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Old 06-21-2008, 03:20 PM
 
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You might consider Fairbanks Alaska. Summers in the Great Interior are delightful. Typically 60's, 70's and some 80's. Wonderful scenery too.
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Old 06-21-2008, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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I'd recommend the Puget Sound area in Washington based on climate. It averages less than 76 in the hottest month, but doesn't get too cold. Lots of grey days though. Portland probably wouldn't be a good choice as it does get up to the 90s for a few weeks in the summer. Also, Portland economy isn't too great. Not sure what it's like in Seattle-Tacoma area? Perhaps someone else could advise?
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Old 06-22-2008, 05:44 PM
 
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I would really look into Duluth. It rarely goes very far into the 80s; the "air conditioned city". A city of about 88,000, but it has alot of historical value and hence feels bigger. It is surrounded by stunning nature (Pine forests, the cliffs of Lake Superior, Goosebury Falls). Very inexpensive. You could get a century-old mansion in Duluth for the price of an average Bay Area house. There is alot to do in the City. It is liberal and progressive. A couple universities. Finding a job is hard, but not impossible.
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Old 06-22-2008, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Burkina Faso
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Columbus, OH will fit your bill, though I'm not sure how cold you want it. The economy is essentially recession proof in Columbus, and very diversified. Incomes there are strong, and the cost of living very low.
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