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Old 09-06-2018, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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I can't think of a single state that is free from natural disasters and or extreme weather such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, high humidity, drought or extreme heat or a lot of snow. If anyone knows one, please tell us.

Well, Eastern WA is not immune to drought, snow, or extreme heat, but, none of these seem to have much staying power here, no extreme humidity, no hurricanes, no tornadoes (or almost no tornadoes).


It ain't perfect, but it's pretty good.



Of course, Cali around say the aptly-named Pleasanton, has great weather most all the time, but, has cost and political issues such that I won't consider that area, myself.
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Old 09-06-2018, 06:53 PM
 
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Well, Eastern WA is not immune to drought, snow, or extreme heat, but, none of these seem to have much staying power here, no extreme humidity, no hurricanes, no tornadoes (or almost no tornadoes).


It ain't perfect, but it's pretty good.



Of course, Cali around say the aptly-named Pleasanton, has great weather most all the time, but, has cost and political issues such that I won't consider that area, myself.
Phleasanton is in the Bay area and subject to the occasional very large earthquake so it's way up there on the scale for natural disasters.
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Old 09-06-2018, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Yavapai County
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It might be interesting to have a thread such as 'Do you really love where you decided to live in retirement?'
Well, I really love that I am retired! And, where I live is pretty cool too, but not perfect. But, I. am. retired!
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:05 AM
 
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It might be interesting to have a thread such as 'Do you really love where you decided to live in retirement?'

When I was researching places to live in the U.S., so many of the best places in the U.S. have major or fairly major drawbacks........hurricanes, wild fires, floods, massive landslides, earthquakes, gridlock traffic, heavy toxic air pollution, polluted water at beaches, needing to evacuate one's dwelling, high storm surges similar to tsunamis, extremely high temperatures for too many days per year, extreme humidity.

(definition of best varies by preference, opinion, expectations)

As for one place or multiples places in the U.S. 'offering it all', I'm not certain.
That would be a great thread starter, but that OP would have to understand that they would soon be overwhelmed by comments about how they were totally wrong, and that their area can't possibly be a good place to retire based on...blah, blah, blah. Seems there is little understanding on this forum for individualism...it appears to be frowned upon.
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Old 09-07-2018, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Well, I really love that I am retired! And, where I live is pretty cool too, but not perfect. But, I. am. retired!

I admit I am biased but having lived quite a few places around the country I still think this is the BEST place to live. May not be "perfect" but close enough for me and, evidently, for you too!
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Old 09-07-2018, 10:33 AM
 
Location: equator
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I can't think of a single state that is free from natural disasters and or extreme weather such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, high humidity, drought or extreme heat or a lot of snow. If anyone knows one, please tell us.
SE Utah comes close. No natural disasters but yes, extreme heat in the summer. But it's a DRY HEAT, LOL. Didn't stop us from recreating. You get down as far as St. George, you won't even have snow.
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Old 09-07-2018, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Yavapai County
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I admit I am biased but having lived quite a few places around the country I still think this is the BEST place to live. May not be "perfect" but close enough for me and, evidently, for you too!
You bet!!
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Old 09-07-2018, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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You bet!!





But, you know, we really need to keep it quiet!! (- :
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Old 09-07-2018, 12:24 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I admit I am biased but having lived quite a few places around the country I still think this is the BEST place to live. May not be "perfect" but close enough for me and, evidently, for you too!
April through September.... not brutal heat most of the day?
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Old 09-07-2018, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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I can't think of a single state that is free from natural disasters and or extreme weather such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, high humidity, drought or extreme heat or a lot of snow. If anyone knows one, please tell us.
Of the places I’ve lived. Portland OR has the most benign weather. Summers are gorgeous. Rest of the year is mostly cloudy but not terribly cold. Tornadoes, thunderstorms, and hail are very rare. Even heavy rain is not common... mostly it just drizzles. Over three years living there I can recall seeing lightning exactly once. There are some driving hazards, such as fog, and the occasional ice storm, but if one doesn't need to commute these should be a lesser issue.

The biggest worry there is probably a Mt Hood eruption, although volcanoes usually give some warning and you could scram if you didn’t want to be around for the excitement.

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