommend Denver to OP anyway.

It's probably going to be hard to top MN's public schools, but settling on a thriving city with a more highly educated populace and no clouds should work.
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