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Old 03-03-2018, 02:29 PM
 
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Although winters are rough and summers can be hot, maybe consider the Dakotas. They're moderately conservative and have good down to earth people in both locations. But definitely not mild winters. Other Upper Midwestern locations have the same quality of people. But not a mild climate. Food for thought anyway.
My husband lived in North Dakota when he was a child and has some fond memories. I guess we never considered it because of the weather but definitely worth looking into it again. Thanks!
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Old 03-16-2018, 05:26 AM
 
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Only because you mentioned Boston, but Saratoga Springs NY came to mind given the criteria. It fits just about everything except for weather.
Another thing to possibly consider with Saratoga Springs is that about 19% of the city’s population identifies as being of Italian descent.
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Old 03-16-2018, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Old 03-17-2018, 05:54 AM
 
Location: North of Birmingham, AL
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I wouldn't exclude Cary, NC because of bugs and snakes. It's not going to be any worse than Houston. We lived in that area for a couple of years (1994-1996), and I never saw a snake. Bugs and spiders are pretty much everywhere.

Cary is a very manicured, suburban area. The Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area as a whole is very nice with a good mix of people. We really liked it there and probably would have stayed if not so far away from our families. The location is fantastic and just a short drive to the mountains, really nice NC beaches, and DC.
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Old 03-18-2018, 10:38 PM
 
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I wouldn't exclude Cary, NC because of bugs and snakes. It's not going to be any worse than Houston. We lived in that area for a couple of years (1994-1996), and I never saw a snake. Bugs and spiders are pretty much everywhere.

Cary is a very manicured, suburban area. The Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area as a whole is very nice with a good mix of people. We really liked it there and probably would have stayed if not so far away from our families. The location is fantastic and just a short drive to the mountains, really nice NC beaches, and DC.

Thank you! we will be visiting Raleigh/The Triangle soon. Right now, the finalists are actually Cary, NC and Franklyn, TN.

And you are right about bugs in Houston... last week, my neighbors found some Coral snake (highly poisonous) on a path we always walk on and yesterday we found a Lone Star tick crawling on my husband's leg! I panicked because it's a dangerous one, still haven't recovered completely! I don't know if I'll ever find a place for me in the States!
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Old 03-19-2018, 08:45 AM
 
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Please, take it from a well-traveled, level-headed, mature and genuine guy: Do not consider North Dakota. This state is a special kind of Purgatory.


Rapid City, SD on the other hand, is several shades more colorful, people are.friendlier, and the Black Hills are truly anomalous topographical fascinations.


Sioux Falls. I do not recommend this town. It's...forgettable.

Thank you for the feedback! I don't see ourselves there. I hope you get to move to a place you love soon! Life is too short...

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Old 03-19-2018, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Mars City
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Sounds like your list is being refined and improved daily. Good luck to you BreatheJoy, and please keep us updated.
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