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Old 04-05-2016, 12:24 PM
 
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As far as states I thought about? Colorado was on the list, but husband hates Colorado. West coast unsure due to high cost of living (hearsay) Husband would like Michigan, but once again heard not so many good things about the economy in the state.
Minnesota is like Michigan without the bad economic conditions. Big city, lakes and forest up north. But we don't have the massive shorelines on either side.
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Old 04-05-2016, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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A state with a good education system, 4 seasons Nice people, livable wages, affordable housing, low crime.
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I do not want to live somewhere known for being hot, a spring that lasts longer than a couple weeks, summer that actually lasts from June till August, a winter, well winter doesn't bother me too much, but definitely want a state that knows how to clear their roads when winter weather hits. Oklahoma completely shuts down when snow, and ice hit.
IMO, this is waaaaay too broad to produce any productive recommendations. I'd say it should also have an overlay of employment opportunities expected/needed or fields your experienced in, housing costs you're will to entertain, urban/suburban/rural thoughts, recreational activities you want, political or religious leanings you are comfortable with, health conditions that may be a concern or even access to any specialties, and any number of other items that may be a concern, requirements, or even dislikes.

I bring this up because if you are invovled in construction, it makes no sense to move some place that isn't growing, or if you work from home and require high speed internet access, many rural and some suburban places won't mesh, even if these areas met all your geographic criteria.
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Old 04-06-2016, 04:49 AM
 
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As far as states I thought about? Colorado was on the list, but husband hates Colorado. West coast unsure due to high cost of living (hearsay) Husband would like Michigan, but once again heard not so many good things about the economy in the state.
It's not 2009 any more. Michigan's economy is a lot better. Somewhere in the Grand Rapids area might work quite well, although they do get a lot of snow.
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:57 AM
 
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If you have a medical career, perhaps check out Cleveland. Winters are becoming much more mild with global warming (typically, the snow season now doesn't begin until after Christmas and ends by March) and the region has great snow and ice cleaning capabilities. Many suburbs use sidewalk plows, although they really are needed only a handful of times each year.

Lake Erie acts as a giant air-conditioner from late spring into summer, and as a giant heater in the autumn into early winter. The warm water turns into a "lake effect" snow machine, especially east of Cleveland. Autumn from mid-September through November is a magical season in Cleveland, but Cleveland has winter sports (downhill and cross-country skiing, tubing, even chilled toboggan chutes) and a fun late winter/early spring with its maple syrup season.

Cleveland is one of the nation's medical centers with the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospital systems, both headquartered in University Circle, one of the nation's cultural centers.

There are suburbs with relatively affordable housing and very good public schools.

This is a great website for checking weather in any community. Note you can check out individual months in more detail in the right margin.

https://weatherspark.com/averages/29...-United-States

Here's a good thread about the University Circle area.

Compendium of threads & posts on Univ. Circle, Cleveland Hts., Shaker Ht., Univ. Hts., Beachwood area

Here's another thread discussing the wide variety of living options in Greater Cleveland.

Moving to the Cleveland area!

Check out the Cleveland forum, if interested in doing more research.

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Old 04-06-2016, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Norfolk (ODU)
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Virginia!
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Old 04-06-2016, 09:41 AM
 
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Old 04-06-2016, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Given your criteria and where you are coming from, Iowa sounds perfect.

Excellent education system, very friendly people. 4 distinct seasons. Affordable housing. Low crime.

Iowa ticks every single box for you.
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Old 04-07-2016, 07:17 PM
 
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Life in Cleveland:
Cleveland has a lot going for it and is a pretty underrated city overall, but you must also mention the bad with the good - namely 6 months of mostly dreary, overcast (and often damp) weather where you barely see any sun from late Fall - Spring most years. I grew up there (no longer live there) and miss many things about Cleveland, but the weather isn't one of them!

I only bring this up because I would hate to leave this fairly significant detail out if I were listing the pros/cons of a city for someone.
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Old 04-07-2016, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Given your criteria and where you are coming from, Iowa sounds perfect.

Excellent education system, very friendly people. 4 distinct seasons. Affordable housing. Low crime.

Iowa ticks every single box for you.
This...and maybe Omaha, NE? Omaha you get unique seasons, friendly people, affordable housing, and more sunshine that you'd expect. It get the same percentage of sunshine annually as Atlanta and Austin....60%. Des Moines is at 59% sunshine which is the same as Houston.
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Old 04-09-2016, 01:57 AM
 
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