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Old 09-15-2019, 06:07 PM
 
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We live in Arizona with our young family and my husband runs his own financial business from home, so we can pretty much pack up and live anywhere in the country. We find every summer in Phoenix draining to say the least. We are looking for a state where we can set up home but these are our preferences:

1) No excessive heat
2) moderate snow
3) no tornadoes
4) no earthquakes
5) low or medium cost housing

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 09-15-2019, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Springfield and brookline MA
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Western Massachusetts maybe? Depends on your definition of moderate snow.
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Old 09-15-2019, 06:20 PM
 
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Western Massachusetts maybe? Depends on your definition of moderate snow.
This or maybe the Albany NY area nearby. Puts you 2 and a half hours or so north of NYC and the same west of Boston.
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Old 09-15-2019, 06:22 PM
 
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no tornadoes: AK and HI.
no earthquakes: FL.
no excessive heat: PNW.
moderate snow: AR.
low/medium cost housing: WY.
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Old 09-15-2019, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I would say either southern Michigan or Ohio. I will note that both have tornadoes, but they aren't in Tornado Alley so they don't have nearly as many and the ones they have aren't the monsters they get in Tornado Alley. They get some hot days but not what I would think of as excessive, especially compared to the southern tier of states.
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Old 09-15-2019, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Maine
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Old 09-15-2019, 10:34 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Go one state east. Northern New Mexico fits your criteria generally, depending on what "moderate snow" means.
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Old 09-16-2019, 05:43 AM
 
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Asheville NC would be a great fit and being self-employed overcomes the single biggest hurdle to those wanting to live there. It nails each of your criteria and with 4 bedroom home prices fairly well available under 400K (350K-375K) in desirable neighborhoods (check out Biltmore Forest/South Asheville or North Asheville). The Asheville City School District is among the Top 5 in NC as well. https://www.exploreasheville.com/?ut...xoCoGEQAvD_BwE
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Old 09-16-2019, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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Don't blame you, I could never live in Phoenix!

Another possibility would be Indy or Cincinnati. For Indy, I'd look at the suburbs of Carmel or Zionsville.

Or I'll even go out on a ledge and suggest some of the Chicago suburbs. Take a look at Naperville, IL for example.
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Old 09-16-2019, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Many parts of the I-85 Corridor through VA-NC-SC-GA-AL would fit the bill
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