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Old 03-16-2016, 11:39 PM
 
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Hi all,

I have the ability to live anywhere (as long as I have internet) and my wife and I are looking to move somewhere that has the following characteristics:

- Must snow in the winter
- Summer temps below 80f
- must have high speed (fiber or at least cable, NO DSL or Sat internet)
- within ~30-60 minutes of a decent sized town with good healthcare (pre-existing condition)
- high altitude, the higher the better
- affordable (rent below $2k/mo, home prices below $350k)
- would be nice if there was a ski resort (or 10) within an hour or less drive
- MUST be tolerable to legal immigrants who speak English with a slight accent (non-hispanic/asian [Including Indian sub-continent] accents) {nothing against any of those persons/accents, just not what mine is}
- Social scene is not important. We don't drink/smoke/do drugs
- we are late 20s/early 30s couple with no children, so local schools are also not important.

Please let us know your suggestions for towns/cities in the US that fit all (or at least MOST) of these criteria.

Thank you all so much for your time and any responses!
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Old 03-17-2016, 05:29 AM
 
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Flagstaff, Arizona should fit the bill. Laramie, Wyoming and the area midway between Denver and Colorado Springs, Colorado are other options.

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Old 03-17-2016, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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Western Oregon or Idaho perhaps?
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Old 03-17-2016, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Was gonna recommend Leadville, CO, but
  • local healthcare is poor
  • it's more than an hour to Denver or Grand Junction (bigger hospitals). Silverthorne or Frisco may work for everyday care.
  • Charter's highest-speed internet offering is 30mbps

Other than that, it ticks almost all the other things on your list. Sits at 10,000', all-time record high is 85 degrees. Close to multiple ski areas.
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Old 03-17-2016, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Affordable, healthcare, and skiing. Not going to be New England. Maybe the southern Appalachians or WV.
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Old 03-17-2016, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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Flagstaff, Arizona sounds like it fits your bill perfectly.
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Old 03-17-2016, 12:06 PM
 
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Hi all,

I have the ability to live anywhere (as long as I have internet) and my wife and I are looking to move somewhere that has the following characteristics:

- Must snow in the winter
- Summer temps below 80f
- must have high speed (fiber or at least cable, NO DSL or Sat internet)
- within ~30-60 minutes of a decent sized town with good healthcare (pre-existing condition)
- high altitude, the higher the better
- affordable (rent below $2k/mo, home prices below $350k)
- would be nice if there was a ski resort (or 10) within an hour or less drive
- MUST be tolerable to legal immigrants who speak English with a slight accent (non-hispanic/asian [Including Indian sub-continent] accents) {nothing against any of those persons/accents, just not what mine is}
- Social scene is not important. We don't drink/smoke/do drugs
- we are late 20s/early 30s couple with no children, so local schools are also not important.


Please let us know your suggestions for towns/cities in the US that fit all (or at least MOST) of these criteria.

Thank you all so much for your time and any responses!
Check out Boone NC

It gets plenty of winter snow, average highs below 80 (even in summer), higher altitude (3300 feet) but not so high you spend a long time ascending/descending when driving, affordable housing with plenty of desirable options in your price range, a well-equipped regional medical center in town, a few nearby ski resorts, a progressive community with tolerance thanks primarily to the presence of Appalachian State University in-town and should children become part of the equation Boone has some of the best public schools in NC. Boone North Carolina - The Heart of the North Carolina High Country
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Old 03-17-2016, 03:41 PM
 
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I wasn't going to post, but Saranac Lake NY in the Adirondacks may be a good fit. Lake Placid is down the road and there is a hospital in Saranac Lake. If that is too small, a place like Plattsburgh, which is minutes from the Adirondacks, is right on Lake Champlain, is about an hour south of Montreal and has a regional hospital may be another option. Glens Falls, Ticonderoga or perhaps one of the towns between the Adirondacks and Utica may work as well due to their proximity to the mountains, their relative affordability and they fit much or all of the other criteria.
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Old 03-17-2016, 04:19 PM
 
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The Lake Tahoe area is cool enough in the summers, high altitude, ski resorts all around, but it's expensive. You could try the towns away from the shore, like Truckee. Or alternatively, the Nevada side of the lake, where you'd avoid high California taxes.
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Old 03-18-2016, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Ouray Colorado.


Ouray, Colorado
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