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Old 10-20-2011, 10:48 AM
 
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I dn't recommend those use to cold climate movig to texas as it as much a change as wamr climate moving to NE. I have done that. Besides we really have a massive influx which means you have competition i moving.There are much cheap more to what you are use to in the colder climates. It seems what people are lookig for is cheap palces that are les of what they experience now that move;really.My nephew for example is fro texas;has lived i california and h=now Connicut for like tenyear now ten in Connenicut. he say even tho he is in six figure that California is too crazy and too expoensive and connicut is even higher cost plus way too cold;so he will return to texas, its all i what you are use to really plus the expense.The expense is why texas now has so many peopel from califrnia moving here especaily in retiremnt. Not eveyone wants te same thing other tha less cost.My family moved form pennsylvanna and no way I could move back to NE.I just am acclimated to the warmth.I can recommend Tennesse and kentucky to people wanting less serve cold for so long a period with lower living cost.
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Info on states for retirees, in general (the stats seem old, so read the dates):

The Fifty States (maps, flags, geography, population, statistics) — Infoplease.com

Do you agree with the charts for healthiest and safest states?
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Don't get the reference. Don't live there and not planning on retiring there.

But, as an aside, the woman who introduced Mrs. Tek and I lives in the Dallas Ft Worth area. We asked her once how she handled the weather in the summer. Her response was that she learned to flip her seasons. Up here we go out in summer and stay in in winter. Down there she goes out in winter and stays in in summer.

Edit: This year we stayed in during summer. It was brutal this year. After it rained non-stop for a couple of months we had 100+ heat index for over a month. It finally turned nice in time for the state fair, which is usually the worst weather of the year. Just plain freaky weather all summer.
Oops, sorry...with your references to unbearable heat I thought you live in Texas, land of unbearable heat.

What state are you in that's so hot in the summer?
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:32 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Oops, sorry...with your references to unbearable heat I thought you live in Texas, land of unbearable heat.

What state are you in that's so hot in the summer?
Could be California through the central vally and up north; except for coastal areas. The Midwest also gets a bit toasty.
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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What state are you in that's so hot in the summer?
Let's face it - most of the country east of the Mississippi River is uncomfortably hot in the summer. And there are also plenty of areas west of the Mississippi that are uncomfortably hot. Most of the state of Louisiana is west of the Mississippi, and all of the state of Texas. East Texas is hot and humid and west Texas is hot and dry. Southern Arizona is horribly hot in the summer. It's hard to get away from.
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:56 PM
 
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I have been in Vermont and Maine when it has been very hot AND humid. It really is a crap shoot... frankly speaking, that is.
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Let's face it - most of the country east of the Mississippi River is uncomfortably hot in the summer. And there are also plenty of areas west of the Mississippi that are uncomfortably hot. Most of the state of Louisiana is west of the Mississippi, and all of the state of Texas. East Texas is hot and humid and west Texas is hot and dry. Southern Arizona is horribly hot in the summer. It's hard to get away from.
There are distinct qualities of seasonal <HOT>, from driest hot to moistest humid.

- Dry-oven-roasting HOT (Texas, Arizona)

- Dry HOT (other areas of the West including Colorado)

- Bearable (on most occasions) HOT & HUMID (New England, NY, upper Midwest)

- Halfway bearable HOT & HUMID (Eastern NC, KY, TN with some mountain escape)

- Suffocating, wilting, unbearable HOT & HUMID (deep South including FL)

Of course there are variations within each of these broad geographic areas.

I would prefer mild summer hot with ocean breeze.
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:02 PM
 
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We like the climate where we are, four seasons, though some would say hot and humid in the summer. We do not use heat or ac for 4-6 months every year. But town is too small. So, we are looking for a larger town - under 100K pop - with better medical care, conveniences, and similar climate.
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Whereever we have our RV parked
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No one has put in a vote for eastern Wisconsin along the shore of Lake Michigan, but the cost of living north of Port Washington is pretty affordable. Taxes tend to be on the high side, but housing is not terribly expensive, good health care, very safe, nice people once you get to know them, and plenty of recreation. However, like New England, the winters can be kinda tough. Summer close to the lake isn't hot in summer however. Lake Michigan keeps the temps low. Lots of people don't even have air conditoning.
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Whereever we have our RV parked
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NewEnglandgirl. Yes, I can put in a vote for Texas. Inexpensive to live compared to the rest of the US, generally safe, good roads. Property taxes are high but those over 65 get a big discount. There are lakes, plenty of sports teams. Around Austin and San Antonio, there is more variety in topography. However there are negatives. Summer is HOT! Being from Wisconsin, I've tried to flip my seasons, stay in in summer and recreate outside during the rest of the year. Texas isn't great on natural beauty or great state parks. We are on the Gulf of Mexico, but the beaches and ocean are kind of brown. Good medical care also. So its like most places, a mixes bag. However, I don't miss not shoveling snow, getting stuck in snow, and freezing to death. I could move back north if I had to but my wife would never come with me. Also, allergy problems are common in Texas. This is why we are shoping for a different locale for retirement. My wife has been under treatment the whole 14 years we've been here.
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