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Old 09-21-2016, 02:19 PM
 
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"Closest" (which may not be THAT close), maybe Raleigh-Durham?
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Old 09-21-2016, 03:37 PM
 
Location: VB
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Norfolk/Virginia Beach, maybe. You're either going to have to buzz on those high temperatures or the low temperatures. The range you're looking for is pretty much only found in California. Virginia will give you more comfortable lows, but you're gonna have to deal with some real heat.

I think people on this site tend to undersell Colorado's winters
The thing about summers around Virginia Beach is that you'll get stretches of days in the upper-80's to low-90's (with humidity) where it doesn't dip below the mid 70's at night. That last bit took some time for me to get used to, and I grew up in Richmond (where the typical spread between high/low temps in a 24-hour period is closer to 20 degrees).
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Old 09-21-2016, 05:42 PM
 
Location: LA, California
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Austin, TX
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Old 09-21-2016, 07:16 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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Don't know all the towns in this area but Baltimore County -- the unincorporated areas and towns outside the city itself -- might fit. From what I do know, there is a wide range of housing prices here, moderate weather, the urban delights of Baltimore and DC available when you want them, and a strong regional job market. Maybe someone else knows the area better than I do and can recommend specific towns.
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Old 09-21-2016, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Cookeville/Crossville
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Nashville fits most of your needs. Also, Chattanooga.
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Old 09-21-2016, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Tucson except no job market. But it has everything else.
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Old 09-22-2016, 06:46 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Don't know all the towns in this area but Baltimore County -- the unincorporated areas and towns outside the city itself -- might fit. From what I do know, there is a wide range of housing prices here, moderate weather, the urban delights of Baltimore and DC available when you want them, and a strong regional job market. Maybe someone else knows the area better than I do and can recommend specific towns.
There are a lot of 3-bedroom properties in the Baltimore County for less than $200k. Usually, these are smaller houses (1000 to 1500 square feet) or townhouses that were built from the 1920s to 1950s.

The public schools in those areas are often not that good, so parents send their kids to private schools if they can afford it.
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Old 09-22-2016, 08:53 AM
 
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Thanks for the ideas guys, for everyone giving suggestions, can you explain which criteria your suggestion matches an which ones it is compromising on? That would be really helpful.

Also, for the record, we would definitely rather deal with a colder winter than a hot summer. We both hate the heat more than the cold. If it's hot there's not really anything you can do about it, if its cold you can bundle up and drink tea. I know I can deal with temps around freezing just fine all winter long, whereas once it starts getting into the 80's I will feel uncomfortable, if it gets in the 90's I will feel like I'm wilting and definitely complain and hate every minute of it. So I would much rather deal with a colder winter and some snow than a 3-4 month (or longer) summer with temps regularly in the 90s.

I know I'm going to have to live with summer heat wherever we are, but I would *really* like to minimize it as much as possible. That's why I haven't really looked at inland CA or Texas, places like that. Again though, I know I may have to give in and do so, I just hate the heat.
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Old 09-22-2016, 09:28 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Thanks for the ideas guys, for everyone giving suggestions, can you explain which criteria your suggestion matches an which ones it is compromising on? That would be really helpful.

Also, for the record, we would definitely rather deal with a colder winter than a hot summer. We both hate the heat more than the cold. If it's hot there's not really anything you can do about it, if its cold you can bundle up and drink tea. I know I can deal with temps around freezing just fine all winter long, whereas once it starts getting into the 80's I will feel uncomfortable, if it gets in the 90's I will feel like I'm wilting and definitely complain and hate every minute of it. So I would much rather deal with a colder winter and some snow than a 3-4 month (or longer) summer with temps regularly in the 90s.

I know I'm going to have to live with summer heat wherever we are, but I would *really* like to minimize it as much as possible. That's why I haven't really looked at inland CA or Texas, places like that. Again though, I know I may have to give in and do so, I just hate the heat.
It gets well above 90 degrees even in central Canada. So yeah, there aren't going to be too many places in the eastern U.S. that meet your criteria. That gets you back to the Rockies once again.
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Old 09-22-2016, 09:33 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Sounds to me like somewhere in Colorado might fit the bill.

Maybe Colorado Springs?
Yep. Maybe the Springs, Denver, SLC, Boise.
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