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Old 02-16-2008, 03:10 PM
 
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my husband, 2 small kids, and i are looking to relocate. he is a carpenter, and i'm a stay at home mom. we want to live somewhere with fair weather(not too hot or too cold) for most of the year. alaska is gorgeous, but i would like to go outside without bundling up all the time- take the kids to the park, garden, play in the water! we do not want a big city or flat lands. we do want greenery, warmth, low crime, and a place to raise our family happily! where do you suggest?
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Old 02-16-2008, 03:31 PM
 
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North Carolina comes to mind when I read your description.
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Old 02-16-2008, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Whats your definition of cold weather? I mean...lol... Your definition of hot would probably be nice to me...Get Temperature specific...
Colorado came to mind... UP Michigan has a not so nice winter...but has really nice summers....Maybe Oregon? or Washington?... uhh... Spokane? ...yeah...hehe
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:26 PM
 
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gosh, anything above 50 would be nice. not alot of snow too.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:32 PM
 
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my husband, 2 small kids, and i are looking to relocate. he is a carpenter, and i'm a stay at home mom. we want to live somewhere with fair weather(not too hot or too cold) for most of the year. alaska is gorgeous, but i would like to go outside without bundling up all the time- take the kids to the park, garden, play in the water! we do not want a big city or flat lands. we do want greenery, warmth, low crime, and a place to raise our family happily! where do you suggest?
How about right here in Knoxville, Tennessee? Four distinct seasons, mild winters (a few inches of snow a year, but today it was in the 60s), low cost of living, low taxes, lots of mountains and lakes, low crime, good family environment.
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Although New England gets a lot of snow, it does have four seasons and the summers are milder than other parts of the country. It may be the place for you. Being from Alaska, you could probably handle the winters in Vermont or Maine.
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Old 02-17-2008, 12:30 PM
 
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I'd suggest the middle-region of the country.

North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentcuky, Virginia. Possibly Colorado or California.

All have fairly moderate weather.

Since you want to stay around 50 with minimal snow, avoid the northern part of the country as a whole.
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Old 02-17-2008, 01:22 PM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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How about right here in Knoxville, Tennessee? Four distinct seasons, mild winters (a few inches of snow a year, but today it was in the 60s), low cost of living, low taxes, lots of mountains and lakes, low crime, good family environment.
Knoxville is a HIGH CRIME city. It would be by far the most dangerous metro area in many states. Tennessee as a whole ranks as the 5th MOST DANGEROUS state

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Last year two college students were abducted in East Knoxville, repeatedly raped, sodomized, and tortured before having their bodies dumped.
Murder of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tennessee is also were the KKK was started and where Martin Luther King, Jr was assassinated

By comparison, Kentucky offers many safe metropolitan areas with a lost cost of living, surrounded by beautiful scenery. If you're looking for a bigger city Louisville would be a great pick. Lexington is a mid sized college town surrounded by horse farms and just 40 minutes from the Appalachian Mountains
http://www.city-data.com/forum/louisville-area/232504-louisville-photo-sticky.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/lexington-area/233321-lexington-photo-sticky.html

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Old 02-17-2008, 01:27 PM
 
Location: TN, to AK one day
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Knoxville is a HIGH CRIME city. It would be by far the most dangerous metro area in many states. Tennessee as a whole ranks as the 5th MOST DANGEROUS state
http://www.morganquitno.com/met05a.pdf

Last year two college students were abducted in East Knoxville, repeatedly raped, sodomized, and tortured before having their bodies dumped.
Murder of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tennessee is also were the KKK was started and where Martin Luther King, Jr was assassinated

By comparison, Kentucky offers many safe metropolitan areas with a lost cost of living, surrounded by beautiful scenery. If you're looking for a bigger city Louisville would be a great pick. Lexington is a mid sized college town surrounded by horse farms and just 40 minutes from the Appalachian Mountains
http://www.city-data.com/forum/louisville-area/232504-louisville-photo-sticky.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/lexington-area/233321-lexington-photo-sticky.html
OP i would ignore him, he has an anti-TN, pro-KY agenda. see his other topics
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Old 02-17-2008, 01:48 PM
 
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Washington (state), Oregon, and maybe Northern California are your best bets, but check out Maryland and North Carolina, too.
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