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Old 12-31-2009, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Formerly TX, UT and CT - Currently NC
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North Carolina is a three season climate: Summer, Fall, and Spring, but no Winter. Snow is rare, if not non-existent. The exception is the high mountains of Western NC, but then that is just like East Tennessee.

It sounds like most of Michigan would work for you. Four seasons, non-harsh winters, beautiful summers. It sounds like you'd enjoy the Grand Rapids area.
We lived in North Carolina for a year. That winter, it snowed at least 3 times in Raleigh. Snow is not rare there, trust me. Just a few weeks ago they had another snow storm. It snows at least once a year there, from what I'm told and experienced.
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Old 12-31-2009, 04:36 PM
 
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St. Louis area. Four equal seasons, affordable homes.
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Old 12-31-2009, 05:17 PM
 
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Maybe places like Knoxville Tennessee, Lexington and Louisville Kentucky, Columbus Ohio, Omaha Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Roanoke Virginia and Asheville NC would work.
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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We lived in North Carolina for a year. That winter, it snowed at least 3 times in Raleigh. Snow is not rare there, trust me. Just a few weeks ago they had another snow storm. It snows at least once a year there, from what I'm told and experienced.
Three times a YEAR? It snows at least three times a WEEK in Michigan from Nov-Mar. Only snowing 1-3 times a year is extremely rare, at least by northern standards.
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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How about Texas or Oklahoma if you want to stay in the midwest? Not sure if that technically counts as the midwest or not. I know Texas is warm. Oklahoma might be a bit windy but is not super cold. Southern Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia all have pretty good weather and are relatively cheap as far as I am aware of. These states have some extremely conservative parts, so if you dislike Republicans you might have some problems.

Pittsburgh is fairly cheap as the previous poster mentioned, but i thought you said you wanted mild weather?? Pittsburgh winter is cold and dreary, although not as bad as the upper Midwest.
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Lots of people really love the Carolinas. If I had a job there, I think it would be a beautiful affordable place to live.
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:01 AM
 
Location: The Queen City
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You dont get snow in NC and it is very humid in summer. Any of the states above NC are affordable, and get snow. Plus Virginia has some pretty good schools. Good luck!
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:16 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I think Colorado is a no brainer for you. Very sunny, very warm, winters are mild, but still lots of snow to have fun in. Just stay away from Denver and Boulder to keep your housing price down.
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Yeah, I think Colorado is a great option too. The winters are harsh, but they don't last past March.
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Any particular areas of Colorado that you would suggest? I've looked around Ft. Collins and Colorado Springs...seems kind of pricey, except for tract housing. I am open to Colorado if you can point me in the right direction. lol
I agree with David Aguilar that Colorado doesn't seem to have the right vibe for you. However, for others on this thread that are thinking about Colorado, I don't think the housing prices in CO are all *that* expensive, certainly not compared to the coasts, or even to some of the larger midwestern cities, e.g. Chicago and Minneapolis.

If you eliminate Denver and Boulder, you eliminate most of the job opportunities.

Colorado's winters are not harsh, IMO, but then I moved to CO from Illinois and grew up in PA. However, the CO winters are long if you count from first snow to last snow. There are lots of warm, sunny snow free periods between snowstorms, especially in the spring and fall.
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:30 PM
 
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I'll stand by my view that Colorado would work. Especially now knowing they're interested in potentially owning a horse. I don't think it would work if being by the mountains was important but moving to CO wouldn't be as far (from where they are now) as some of the other places mentioned. You get a nice dose of all the seasons and some of the Eastern areas are super affordable but as everyone always suggests a visit to some places never hurts.
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