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Old 07-11-2016, 11:39 AM
 
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Hello, all. I grew up in NW Pennsylvania. We had the woods and I remember how happy I was as a kid spending times running around there.

Hiking was great. I'd take the dogs for a walk and loved being outdoors. When I go home to visit I do the same.

But I couldn't handle the winters (cold from November through April) with little sunlight and so I moved to California.

But I do miss the woods.

I was wondering what US cities are warm (or warmish) year around that have plenty of woods.

Heck, I don't mind winter temperatures in the 40s or 50s. I simply love the woods and the sunshine and for the past few years I've been thinking about researching a place that has mild winters, plenty of woods, and a place where I can buy some land, rescue a few dogs and enjoy nature.

I thank you all who respond.
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Old 07-11-2016, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Just move north. Anywhere past Chico will probably do. From there to the Canadian border (and beyond) is mostly wooded, and average winter temperatures are in your preferred range.
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Old 07-11-2016, 11:55 AM
 
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Just move north. Anywhere past Chico will probably do. From there to the Canadian border (and beyond) is mostly wooded, and average winter temperatures are in your preferred range.
Awesome. I had one person recommend Portland. I need to do some traveling to check some places out. Thank you for responding. I appreciate it.
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Old 07-11-2016, 12:24 PM
 
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I have an uncle who lives about 30 minutes of north of Vancouver, Washington, and he loves it there. Heavily wooded, fairly mild temperatures. I've never actually been there, but I have seen a lot of pictures he has posted on facebook, and I would love to visit there. He owns a ranch and races horses, which I guess is popular there.

If memory serves me right, I think it's a rural area near Battleground. You can use google street view and look around that area some. Very pretty area.
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Old 07-11-2016, 01:02 PM
 
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I have an uncle who lives about 30 minutes of north of Vancouver, Washington, and he loves it there. Heavily wooded, fairly mild temperatures. I've never actually been there, but I have seen a lot of pictures he has posted on facebook, and I would love to visit there. He owns a ranch and races horses, which I guess is popular there.

If memory serves me right, I think it's a rural area near Battleground. You can use google street view and look around that area some. Very pretty area.
That sounds like an awesome place. I will definitely Google Street View the area. Thank you!
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Old 07-11-2016, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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I was in Orlando in December and it is very woody.

I love lush scenery myself and loved all the Pine Trees in Florida, especially Orlando.

I also know that alot of the land on the outskirts of metropolitan areas in North and Central Florida is rather affordable and there many properties that are acreages.
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Old 07-11-2016, 02:16 PM
 
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Check out Asheville, NC. Its sunny and in the 50s in the winter. In New Mexico; Silver City and Ruidoso could also work. Very sunny winters. Another option would be Arkansas unless you cant stand hot summers.

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Old 07-11-2016, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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The northern CA coast, or southern OR coast. Mild year round, lots of woods, no snow. But, there are a lot of overcast days and rain. Year round temps basically 60's during the day and 50's at night.

Not much in the way of jobs up here, though.
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Old 07-11-2016, 04:30 PM
 
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Anywhere in the coastal Southeast US (stretching from the Texas Gulf Coast east to Florida, then as far north as North Carolina), or the lower Pacific Northwest (Northern California and Southern Oregon).
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Old 07-11-2016, 05:06 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Uh, the OP described practically every city in the Southeast north of central Florida.
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