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Old 04-07-2009, 11:04 AM
 
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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!
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Old 04-07-2009, 02:19 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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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.
Um... Mars, maybe? I mean gee. Cheap, no traffic, no clouds, no heat or humidity, no snow.... that just about leaves air and some trees. Your wife does like trees I hope. LOL

Try...

Asheville, NC.
Boise, ID
Charlotte NC suburbs

Sorry, short of Xanadu, none of the above fit ALL the criteria, but some.
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Old 04-07-2009, 02:22 PM
 
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Asheville, NC is out because its the south according to them.

Try Austin, TX, maybe San Antonio or El Paso. El Paso is statistically a very safe city btw despite what's going on across the border. All these cities have great winter weather

You could try Santa Fe (great town) Albuquerque or maybe Phoenix.

I know, I'm a troll for the southwest

All these places have great winter weather (dry, sunny, warm) and can be hot in summer but usually dry except monsoon season in Phoenix.
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Old 04-07-2009, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes +
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Um... Mars, maybe? I mean gee. Cheap, no traffic, no clouds, no heat or humidity, no snow.... that just about leaves air and some trees. Your wife does like trees I hope. LOL

Try...

Asheville, NC.
Boise, ID
Charlotte NC suburbs

Sorry, short of Xanadu, none of the above fit ALL the criteria, but some.
I was thinking that, too. We're all looking for utopia.
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Old 04-07-2009, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Central Austin
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Look into Lubbock, Texas. It has 250+ days of sunshine, not humid like the South, but not bone dry and scorching like the Southwest. It has a good demand for professionals because it is the regional hub for West Texas. It's cost of living is 20% below the national average, and it only takes 15 minutes to drive across town in rush hour. I don't know about the family situation, but Lubbock High School is one of the best schools you could ask for. It is a great city with great people. DM me if you're interested.
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Old 04-07-2009, 08:17 PM
 
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Look into Lubbock, Texas. It has 250+ days of sunshine, not humid like the South, but not bone dry and scorching like the Southwest. It has a good demand for professionals because it is the regional hub for West Texas. It's cost of living is 20% below the national average, and it only takes 15 minutes to drive across town in rush hour. I don't know about the family situation, but Lubbock High School is one of the best schools you could ask for. It is a great city with great people. DM me if you're interested.
Isn't lubbock uber conservative though? Do they tolerate liberals there?
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Old 04-07-2009, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Central Austin
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Isn't lubbock uber conservative though? Do they tolerate liberals there?
Yeah, it is pretty conservative, but it's a Libertarian kind of conservative. Very much a "live and let live" type of attitude. It has a large university, so there are quite a few liberal mindsets also. I don't recall that being one of the requirements mentioned though. You say that as if it automatically means it's a bad place. There are quite a few people that have moved here from California and other blue states who are liberal, and they love it here.
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Old 04-07-2009, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Omaha would work for you too.
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Old 04-07-2009, 09:12 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Boise, ID; Provo, UT; Boulder, CO; Albuquerque, NM
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Old 04-08-2009, 07:58 AM
 
Location: West Seattle, WA
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Asheville, NC is out because its the south according to them.

Try Austin, TX, maybe San Antonio or El Paso. El Paso is statistically a very safe city btw despite what's going on across the border. All these cities have great winter weather

You could try Santa Fe (great town) Albuquerque or maybe Phoenix.

I know, I'm a troll for the southwest

All these places have great winter weather (dry, sunny, warm) and can be hot in summer but usually dry except monsoon season in Phoenix.
Yes, but it's the mountain South and has a much more temperate climate than the coastal plain. Some other towns in the South that, because of their location in the mountains or the Piedmont would afford them a milder climate, and give them a progressive community with good schools:

Huntsville, AL
Raleigh-Durham, NC
Chattanooga, TN
Greenville, SC
Charlotte, NC
Roanoke, VA
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