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Old 12-16-2016, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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If you want to stay in California, go north. If you get out of commuting distance to The Bay Area, prices begin to drop. Unfortunately, taxes remain high.
Or go east. A lot of retirees have moved to the Gold County. Great weather with four seasons. Median home price in my area is about $250K
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Old 12-16-2016, 03:27 PM
 
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On or near the Central Coast, from SB County north, up to Big Sur. Then skip up north, past the Bay Area. The second zone would be on or near the coast, from the Marin-Sonoma line, up to the the Olympic Peninsula.
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Old 12-16-2016, 06:15 PM
 
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As others suggested look north, but I'd say not so far north, you'll not like the cold. You can do lots of searching on Redfin, before getting in your car.
I'd also look at San Diego County, going past LA and Orange, then down south and sometimes a little inland will get your more for your money and still safe.
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Old 01-02-2017, 02:24 PM
 
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Is there a place in a forest with mostly cool temps and no humidity, that gets enough sun to grow grapes, grapefruit and other fruit and vegetables? Having a waterfall or two close enough to hike to would be a plus. There are inland areas of California are like this, but the heat is intolerable. Thanks.
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Old 01-02-2017, 02:46 PM
 
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I've lived on the SoCal coast all my life, and moved to Oxnard a few years ago. I'd hoped to stay because the weather is perfect, property taxes are low, and my house will be paid off soon. However, property values never appreciated very well here and I've been told they never will. My main concern is the neighborhood isn't good and crime has increased almost 30% in the last 3 years. Ideally I'd like to live in an area like Carmel, but that's way out of my price range. I don't need a beach, but don't want the inland heat or the humidity in the eastern part of the US. Is there any place like Carmel in Calif or another state with forests and mild temps all year without the expensive price tag? Thanks.
You might look in Oregon at cities like Eugene or Corvallis. They're not "cheap" but certainly nowhere near Southern California prices.
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Old 01-03-2017, 06:26 PM
 
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Is there a place in a forest with mostly cool temps and no humidity, that gets enough sun to grow grapes, grapefruit and other fruit and vegetables? Having a waterfall or two close enough to hike to would be a plus. There are inland areas of California are like this, but the heat is intolerable. Thanks.
Santa Cruz County, coastside of San Mateo County.

Problem here may be the cost.
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Old 01-03-2017, 08:52 PM
 
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Default Please tell us which quadrant of Arkansas? It's big state.

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Our scenic town in the Ozarks of Arkansas ( 14,000 acres,7 lakes, 2 golf courses) has many California retirees living here.

Evidently they felt that low housing costs, low taxes, and low crime rate more than compensated for a little higher humidity in summer.
I am still mapping out my itinerary for the Grand RV National Parks Tour. Could not tear myself away from 2/3 of my kidz, who are on East Coast. However, I am vitally interested in all of these places that other people have spoken about! Ozarks sound pretty high on the list, since so many speak so highly of them. Plus there's a National Park that-a-way. Two birds, as it were.

Thanks much.
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Old 01-03-2017, 09:04 PM
 
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Is there a place in a forest with mostly cool temps and no humidity, that gets enough sun to grow grapes, grapefruit and other fruit and vegetables? Having a waterfall or two close enough to hike to would be a plus. There are inland areas of California are like this, but the heat is intolerable. Thanks.
Not sure that some place in a forest is ever going to get enough sun to grow citrus trees, fruit and vegetables, all of which need considerable sun.
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