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Old 04-24-2016, 10:26 PM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Elevation. Find a warm spot in or near mountains and go up, the higher you can go the cooler it is.
In the east start with Knoxville and go north around the I-81 corridor to look at the nearest cities, Johnson City TN, Asheville NC, Blacksburg/ Lynchburg/ Roanoke VA, etc
Most of these are on the smaller side but they have a lot of natural outdoor recreation and most are easy daytrips to bigger cities.
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Old 04-25-2016, 05:48 AM
 
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Thanks all for the suggestions. I'm a bit unsure about smaller cities but it won't hurt to look at them.

To whoever suggested philly - we visited and he did not like it there. Going to visit NC next but I keep hearing about their dreadful (and maybe long) summers ... we shall see.
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Old 04-27-2016, 06:40 PM
 
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Where do you live now?

Either way one of you will need to buck up for a month or so. Avoid obviously cold and obviously hot. Find temperate and ***** like everyone else does about weather.
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Old 04-27-2016, 07:12 PM
 
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Thanks all for the suggestions. I'm a bit unsure about smaller cities but it won't hurt to look at them.

To whoever suggested philly - we visited and he did not like it there. Going to visit NC next but I keep hearing about their dreadful (and maybe long) summers ... we shall see.
Check out Virginia Beach/Norfolk area close to the coast.

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Old 04-27-2016, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Thanks all for the suggestions. I'm a bit unsure about smaller cities but it won't hurt to look at them.

To whoever suggested philly - we visited and he did not like it there. Going to visit NC next but I keep hearing about their dreadful (and maybe long) summers ... we shall see.
Try the mountains of NC.
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Old 04-28-2016, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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As big as this nation is, I'm sure there is some area that has a climate suitable to what you want. Now finding that climate in an area that meets all of your other needs is another story. Surely you have more requirements of a locale than simply perfect weather and cost of housing?
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Old 04-30-2016, 04:21 PM
 
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i haven't found it yet either.

can't afford southern california, seattle, portland, denver austin... you can see the trend of city i look into
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Old 05-01-2016, 12:53 AM
 
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Really I want to live in Chicago or Minneapolis and he wants to live in Florida. Guess 4 balanced seasons is the best way to meet in the middle. I've taken note of some of the places you've mentioned. Thanks!
4 equal seasons perfectly describes Louisville or Richmond. Louisville has a lot of the cool urban stuff like Chicago but of course on a midsize scale, a metro of around 1.5 million CSA
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Old 05-01-2016, 09:40 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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There are affordable areas in California that would pretty much suit your needs. You just have to get away from the large metro areas. Try these cities, affordable in your budget, with sun but not hot in summer, and not too much rain, though more than the Bay Area :

Eureka
Ferndale
Susanville
Ukiah
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Old 05-01-2016, 09:58 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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- Temperate weather without 4 seasons:
- hotter and sunnier (Phoenix, ABQ, Las Vegas, etc.), .
Um... Albuquerque is most definately a four season location and is never as hot as Phoenix or Las Vegas. ABQ temps in the summer rarely reach 100 and with extremely low humidity it feels cooler. Most people do not have AC but use evaporative cooling. Winters are maybe 6-8 weeks and can get to the 20s or below. It is definately sunny and the elevation is about 5,000+ feet so the sun is warm. There is a windy period in the spring and a rainy (monsoon) period in July or August but yearly rain total is only about 12 inches.
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