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Old 05-08-2015, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Check out Montrose, Colorado.
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Old 05-08-2015, 01:03 PM
 
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I think some of us can be geographically opposed to certain areas. I need an ocean, my ancestors before me were ocean dwellers, and I love eating from the ocean. We lived in Chicago once for 5 years, we liked it okay, but there was a huge pull to move coastal and not Lake M.
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Old 05-08-2015, 01:19 PM
 
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Grand Junction, CO

It is a bit far to a major city but otherwise lots of strong positives. Four seasons with relatively short, mild winters. Summers are a bit warm but with low humidity. Lots of very beautiful countryside nearby. Housing and living costs of low/moderate.
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Old 05-08-2015, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Bend Or.
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Many areas surrounding Salt Lake, Denver, Boise.
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Old 05-08-2015, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Bend Or.
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he thinks he wants winter. There is nowhere he or she can go to get four seasons.

The best thing is to just move around to different parts of the country and follow the weather you want.

That is what I plan on doing in a few years.
Seriously? Have you not been to Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, and many other northern states?
They all have four distinct seasons......
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Old 05-08-2015, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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...it's worth a shot!

Ideally, I would like an area in the western half of the country (AZ, NV, CO, etc.), not a big city, but more of a suburb (so you can get to a city if you'd like), with four seasons and with a condo or townhouse in a nice, clean area under 200K. Also, low taxes and not months of rain, as in the Pacific Northwest. Winter is fine and appreciated. Most places I've investigated have real estate prices that don't correspond to reality or very high HOA fees, etc.

I know it's a lot to ask, but you never know...!

Thanks!
You might consider Pueblo or Colorado Springs CO. Pueblo has cheaper housing and is slightly warmer.
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Old 05-08-2015, 01:41 PM
 
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Seriously? Have you not been to Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, and many other northern states?
They all have four distinct seasons......
yes, been to almost all the states, central America, Europe etc. Those states are not my cup of tea.

I agree with the previous poster. I need to be close to an ocean.
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Old 05-08-2015, 01:42 PM
 
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I think some of us can be geographically opposed to certain areas. I need an ocean, my ancestors before me were ocean dwellers, and I love eating from the ocean. We lived in Chicago once for 5 years, we liked it okay, but there was a huge pull to move coastal and not Lake M.
I feel the same way! I had to live in Oklahoma for a few years and while we liked it, not a place I would want to spend eternity.
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Old 05-08-2015, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Reno mostly fits your criteria. Sacramento is 2 hours away, San Francisco is 4.
Exactly what I was going to say. Reno!
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Old 05-09-2015, 04:31 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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...it's worth a shot!

Ideally, I would like an area in the western half of the country (AZ, NV, CO, etc.), not a big city, but more of a suburb (so you can get to a city if you'd like), with four seasons and with a condo or townhouse in a nice, clean area under 200K. Also, low taxes and not months of rain, as in the Pacific Northwest. Winter is fine and appreciated. Most places I've investigated have real estate prices that don't correspond to reality or very high HOA fees, etc.

I know it's a lot to ask, but you never know...!

Thanks!
There are different realities. The definition of market value is what people are willing to pay for something. So the reality in places with high real estate prices is that people in that particular market are willing to pay those prices for real estate. That reality is just as real as the reality in places that have houses which are being given away; each reality will seem "unreal" to people used to the opposite reality.

But it seems to me some areas of New Mexico should be able to fit the bill for you. Las Cruces, at 4,000 feet elevation, does have real winters with a small amount of snow each winter. And of course the Albuquerque area is both further north and at a higher elevation, therefore colder with more snow.
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