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Old 06-29-2008, 07:01 AM
 
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Where I live in California it's extremely crowded, noisy, crime-filled, and expensive, not to mention hot (it was 96* in the SHADE the other day). In fact, I can't afford to live here anymore. Unless one makes a killing working for some big company, it's pretty much impossible to survive here (unless, of course, you don't mind being in debt). At heart I'm a country gal and think it's time to leave.
For what you described and of the places I have been, I would say some place in the upper South close to the Apps. Parts of western and central VA are beautiful. Western N Carolina too. Some parts around Central TN are nice as well but hotter. You will get more heat/humidity by moving there but with that comes some $$ savings and good year round recreation opportunities.
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:11 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Maybe the Ozarks or Southern Appalachia would be your best bet.
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Old 06-29-2008, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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Maybe the Ozarks or Southern Appalachia would be your best bet.
Bingo! That is really two very good choices. The op doesn't really want humidity in summer. Well there is towns in western NC that are elevation of 3000+ feet making it very comfortable in the summer. I'd check out Virgina, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Arkansas, Missouri.
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Old 06-29-2008, 01:48 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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The thing I will caution against the Ozarks is that they get significantly more snow and ice than Southern Appalachia since most of the Ozarks are geographically in the Midwest. However, Western North Carolina is relatively snow-free and it's very cool in the summer, much cooler than the Ozarks due to its higher level of elevation. Just something to keep in mind.
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Old 06-29-2008, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I suggest the mountains of NC, specifically around Asheville, NC, only 11 inches of snow a year, generally humble, nice folk, BEAUTIFUL scenery, all-around good place
You're kidding, right? Asheville...humble?
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:28 PM
 
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Colorado Springs actually gets a relatively low amount of snowfall as it's sheltered from the west by Pikes Peak and to the north by Monument Pass
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