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Old 03-07-2015, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Beautiful scenery, low living costs, affordable houses, wonderful climate. We have four season and all of them are nice. It's a resort area with shopping and restaurants.
Shush! Don't let the 'cat out of the bag'. Place is growing too fast as it is.
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Old 03-07-2015, 10:20 PM
 
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You might want to ask in the Austin thread. I have an acquaintance who lives there. He's mentioned the traffic is horrible because it's growing so much. He also mentioned allergies are a real problem for him there, including mold. He's looking at moving somewhere else. And remember the storms in TX that shut down the airports. It gets cold there, too.

I have been traveling to Austin for the past ten years. Each trip, the traffic gets worse and worse, especially around the rush hours.
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Old 03-07-2015, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I have been traveling to Austin for the past ten years. Each trip, the traffic gets worse and worse, especially around the rush hours.
I second your motion. I spent two or three days in Austin three different times - in 2005, 2013, and 2014. You wouldn't think someone from Los Angeles would complain about traffic in another city, but it really is pretty bad in Austin. The difference is that there is only so long one can be stuck in stop and go traffic in Austin because the total distances involved are shorter, whereas in Los Angeles (depending on where one is going) one can be stuck in stop and go traffic for a LONG time.
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Old 03-07-2015, 10:33 PM
 
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I second your motion. I spent two or three days in Austin three different times - in 2005, 2013, and 2014. You wouldn't think someone from Los Angeles would complain about traffic in another city, but it really is pretty bad in Austin. The difference is that there is only so long one can be stuck in stop and go traffic in Austin because the total distances involved are shorter, whereas in Los Angeles (depending on where one is going) one can be stuck in stop and go traffic for a LONG time.
Ten years ago, I would stay in Round Rock and head into the city in 25-30 minutes.

On my last trip, it took 75 minutes from DT to Round Rock. No thanks.

When I need a Central Texas fix, I head to San Antonio.
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Old 03-07-2015, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Murrieta California
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Check out Find Your Spot. It might help you identify some candidate locations based on your priorities.
I checked it out and found it to be virtually useless.
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Old 03-07-2015, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Murrieta California
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San Diego International Airport is 30 miles closer and a much nicer drive.
Both Ontario (same distance as San Diego) and Palm Springs (same distance as LAX) are also international airports.
The Ontario airport is closer than San Diego and is very easy airport but it is not good for International travel or cross country. They have cut back on a lot of the flights at ONT.
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Old 03-07-2015, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Murrieta California
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Beautiful scenery, low living costs, affordable houses, wonderful climate. We have four season and all of them are nice. It's a resort area with shopping and restaurants.

40 minutes away from Spokane, which is kind of a pit of a city, but there's fun things to do there and it's nice to have a bigger city close by.
Very cold winters and the people are not very friendly to outsiders. I lived in Spokane which is a very friendly city.
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Old 03-08-2015, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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San Diego International Airport is 30 miles closer and a much nicer drive.
Both Ontario (same distance as San Diego) and Palm Springs (same distance as LAX) are also international airports.
The vast majority of flights from San Diego to India's major cities have 2-3 stops. From LAX, they have one (usually Heathrow). Departing from Ontario, you would fly first to Phoenix and depart internationally from there. From Palm Springs, you would have to first fly to LAX. I realize that San Diego is closer to Temeculah, but that airport is one of California's worst.
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Old 03-08-2015, 12:34 PM
 
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I checked it out and found it to be virtually useless.
Me too.

I looked at the list of recommendations. I have been to all the recommended cities and well, none would make my top 50.
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Old 03-08-2015, 02:21 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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The vast majority of flights from San Diego to India's major cities have 2-3 stops. From LAX, they have one (usually Heathrow). Departing from Ontario, you would fly first to Phoenix and depart internationally from there. From Palm Springs, you would have to first fly to LAX. I realize that San Diego is closer to Temeculah, but that airport is one of California's worst.
But your previous post made it sound like LAX was the only option.
It's not

I would rather have hot metal splinters put under my fingernails than go to LAX, and my visitors from overseas know this.
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