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Old 03-30-2015, 08:19 PM
 
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My husband and I have spent the past 15 years living just south of Asheville, after relocating from Long Island. Now both retired, we're zeroed in on a senior community close to Greensboro. I'm almost ready to leave this funky, fun town for a more rural setting, but I'm worried about the hot sticky summers. Will we be making a bad decision giving up the cooler mountain air?
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Old 03-31-2015, 03:51 AM
 
Location: Southport
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My husband and I have spent the past 15 years living just south of Asheville, after relocating from Long Island. Now both retired, we're zeroed in on a senior community close to Greensboro. I'm almost ready to leave this funky, fun town for a more rural setting, but I'm worried about the hot sticky summers. Will we be making a bad decision giving up the cooler mountain air?
Yes, no, maybe? Do you really expect random strangers on the internet to be able to answer this question?
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:14 AM
 
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Just looking for comments on how hot and sticky it is. Maybe reactions from others who have relocated from cooler areas. No need to get snippy, dear.
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Southport
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No snippiness, darling...just not understanding how you expect someone to answer a question like that. (and you may have noticed no one else did either) I notice you've now changed your question a bit, which may get you some answers regarding their own opinions and experiences, but I'm not sure how helpful thats really going to be to you.

Have you ever been to Greensboro in the summer? Perhaps a visit might help. What altitude do you live at now? If its below 2,000 feet, I doubt the difference will be all that dramatic. YMMV.
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:35 AM
 
Location: The Emerald City
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I don't know that it's all that different, but I have no idea about the OP's tolerance.

All the nice senior places here have AC.

I moved here after 20 years in Charleston. Feels nice to me, even in August.
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:37 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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My husband and I have spent the past 15 years living just south of Asheville
Do you own up there?

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I'm almost ready to leave this funky, fun town for a more rural setting...
we're zeroed in on a senior community close to Greensboro.
Does it require "buying in" to any substantial degree?
iow... once in how painful would it be to get out?

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but I'm worried about the hot sticky summers.
No doubt. I'd be concerned about the not appreciably warmer or dryer winters as well.

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Will we be making a bad decision giving up the cooler mountain air?
Probably.

Try to find a compromise that allows you to "summer" on the mountain.
And if reconsidering so much... maybe SW Florida for the winter.
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:12 AM
 
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You know, at first I was thinking "that's a pretty huge change," but most of my time in the mountains is spent around Boone/Blowing Rock/Banner Elk. After looking up the data, Asheville's a lot warmer than those places in the summer, and there's really only about a 2-5 degree difference in average temps between Greensboro and Asheville.

Climate Asheville - North Carolina and Weather averages Asheville
Climate Greensboro - North Carolina and Weather averages Greensboro
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Southport
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You know, at first I was thinking "that's a pretty huge change," but most of my time in the mountains is spent around Boone/Blowing Rock/Banner Elk. After looking up the data, Asheville's a lot warmer than those places in the summer, and there's really only about a 2-5 degree difference in average temps between Greensboro and Asheville.

Climate Asheville - North Carolina and Weather averages Asheville
Climate Greensboro - North Carolina and Weather averages Greensboro
Yeah, Asheville's only about 2.100 feet above sea level (G'boro is around 800) so the difference isn't huge. Of course, the OP apparently doesn't live in Asheville, so he/she could be at a much higher elevation.
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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We've enjoyed the "less humid" summers here in Winston-Salem...after moving from Greenville NC.
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Old 04-01-2015, 04:10 PM
 
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Thank you all for responding
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