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Old 11-07-2016, 12:02 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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Colorado Springs, 700,000 metro, might be a consideration. Some of the cleanest air in the country, not oppressively hot in the summer, or bone-chilling cold in the winter. Crime rate is below the national average for a city its size and is mostly confined to one area. COL is just under the national average. You have Pikes Peak in your backyard and Denver a little more than an hour north.
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Old 11-07-2016, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Colorado Springs, 700,000 metro, might be a consideration. Some of the cleanest air in the country, not oppressively hot in the summer, or bone-chilling cold in the winter. Crime rate is below the national average for a city its size and is mostly confined to one area. COL is just under the national average. You have Pikes Peak in your backyard and Denver a little more than an hour north.
I think Colorado is bone chilling cold in the winter, especially in the mornings
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Old 11-08-2016, 10:48 AM
 
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Asheville NC, Knoxville TN, Johnson City TN, Roanoke VA, Charlottesville VA. That region, IMO, has the most ideal climate, overall, in terms of not having to deal with extremes, for the most part.
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Old 11-08-2016, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Perhaps Chattanooga. Metro area > 500,000. Mild winters. Mountains. Not far drive to Atlanta for occasional big city amenities.

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Old 11-09-2016, 06:39 AM
 
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When the OP says city, does he mean city proper or metro? I ask because many of the cities mentioned have less than 200,000 people.
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Old 11-09-2016, 01:58 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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I think Colorado is bone chilling cold in the winter, especially in the mornings
Depending on where you are, it sure can be. It can even be bone chilling in AZ, near Flag.

The point is we have many sunny winter days and while it might be cold in the morning and overnight, you're shedding your coat in the afternoon. And yes, we have extremes just like EVERYWHERE.
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Old 11-09-2016, 11:20 PM
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When the OP says city, does he mean city proper or metro? I ask because many of the cities mentioned have less than 200,000 people.
200,000 is an arbitrary number. What I'm looking for is a city instead of a small town. E.g. with dozens of buildings taller than 5 stories, and you never have to walk very far to catch a bus or train.
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Old 11-10-2016, 06:20 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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How about Providence, Rhode Island? Not too pricey, pretty healthy downtown, reasonable crime rates, and a pretty short train ride to Boston if you wanted to visit a bigger city and a longer train ride to NYC if you want a much bigger city.
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Old 11-11-2016, 04:07 PM
 
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Grand Rapids has a lot of what you're talking about. Since 25F and 2ft of snow are ok it makes the cut
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Old 11-11-2016, 08:29 PM
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I've looked at Grand Rapids a lot. On real estate websites etc. The one thing that makes me hesitate the most is that I read a news story about how fast Lyme disease is growing in that area. Lyme disease is just barely getting started there, but is growing so fast that it will be a major problem in the near future. Most people haven't heard of any Lyme disease problem there, because they'll only become aware of it after it becomes a major problem.
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