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Old 09-07-2016, 12:58 PM
 
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I'd say San Diego ( lived there for 7 years), if you can afford it. It's not in the San Andreas fault line, so there's not a big risk of a severe earthquake, unlike LA or the Bay Area. San Diego has the best beaches in CA (maybe up there with Catalina Island's crystalline waters), beautiful hiking trails, and a Mediterranean climate that's considered among the best in the country. But again, it's expensive and drought is an issue. That said, the Israelis are helping build a desalination plant, so pretty soon the drought in San Diego should be relieved a bit.
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Old 09-07-2016, 02:17 PM
 
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I'd keep FL on the radar. It's been years since they've had a really serious hurricane. Orlando and Lakeland are further inland, yet you're still not far from the beaches.
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Old 09-07-2016, 02:56 PM
 
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wow, thanks guys. You all have given us a lot to think about. We have considered Arizona before but was so worried about Scorpions and a certain religious group to be aware of, but we may have to look a little more deeper into it. Lake Havasu City was beautiful when looking it up and may be worth considering with more research of course.

New Mexico and Texas arenít in the running. New Mexico do too its high crime rate overall and Texas because of personal reasons. If anyone else can give us anymore perspective about Arizona, that would be greatly appreciated
Anytime and best of luck.
-WT
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Old 09-08-2016, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Keep in mind that Lake Havasu City gets blisteringly hot in summer. Heat that literally kills. I would suggest visiting there in late June just to see for yourself. And the heat hangs on for months on end (up to 5 straight months). Winters are mild in the day, and can be downright cold at night (into the 20's and 30's at times). Florida is about the only place you'll have truly warm winters, and much milder summers (albeit with more humidity) than LHC.
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