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Old 02-05-2010, 12:53 PM
 
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I am considering relocating. I have tried to research this in other ways, but I figure real people's experience is the best way to get the answer I want. So does anyplace exist that meets these criteria?

1. Not many days above 90 degrees
2. Low humidity
3. Not too much cold/snow, but some - I'm talking maybe a couple snows of just a couple inches in depth, and temps not usually below 20 degrees
4. Family friendly, and just friendly in general. I'm used to the midwest - not southern friendly but not like I've heard New Yorkers can be either.
5. Horse friendly - i.e. some relatively flat acreage available within 20-30 minutes of downtown or city/town center
6. I want trees, and I don't mean palm trees. They're ok, but I like to garden and am used to zone 6. I'd like to be able to have a vegetable garden and grow petunias - no deserts for me

It doesn't have to be a big city by any means. I'd like a university within 30 minutes or so.

Does any place like this exist?
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I am considering relocating. I have tried to research this in other ways, but I figure real people's experience is the best way to get the answer I want. So does anyplace exist that meets these criteria?

1. Not many days above 90 degrees
2. Low humidity
3. Not too much cold/snow, but some - I'm talking maybe a couple snows of just a couple inches in depth, and temps not usually below 20 degrees
4. Family friendly, and just friendly in general. I'm used to the midwest - not southern friendly but not like I've heard New Yorkers can be either.
5. Horse friendly - i.e. some relatively flat acreage available within 20-30 minutes of downtown or city/town center
6. I want trees, and I don't mean palm trees. They're ok, but I like to garden and am used to zone 6. I'd like to be able to have a vegetable garden and grow petunias - no deserts for me

It doesn't have to be a big city by any means. I'd like a university within 30 minutes or so.

Does any place like this exist?

Have you been to NY? Because the unfriendliness is just a stereotype. If you spent a lot of time here and got to know the locals, you'd realize we're friendly and helpful. I say that because it seems like areas in suburban NYC sound like they would fit you. NJ and Westchester get quite a bit more snow than Long Island, but Westchester and LI are generally expensive. What's your budget?
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:11 PM
 
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I have not been to NYC, but I have been to parts of upstate NY, where my husband is from. I realize the New York thing is a stereotype - as is the Southern hospitality - but I could think of no other way to illustrate the degree of friendliness I'm looking for. With that said, I will look into those areas.

I'm in a nice 4bd, 2.5ba house with a couple acres here in the $200,000 range. I am not a city dweller, just a visitor!

Thanks.
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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You might look at western Oregon - Portland, Eugene and points in between. The temperature ranges are right, the people, trees and horses are right, and although it is a rainy area, it doesn't have the oppressive humidity of many other parts of the country. You might have trouble finding affordable acreage that close to Portland, so take a look at Eugene, Corvallis or Salem.
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I have not been to NYC, but I have been to parts of upstate NY, where my husband is from. I realize the New York thing is a stereotype - as is the Southern hospitality - but I could think of no other way to illustrate the degree of friendliness I'm looking for. With that said, I will look into those areas.

I'm in a nice 4bd, 2.5ba house with a couple acres here in the $200,000 range. I am not a city dweller, just a visitor!

Thanks.
Sorry, but that wouldn't buy a tiny condo in the areas Rachael84 suggested.

Most of the things you desire are not going to be found in that area.
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:41 PM
 
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I have not been to NYC, but I have been to parts of upstate NY, where my husband is from. I realize the New York thing is a stereotype - as is the Southern hospitality - but I could think of no other way to illustrate the degree of friendliness I'm looking for. With that said, I will look into those areas.

I'm in a nice 4bd, 2.5ba house with a couple acres here in the $200,000 range. I am not a city dweller, just a visitor!

Thanks.
If you don't mind NY, you might like the Hudson Valley area up to the Albany area.
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I have not been to NYC, but I have been to parts of upstate NY, where my husband is from. I realize the New York thing is a stereotype - as is the Southern hospitality - but I could think of no other way to illustrate the degree of friendliness I'm looking for. With that said, I will look into those areas.

I'm in a nice 4bd, 2.5ba house with a couple acres here in the $200,000 range. I am not a city dweller, just a visitor!

Thanks.
Right...ok well 200k won't get you anything close to that size on Long Island, unfortunately. I agree with that person's suggestion of Oregon.
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Old 02-05-2010, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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Lexington,Kentucky comes to mind the most beautiful horse farms in the country,the scenery is beautiful and the University of Kentucky is situated here.
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Old 02-05-2010, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Oregon (and Washington), like RobAllen suggested, north of Eugene (I would say north of Grants Pass) along I-5, west of the Cascades, up to the Canadian border.

The only caveats would be jobs and cost.
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Old 02-06-2010, 04:38 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I second the opinion on the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas, as well as Eastern Pennsylvania (and perhaps western as well, but I have no experience in that area.)
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