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Old 04-22-2015, 08:54 AM
 
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Hello! I am planning on moving somewhere warm within a few years, and want to get some ideas. I want mild winters with little to no snow, I don't mind hot summers but just a lower humidity, no tornadoes or hurricanes, and hopefully not too big of bugs! (: I don't know if all of that is feasible, but I am hoping to find a place that meats as many of my requirements as possible. I will have a degree in accouting and my fiancé will be in air traffic control by the time we are ready to move. I have looked at Califonia, but to be honest it doesn't look like there is much grass and I want a little bit more nature. If I am wrong please let me know! Maybe it was just the city I was looking at. And I have always been interested in Florida, more particularly St Augustine. I vacationed there recently and it was a beautiful place and quiet town. If anyone from there can give some insight on daily living, weather year round, and real estate prices I would appreciate it! Please give me any idea you have for other places!
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:42 AM
 
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In Florida, you're going to have more than just a little humidity and hurricanes.

Try Virginia. Usually off the beaten-path for Hurricanes, very few tornadoes, mild winters, warm/hot summers, and while there are bugs, none of them are huge. There's PLENTY of grass and trees and nature.

Plus, Virginia is a topographically varied state, with both mountains and beaches.
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:11 AM
 
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Wow Virginia sounds great!! I will look into that(: thank you!
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:55 AM
 
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Most of Virginia still has cold winters and at least some snow. Just look at the winter storms that hit the NoVA/D.C. areas the past two winters, and that's near the coast, the mountains in the western part of the state would get even more.

OP, you thought that St. Augustine seemed like a quiet town? Wow. When I was there a couple of years ago it was bumper to bumper and wall to wall tourists. Maybe coming from Manhattan it would seem quiet. Also, there is no part of Florida that does not have an abundance of bugs, and some large ones at that. It's part of the price you pay to live in a tropical climate. Ditto the humidity there and in other states in the Southeast.

It sounds like you need to look into the western U.S. Parts of Utah are very green and lush, and their winters aren't as bad as in the eastern U.S., particularly in the southern part of the state.
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Old 04-23-2015, 07:30 AM
 
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Most of Virginia still has cold winters and at least some snow. Just look at the winter storms that hit the NoVA/D.C. areas the past two winters, and that's near the coast, the mountains in the western part of the state would get even more.

OP, you thought that St. Augustine seemed like a quiet town? Wow. When I was there a couple of years ago it was bumper to bumper and wall to wall tourists. Maybe coming from Manhattan it would seem quiet. Also, there is no part of Florida that does not have an abundance of bugs, and some large ones at that. It's part of the price you pay to live in a tropical climate. Ditto the humidity there and in other states in the Southeast.

It sounds like you need to look into the western U.S. Parts of Utah are very green and lush, and their winters aren't as bad as in the eastern U.S., particularly in the southern part of the state.
We get some snow, but compared to a lot of states, very little. The fact is that the past two or three winters have been abnormally cold and snowy. Anyway, the farther south you go, the less snow there is. Virginia Beach, for instance, gets 5" of snow on average, and the last time we got hit by a hurricane that did any damage was in 2003.
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:13 AM
 
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Hello! I am planning on moving somewhere warm within a few years, and want to get some ideas. I want mild winters with little to no snow, I don't mind hot summers but just a lower humidity, no tornadoes or hurricanes, and hopefully not too big of bugs! (: I don't know if all of that is feasible, but I am hoping to find a place that meats as many of my requirements as possible. I will have a degree in accouting and my fiancé will be in air traffic control by the time we are ready to move. I have looked at Califonia, but to be honest it doesn't look like there is much grass and I want a little bit more nature. If I am wrong please let me know! Maybe it was just the city I was looking at. And I have always been interested in Florida, more particularly St Augustine. I vacationed there recently and it was a beautiful place and quiet town. If anyone from there can give some insight on daily living, weather year round, and real estate prices I would appreciate it! Please give me any idea you have for other places!
Based on your description, you should look into Arizona. Accounting jobs are plentiful here and the airport is very large as well.

While the Phoenix area has about as much grass as California, within an about an hour drive you can be in the cool pine forests. The topography here is very diverse!
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