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Old 06-09-2017, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas via ATX
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Hello, my family and I will be moving this Fall as we want a change from living in Western Colorado (cold, dry, and a whole lot of snow). Since we don't have to move for work, I'm trying to gather some ideas of potential places to move to.

We're looking all over the mainland USA (Hawaii's animal quarantine doesn't work for our animals).

Main preferences (I know no place is perfect, but at least most of these would be nice):
-Warm/temperate for most of the year (mainly looking at limited snowfall, if any).
-Humid (not the 'Sauna' feeling, but we have experienced humidity and enjoyed it. We live in a strictly dry zone, so anything really is an improvement).
-Near a small, artsy kind of town (something that has activities, like craft fairs, festivals, etc. Kind of like maybe Taos, New Mexico, but without the expensive living. Not a 'sleepy town' or farming town).
-But also within a days drive to a larger city for shopping purposes.
-Not California (too expensive).

Even if you can only offer a general area to look at, that's a great start for us.

Thank you for any help you can provide!
In Northwest Arkansas, Eureka Springs or somewhere nearby seems to fit.

Eureka is small, and I would suggest Bentonville (which has an amazing arts scene) but it is a rapidly growing "company town".

Fayetteville is a university town on the south end of a metropolitan area of 500,000 people, and feels smaller than that.
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Old 06-10-2017, 12:12 AM
 
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Savannah, GA.
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Old 06-11-2017, 08:43 AM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Silver City, NM

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Old 12-20-2017, 11:31 PM
 
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Fayetteville AR is a good suggestion.
Savannah, too. Almost too humid maybe.
One that came to mind to me, it's not humid though, is Bisbee, AZ. Very artsy and warm.. historic and colorful downtown... Low rent, and well within a days drive to Tucson.
Greenville, SC should probably be in the running, as well. I think it hits all the marks.
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Old 12-21-2017, 12:06 PM
 
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Look into Bisbee, AZ. It has a great cultural/artsy vibe and a very expanding well educated, young populace. Only averages 9in of snow per year. I really liked it when I visited.
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Old 12-21-2017, 02:00 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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I'd be curious to find out where the OP wound up considering.

An earlier recommendation for Asheville, NC is great upon first thought, but it is very expensive, so that may rule it out. Was thinking Helen, GA, in northern GA. May be too small but it's an adorable artsy, tourist town with close-ish proximity to Atlanta and Chattanooga.

Also, may want to consider Jonesborough, TN or Townsend, TN. Both are close-ish to Johnson City, TN and Knoxville, TN, and of course the Great Smokies.
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Old 12-21-2017, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Sarasota, FL
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Old 12-21-2017, 02:09 PM
 
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Originally Posted by TheLili View Post
Hello, my family and I will be moving this Fall as we want a change from living in Western Colorado (cold, dry, and a whole lot of snow). Since we don't have to move for work, I'm trying to gather some ideas of potential places to move to.

We're looking all over the mainland USA (Hawaii's animal quarantine doesn't work for our animals).

Main preferences (I know no place is perfect, but at least most of these would be nice):
-Warm/temperate for most of the year (mainly looking at limited snowfall, if any).
-Humid (not the 'Sauna' feeling, but we have experienced humidity and enjoyed it. We live in a strictly dry zone, so anything really is an improvement).
-Near a small, artsy kind of town (something that has activities, like craft fairs, festivals, etc. Kind of like maybe Taos, New Mexico, but without the expensive living. Not a 'sleepy town' or farming town).
-But also within a days drive to a larger city for shopping purposes.
-Not California (too expensive).

Even if you can only offer a general area to look at, that's a great start for us.

Thank you for any help you can provide!

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Charlotte, North Carolina
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Old 12-21-2017, 04:25 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Great suggestions all, folks, especially Asheville and Delray Beach.
My additional two cents:

Wilmington, NC
Hendersonville, NC
Boone, NC
Madison, GA
Athens, GA
St.Simons Island, GA
Fairhope, AL
Fernandina Beach, FL
Oxford, MS
Beaufort, SC
Bluffton, SC
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Old 12-21-2017, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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The OP appears to be long gone.
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