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Old 10-23-2017, 10:16 PM
 
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Low to no humidity summers . Four seasons . mountains and forests within an hour of downtown


Here's the kicker don't say Denver , PNw as I can't afford the area .


I would love to move to the middle of the country and live where it's more peaceful and more country and cheap but living in upstate New York I don't think I could say goodbye to these mountains full time
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Old 10-23-2017, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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My best guesses would be Salt Lake City, Reno, Boise, Spokane, Bend, OR, Kennewick/ Richland/ Pasco (Tri-Cities), Coeur d’Alene... On the East Coast, the only areas I can think of would be Burlington, Montpelier, or Concord.
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Old 10-23-2017, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Rapid City, Boise, Salt Lake City, Laramie, and Cheyenne (for starters).
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Old 10-23-2017, 10:43 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Low to no humidity summers . Four seasons . mountains and forests within an hour of downtown


Here's the kicker don't say Denver , PNw as I can't afford the area .


I would love to move to the middle of the country and live where it's more peaceful and more country and cheap but living in upstate New York I don't think I could say goodbye to these mountains full time
Albuquerque
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Old 10-24-2017, 11:14 AM
 
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If it can be a smaller town: Boone, NC -- it may be in the South, but its climate is what you describe. Summers are very similar to Seattle's because of Boone's elevation and mountainous topography. It is somewhat expensive for a small town (but nowhere near Seattle or Denver) due to lots of wealthy 'snowbirds' from the Northeast who spend Summers there.
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Old 10-24-2017, 12:30 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Albuquerque
My first thought as well .
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Old 10-24-2017, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Obviously it can be met in multiple locations along with dozens of places that haven't been listed yet. Are there additional requirements to define the list beyond four seasons, mountains and forests within an hour of downtown? Jobs, education, activities, health concerns, hobbies, etc.
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Old 10-24-2017, 05:02 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Medford, OR might also work.
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Old 10-24-2017, 05:41 PM
 
Location: I is where I is
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It depends on your definition of 4 seasons, but Sedona, AZ area could work for you.

It has mountains & rock formations. The weather is pleasant (except a couple hot months) year round and has a great range of temperatures as well. It’s a nice area overall, and is definitely on the “peaceful” side of things.
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Old 10-24-2017, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Low to no humidity summers . Four seasons . mountains and forests within an hour of downtown


Here's the kicker don't say Denver , PNw as I can't afford the area .


I would love to move to the middle of the country and live where it's more peaceful and more country and cheap but living in upstate New York I don't think I could say goodbye to these mountains full time
There are areas in the PNW that are more affordable than the Seattle metro. In Washington, looking north, Marysville and Arlington are possible locations. To the south, check Puyallup, Lakewood, Olympia, Centralia/Chehalis, Longview/Kelso. The areas east of the Cascades are also affordable but in a somewhat different climate zone with hotter summers and colder winters. Wenatchee, Yakima, Tri-Cities.
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