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Old 04-05-2009, 10:20 PM
 
Location: NEPA
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I live in central PA and want to move somewhere a lot warmer. Winters above 40 F would be great. I don't tolerate the cold very well, physically or mentally. Rain and storms are awesome but I need a decent amount of sunny days.

*Thought about Cali, but can't transition to that COL right now.
*Thought about the south, but can't handle the bugs (Lame, I know, but I can barely look at pictures of them. It's that traumatic.)
*Thought about AZ/NM, but dry air really destroys my skin/hair/nasal passages. (And don't they have bugs, there, too?)

This might sound awfully picky, but to be honest I don't have many other preferences when it comes to where I live. I'm flexible.

A small/medium town within 30 min of a big city would be ideal.
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Old 04-05-2009, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I live in central PA and want to move somewhere a lot warmer. Winters above 40 F would be great. I don't tolerate the cold very well, physically or mentally. Rain and storms are awesome but I need a decent amount of sunny days.

*Thought about Cali, but can't transition to that COL right now.
*Thought about the south, but can't handle the bugs (Lame, I know, but I can barely look at pictures of them. It's that traumatic.)
*Thought about AZ/NM, but dry air really destroys my skin/hair/nasal passages. (And don't they have bugs, there, too?)

This might sound awfully picky, but to be honest I don't have many other preferences when it comes to where I live. I'm flexible.

A small/medium town within 30 min of a big city would be ideal.
Try Virginia maybe???
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Old 04-06-2009, 05:52 AM
 
Location: 602/520
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I live in central PA and want to move somewhere a lot warmer. Winters above 40 F would be great. I don't tolerate the cold very well, physically or mentally. Rain and storms are awesome but I need a decent amount of sunny days.

*Thought about Cali, but can't transition to that COL right now.
*Thought about the south, but can't handle the bugs (Lame, I know, but I can barely look at pictures of them. It's that traumatic.)
*Thought about AZ/NM, but dry air really destroys my skin/hair/nasal passages. (And don't they have bugs, there, too?)

This might sound awfully picky, but to be honest I don't have many other preferences when it comes to where I live. I'm flexible.

A small/medium town within 30 min of a big city would be ideal.
I think you're out of luck, as you have cut out every warm area in the country. You're either going to have dry heat or you're going to have humidity/bugs.
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:24 AM
 
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A place like Missouri or Southern Illinois wouldn't be bad. It won't be perfect for you but it doesn't get as cold as it does in Pennsylvania. The bugs aren't bad and for the most part the winters are pretty mild. My opinion of course.
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:12 AM
 
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Exactly Miamiman. There are always so many people on this forum that want something that is unreasonable. They want a beach on the Atlantic, but want no chance of a Hurricane, or they want great museums and theaters but don't want a large city, or they want to live somewhere they can ski, but don't want to live near the mountains.........................

Bugs exist almost everywhere. If you want it warm, then you got to trade off a few things. No place is utopia. I noticed there were not many bugs in Denver, but they have dry heat. Their air is pretty dry, but you can always get a humidifier. You might like Denver. If your name derives from what I think it does, they have a lot of things you will be grateful for out there. Just by a humidifier and deal with a dry nose and skin. It may be better than these suicidal depressing grey Pennsylvania days.
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:16 PM
 
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Round Rock, Texas (a suburb of Austin)

Austin is in the transition zone between humid and dry
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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If 200K is big enough for you, look into Lubbock, Texas. Its average high in winter is 52. It is dry enough to have less bugs, bearable summers, and 250 days of sunshine a year, but wet enough to keep things green in town. The COL is one of the lowest in the nation. DM me if you're interested and have any questions.
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:56 PM
 
Location: NEPA
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I'm not looking for utopia or anything close to it. I've seen far worse threads.

Thank you to those who offered info!
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:58 PM
 
Location: NEPA
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Bugs exist almost everywhere. If you want it warm, then you got to trade off a few things. No place is utopia. I noticed there were not many bugs in Denver, but they have dry heat. Their air is pretty dry, but you can always get a humidifier. You might like Denver. If your name derives from what I think it does, they have a lot of things you will be grateful for out there. Just by a humidifier and deal with a dry nose and skin. It may be better than these suicidal depressing grey Pennsylvania days.
Hey, I used to live in Pittsburgh, too! How cloudy
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I live in central PA and want to move somewhere a lot warmer. Winters above 40 F would be great. I don't tolerate the cold very well, physically or mentally. Rain and storms are awesome but I need a decent amount of sunny days.

*Thought about Cali, but can't transition to that COL right now.
*Thought about the south, but can't handle the bugs (Lame, I know, but I can barely look at pictures of them. It's that traumatic.)
*Thought about AZ/NM, but dry air really destroys my skin/hair/nasal passages. (And don't they have bugs, there, too?)

This might sound awfully picky, but to be honest I don't have many other preferences when it comes to where I live. I'm flexible.

A small/medium town within 30 min of a big city would be ideal.
Don't pick Tennessee. We're so green-looking because we get a decent amount of rain.
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