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Old 01-22-2009, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Carmel, California
Westbrook, Connecticut
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Old 01-22-2009, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
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I really like Cape Cod as a whole, although some of the towns have spoiled some of their beauty and charm by becoming WAY too focused on tourists. The coast of Maine, as others have said, is also very pretty, as are the coastal area of Rhode Island around Narragansett Bay. I have been to Mystic, CT, as well and enjoyed it.
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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What are those Connecticut towns like? Are taxes high like most Eastern states?
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:46 PM
 
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if you want warm and nice beach states that aren't too isolated, stick to:
florida
california
north carolina
alabama pan handle near florida

anything west of alabama/lousiana in the gulf region tends to be over industrialized and/or very isolated and disconnected.
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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Patriot maybe you should have read the entire thread and you can learn something about the country you claim to be so patriotic about.

Where I live - Rockport Texas there is NO industry none - and right north of town there is the Aransas National Wildlife Reserve. One can go pretty far north before any industry can be found.

We are not isolated either - my house which is 5 miles south of Rockport is 25 miles north of Corpus Christi - no traffic either. Thanks anyway was trying to find out more about CT
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I like Grand Haven, Michigan. Haven't been everywhere, but I like it better than places I've been in along the Atlantic and Gulf. I'm a little biased, though.




Isn't the middle picture South Haven?
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Rural Northern California
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I've always been partial to Avalon, CA, and Friday Harbor, WA. Both beautiful island towns on the Pacific Ocean. Avalon has a laid back Mediterranean feel, and Friday Harbor has a unique, sleepy/foggy feel.

Avalon:


Friday Harbor:


Morro Bay is also pretty amazing.
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:20 AM
 
Location: A Land Not So Far Away
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Matagorda, Texas.

www.matagordatexas.com
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:30 AM
 
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If you don't want to worry about hurricanes, places like Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle are nice. The only problem is the water is cold, especially the further north you go. SoCal's not as bad, but even they feel like Rhode Island at the warmest.

The South has warmer water, but obviously hurricanes. Maryland might be nice because the hurricanes aren't as bad and the winters aren't as cold as New England. Savannah, Georgia is good too because hurricanes bypass Savannah and hit the Carolinas instead. Places in Florida, South Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas are good; don't get me wrong. But be expecting hurricanes. It's a trade-off because you get the benefit of warmer water too.
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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The incidence of hurricane differs widely even among southern places. Galveston has less hurricanes than Florida but deep south tex much fewer than Galv. In my area we have what are called Barrier Islands. These islands make for shallow bays so there is no great water surge. My house was constructed well and is right on the water and its been through 3 hurricanes and the only damage was dropping a vase the day before while bringing it inside and some plants next to the water got too much salt and died.

I like hurricanes!
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