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Old 08-30-2017, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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Has anyone lived on ... and left ... the Gulf Coast (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas)?

If so, where did you move ... and why?

Do you miss it or regret leaving?

We've been on the GC of Mississippi for 6-1/2 years. Our town was destroyed by Katrina. I'm so tired of living with anxiety about hurricanes 6 months of every year. We are very low lying, we flood with Tropical Storms and Cat 1's, imagine Cat 3 or higher? Anyway ... I want out. I need a stable SAFE climate, 4 distinct seasons, fall leaves, clean fresh water, cooler temps, and no poisonous snakes. That leaves a handful of states I'm looking at.

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Old 08-30-2017, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I've only lived in Baton Rouge, Houston, and now New Orleans but I'll be in Denver by January. I'm going to miss everything about New Orleans but nothing about the south or flood water. Gonna hate the snow though. Oh well.
 
Old 08-30-2017, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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I've only lived in Baton Rouge, Houston, and now New Orleans but I'll be in Denver by January. I'm going to miss everything about New Orleans but nothing about the south or flood water. Gonna hate the snow though. Oh well.
People put up with a lot to live down here. It's too scary for me. The Gulf water has flesh eating bacteria, too. I miss the snow!
 
Old 08-30-2017, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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Has anyone lived on ... and left ... the Gulf Coast (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas)?

If so, where did you move ... and why?

Do you miss it or regret leaving?

We've been on the GC of Mississippi for 6-1/2 years. Our town was destroyed by Katrina. I'm so tired of living with anxiety about hurricanes 6 months of every year. We are very low lying, we flood with Tropical Storms and Cat 1's, imagine Cat 3 or higher? Anyway ... I want out. I need a stable SAFE climate, 4 distinct seasons, fall leaves, clean fresh water, cooler temps, and no poisonous snakes. That leaves a handful of states I'm looking at.
The only place in the Lower 48 without poisonous snakes is western Washington state.
 
Old 08-30-2017, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Denver
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People put up with a lot to live down here. It's too scary for me. The Gulf water has flesh eating bacteria, too. I miss the snow!
That's just normal for us. Why would you get in that water anyway lol.
 
Old 08-30-2017, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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The only place in the Lower 48 without poisonous snakes is western Washington state.
Michigan has only one, a small rattle snake (shy, non-aggressive and endangered) that is so reclusive people live their entire lives never seeing one. I lived in Mi for 36 years, we grew up in and around woods and never saw one. That doesn't bother me. Water moccasins coming into my yard every day ... that bothers me.

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Old 08-30-2017, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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That's just normal for us. Why would you get in that water anyway lol.
We live on the Gulf and can't go in ... we can just look at it ... and it's brown. Why bother? The beaches down here are supposed to be the main tourist draw. What a joke.
 
Old 08-30-2017, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Denver
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We live on the Gulf and can't go in ... we can just look at it ... and it's brown. Why bother? The beaches down here are supposed to be the main tourist draw. What a joke.
The main draw of the gulf? Or Biloxi area? The main draw of the gulf are beaches in Alabama and Florida, and South Padre. People do get in the water in Mississippi but I wouldn't do it again. I'll ride a jetski though.
 
Old 08-30-2017, 08:17 PM
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Location: Miami
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How about the piedmont region?

You get an autumn, temps get low to the point of sweater weather, but no snow. Still get a lot of rain, but don't have to worry much about flooding because you're miles above sea levels, especially if you live in a hilly area. And the location is great, you won't be very from family...
 
Old 08-30-2017, 09:02 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Has anyone lived on ... and left ... the Gulf Coast (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas)?

If so, where did you move ... and why?

Do you miss it or regret leaving?

We've been on the GC of Mississippi for 6-1/2 years. Our town was destroyed by Katrina. I'm so tired of living with anxiety about hurricanes 6 months of every year. We are very low lying, we flood with Tropical Storms and Cat 1's, imagine Cat 3 or higher? Anyway ... I want out. I need a stable SAFE climate, 4 distinct seasons, fall leaves, clean fresh water, cooler temps, and no poisonous snakes. That leaves a handful of states I'm looking at.
Nort Dakota might fit your bill, as long as you can deal with cold.
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