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Old 11-05-2009, 04:44 PM
 
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ive been looking at the following states:
colorado
wyoming
montana
minnesota
michigan
wisconsin

im looking for somewhere cold.. i live in the south and i dont really like the heat.. i love mountains, lakes, somewhere with a beautiful scnenery, and also a SMALL TOWN.. i dont like big cities. what do you think?
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Old 11-05-2009, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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ive been looking at the following states:
colorado
wyoming
montana
minnesota
michigan
wisconsin

im looking for somewhere cold.. i live in the south and i dont really like the heat.. i love mountains, lakes, somewhere with a beautiful scnenery, and also a SMALL TOWN.. i dont like big cities. what do you think?
Because it's cold is one reason I'll be moving to North Dakota in the next couple of years. The area of northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota has the coldest average temperatures in the lower 48. The ultimate cold in the US would probably be Barrow, Alaska on the North Slope.
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Old 11-05-2009, 05:51 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Cold. Yes, I love COLD. I want COLD too.
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Old 11-05-2009, 05:58 PM
 
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im looking for somewhere cold.. i live in the south and i dont really like the heat.. i love mountains, lakes, somewhere with a beautiful scnenery, and also a SMALL TOWN.. i dont like big cities. what do you think?
Perhaps the Finger Lakes, 1000 Islands/Seaway, and some parts of the Lake Ontario and Lake Erie shores of northern and western New York State may be worth considering as well. Many beautiful, affordable small towns - they'll seem amazingly cheap on realtor websites, and still fairly cheap once you figure in the property taxes. You can even pick if you want SNOW with your cold, or just snow.
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Old 11-05-2009, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Vermont, grew up in Colorado and California
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Wayyyy up high in the Rocky Mountains.

Or New England most years...sigh

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Old 11-05-2009, 06:32 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Plattsburgh, NY is way up by the border of Canada (a little over an hour from Montreal) right on a bay where you can swim and relax.
One of my friends just moved there for college and he loves it. I visited him back in last month and it's worth a look. It is right along the Adirondack mountains, they have its own beach, and it has numerous nature trails throughout the area.

It's definitely a hidden jewel.
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:01 PM
 
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Perhaps the Finger Lakes, 1000 Islands/Seaway, and some parts of the Lake Ontario and Lake Erie shores of northern and western New York State may be worth considering as well. Many beautiful, affordable small towns - they'll seem amazingly cheap on realtor websites, and still fairly cheap once you figure in the property taxes. You can even pick if you want SNOW with your cold, or just snow.
thank you for you help but would you happen to know a website i could look for aparments or small houses?? i tried to find one myself but had no luck
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Wyoming can get cold but it's mostly flat and VERY windy. I'm told that Minnesota is mostly flat, too. Iowa is notorious for being COLD; however, I've no clue what it's 'scape is like.

If you want cold AND mountains, Colorado is what I'd suggest. The summers aren't as miserable as some of the other ones mentioned.
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:37 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I love the cold, but unfortunately my wheelchair gets gummed up in snow. I wonder if there's anywhere cold and dry. I would worry about nosebleeds then, but I use KY Jelly for that. (Yes that's the only reason I use KY. I don't use petroleum jelly because at night I use a BiPap and with the oxygen petroleum jelly is a fire hazard)

Or I could just hope they make a wheelchair with snow-tires. I actually like snow too.
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:45 PM
 
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Wyoming can get cold but it's mostly flat and VERY windy. I'm told that Minnesota is mostly flat, too. Iowa is notorious for being COLD; however, I've no clue what it's 'scape is like.

If you want cold AND mountains, Colorado is what I'd suggest. The summers aren't as miserable as some of the other ones mentioned.
Wyoming is flat? Huh?? There are spectacular mountains in Wyoming. Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks are in Wyoming.


Casper:


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2436/...1c27a63ab9.jpg


Cody:


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Grand Tetons:


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Green River:


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Jackson:


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Laramie:


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Medicine Bow:


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Yellowstone:


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