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Old 06-01-2012, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I am planning to live in NC after retirement but hate the hot, humid summers. I would love to find a place to rent for July and August somewhere where the days are cooler and at night, I can open my windows to sleep.
Does anyone have any recommendations for cities that might meet this criteria? I would rather be close to a bigger city just for some dining and social activities.
Thanks!
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:07 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I would love to find a place to rent for July and August
somewhere where the days are cooler and at night, I can open my windows to sleep.
Changes in latitude, changes in attitude.
Changes in altitude help even more

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Does anyone have any recommendations for cities that might meet this criteria?
Nope. No cities at all. Beach towns could be a maybe.

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...close to a bigger city just for some dining and social activities.
You need to define close and some.
One evening a week and home for bed? Or a 3 day trip with a hotel stay?

The best compromise I can come up with is the mountains.
From the Catoctins to the Adirondacks and over to the White Mountains in NH.
You can catch a train or even from there down to NYC or Boston for an occasional get away.

If I ever get my remodeling done... I'll tune up my RV for exactly the sort of summer
being described here and then use it again in Jan/Feb down in Florida for snowbirding too.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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NC is a large state, and the elevation ranges from literally sea level to 6,000 feet...no idea 'where' in NC your plan is, but one could live in western NC, or closer to Asheville, and be able to enjoy cooler summers, and the myriad of restaurants, 'social', and stuff to do in A'ville. It isn't Atlanta or Charlotte or...but, none of those are NYC area, either.

To reduce temps, it is all about elevation: 3,000 ft & up gets you less hot, 4,000 & up gets you rarely hot, 5,000 ft & up gets you seldom hot/warm. Not pitching living on a Mtn ridge, as it is not for everyone, but your post is pretty vague as to needs and wants.

And, if you are leaving ATL area for the low areas of NC, it is a fairly even trade in terms of 'summer weather', imo.
GL, mD
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I know every town in NC and Asheville is hot in the summer. The Boone/Blowing Rock area is much better temperature-wise but a little too rural for what I am looking for, i.e. too far from a Whole Foods.

I was thinking of something in NY/New England or environs as MrRational suggests. Riding a train to a big city for a weekend would be great. I don't care to live at a beach but near a lake/mountains would be fine. It doesn't have to be a vacation house or in a resort but perhaps in downtown in a city which I was thinking might be less expensive.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:47 AM
 
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Coastal Maine...
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:05 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I was thinking of something in NY/New England or environs as MrRational suggests. Riding a train to a big city for a weekend would be great.
The Adirondacks are my first choice.

I don't care to live at a beach but near a lake/mountains would be fine.
A weekend at a beach every 3-4 years is plenty for me.
I prefer clear and un-salty water.


It doesn't have to be a vacation house or in a resort but perhaps in downtown in a city...
OK. Maybe a summer sublet is available? $1000 a month might do it.
Probably more though anywhere that's worth being.
Look for one with an RV hookup and I'll go in on it with you.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ottawa Valley & Dunedin FL
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Sounds like anywhere in New England would suit, although not sure how big a city you want. If Boston or somewhere like that, they get plenty stinky and hot in summer too. And opening your windows depends on how bad the smog is! Plenty of nice smaller cities in Vermont, Maine, etc.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:57 AM
 
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Finger Lakes region of NY might be an option
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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How about Park City, UT? It's normally very expensive but summer rentals are more reasonable. And you are close to SLC. It will be warm and dry during the daytime but very comfortable/cool at night.
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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Here is the list of every Whole Foods in the US...
Fwiw, we had a high of 55 degs here today.

I've lived in NC for 11 years, and I don't "know every town" in NC...

http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/all/
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