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Old 03-22-2016, 04:46 PM
 
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i have narrowed down some places i would like to relocate

now I'm excluding denver, portland austin seattle, southern cali and the bay area because i would not afford to live comfortable in those cities on my current salary ( I'm young)

i hate high humidity summers and the oppressive feeling of being sweaty and smelly doing nothing and i work outside .
born and raised facing winter wind chills up to below 60 ferenheit, so i could do without winter completely or if i enjoyed mild low to no humidity summer i could brave a winter climate still.

mainly looking for out door rec: mountains and rolling hills and forests for hiking, biking running trails and even snowboarding. good nightlife scene for when i want a night on the town, good breweries pubs diverse restaurant and pub scene.

the cities i have narrowed it down to are dallas, san antonio, tucson, phoenix and alburuqurque

any advice and insight is much appreciated.


honorable mentions: boise, salt lake and reno
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Old 03-22-2016, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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I'm repeating myself from your other threads on the subject, but I can't reiterate this enough. If you're outdoorsy and dislike humidity you will NOT like DFW or San Antonio. They are both hot and humid for 3-4 months out of the year. Take the temps in Phoenix during the summer and knock them down 10 degrees, but nearly double the humidity.

On top of that DFW is an outdoor purgatory and San Antonio is only slightly better. No mountains of any substantial elevation for hundreds of miles. Nearest real ski area is 600 miles away in New Mexico.
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:01 PM
 
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The areas in Texas you mentioned are hot and humid. Asheville NC and Roanoke VA in the East or Spokane WA and Boise ID in the East would be worth a look.
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:23 PM
 
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I would choose the Phoenix area or Henderson, NV. They are both great desert areas.
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Old 03-22-2016, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Do you need a "real" city? Or is just that you want a place with a good night-life scene, etc.? How big or small (population) are you wanting?
And what is your budget for a rental?
I think your honorable mentioned cities would suit you better than the others you mentioned (especially those humid places in texas).
Tucson is a funky and "gritty" place. (that's how i think of it but i like that). Man it gets hot there. As does Phoenix. The last time i was in AZ it was June and it was 108 in Phoenix. I don't know if that's normal or not.
Then i went down to Tucson and i don't know what the temp was but it was soooooo hot and it felt like the sun was literally boring a hole through the skin on my arm. Yeah, it's dry heat but still. That's hot. And way too dry for me. Even though i love the desert i, unlike you, can't take too dry heat.
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Old 03-23-2016, 06:26 AM
 
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Do you need a "real" city? Or is just that you want a place with a good night-life scene, etc.? How big or small (population) are you wanting?
And what is your budget for a rental?
I think your honorable mentioned cities would suit you better than the others you mentioned (especially those humid places in texas).
Tucson is a funky and "gritty" place. (that's how i think of it but i like that). Man it gets hot there. As does Phoenix. The last time i was in AZ it was June and it was 108 in Phoenix. I don't know if that's normal or not.
Then i went down to Tucson and i don't know what the temp was but it was soooooo hot and it felt like the sun was literally boring a hole through the skin on my arm. Yeah, it's dry heat but still. That's hot. And way too dry for me. Even though i love the desert i, unlike you, can't take too dry heat.
I mean I don't think I know what a real city is , I've been born and raised 24 years in the upstate New York area , Albany is the capital but does not have much going on for it in terms of ammenities , sure we have some of the best if not the best outdoor rec in the country but for the most part where I live about 20-30 north of the downtown it's nothing but suburbs booming packed in tight with chain resturant after chain resturant with a Dunkin doughnuts on every corner . So idk what a real city is like I don't believe , population doesn't matter but comming from here pretty much anywhere will most likely be a culture shock .
In terms of budget I would say max rent of 1200 a month and j would prefer a community/ complex over a stand alone place.
I never really experience a full summer of humidity I just know that when it gets humid here around August and all be mosquitos are out I'm misreble and that when I went to Vegas and it was 117 at the pool all day with a nice breeze I enjoyed it very much I was actually chilly when I got out of the water . At the same time I've only experience the dry heat of a dessert for about two weeks so idk if my opinion on 100+ for months on end would change , just afraid to go somewhere humid and be misreble and want to move


I think I honed in on Phoenix or Tucson at the time being , I could do without winters 24 yewrs was enough especially since I had no snow here to snowboard on if it's going to be -20 and no snow than its Cold for no reason .
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