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Old 04-09-2009, 07:23 AM
 
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Thanks for all these suggestions! Do any of you live in these suggested areas yourselves?
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Old 04-09-2009, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Yep.
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Old 12-27-2009, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Limestone, Maine
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My wife and I are currently in Minneapolis, and have grown weary of long, cold winters. I grew up in Alaska... I've done my time in the snow!

We both want to move some place with lots of nice weather.

Here are the kickers:
1) Wife won't go to the NW - "too cloudy."
2) The south is probably much to humid for our tastes.
3) Most family is scattered west of the Mississippi.
4) We are both professionals and need a moderately to large sized city to find work.
5) The less traffic, the better. The less expensive, the better.

Any direction you could point us would be great!
Colorado Springs, CO
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Phoenix, AZ
Albuquerque, NM
Fresno, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Tucson, AZ
El Paso, TX

All of these cities seem to be what you're looking for. If you don't like the humidity, anywhere in the South (except Asheville and other mountain towns) is out. The South is brutally humid. The California coast is what you're looking for, but way too expensive and too much traffic. Fresno gets you close enough to visit, but a much cheaper and less congested living space.
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:17 PM
 
Location: St Louis
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I recommend St Louis.

Winter isnt neatly as long and harsh and has all 4 seasons, autumn and spring being the best. Same size and Minneapolis. Large diverse economy. West of the Mississippi.

It fits your criteria and there is a ton to do here. Sports, museums, theater, outdoor activities, diversity, etc.
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