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Old 05-08-2009, 02:27 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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I think you already lived there... NorCal and Oregon...
Denver you might like... the snow is mostly in the mountains and it doesn't get near as cold as say, Wisconsin...and tons of sun and outdoors.
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:58 AM
 
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Some areas of Colorado and Utah offer what you are looking for. Forget California as it is a high tax state.
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Old 05-08-2009, 07:00 AM
 
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I would be curious to know why you dont like Ashland in Southern Oregon. That seems to fit your criteria, unless its rainy more then I suspect. We considered moving there.
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Old 05-08-2009, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Franklin, NC
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Default Ashland vs elsewhere

Thanks to everyone for your ideas and suggestions. The reason I want to leave Ashland is mainly because there are 3-4 months in the winter that it's gloomy, cold and damp, and 2 months in the summer months, July and August where it is quite hot, as in 95-100 even though it is not humid.
Other than that, Ashland does have a lot to offer if you are not seeking employment, and have a hefty bank account. It is over run with Californians and real estate is over-priced for what you get, as in a small fixer-upper for $400K...I would rather find a place that has good weather for either the winter months or the summer months, and not have to leave twice a year.

I am planning a trip around the USA this summer to find the place(s) that will meet most of my needs...I am currently visiting my daughter in the Albany, NY area, and I am dreading the black flies, the humidity, the poison ivy, and am already missing the west coast...
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Old 05-08-2009, 04:20 PM
 
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Thanks to everyone for your ideas and suggestions. The reason I want to leave Ashland is mainly because there are 3-4 months in the winter that it's gloomy, cold and damp, and 2 months in the summer months, July and August where it is quite hot, as in 95-100 even though it is not humid.
Other than that, Ashland does have a lot to offer if you are not seeking employment, and have a hefty bank account. It is over run with Californians and real estate is over-priced for what you get, as in a small fixer-upper for $400K...I would rather find a place that has good weather for either the winter months or the summer months, and not have to leave twice a year.

I am planning a trip around the USA this summer to find the place(s) that will meet most of my needs...I am currently visiting my daughter in the Albany, NY area, and I am dreading the black flies, the humidity, the poison ivy, and am already missing the west coast...
Where in Albany do you get all of that? That sounds more like the Adirondacks in the middle of the summer.
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:24 PM
 
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I wish you a very safe an exciting trip. Keep in touch and let us know what you find in terms of your new location.........

Napa I hear is REALLY nice.....yr round but yes it is cali
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