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Old 04-11-2008, 02:21 PM
 
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I am looking for a new place to move to...I grew up in Palm Springs, CA and 9 months ago I made a life changing move to Southern IL for personal reasons. Once my lease is up I am high tailing it out of here.

I am single, 26 with no kids. I would like to live in a place with decent weather...I did not enjoy the snow, ice, flooding, tornado warnings I have experienced in the last 8 months, nor do I want to go back to the desert.

I also want to live in a place with a decent sized young population, preferrably young professionals in a place where you can buy a house without paying a ridiculous amount of money (so that pretty much rules out going back to CA).

Any ideas???

Thanks for reading!
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Old 04-11-2008, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Well, the cheaper areas of the country (ie OK, TN, NC, GA, etc) all have the same weather problems that southern IL does. Id recommend someplace like Alamogordo, NM, but you dont want the desert. Places that have lower natural disaster issues are either in the desert, or too un-affordable for most (ie San Diego, Seattle, etc). There are many suburbs in PHX that might suit you, but then again theres the whole desert thing. What about someplace in the middle? Maybe Amarillo, TX? Its not totally desert, but not swampy either. They deal with occasional tornado warnings and a handful of winter storms, but the snow doesnt stick around long.
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Old 04-11-2008, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Austin, Texas sounds good for you.
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Old 04-11-2008, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Austin, Texas like Montlair said and Portland, Oregon could work also.
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Old 04-11-2008, 04:50 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Austin,San Antonio,Corpus Christi,Houston,Dallas all have descent weather and cheap housing but the property taxes are high, and you might run into a hurricane in Houston or Corpus Christi.

What about....
Savannah,Georgia
Huntsville, Alabama
Columbia,South Carolina
Raleigh,North Carolina
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Old 04-15-2008, 12:37 PM
 
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Austin is an option...I've always wondered what the Carolinas were like? Is there much of a difference between North & South Carolina?
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