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Old 07-13-2008, 10:38 AM
 
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Beach, snow and Victorians? Southern Maine coastal towns. Pricey but certainly not as much as NJ, NY or CA. Southern Maine, along the coast, gets a lot less snow than further inland or up north.
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Old 07-13-2008, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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You want beach AND snow? The Sacramento area in North CA and Inland Empire in South CA are both about an hour west to the beach and an hour east to snowy mountains in winter. No Victorian homes though. For that, you'd have to go to San Francisco.

There are Victorian homes in Sacramento. Mostly in the Downtown/Midtown area's and parts of East Sac.
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Old 07-13-2008, 01:30 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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I think you need to "Hit the road" so to speak, go out there and explore. You will eventually find a person, place or thing that calls to you or you will make some type of connection and you will know when you have found your home. Once you know you are where you want to be try to buy a home rather than renting. The sooner you start "owning your own home" the better off you'll be when you get to be my age.
Good luck.
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Old 07-13-2008, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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It sounds like you might like Colorado or a mountain/west state. The thing is, some areas of the mountains get a lot of snow and others hardly get any so knowing just where to go is key. Do you prefer big cities? Small ones? A sense of community? Isolation? Convenience? A commute? What do you do? Is snow tolerable for you?

Just need to know more!
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Hello there.... is there anybody in there?.... echo.... echoo.... no response about 24 hours and 14 replies....

I just thought of another idea for you-- Reno, Nevada. It's basically the high desert with four seasons but lots of sun, tons of skiing and snowboarding nearby, about four hours from the ocean.
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Old 07-13-2008, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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It sounds to me like you may like North Carolina or Atlanta. Good weather and still close to your family and best friend.

Finding a job might be the deciding factor as some places are lacking a lot of employment. If money is not a concern than So. Calif. would be a good fit, although you won't get any change of season, and no snow unless you are in the mountains. You could probably narrow your search by prioritizing what is the most important to you, is it the weather, the economy, safety, night life? Get out a map and cross off each state according to your likes and dislikes. The whole Northwest can be crossed off due to rain I can tell you that. Go from there and then research the ones that are left.
Good luck!
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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Beach and snow simultaneously:
Hawaii and in the winter a touch of snow in the mountains 40 minutes East of San Diego. Hope you have the money.......
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Id also think the SW would be a good fit. There are a few areas of the SW that are pretty much snow-free, but theyre also nowhere near a beach or old victorian homes. There are less bugs, too, in general, but more dangerous critters.
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Old 07-14-2008, 01:43 PM
 
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I'll second (third?) Denver. It isn't by the beach, but it has what you want.

Also, there are 4 seasons, but LOTS of sunshine.
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Old 07-14-2008, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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I honestly don't know, but wow. you are a brave soul and I wish all the best for you!!!
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