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Old 01-02-2017, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I am currently in Austin, but contemplating moving to another city
Things I like about Austin:
The number of parks and trails within 20 minutes driving distance (atleast 15)]
The variety of food options
The random outdoor activities like kayaking
Things I don't like about Austin
7 months of >80F weather (I am loving this 75F winter weather though)
The amount of rain, so many weekends I end up not doing anything because of all day rain
No good mountains within a few hours drive

Other thing of note
Coincidentally, my dog has the same weather preferences. He is super active and can/will run 20 miles in the mountains <65F, but he becomes dizzy and passes out after 10 minutes in >78F weather.
I work in software

So, I am trying to find a metro area that has most 55-65F sunny days in a year, or an area where most of the precipitation is at night.
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Old 01-02-2017, 12:58 PM
 
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Check out the central coast of California around Santa Barbara or San Luis Obispo. They average over 275 days of sunshine per year and temps average mid 60s to mid 70s for highs with lows in the mid 50s to mid 60s. They have three months of "winter" (Jan-Mar) with highs in the mid 50s and lows in the mid 40s.
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Old 01-02-2017, 01:00 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Yep, S Cal to mid coast is about it. This goes for around up to 5 or so miles in from the coast then you get into hot summers.
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Old 01-02-2017, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Thanks! I'll check them out.
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Old 01-02-2017, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Lol Austin is rainy??

Anyway only place like that in the US sounds like northern California maybe southern Oregon?
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Old 01-02-2017, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Wink quite a bit of rain

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Lol Austin is rainy??
Sort of, there was 100 inches of rain over last 2 years (Jan 1 2015 - Jan 1 2017) I think that's a lot of rain.
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Old 01-02-2017, 07:39 PM
 
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Probably only coastal California, Portland and Seattle

Alburqueque, Reno, Prescott can fit some of the criteria.
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:55 PM
 
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Probably only coastal California, Portland and Seattle

Alburqueque, Reno, Prescott can fit some of the criteria.
Portland and Seattle for less rainy???
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Old 01-03-2017, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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I'm surprised no one suggested Denver. It's much sunnier/less rainy than Austin, and is of course close to the mountains. Of course it gets cold overnight, but it warms up quickly during the day, and winter days in the 50s are not uncommon. It seems like it at least bears consideration.

Or hell, if you want to split the difference between the two, maybe Santa Fe?
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