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Old 01-06-2017, 12:52 PM
 
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I have the opportunity to move anywhere in the US that I wish, I just don't know where that is. Let me give you some info.

I'm mostly concerned with the climate. I can get along just anywhere politically. No matter where you go there will always be some people like you and I consider myself pretty moderate like most Americans. As for the weather. I hate snow. I've lived in Colorado for the last seven years and I just can't take it anymore. II don't mind dusting now and then but I hate driving in the stuff. Mind you the cold is fine. I also love rainy and sunny days just about as equally. And I don't mind a hot summer, I just can't do humidity. I hate desert. I like trees and greenery. That said I grew up in California and I'm not back. Period end of subject. I know that most of the responses will probably be the Pacific Northwest and I'm looking for something else. I've lived there as well and it's just too wet.

PROS
Rain
Green
Mountains and hills
Sun
Outdoors

CONS
Snow
Desert
Wide open plains
Humidity
Too much rain

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Old 01-06-2017, 02:59 PM
 
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your criteria of wanting rain and greenery and no humidity contradict each other.
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Old 01-06-2017, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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True. I've been researching for a long time now & there are going to be tradeoffs no matter where you go.

I'm now tending towards Tennessee or Florida.

You'll have to spend time looking at different states & asking questions. No getting around it.
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Old 01-06-2017, 03:34 PM
 
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your criteria of wanting rain and greenery and no humidity contradict each other.
Exactly. You've ruled out California, Colorado, and the Pacific Northwest. The upper Midwest and Northeast are going to have snow. The Southeast is going to have humidity. The Southwest is going to be dry.

Sounds like you're going to have to comprise. Which is better for you, a green environment with humidity, or a (mostly) brown environment with low humidity? (That does not necessarily mean desert or no trees, by the way.)

Coastal Southern California checks all your boxes except that it's California, and it's only green about half the year.
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Old 01-06-2017, 05:13 PM
 
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Exactly. You've ruled out California, Colorado, and the Pacific Northwest. The upper Midwest and Northeast are going to have snow. The Southeast is going to have humidity. The Southwest is going to be dry.

Sounds like you're going to have to comprise. Which is better for you, a green environment with humidity, or a (mostly) brown environment with low humidity? (That does not necessarily mean desert or no trees, by the way.)

Coastal Southern California checks all your boxes except that it's California, and it's only green about half the year.
Thanks.
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Old 01-06-2017, 05:59 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Maui, Hawaii, west side of island (drier, not humid). Has all of your pros, none of your cons.
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Old 01-06-2017, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Not all of the PNW is equally wet, there are rain shadows even in the milder western parts (Olympic mountains in WA and Klamath mountains in southern OR/northern CA)
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Old 01-06-2017, 07:15 PM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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In general look along the I-81 corridor at the higher elevations, mostly these will be smaller cities and towns. Atlanta GA(possibly) Chattanooga, Knoxville, Johnson City TN, Asheville, Boone NC, Lynchburg (and all the other burgs) Roanaoke VA, Beckley WV, etc, higher is better in terms of humidity.
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Old 01-07-2017, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Why are you so adamant about not returning to California? I'm just curious but i do see that you said, "period, end of subject" regarding returning so i understand if you don't want to answer the question. It's just that there are so many great communities in northern CA that would meet your weather / nature criteria to a T.
I'm wondering if you grew up in SoCal and are a bit jaded about CA? But even if that's so you must know that it's an entirely different world up here.
I'm thinking farther north than where i am though ... north of Marin County ... Sonoma or Mendocino counties perhaps?
And if you want rain we've certainly got it this winter!!!
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Old 01-08-2017, 07:19 AM
 
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I too agree regarding the Inter-Mountain East which doesn't have the severity of humidity of the rest of the South/Southeast, nor the heavy snow/ice in winter. Starting from the south headed north I would look at cities like Greenville SC, Hendersonville NC, Asheville NC, Johnson City TN, Blacksburg VA, Roanoke VA and Charlottesville VA. In my opinion given your ability to choose anywhere along with moderate politics overall and a year-round climate fitting your wishlist, the Asheville-Hendersonville NC area is your best fit of the group. Asheville in particular packs a big punch for variety of things to do for a city it's size and has a restaurant/food/cultural scene competitive with cities many times it's size, yet is still affordable for most.
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