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Old 04-27-2009, 11:24 AM
 
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Currently, me and my fiancee live in Wisconsin (fox valley area), and are looking to move sometime in the next few years. Here is the criteria for the place we are looking for... (not in any particular order)

1. Warm temperate climate (for example, average about 80's in the summer, 40's in the winter) preferably not TOO humid...
2. Lots of great places for outdoor activities (hiking, biking, parks etc)
3. At least one lake with a beach for swimming close by (w/in driving distance)
4. Decently low cost of living
5. Friendly people!
6. Interesting scenery (doesn't matter whether it is rocky, desert, forests etc)
7. Lots of sunny days
8. If it helps any, we are both in the medical profession (RN and NP)

We've done a little research so far, and California and Colorado are unfortunately out due to certain reasons...cost of living etc.
I know that nowhere is going to be PERFECT, but as long as we could have most of the things I've listed, we'd be happy!
So what states or cities do you think we would like? Any suggestions welcome!!
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Old 04-27-2009, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Boston
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RN and NPs? Well Houston does have the largest med area....good COL and the gulf isn't too far... but can you stand the heat?
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Old 04-27-2009, 11:29 AM
 
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Altoona, PA
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Old 04-27-2009, 11:39 AM
 
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RN and NPs? Well Houston does have the largest med area....good COL and the gulf isn't too far... but can you stand the heat?
RN and NP = Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner in case anyone doesn't know the abbreviations. However, jobs aren't a HUGE factor, I put that in just as a kinda FYI.

I'd probably take too hot over too cold (We're trying to move away from too cold, here! ) I was actually seriously considering Austin, Tx. It sounds like a cool place to live, and its right by Lake Travis...
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Old 04-27-2009, 11:57 AM
 
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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Austin might be a good fit, but the summers can be brutal. You might want to look into Lubbock also. It has the largest medical community between Dallas and Phoenix, and a new hospital is being built. It has a very low cost of living and the second-best housing market in the nation. There are several lakes within a short drive. The average summer high is 92 with low humidity and the average winter high is 52. There are 250+ days of sunshine a year. The only thing you might not like is the scenery. It is flat prairie, but just to the east are pretty canyonlands that look a lot like the stereotypical West. If you are interested and have any questions, just DM me.
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:26 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Austin might be a good fit, but the summers can be brutal. You might want to look into Lubbock also. It has the largest medical community between Dallas and Phoenix, and a new hospital is being built. It has a very low cost of living and the second-best housing market in the nation. There are several lakes within a short drive. The average summer high is 92 with low humidity and the average winter high is 52. There are 250+ days of sunshine a year. The only thing you might not like is the scenery. It is flat prairie, but just to the east are pretty canyonlands that look a lot like the stereotypical West. If you are interested and have any questions, just DM me.
I would say Austin would be a good pick. Your other suggestions are good too.
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:49 PM
 
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what is the scenery like in Austin?
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:56 PM
 
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what is the scenery like in Austin?
Green or brown (depending on the time of year) and hilly, with some lakes and rivers scattered about.
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Old 04-27-2009, 04:04 PM
 
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hmm okay, that sounds good What kind of plants and vegetation grow there (trees, shrubs, grasses, flowers, whatever ?
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