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Old 06-28-2015, 09:38 PM
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Thanks. really great ideas here.

I'd like to go a bit under-the-radar... I like Prescott, but I'm afraid with its hype, it's going to start booming like some of the other small cities in which I lived.

One small mountainous town I lived in became so popular that they suddenly had a water shortage!
Any city with your parameters is going to be growing. That's a given.
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Old 06-29-2015, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Tri-Cities, WA. Dry, inexpensive, some cold days during the winter, some hot days during the summer.
some hot days is highly underestimated.
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Old 06-29-2015, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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some hot days is highly underestimated.
As is "some cold days in winter." Hello Snow!

My name comes from living in Western WA. There's more snow in eastern WA. Ugh.

Where I lived in the Cascades, the local joke was "we have 9 months of winter and 3 months of bad sledding." And that ain't far from the truth. Although, eastern Wa does get some heat in summer.
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Santa Fe, Prescott, and Sedona are three nice cities that spring to mind.
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Pueblo, CO looked nice
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Old 06-29-2015, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Pueblo, CO looked nice
Wait, what?
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Old 06-29-2015, 01:27 PM
 
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So, what's so bad about buying in an area that's growing? Isn't that a good investment?

Or are you just determined to be unhappy in any situation? If so, there's no help for that.
If you don't care about investments then it's a non-issue.
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Old 06-29-2015, 08:46 PM
 
Location: San Francisco/East Bay and Los Angeles, formerly DC and Boston
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Asheville NC
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Old 06-29-2015, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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If you don't care about investments then it's a non-issue.
I feel like I need a JohnBustamonte translator. Your short cryptic comments don't give people much to go on.

Good luck, though.
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Old 07-01-2015, 11:55 PM
 
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I agree the description is vague. I'm assuming you want a low cost of living, so I eliminated places like Santa Fe or Sedona. I'm also assuming you don't want extreme heat, so I eliminated places like Bullhead City and Yuma. I also assuming you don't want a small town. "Mild winters" is a vague term too. I'm assuming it means daytime highs warmer than refrigerator temperature.

That leaves me with these cities:

St. George, Utah
Sierra Vista, Arizona
Pueblo, Colorado
Prescott, Arizona
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Roswell, New Mexico

Availability of water will be a big issue for St. George. Plus the OP didn't give an upper limit for heat.
Prescott might be the best of these.


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