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Old 07-03-2008, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Good morning! I love the states I've been to on the east coast (which are only Massachusetts and New Hampshire) and would very much like to move there. I just wasn't sure about the weather and housing/economy. Can someone tell me the best state weather wise on the east coast (nothing below South Carolina)? I live in Michigan and have quite cold winters (below 30 for much of the time, and lasts from about October/November to March/April) and want something better! I'm very sick of it being so cold for 8 or 9 months out of the year. Any place offer warmth for more like 6 or 7 months?
Also, does anyone know anything about the housing markets on the east coast? I'd like to move relatively close to the ocean and was wondering what the cost of living around areas are? And which states have the best economies? Best landscapes? Thanks for all of your help!

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Old 07-03-2008, 09:52 AM
 
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Virginia has a fairly mild climate if you are near the coast. The western region of the state will be colder. Housing costs are quite high in the areas from DC down to Richmond and over to the Virginia Beach area. The western part of the state is less expensive.

Right now it seems as though the Bangor, Maine area has a pretty good economy as does Burlington, VT. But both will be far colder than you are looking for. Not sure about the current health of the economies of cities south of Philly.
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Old 07-03-2008, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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I'm very sick of it being so cold for 8 or 9 months out of the year.
Its not cold 9 months of the year in MI, unless you dont like temps below 80 degrees.
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Old 07-03-2008, 03:19 PM
 
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Ditto on Virginia. I moved there to go to college, for, among many reasons, the ability to be on the East Coast, but still get a mild version of all 4 seasons. I've lived in Charlottesville and Richmond, and I prefer the weather in Cville, but the cost of living/housing is much more reasonable in Richmond. It's also only about 90 mins from the ocean.
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