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Old 02-01-2010, 10:46 AM
 
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I am looking for a small town in the west (excluding CA). I would prefer to be within 1 1/2 hours from a larger city that would provide airport access.

Ideally this place would have plenty of sunshine and lakes nearby.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Sandpoint, Idaho
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I am looking for a small town in the west (excluding CA). I would prefer to be within 1 1/2 hours from a larger city that would provide airport access.

Ideally this place would have plenty of sunshine and lakes nearby.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
Sandpoint, but minus the sunshine...
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Many small towns in Eastern WA would meet your criteria. Depends on what kind of lake you want, how much sun, how tolerant you are of snow, etc.

Also what you want in an airport. Would a small regional airport like Tri-Cities work for you, or do you want something like Sea-Tac?
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:18 PM
 
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Many small towns in Eastern WA would meet your criteria. Depends on what kind of lake you want, how much sun, how tolerant you are of snow, etc.

Also what you want in an airport. Would a small regional airport like Tri-Cities work for you, or do you want something like Sea-Tac?
...or something in-between like Spokane? Decisions, decisions...
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:31 PM
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Location: North Monterey County
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Moab, Utah

Cedar City, Utah

Without the lakes..... but the Colorado River is closeby....
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:42 PM
 
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Thanks for your responses!

Well Sandpoint, ID is beautiful but I did live in CDA and it was way too cloudy for me.

I would like to have as much sun as possible. It's high up on my list.

As to what kind of airport, I need something that has frequent flights to CA for family visits. I know when I lived in Idaho the airport in Spokane was great so it doesn't have to be huge.

Snow doesn't bother me.
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:40 AM
 
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Thanks for your responses!

Well Sandpoint, ID is beautiful but I did live in CDA and it was way too cloudy for me.

I would like to have as much sun as possible. It's high up on my list.

As to what kind of airport, I need something that has frequent flights to CA for family visits. I know when I lived in Idaho the airport in Spokane was great so it doesn't have to be huge.

Snow doesn't bother me.
Well, if CDA is too cloudy, go just a bit further west or southwest...Moscow/Pullman, Clarkston/Lewiston, the little towns west (north or south) of Spokane will get more sun than CDA.
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Desert Southwest
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Moapa Valley, a hidden oasis in the desert. The community sits on the edge of Lake Mead National Park and Valley of the Fire. We're just 60 miles from Vegas, and home to the Clark County Fair and Rodeo. There's lots to do all year round.
Featuring the Nevada Communities of Overton, Logandale, Glendale and Moapa

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Old 02-03-2010, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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There are plenty of small towns within a strick of a larger city. Northern CA is full of them. Chico is a university town with a great historic feel to it but has the big box shopping on the newer end as well. Hospitals are fantastic and they have public transportation. The home prices are down and if I were tempted to go back home, this would be the opportune time to buy. Sacramento is only 1.5 hours away and Redding about and hour. You can be in San Francisco in 4 hours. It really is a beautiful little town. If the mountains are more your liking, then Paradise sits up the butte about 18 miles or so. You will get a little snow and sometimes a lot of snow, but it doesnt last long. They have a neat little art center that I miss daily. The other town I think of is Cool, or Auburn, or Grass Valley which are closer to Sacramento.

Sunshine a plenty in AZ and Prescott is great for the retired who still want to be able to go to a large city.
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Old 02-03-2010, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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I am looking for a small town in the west (excluding CA). I would prefer to be within 1 1/2 hours from a larger city that would provide airport access.

Ideally this place would have plenty of sunshine and lakes nearby.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
Sorry I just saw excluding CA. Check out Prescott AZ
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