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Old 03-16-2008, 01:44 PM
 
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We Are Looking For Small Acreage With Fresh Water Supply, Trees And Good Soil. Prefer A Zone That Does Not Have The Cold Winter Or Hot Summer. Is There Such A Place In Usa?
Rick
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Old 03-17-2008, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Hawaii?

To moderate temperatures to that extreme, you need a large body of surrounding water. South Florida, near the east coast, doesn't get below freezing and rarely gets above 100 F, but the humidity can be oppressive and lots of bugs and lizards will be your neighbors.
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:37 AM
 
Location: North of the Cow Pasture and South of the Wind Turbines
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I think to not have a really hot summer you have to take on a little more winter. Even in the Catskills it can be really hot some days, except in the higher elevations where it is pretty pleasant all summer. It can be 10 degrees hotter just 1500 or ft lower.

I maybe need a little window air conditioner (mostly for the pets) one or twice a summer. It's like my Grandfather said "it's not the heat it's the humidity"
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Old 03-17-2008, 01:26 PM
 
Location: central oregon coast
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Talking banana belt

Brookings Oregon-called the gold coast area and the banana belt.Bring money,pricey!!
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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What about Kentucky? Meets all the criteria listed in the OP.
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Old 03-18-2008, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Nothern Alabama might do. Bermuda is ok. Hawaii is part of the US.

Ideal climate, rural, cheap. Pick any two.
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:07 PM
 
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Nothern Alabama might do. Bermuda is ok. Hawaii is part of the US.

Ideal climate, rural, cheap. Pick any two.
Bermuda, cheap?
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Old 03-19-2008, 02:06 AM
 
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Oregon and Wa State.
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Old 03-20-2008, 01:42 AM
 
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Oregon and Wa State.
Eastern WA gets cold, west of the Cascades is pricey, very pricey. And wet.
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Old 03-21-2008, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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The problem is that what you're asking for brings with it its own problems. If you don't want it too cold, you might try Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri or Mississippi - but there you have a problem with tornadoes. If you really like it hot, you can expect high humidity - and on the coast, hurricanes. Also bugs, and other unwelcome visitors. My son lives in the desert in Las Vegas - no snow, winters about 40 deg for the high, no humidity in the summer - but you can't go outside from June to September without getting sunburned or having your seat belt sear you like a branding iron. It is also not conducive to growing things. He loves it but says it is a very busy bustling, rapidly growing town even though the cost of living is very low. Cuz lives in Phoenix, says it is pretty and she can pretty much do what she wants, lots of freedom - but again the heat in the summer is searing.

You really have to be lots more specific about what you are looking for. No snow? Some snow OK? Mountains ok - or plains, or hills? How hot is too hot? What is your response to humidity? Do you want to grow stuff? You must look for arable dependable soil, not rocks or reclaimed swamp. What is your definition of rural? 10 minutes from a hospital? An hour from a hospital? Two hours? Closest town with a pop of less than 1,000? Less than 5,000? Less than 20,000?

You also have to determine if your "rural" area will shortly be developed; most temperate places are being so. What is happening within 20 miles, 50 miles, of an area? Are they building a Wal Mart? A Wal Mart is indicative of expected growth. After one is built "in the sticks", you will have the onset of rapid growth and development within 5 years, unless the current population can sustain it.
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