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Old 09-30-2015, 08:17 AM
 
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Is there a place in the Northeast that doesn't get humid, even during the summer?

I live in North NJ just outside NYC. I like winter here but I hate summer - I can't stand the humidity. Although I've not been around snow for most of my life, I don't think I want to live in an area without snow, hence the Northeast.

I am thinking of New Hampshire...
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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What do you consider "low humidity?" There's no place in the Northeast where the typical afternoon humidity in the summer dips below 55%. You've gotta go west if you want truly dry air.

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Old 09-30-2015, 08:42 AM
 
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You know, I've seen these maps but I can't say I believe them - sounds stupid, right? How can data be wrong?

I've lived in NJ for two years and during summer I've monitored the humidity level and it routinely gets up to 80%+. For instance, at 4am today it was 90% due to the tropical storm we're having.
Tropical Storm Joaquin expected to become hurricane, N.J. impacts unclear | NJ.com

Absolutely disgusting weather. I'm running my AC and it's almost October.

So far, I've read that living near the coast in Maine is a good option. I mentioned NH previously due to low taxes.
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:49 AM
 
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Buffalo is rarely humid. Best summer weather out of any place i have ever lived. Winter on the other hand........
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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That particular map is afternoon humidity. It's gonna be higher in the morning everywhere. Here in Denver it's not uncommon for the humidity to be 55-65% at dawn and under 35% by 2pm.
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Northeast Suburbs of PITTSBURGH
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Somerset County, PA and Garrett County, MD.

It's cool and low humidity during the summer but the winters are brutal.
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Old 09-30-2015, 10:14 AM
 
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That particular map is afternoon humidity. It's gonna be higher in the morning everywhere. Here in Denver it's not uncommon for the humidity to be 55-65% at dawn and under 35% by 2pm.
I can handle that!!!
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Old 09-30-2015, 10:16 AM
 
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Buffalo is rarely humid. Best summer weather out of any place i have ever lived. Winter on the other hand........
I'm looking at Buffalo & Niagara as well - I like the distance to Toronto too should the need ever arise! I suppose this is another topic but property taxes are not kind to people in upstate NY except near Syracuse/Oswego.
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Old 09-30-2015, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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"Low humidity" and "the east" do not overlap. I've seen several of these threads lately. If you want dry, move West. If you want "less humid" then go inland, away from the Gulf, Atlantic, and Great Lakes. Just keep in mind that the closer to the coast, generally the less temperature extremes both ways.

You keep saying "maybe here near the coast where it's cooler," but keep in mind that the coast is also the most humid, so when there are hot days, they will be especially humid hot days.
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Old 09-30-2015, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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I'm looking at Buffalo & Niagara as well - I like the distance to Toronto too should the need ever arise! I suppose this is another topic but property taxes are not kind to people in upstate NY except near Syracuse/Oswego.
Upstate New York property tax is high by percentage, but keep in mind that housing and property costs are low.

Here's a chart I made comparing New Hampshire to Upstate New York. As you can see, the higher the property value, the lower the tax rate, so it all balances out.

Concord, NH
Average List Price: $227,000
Average Sell Price: $183,00
Average Property Tax: 2.03%

Manchester, NH
Average List Price: $222,000
Average Sell Price:$ 211,000
Average Property Tax Rate: 1.90%

Portsmouth, NH
Average List Price: $481,000
Average Sell Price: $345,000
Average Property Tax Rate:1.86%

Niagara Falls, NY
Average List Price: $77,000
Average Sell Price: N/A
Average Property Tax Rate: 3.06%

Rochester, NY
Average List Price: $117,00
Average Sell Price: $109,00
Average Property Tax Rate: 2.67%

Henrietta, NY (nice suburb of Roc)
Average List Price: $145,000
Average Sell Price: N/A
Average Property Tax Rate: 2.96%

Oswego, NY
Average List Price: $120,000
Average Sell Price: $73,000
Average Property Tax Rate: 2.66%

Plattsburgh, NY (mild summers, near Montreal)
Average List Price: $193,000
Average Sell Price: $115,000
Average Property Tax Rate:2.01%

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