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Old 10-28-2010, 12:06 PM
 
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Hi, I'm from South Georgia where it's hot as heck and there is the racial issues and of course we're in the bible belt, which means a whole lotta judgemental people around. It's really not a great place to be imo.

I'd love to live where it's colder. Have never been around snow so driving would probably be a challenge for me, but I can handle that I'm sure.

I like small-town living but crime and drugs are an issue even where I live. I'm looking for somewhere laid back with good values and good scenery. I'm sick of seeing pine trees and "swamp". Any ideas????? Thanks so much.
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Old 10-28-2010, 12:19 PM
 
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You might like the Finger Lakes region of New York State, on the whole one of the more politically and socially balanced areas of the country. Average snow varies quite a bit from town to town in this area. It's a collection of small towns generally with low crime. The areas around the south ends of the larger lakes where the hills back up to the lakes offer especially dramatic scenery. Check out New York Waterfalls and Nature - Photography, Maps, Information, Forums

Parts of northern and western PA are similar (but other parts are "bible belt" and still other parts can get scary).
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:06 PM
 
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North Dakota.
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:20 PM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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The Oregon coast would be a good spot!
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:45 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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The Oregon coast would be a good spot!
So would the northern coast of California where I think everyone should move.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:54 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Maine or Vermont.
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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You can head out west and shed the heat and humidity, really anywhere say west of St. Louis will do, once you are west of Denver you are in dry country until you get within a few miles of the coast.I grew up around Atlanta and know what you are on about regarding heat, humidity, and ignorant people. Of course not all of them are ignorant but you get enough of them. In the Northeast you will run into attitudes that while different from the Bible Belt attitudes are just as obnoxious to me, long wet snowy winters, for the same hassle you can move West rather than North.If you don't want to go that far if you get into the north Georgia mountains, and/or Tennessee, it's cooler up there although not as dry as the West.
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:05 PM
 
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Nebraska city Nebraska. Hot summers of the plains but also comfortably warm spring, fall but cold winters. Smallish town but 40 minutes from Omaha, couple of hours from Kansas City. Good solid midwestern stock, not overtly religious, but good people, keep their thoughts to themselves. Of course everywhere has drugs and crime to some level. The country is almost worse that cities with meth. Or even Lincoln NE for something a little bigger, or Omaha itself, nice medium size city.
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:10 PM
 
Location: in the ground
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NE Georgia, otherwise Montana or Wyoming.
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:56 PM
 
Location: cemetary
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Forget Montana and Wyoming - no jobs unless you bring one.
NW Colorado is a much better choice.
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