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Old 08-26-2007, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis Indiana
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If you have allergies disregard my post about the foothills. The pollen on my back porch looks like shredded foam rubber in the Spring.
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Old 08-27-2007, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Bayside, NY
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To get away from the heat and oppressive humidity of Long Island, NY our list consists of Reno, Albuquerque, Prescott, AZ & Grants Pass, OR.

You should be looking out west for what you want.
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Old 08-27-2007, 12:32 PM
 
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thanks Norm for your input. We've been to Albuquerque and also have friends there, and also been to Prescott a couple of times. The later is too isolated and Albuquerque doesn't have much of the pleasant downtown area we're looking for. It's a very spread out city w/ a lot of traffic and also has a lot of trafficing gang activity, since it's on the major drug route from Mexico up to colo. and beyond. still there are some very nice aspects to Albuquerque, such as the lovely zoo and the parks along the foothills.
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:07 PM
 
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30 apples, not trying to throw a monkey wrench in here but, we just moved from Arizona to Hendersonville, Tennessee. Our allergies just flat out went away. Lots of dust out west. We love it here in Tennessee. Even with the recent heatwave here, this is nothing compared to the summer heat of Arizona. Summer temps out west? Hope you like it HOT. Albequerque, NM? Hot there too in the summer. Winters are beautiful and pleasant in the southwest desert but summers are a tad bit warm
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:51 AM
 
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lakerat: Hmm, don't know anything about Hendersonville, Tn. How did you come up w/ that choice? No allergies there?. don't they have a lot of southern type pine trees, like in the rest of the south (the kind w/ the thick yellow pollen which falls everywhere)? Isn't it humid there and so has mold problems? Appreciate your input ! Thanks
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:56 AM
 
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Ellwood: Have you moved to Saratoga yet? If so, Have you discovered any downside to the town or area such COL? I know that lyme ticks are a particularly bad problem in Dutchess Co,. to the south. How about in the Saratoga area? We like outdoorsy activities. Thanks for your input.
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Old 08-30-2007, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Thumbs up N/W Ark. & S/W Mo. very good areas for retirees

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Originally Posted by Northwoods Voyager View Post
Have you investigated Missouri or Northern Arkansas? All 4 seasons. Some humidity in August, like we are experiencing at this time.

So much to do, either around the Southwest Missouri areas, or the Northwest Arkansas areas. In Missouri's west central section, there is the Lake of Ozarks region. Many fine homes, subdivisions, shopping, restaurants, other entertainment. In the SW corner of Missouri you will find the Springfield/Branson area. Again, many great locations.

try this: Welcome to Missouri - visitmo.com - Missouri Tourism

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I have to agree that the area of s/w Missouri and n/w Arkansas has to be one of the best locations in the country for retirement. Itís cost of living is lower then most parts of the country, the weather is very nice with 4 seasons but without snow most of the time, and there are plenty of things for elders to do and enjoy. There are good hospitals and medical centers, shopping is plentiful, and itís an easy laid back living. My parents retired in Bella Vista and Rogers Ak area and enjoyed it for many years before they passed away. I sometimes think I should be moving there myself. And Iíve always enjoyed the visits with my sister who lives in s/w Mo. on a farm.
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Old 08-30-2007, 09:03 PM
 
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thanks for all the comments. Isn't Missouri and Arkansas kind of humid and have mold problems due to all the very rich soil? May be wrong on that, but it seems I read that somewhere. I've noticed they are beautiful states however, as much as you can see driving through.
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Old 08-31-2007, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Bayside, NY
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30apples,

In addition to heat & humidity Missouri & Arkansas also get a lot of tornados.

Here is a web site that enables you to plug in the name of any cit or town and get all weather info for each month and also the annual averages. For humidity you are looking for a low dew point.
climate in cedar city ut - Ask.com Web Search

There is a big difference between the heat in the high desert areas because of the low humidity as a opposed to a place like Phoenix or Tucson where despite the low humidity the summers are oven hot.

Here is another site that gives you pollen counts for the country:
Pollen.com - Your Local Pollen Reports and Allergy Forecasts including the only 4 Day Allergy Alert Forecast. If you suffer from allergies, get the 4 Day Allergy Forecast.
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Old 09-28-2007, 01:07 PM
 
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norm, thanks for these two sites - they're very helpful.
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