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Old 06-14-2017, 10:55 PM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Weather-wise, not the entire PNW. Coastal Oregon and Washington, and then west of the Cascade Range from Eugene, OR up to Canada. Not eastern Oregon or Washington (much of it is too high altitude, which means that when it is sunny it is a very intense sun) and not Southern Oregon.

As far as urban areas, that would be the Olympia to Everett stretch and then the area around Portland - everything else is smaller cities and towns, not particularly urban.
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Old 06-14-2017, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Thanks, but there are lies, damn lies, and statistics. I've lived in California and Israel. Denver is as brutally sunny as either of those. A "cloudy" day in Colorado is a sunny day most other places, and the intensity of the sun here is astonishing.
There's some truth there. The first two places I thought of were Seattle and Pittsburgh.
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Old 06-15-2017, 08:50 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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There's some truth there. The first two places I thought of were Seattle and Pittsburgh.
Same here.
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Old 06-15-2017, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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Take a really close look at Pittsburgh PA.
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Old 06-15-2017, 09:44 AM
 
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We're about done with Colorado. It's a long boring story, but I have a specific need. We're both in our 50s and getting more light sensitive, so we'd like a better mix of sun and clouds. My wife and daughter really like the South: Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia except for the madhouse that is Atlanta (no offense, but the traffic in Atlanta is too much for me at this point in my life).

Can you think of an urban area that has say, 150 sunny days a year? That'd be a nice break from the baking sun out west.

Thanks!

JB
Since you're already liking the South (and North Carolina in particular) I would second the suggestion of the Asheville area and if able to go with a smaller town (in terms of work, or not having to) the nearby town of Brevard fulfills the cloudier criteria and is also a very desirable place to live. Brevard in particular is nestled in what amounts to a rainforest and sees a good bit of cloud cover.

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Old 06-15-2017, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Monument,CO
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Thanks for the replies. I'm not retired, or in health care or teaching. I work in IT. I don't necessarily love heat, but the older I get, the less I like the cold and I'm looking to move somewhere to live out the rest of my working days and my daughter's school years.

Pittsburgh is something to look into. We went there 5 or 10 years ago, but my daughter was so young that we didn't see much. Might be time for another trip. We were just in Asheville this March. Remote, but the weather is nice. I'll look into Brevard.

JB
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:33 PM
 
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Boone NC
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Just getting to a lower elevation and to a place with more humidity will help with your light sensitivity. OKC where I'm at has almost as many sunny days as Denver but the sunlight is nowhere near as intense or blinding.
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:58 PM
 
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The sunlight levels in the Carolinas can be pretty intense spring through fall. It's only winter that truly has cloudy days, or afternoons in the summer when thunderstorms roll in.


I think you might benefit from a more northern latitude. Annapolis, MD, might work if Seattle or Portland don't appeal to you.
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:16 PM
 
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Perhaps look at Interior Northeastern areas as well.
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