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Old 10-06-2017, 12:36 PM
 
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Would the Midwest and Northeast be my best bet for four seasons?
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Old 10-06-2017, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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Yes.
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Old 10-06-2017, 02:22 PM
 
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However, given your criteria here, probably somewhere in, roughly, Virginia might be good. Or, perhaps southern Ohio or southern Indiana. Maybe even Louisville.
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I'll try to be more detailed.

Too hot would be high 90s-100s.

Too cold would be single digits or negatives.

I want a place where it snows in the winter and leaves change in the fall.
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Old 10-06-2017, 02:23 PM
 
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Virginia, TN and the more mountainous parts of NC. Also, the Ozark region of AR is beautiful and gets four seasons too. That's my personal opinion but I have lived in VA, TN and NC and have family in AR so I'm familiar with all of those.
^^ This.

Places like Richmond, Roanoke, Harrisonburg and Charlottesville VA...Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, Greensboro-Winston Salem and Asheville in NC...Knoxville and Tri-Cities (Johnson City, Kingsport, Bristol) in TN and Fayetteville AR all have the four seasons equally distributed with milder winters and summers.
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Old 10-06-2017, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Would the Midwest and Northeast be my best bet for four seasons?
The Midwest, especially upper Midwest has four seasons with an emphasis on winter. The summer is mild, cool to cold fall and spring and a brutal long winter. Parts of the coastal northeast however are more moderate but with more of a true winter that you won't find down here in the upper south. Boston for example has a fair amount of snow and winter without the bouts of -25 degrees and 6 month winters you will find in a place like MN, Mi or Wi.
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Old 10-06-2017, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I'll try to be more detailed.

Too hot would be high 90s-100s.

Too cold would be single digits or negatives.

I want a place where it snows in the winter and leaves change in the fall.
Another place I will mention is the Inland Northwest. Spokane, WA/Coeur d'Alene, ID, etc.

I have never spent an entire year there at once, but I have been there in all four seasons. Locals seem to think spring and fall are non-existent, but I disagree.

Summers are warm to hot, with bright sunshine, and a sun that doesn't set until after 9pm. Virtually no rain, and thunderstorms are a true rarity. You will get approximately one week of 100 degree weather, but it is never humid like the East/Midwest/South.

Falls cool off and are rainy. I was never there to see the leaves turn, but most of the trees there are evergreens anyway.

Winters are cold, cloudy, rainy, and snowy. Never frigid cold there, getting below 10F would be quite unusual.

Spring is "mud season". The snow is all but gone for good by early/mid March, and the temps rise.

Overall, the climate is pretty consistent, without wild swings in temperatures you can find in other locales. You could look at a 5 day forecast just about any time of the year and see very little variation. Very unlike where I live now (Denver), where we will have a high in the 80's this coming Sunday, and a few inches of snow by Monday night (I would only recommend Colorado if you have a hankering for all four seasons pretty much at once).
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Old 10-07-2017, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities (StP)
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The Midwest, especially upper Midwest has four seasons with an emphasis on winter. The summer is mild, cool to cold fall and spring and a brutal long winter. Parts of the coastal northeast however are more moderate but with more of a true winter that you won't find down here in the upper south. Boston for example has a fair amount of snow and winter without the bouts of -25 degrees and 6 month winters you will find in a place like MN, Mi or Wi.
I can't believe people still perpetuate this nonsense.

Just out of curiosity which months make up this "6 month winter"?
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Old 10-07-2017, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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I can't believe people still perpetuate this nonsense.

Just out of curiosity which months make up this "6 month winter"?
I'd say 10/20-4/20
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Old 10-07-2017, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities (StP)
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I'd say 10/20-4/20
So you think winter stretches from Halloween to Easter?

I can't even take that seriously. Have you even been here during those months?
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Old 10-07-2017, 01:06 PM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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^^ This.

Places like Richmond, Roanoke, Harrisonburg and Charlottesville VA...Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, Greensboro-Winston Salem and Asheville in NC...Knoxville and Tri-Cities (Johnson City, Kingsport, Bristol) in TN and Fayetteville AR all have the four seasons equally distributed with milder winters and summers.
Pretty Good list.
OP, how much cold and snow are you looking for specifically? Do you want enough that kids can build a snowman or go sledding every weekend for a few months? Enough for skiing and snowmobiles? Cold enough that you can go ice fishing or skating on the rivers and ponds?
Or do you want just enough to get an occasional snow that looks pretty but is gone in a few days or hours, maybe you can have a snowball fight or two, and a day or two of sledding if you're lucky? That last one, that's what we get here in the tri-cities of TN. *We get bonus points for being within reasonable distance of a couple of ski resorts, lol. Temps rarely go over 90F or down into single digits.
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