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Old 05-24-2008, 01:39 PM
 
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AZ taxes are some of the highest in the country
Yes,that is one of the reasons I decided to move to PA,among other Issues that were In arizonia
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Old 05-24-2008, 01:50 PM
 
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Yes,that is one of the reasons I decided to move to PA,among other Issues that were In arizonia
Cops of AZ are on the red neck side also
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Old 05-24-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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I'm happy with the climate in East Tennessee. Four real seasons but none of them get drastic. No hurricanes, tornadoes, floods or other attacks by Ma Nature.
I grew up in West Los Angeles near the beach and didn't like the dampness. We also had a house in the desert and I liked visiting but it got too brown quickly.
Lived most of my life in Washington, D.C. and had enough humidity to last a lifetime. Also lived in South Georgia and that wasn't pleasant, either.
Knoxville is perfect for me. People complain about the "humidity" but I don't think it's humid at all. I usually turn off the AC during the day in the summer and open the screen doors. Get a nice breeze off the mountains in the afternoon.
We have lovely springs and beautiful falls, complete with the full collegiate football atmosphere.
Winters can get chilly but it's not awful. We get a couple of days of snow flurries a year.
The climate is one of the things that attracted me to the area.
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Old 05-24-2008, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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If I were to pick the very best climate, it would be San Diego, CA. I just wished I could afford to live there. YOu can grow just about any plant on this planet.
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Old 05-24-2008, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Fresno, CA
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I'm looking for a place with great natural beauty, real mountains, a rocky coast nearby....
Me too! The Oregon Coast calls to me. I love cool, green, misty/foggy/rainy, lots of natural beauty, that seaside feeling, new places to explore, creeks, rivers, the ocean. Ahhhh! Not too far from amenities. No more hot summers. Mild summers and winters for my golden years.

Waterlily, how long have you been on the Oregon Coast and what are the primary things that make you want to leave?
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Old 05-24-2008, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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I've been here for 4 and half years now. It's not a bad place. Reasons for leaving are rain,gloom and I'd like a smaller less busy place. There gets to be lots of traffic during summer when the tourists visit.

There is another reason I'm considering a move. I can sell my place and possibly buy somewhere less expensive in another location. Yes it's about money. Now having said all that I'm not sure if we will move or when. It's also under consideration to buy another home for part time living.If I can't have good weather all year I could live two places.
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Old 05-24-2008, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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If I were to pick the very best climate, it would be San Diego, CA. I just wished I could afford to live there.
I agree with you. San Diego has the most desirable climate for me.
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Old 05-24-2008, 10:22 PM
 
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Oakland was mentioned--nice maritime climate--but the Bay Area is some of the most expensive digs, ever.
Unfortunately true... you're looking at least in the 300k range for a place in the East Bay
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Old 05-25-2008, 06:30 AM
 
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Hawaii has it all and more--world's best climate, scenery, temperature always comfortable, grow corn, tomatoes, etc. year-round. !
I agree totally. We were going to retire to Maui, but family is on east coast. We temporarily stayed for a few months and found, although we absolutely love HI, we developed island fever and missed being part of the grandchildren's lives. So, we moved north and spend some time in the winter in HI.
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Old 05-25-2008, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Cops of AZ are on the red neck side also
Totally untrue comment
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