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Old 11-26-2015, 05:33 PM
 
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Hi,

Just looking for some reccomendations on cities I can begin researching for a potential move down the road. Trying to find some middle ground my for my husband and I. One of the biggest areas we disagree on is weather. Please throw out your suggestions based on the below - we know we'll have to compromise a somewhere.


Weather - I hate long stretches of hot he hates long stretches of bitter cold. Not interested in Washington, Oregon or Colorado. I also prefer a place that has some snow annually

City with a lot of jobs/stable job market - we work in accounting which is in all companies we just like a strong consistent job market

Large or medium sized cities

Home purchase price no more than 400k for a decent 3/2 home that wouldn't need a lot of any upgrades no more than 30 minutes or so outside of the core of the city

Prefer a city with things to do such as festivals/events hosted by the city, museums, etc

Nearby nature a plus but not a requirement


Thanks for offering your suggestions!! Willing to hear cities that meet some but not all of our requirements.
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Old 11-26-2015, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Hi,

Just looking for some reccomendations on cities I can begin researching for a potential move down the road. Trying to find some middle ground my for my husband and I. One of the biggest areas we disagree on is weather. Please throw out your suggestions based on the below - we know we'll have to compromise a somewhere.


Weather - I hate long stretches of hot he hates long stretches of bitter cold. Not interested in Washington, Oregon or Colorado. I also prefer a place that has some snow annually

City with a lot of jobs/stable job market - we work in accounting which is in all companies we just like a strong consistent job market

Large or medium sized cities

Home purchase price no more than 400k for a decent 3/2 home that wouldn't need a lot of any upgrades no more than 30 minutes or so outside of the core of the city

Prefer a city with things to do such as festivals/events hosted by the city, museums, etc

Nearby nature a plus but not a requirement


Thanks for offering your suggestions!! Willing to hear cities that meet some but not all of our requirements.
Depending on what you consider hot and cold (25-100 F), based on your list requirements, you may want to look into Albuquerque. If you have a degree in the accounting field, the job market can be pretty good. It even has your "plus".

If you find that too cold still, there is also El Paso, TX.
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Old 11-26-2015, 06:30 PM
 
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Thanks. Thanks a place I've never considered. I will look into it.

Too hot to me is - 85+ for more than just 3 months give or take. Never lived in dry heat so maybe I could handle it better than humidity? I'm from Florida and HATE the weather.

Too cold - well he's from Boston and hates that it's cold through May. I think length of cold is actually a bigger issue than temperature.

Thanks!
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Old 11-26-2015, 08:49 PM
 
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Pittsburgh?
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Old 11-26-2015, 09:48 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Sacramento, CA
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Old 11-27-2015, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Pittsburgh immediately came to mind. Relatively moderate as far as extreme weather. Good COL. Good surrounding outdoor options, and solid economy. Sacramento seems like it could also be a good option to fit your criteria. I've never been there, but have heard it has very moderate weather and lots of natural beauty. Not sure about COL, but I've never heard of it being super expensive. The last area that came to mind was the Raleigh-Durham, NC region. Moderate weather, good COL, outdoor activities, and good economy.
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Old 11-27-2015, 12:56 AM
 
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OP prefers a place with some snow. It's extremely rare in Sacramento, but the mountains are nearby.
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Old 11-27-2015, 06:11 AM
 
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Thanks for the input. I've heard great things about Pittsburgh. Need to do research Sacramento and the weather - ultimately one of us will have to compromise somewhere.
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Old 11-27-2015, 06:33 AM
 
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Pittsburgh immediately came to mind. Relatively moderate as far as extreme weather. Good COL. Good surrounding outdoor options, and solid economy. Sacramento seems like it could also be a good option to fit your criteria. I've never been there, but have heard it has very moderate weather and lots of natural beauty. Not sure about COL, but I've never heard of it being super expensive. The last area that came to mind was the Raleigh-Durham, NC region. Moderate weather, good COL, outdoor activities, and good economy.
I would also recommend checking out Columbus OH. It's often overlooked for some reason but also fits the OP's criteria with a rock solid economy with good jobs and a reasonable cost of living.
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Old 11-29-2015, 11:44 AM
 
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I'd think someone named surf123 would want to be near the ocean.
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