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Old 10-12-2018, 02:53 PM
 
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I've lived in So Cal all of my life and don't want to anymore. Why? Housing costs, traffic, materialism, and the general sense of closing upward mobility.


I MUST live somewhere that has mild winters... as in nights over freezing temps, extremely rare to see snow, and basically a life that is unaffected by winter.


I also WANT to live somewhere that is in between urban and suburban, like a dense sprawl. A diverse economy, academic institutions, medical resources, some things to do. I don't need the greatest museums or sports options... If it's there, great, if not, great. Some scenery would be good. Too hot over too cold.


MUST be the sort of place that never requires leaving to find what you need... relatively speaking. I will further complicate this by eliminating Texas.


Thank you for your help.
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Old 10-12-2018, 03:35 PM
 
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Atlanta has your name written all over it.
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Old 10-12-2018, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Bishkek
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Medium size city somewhere in the south.
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Old 10-12-2018, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Tampa
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Tri-Cities, WA. It feels more like California than anywhere else in the Pacific Northwest. Dry desert climate, relatively low real estate prices, sunshine most of the year, little snow (most years!), and except for a short winter, a mild to hot climate from March to October, with no humidity. Growing economy, construction everywhere. No state income tax. Good family area, emphasis on new schools. Relatively close (3 hrs) to Seattle and Portland. Regional medical center. Some nearby low mountains, some nearby high mountains. Has just about everything a major city has except for major league sports and great cultural attractions. Columbia River is a beautiful recreational attribute.

Tri Cities Washington - Visit TriCities WA - Kennewick - Pasco - Richland - West Richland
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:44 PM
 
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I've lived in So Cal all of my life and don't want to anymore. Why? Housing costs, traffic, materialism, and the general sense of closing upward mobility.


I MUST live somewhere that has mild winters... as in nights over freezing temps, extremely rare to see snow, and basically a life that is unaffected by winter.


I also WANT to live somewhere that is in between urban and suburban, like a dense sprawl. A diverse economy, academic institutions, medical resources, some things to do. I don't need the greatest museums or sports options... If it's there, great, if not, great. Some scenery would be good. Too hot over too cold.


MUST be the sort of place that never requires leaving to find what you need... relatively speaking. I will further complicate this by eliminating Texas.


Thank you for your help.
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Atlanta has your name written all over it.
I agree regarding Atlanta however it has a decent number of sub 30 degree lows annually, but not to the point of wondering when it will stop.
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Phoenix.
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:44 AM
 
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Great input so far
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:11 AM
 
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Atlanta, Charlotte, Tampa
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Old 10-16-2018, 01:01 PM
 
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Try other sunbelt towns.

For me it would be either the southeast or Texas.

A good economy with great schools are in Austin, Atlanta, Nashville, or Raleigh IMO. Charlotte seems to be a great city but the best universities (if that matters to you) are in Raleigh NC. If you really don't like Texas, you can eliminate it. But I would give Austin a serious chance.
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