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Old 04-27-2009, 03:28 PM
 
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First off, "Hi!" to you who's reading this - I'm new here, as this is my first thread. I have sort of an unusual request...

Ideally I'm looking to move to a place that has:

- A low pollen count, and few mosquitoes? (I am very allergic to both pollen and mosquitoes. Whenever the weather starts getting warm my allergies go haywire. My mosquito bites grow to 10x normal size and itch like crazy to the point where they are unbearable.)

- Ideally, no bugs, or as few as possible. I really don't like bees, cockroaches, flies (horseflies and deerflies!) and ticks, but harmless bugs like dragonflies, ants, ladybugs, and some spiders I can deal with.

- Weather that is cool or cold, year-round? Over 80 degrees is extremely uncomfortable for me. I can't tolerate above 95 degrees. I get fatigued easily from the heat and sweat excessively .



* Does somewhere like Maine fit the bill, or are there too many bugs in Maine? (I've heard it has a bad bug problem).

* Also, I might be staying in Georgia for the summer. Could anyone who lives in Georgia give me an idea of what I'm in for with the pollen and the number of bugs?

Anything else I could live without, but it would be nice to live somewhere near a body of water. Also, this might be a stretch, but somewhere with a good job market would be perfect.

Does anywhere in the U.S. fit this criteria?

Thank you so much!
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:44 PM
 
Location: British Columbia.
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First off, "Hi!" to you who's reading this - I'm new here, as this is my first thread. I have sort of an unusual request...

Ideally I'm looking to move to a place that has:

- A low pollen count, and few mosquitoes? (I am very allergic to both pollen and mosquitoes. Whenever the weather starts getting warm my allergies go haywire. My mosquito bites grow to 10x normal size and itch like crazy to the point where they are unbearable.)

- Ideally, no bugs, or as few as possible. I really don't like bees, cockroaches, flies (horseflies and deerflies!) and ticks, but harmless bugs like dragonflies, ants, ladybugs, and some spiders I can deal with.

- Weather that is cool or cold, year-round? Over 80 degrees is extremely uncomfortable for me. I can't tolerate above 95 degrees. I get fatigued easily from the heat and sweat excessively .



* Does somewhere like Maine fit the bill, or are there too many bugs in Maine? (I've heard it has a bad bug problem).

* Also, I might be staying in Georgia for the summer. Could anyone who lives in Georgia give me an idea of what I'm in for with the pollen and the number of bugs?

Anything else I could live without, but it would be nice to live somewhere near a body of water. Also, this might be a stretch, but somewhere with a good job market would be perfect.

Does anywhere in the U.S. fit this criteria?

Thank you so much!
if your in the lower 48 id suggest you move to Seattle, very few bugs, and rarely gets hot in the summer.
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Sounds like you want some place in the high plains -- Wyoming, Montana, maybe Idaho. Highs reach the low 80s but it's dry so sweating isn't much of an issue.
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Jersey
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Vermont or New Hampshire, with New Hampshire being the preferable choice b/w the two.
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:06 PM
 
Location: NJ
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New York City/New Jersey!
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Jersey
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^I don't think he'll make it through a week. Truth be told, I don't want people moving here. In fact, I wouldn't mind if half the people in the state left. Maybe, just maybe then I'll be able to be able to afford to buy a damn house after I graduate from uni.
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Low pollen, no bugs, cold year round? Alaska.
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Low pollen, no bugs, cold year round? Alaska.
Yeah, as long as you don't mind swarms of no-see-ums so thick they block out the sun and mosquitos so fierce they carry you off into the woods to chew on you.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:25 PM
 
Location: SW Michigan
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I heard that the middle of the states was the worst for pollen.. OH Valley, St. Louis is all bad for pollen issues. I also heard Grand Rapids, MI was the best place to live with allergies since the winds from Lake Michigan keeps clean air coming into the city.. But I live an hr from there and my allergies are horrible may thru june... So...????
As far as low mosquitos.. you'll have to go to a low humidity area... They breed and are born in water so you have to get to a dry area... I've been to CO before.. there wasnt any there but they do have other bugs though... Maybe northern ID... I've been checking out that area myself too
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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Seems like you need to be away from water and 4 seasons... that's a hard one.
Someone said NJ which is out of the question.. The tree pollen now is crazy as we speak; mosquitoes aren't a problem in a lot of NJ though.
NY, probably South NY State if anything is the best place, (Binghamton Area) Good luck

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