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Old 06-08-2017, 12:01 PM
 
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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!
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Old 06-08-2017, 02:03 PM
 
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Check out Brevard NC

Everyone I know who has visited loves the town and it's friendly progressive vibe, along with year-round activities including a good number of varying artisans and all kinds of festivals/events. It's about 30 minutes from Asheville and 15 minutes from Hendersonville so whatever you can't find in Brevard is quickly available otherwise.

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Old 06-08-2017, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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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!
Maybe Jerome, AZ
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Old 06-08-2017, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Consider Greenville SC, near the Blue Ridge mountains. Little snowfall and pretty mild winters.

It has a great downtown area and a lot of art festivals.

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Old 06-08-2017, 02:43 PM
 
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Just reread your original post and if you truly want something consistently warm and more humid you might consider St Augustine FL. The humidity is kind of on the high side from July-September typically, but not so bad the rest of the year (I live an hour away). November through April is beautiful and the "shoulder" months of October and May are usually fairly manageable too. It's definitely has the artsy vibe and a lot of great history. St Augustine's proximity to Jacksonville (30 minutes) provides access to anything else you could possibly need.

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Old 06-08-2017, 04:28 PM
 
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Asheville, NC
Charleston, SC
Savannah, GA
Austin, TX

Someplace along Florida's gulf coast maybe, such as Destin?
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Old 06-08-2017, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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Yeah, Asheville is the first place that came to mind.
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Old 06-08-2017, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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Delay Beach, FL
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Old 06-08-2017, 10:56 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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I thought of Asheville but if Taos is too expensive Asheville probably will be too. Maybe small town western Oregon or Washington. Eugene comes to mind. PNW weather is mild but cloudy and rainy and not everyone's cup of tea. Less expensive than California though if you steer clear of Seattle and Portland.
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Old 06-08-2017, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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