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Old 10-06-2011, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Well, that leaves out the area around San Antonio.It got in the hundreds here this summer.You could take your boat to Canyon lake or Lake Austin, or go down to Corpus Christi.You could check out some of the towns around the Texas gulf coast,like Port Lavaca,which is about 80 or 90 miles from the Gulf, or some place Like Aransas Pass or Rockport.
It wasn't much different here in Oklahoma.
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Connecticut is my adopted home.
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I'm pretty sure that Texas would be too hot during the summer. I have a very hard time dealing with extreme heat after so many years in the north. I visited San Antonio in early April and have been in the El Paso area (Las Cruces NM) in the winter and found the temperature to be pretty nice but it only goes up from there....
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Prepperland
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The only place I can think of that might meet your needs is Lynnhaven Bay in Virginia Beach, VA.
You can do it all there - - -
gardening (excellent),
sailing (we have a blue-water boat that will come with us) - head to the Chesapeake, hang right - see Atlantic Ocean.
building and tinkering,
reading, films,
renewable energy.

It has four seasons, but not extreme.
Downside - expensive.
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I suggest the seacoast of New England. Property is really pricy in Connecticut but less so as you move north. I would check out the Greenland area of NH on the Great Bay. Deep water access to the Atlantic through Portsmouth and is not all that expensive. Then there is Down East along the coast of Maine.
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Maine has over 3,000 miles of ocean coastline. Dozens of rivers flow into the ocean. Homes on the coast can be expensive, but if you follow any of the rivers inland a bit the prices drop.

We were initially looking to buy land with water frontage on a navigable river. But I got distracted.

Winter: there certainly is a snow belt [where they routinely get huge dumps of snow], though we are pretty far North of it.

We normally see snow from December through to March. One storm once a week giving us 3 inches to as much as 8 inches. Followed by a week of clear sunny skies. By 1 March the snow is usually receding, and patches of green are showing. By the end of March the only snow you can find is under the forest canopy where sunlight can not reach.

Mostly rural, our biggest city is 66,000 people. The majority of our townships are small enough that they are not 'organized'. No mayor, no town clerk, no tax collector, etc. With nobody on payroll, most Maine townships' taxes are lower.

Downside is we have very few jobs. Nothing to do with the current nationwide recession, Maine has been in a localized recession for a number of decades.

If you like access to blue water; forest; lots of rivers, lakes and ponds; low home prices; low taxes; and a low cost-of-living; Maine may be a place to look.
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