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Old 12-01-2018, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Tennessee
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I'm a college senior living in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area and I'm about to begin the process of finding my first real-world job. As much as I love the city here, I deal with seasonal affective disorder and I hate how cloudy/rainy it is during the winter time (it doesn't help that Chattanooga is in the middle of the Appalachian temperate rainforest). I'm going to apply for jobs in different areas, but I want to find some starting places for this process.

What are some cities similar to Chattanooga (outdoors activities, scenery, cool-ish downtown), but has better weather year-round (sunnier, maybe even warmer) and a bigger population? I'm willing to look far away if needed.
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Old 12-01-2018, 02:51 PM
 
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Denver might be a worthwhile look if your potential new job has a salary that makes it feasible. While Denver is obviously chillier in the winter, it has over 300 sunny days per year which might offset that.
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Old 12-01-2018, 03:47 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Austin, TX
Charleston, SC
St. Petersburg, FL
Orlando, FL
Tampa, FL
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Old 12-01-2018, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Austin, TX
Charleston, SC
St. Petersburg, FL
Orlando, FL
Tampa, FL
Wow, you took the words right out of my mouth!
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Old 12-02-2018, 08:46 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Wow, you took the words right out of my mouth!
Honey, nobody does that to you!
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Old 12-02-2018, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Honey, nobody does that to you!
LOL Nobody puts Baby in the corner.

You did, though!
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Old 12-02-2018, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Greenville SC

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Old 12-02-2018, 04:52 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I gotta say, CV, that is always your answer, but it's always a good one.
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Old 12-02-2018, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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I think it is a better answer than cities at the beach.

Nooga is commonly compared to Greenville.
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Old 12-03-2018, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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I think both Chattanooga and Greenville are attractive cities, but their climates are not that different. Both have plenty of cloudy, damp, chilly conditions in the winter. Greenville tends to get a little less impacted by winter cold snaps coming from the northwest, but on the other hand is susceptible to "wedges" of cold air that spread down the east side of the Appalachians. These patterns tend to involve gray skies and low temperatures in the I-85 Piedmont corridor, even when it is sunny and much warmer west of the mountains - like in Chattanooga. Low elevation coastal areas, such as Charleston, would be a better choice for featuring a different climate that is less likely to trigger SAD symptoms.
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