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Old 08-05-2009, 04:38 AM
 
Location: Sanford, FL
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Or a second thought.....Knoxville,TN.
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:47 AM
 
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Thanks for your thoughts guys, but just because I ask a seemingly dumb question, that doesn't mean I AM dumb. I'm just ignorant, and geography was never my best subject anyway.
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Try Oberlin, Ohio.
What? Oberlin is a small college town surrounded by farm land, and it gets cold there.
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:07 AM
 
Location: US
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Thanks for your thoughts guys, but just because I ask a seemingly dumb question, that doesn't mean I AM dumb. I'm just ignorant, and geography was never my best subject anyway.
Its not a matter of geography it is more agricultural or whatever fancy term there is for tree science. You are wanting access to a lush forest, but with little rainfall. That is going to be hard to find on this planet unless you don't mind an hour or more drive to said forest then someone might be able to offer a suggestion.

I personally just settle with the rain and humidity.
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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If Redwood forests would suffice then consider Northwest California. Eureka would probably be the largest place but it's still more of a "big town".
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Old 08-05-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Boise
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Id have to second Boise, not because of bias, but believe it or not it actually fits that tall order, except it does get cold, but no unbearably so. Boise sits in a desert valley so it is dry, but is only a 30 minute (18 mile) drive to the mountains. As some one mentioned before it is called the City of Trees.
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Old 08-05-2009, 05:18 PM
 
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Why is it OK to move to a snowy, wintry climate if it's in the Rocky Mountains... and yet so many people recoil in horror at the idea of living in the Northeast where it also snows in winter?

Honestly don't understand this bias.
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Boise
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The Rocky Mountains are worth putting up with snow. NE not so much. Just a guess I've never actually been east of the Rockies. But I can imagine living in mountains with snow isn't nearly so bad as living in Cleveland or Detroit or NYC with that much snow.
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Why is it OK to move to a snowy, wintry climate if it's in the Rocky Mountains... and yet so many people recoil in horror at the idea of living in the Northeast where it also snows in winter?

Honestly don't understand this bias.
Rocky mountains have dry snow, little winter rain, and plentiful sunshine. This is in stark contrast to NE winters. The only similarity is that they both receive at least some snow.
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:26 AM
 
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Thank you for all your replies. For some reason I am getting a good vibe about Tennessee. Is there anyplace there that fits my criteria?
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