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Old 10-02-2011, 05:28 PM
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:47 PM
Location: Hyrule
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I don't know if this has been mentioned because I haven't read through the whole thread so if it has I apologize for the double listing but my perfect place for you would be PRESCOTT, AZ. Everything you've asked for including no natural disasters and some beautiful red rocks as well. Check it out: Prescott Arizona Chamber of Commerce
Prescott is about 2 hours from Phoenix but it's straight up the mountains and has beautiful 4 season weather with little extremes. Plus it's large enough to have all the medical, shopping, etc. that anyone would need.
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:36 PM
Location: California
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I've lived in CA for 20 yrs, left for 5 back last year....worst fog and cool summer I've ever been through. Lived in Albuquerque NM for 3 yrs...last 2 winters before I moved, 2009-2010 were brutal! A Church friend of mine had lived there for 14 yrs....said she'd never seen anything like it, wondered 'why' she moved there from NY. Weather is changing everywhere, so check the 'current' statics.
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Old 09-12-2017, 02:23 PM
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Most of the East coast gets a lot of rain. New Mexico is probably your best bet. I'm not sure about Arizona but if you still want trees and grass may I suggest Kansas.... People don't think of it much but I've lived here for about a year from Iowa. I've spent my life in Iowa and Michigan. This summer has been hot but there's almost always a breeze. Other than the mornings the humidity is much lower than MI and IA. The mosquitos are less here also (not as few as CO but less than MI and IA); they didn't really come out until August just like the humidity. We came at the end of October (three days before Halloween). My kids didn't have to wear long underwear or anything under their costumes! Infact, my little girl was able to wear her short sleeves princess dress the way it was and we had to exchange my babies costume for a cooler one! If you look at the climate data for Wichita (where we are), KS, you'll see the coolest average high is in January at 42 degrees (Topeka is 40). The hottest is 91 in July and August (Topeka is 89 I think but it's a few hours East so may be more humid). Supposedly they have a lot of ice but we've only been here one year and didn't experience that last year. A lot of lifelong Kansas seem to think the weather is terrible but I'm not sure they've spent much time elsewhere, hahaha. Also it's VERY sunny here! Infact, Kansas is one of the few states that is sunny even in the winter!!! It did rain for about three weeks straight in April and another two or three weeks in August but other than that there have been a few random rainy nights and thunderstorms after dark but with the sun everything dries up again by mid next day. There's just enough rain for grass, trees, and no water shortages with ample sun. It only snowed once last winter though, which was disappointing to me, and it was really only a flurry so nothing stuck but according to the natives that is not always the case. The cost of living is decent but the school aren't the greatest so we homeschool. There seems to be a lot of opportunity out here in the Wichita and surrounding area since there are about 400,000 people and a lot of empty spaces. Anyway, I know this post is super old but maybe someone else is curious about Kansas, lol.
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