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Old 12-09-2016, 10:23 PM
 
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Is there anywhere in the U.S. that has a dry climate with average highs below 90 degrees and average lows above freezing? The West Coast is just too expensive, and most areas with arid climates (as far as I can tell) range from 10-100 degrees. Snow every once and a while is fine, as long as it's dry snow and doesn't stick around for too long. I can do with clouds for extended periods of time too.
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Old 12-09-2016, 10:39 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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Asheville Chattanooga and Albuquerque most closely fit your criteria for temps though only Albuquerque has a dry climate. They all do get lower than 32 for average lows for at least one month, but not by much. None has average summer highs above 90.
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Old 12-09-2016, 10:42 PM
 
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Virginia Beach also actually fits all your criteria except for dry climate.
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Old 12-09-2016, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Is there anywhere in the U.S. that has a dry climate with average highs below 90 degrees and average lows above freezing? The West Coast is just too expensive, and most areas with arid climates (as far as I can tell) range from 10-100 degrees. Snow every once and a while is fine, as long as it's dry snow and doesn't stick around for too long. I can do with clouds for extended periods of time too.
Arid climates have that temperature range because they are arid. Only the coast with a constant breeze and some humidity mitigates that. You're best off looking out East.
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Old 12-09-2016, 10:51 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Tucson to Las Cruces to El Paso along the southern border. 100 miles north and you hit colder winter weather. Lower Rio Grande valley (McAllen, TX) might work better but a little wetter. No snow.
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Old 12-09-2016, 10:53 PM
 
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Tucson to Las Cruces to El Paso along the southern border. 100 miles north and you hit colder winter weather. Lower Rio Grande valley (McAllen, TX) might work better but a little wetter. No snow.
That area is not dry at all.
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Old 12-09-2016, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Not all of the west coast is expensive. Lots of little boonie towns on the coast. For instance, where I live now...

Check out CA starting maybe a little south of Eureka, CA, going north. The humidity can be high, but it's ocean water in the air - doesn't feel like a humid climate. It's never too hot and it doesn't snow...nice, mild temps year round.
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Old 12-10-2016, 02:19 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Try Sequim, WA, it's on the northern coast of the olympics and only receives 15.98 in and has an August average high of 70.5F and a December average low of 30.9F, but like the rest of western WA it experiences cloudy and misty winters.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sequ...ington#Climate
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Old 12-10-2016, 07:19 AM
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Location: Ontario
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Bisbee, Arizona

Meets all your criteria.

Average January lows above freezing.

Average July highs below 90F.

Even looks kinda green, by Arizona standards,
not as dry, lots of Arizona live oaks, stays green all year.
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Old 12-10-2016, 09:16 AM
 
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Is there anywhere in the U.S. that has a dry climate with average highs below 90 degrees and average lows above freezing? The West Coast is just too expensive, and most areas with arid climates (as far as I can tell) range from 10-100 degrees. Snow every once and a while is fine, as long as it's dry snow and doesn't stick around for too long. I can do with clouds for extended periods of time too.
Prescott, AZ. Look between 4,000-6,000 ft elevation in the inland West.
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