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Old 12-17-2018, 06:28 AM
 
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I appreciate all of the responses so far. North Carolina is feeling like a fit as we look through the options
I would also encourage a look at Greensboro-Winston Salem if that's the case. It's the most overlooked metro area in the country in my opinion given what it offers, where it's located, the climate/topography and a cost of living well under the national average. While considered "blue" it's moderate and more what would be considered centrist overall.
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Old 12-17-2018, 06:49 AM
 
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I appreciate all of the responses so far. North Carolina is feeling like a fit as we look through the options
From Los Angeles here and live in Charlotte now. Very happy with our move and the friends we have made. The city is in a big growth spurt still and the change is exciting to be a part of. PM me if you have questions.
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Old 12-17-2018, 08:19 AM
 
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I appreciate all of the responses so far. North Carolina is feeling like a fit as we look through the options
Depends where in NC though. Charlotte and Raleigh/Durham can be pretty liberal, or at least left-leaning.
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Old 12-18-2018, 05:36 AM
 
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Look into towns and small cities outside of Lexington KY. Cost of living is low and nice houses are very affordable compared to CA, people are overall conservative, most towns have a low crime rate compared to TN, and the climate is almost the same as E Tenn and N Carolina. There are universities, major hospitals, international airport and great restaurants close by yet there are wide open green spaces with farms and horse ranches. The mountains of eastern KY are also an easy drive away.
This area is beautiful, very green, rolling hills, well maintained clean highways. Downtown areas are lovely, historical and very walkable.

http://www.pariskytourism.com/
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https://www.danvillekentucky.com/

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Old 12-30-2018, 01:39 PM
 
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Default Summerville, South Carolina

My hubs conservative best friend just bought a house for his wife and 3 boys. They moved across country to Summerville, S.C. and so far they're enjoying it. The only thing he's really had any struggle with is the rain because there is a lot of rain there, he's a cable tech. We are all central coast Californian's born and raised.
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Old 12-30-2018, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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This is what the OP wants:


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Old 12-30-2018, 07:10 PM
 
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Grand Rapids
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Old 12-30-2018, 07:26 PM
 
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Depends where in NC though. Charlotte and Raleigh/Durham can be pretty liberal, or at least left-leaning.
Well you got the suburbs. And honestly a North Carolina Democrat is basically a California Republican.
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Old 12-31-2018, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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The Phoenix area is a good option for Californians wanting something more conservative. Sky Harbor airport offers nonstop flights back to every major California airport which would make returning to Northern California easy. The air quality is not the best, but it does have no natural disasters.
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:48 AM
 
Location: WI/MN resident
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I have a couple of recommendations:

Duluth, MN area
Madison, WI area
Grand Rapids, MI area

Although Duluth is very liberal, outside of Duluth is a great choice. Far more nature driven and in the presence of Lake Superior.

I think somewhere outside of Madison, WI would suit you well as well. Madison itself is fairly liberal, but once outside of the city's sphere of influence, you will find rural communities that share a conservative view.

Outside of Grand Rapid, MI is a good choice too.

None of the recommendations are particularly sunny, but fulfill your other requirements very well.
Madison is actually more liberal than Duluth, and is equally liberal (if not, more) as Minneapolis. Also, the suburbs and rural communities surrounding Madison (and in SW Wisconsin) are actually some of the bluest communities in the Midwest. They don't call Madison the "Berkeley of the Midwest" without reason.
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