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Old 06-06-2008, 03:47 PM
 
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can you find a town like this:

pop.: 100,000 or less
Weather: warm weather little to no snow but some change in season
crime: medium to low
near lakes,river,trees outdoors
shopping and nightlife

Some places Im thinking of are flagstaff AZ, Southern Utah, Northern NM
Any suggestions ?
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Old 06-06-2008, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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can you find a town like this:

pop.: 100,000 or less
Weather: warm weather little to no snow but some change in season
crime: medium to low
near lakes,river,trees outdoors
shopping and nightlife

Some places Im thinking of are flagstaff AZ, Southern Utah, Northern NM
Any suggestions ?
Uhhh, Flagstaff, AZ and northern NM probably have some of the highest snowfall amounts in the entire country! Not to mention are generally very expensive to live in and have completely crappy nightlife. lol

Id look somewhere like Austin, TX, which is a bit larger than what you want, but has incredible nightlife, a slight change of seasons, little to no snow and has nearby outdoor activities. The downfall is the nasty summers...

Southern Utah is nice, Id recommend a place like St. George, but there arent many lakes, rivers and trees, and nightlife is laughable, at least from what I understand.
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Old 06-06-2008, 04:17 PM
 
Location: North Central Indiana
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Amarillo TX, Lake Meredith is to the north but im not sure about Nightlife.
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Old 06-06-2008, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Knoxville
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Having lived in northern New Mexico for 17 years, I can tell you that snow is a regular occurrence during the winter. Heck, if you check the New Mexico forum right now, you'll see a thread about snow falling near Santa Fe in the past week.
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Old 06-06-2008, 06:22 PM
 
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thanks so much for the suggestions im from minnesota and sick of the snow so im trying to figure out where to move based on that criteria
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Old 06-07-2008, 12:32 AM
 
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Athens, GA, if you think you'd like college towns. College towns do have a distinct character, which isn't for everyone, but Athens fits your description.

Southern Utah might be a possibility. I guess it partly depends on how much nightlife and city amenities you'd like in the smaller city you seek, as there's not a lot of population in that part of Utah. I've never been to St. George, Utah, but I hear it's nice. Not sure how much nightlife they have, though.

Denton, TX, if you can handle some serious hot weather to go along with those mild winters you seek, that and some severe thunderstorms every spring. Another college town, though, so again, you have to like college towns.
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Old 06-07-2008, 01:07 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Fort Collins, CO -probably a little more snow than you want though
Santa Fe, NM- might have higher population and crime though
Saint George, UT- perfect
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Old 06-07-2008, 07:58 AM
 
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Bloomington Indiana
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Old 06-07-2008, 08:03 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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In the south:

Aiken, SC
Georgetown, SC
Roanoke, VA
Williamsburg, VA
Oxford, MS
Athens, GA
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Old 06-17-2008, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee, WI
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Hot Springs, AR
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