U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-17-2017, 06:18 PM
 
2 posts, read 1,073 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

Hello! I currently live in central Pennsylvania. My husband and I are looking to relocate. The trouble is deciding where. We are considering up near Portland Maine.

I'd like somewhere with:

1. All four seasons I want a white Christmas and summers that are warm enough to swim.
2. Summers are not humid!
3. No really big cities like Philadelphia or NYC.
4. Somewhere that is crunchy.
5. Some place with great restaurants, shopping, local events, and lots of things to do.
6. No deserts (must have green).
7. The less pollution the better.
8. Lots of outdoor activities.
9. Near the ocean or lake (jet ski, boat, swim)
10. Good schools.
11. Low crime.
12. States we won't consider: California, Alaska, any really southern states for the humidity, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-17-2017, 06:41 PM
 
4,740 posts, read 8,798,916 times
Reputation: 4073
Oops, the desert of Maine is up near Portland...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-17-2017, 07:18 PM
 
2 posts, read 1,073 times
Reputation: 10
Maine has no deserts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-17-2017, 07:29 PM
 
7,378 posts, read 11,546,048 times
Reputation: 8182
I'm not really sure what you mean by good shopping and entertainment, but up near the Adirondacks might be an option if you didn't have to worry about jobs too much.

If you do, maybe eastern PA near New Hope.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-17-2017, 07:34 PM
 
4,740 posts, read 8,798,916 times
Reputation: 4073
Desert of Maine:

index.gif
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-17-2017, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Illinois
989 posts, read 593,810 times
Reputation: 1091
Madison, WI
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-17-2017, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Pyongjang
5,498 posts, read 2,330,042 times
Reputation: 3702
Burlington, VT
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-18-2017, 05:03 AM
 
21,188 posts, read 30,359,201 times
Reputation: 19627
I would recommend Western Massachusetts towns like Pittsfield, North Adams, Northampton, Amherst or Holyoke.

Welcome to City of Pittsfield, MA
Explore North Adams | Welcome to the City of North Adams, MA
Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce - Northampton, Massachusetts - About Our Area
About Amherst | Amherst, MA - Official Website
About Holyoke | City of Holyoke
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-18-2017, 06:44 AM
 
56,569 posts, read 80,870,855 times
Reputation: 12499
Ithaca NY... Visit Ithaca, NY - Official Site for Ithaca and Tompkins County


Another NY location while not as crunchy that may work is Plattsburgh across Lake Champlain from Burlington: Plattsburgh, NY | Official Website


There is also the possibility of say a community near Rochester or Buffalo due to their proximity to Great Lakes. Brighton in the Rochester area came to mind and perhaps parts of Amherst outside of Buffalo.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-18-2017, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
23,572 posts, read 17,544,804 times
Reputation: 27640
Asheville definitely comes to mind. While it can be humid in the summer, the higher elevations around town are not. Charlottesville, VA could also fit the bill.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top