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Old 12-20-2011, 03:27 PM
 
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Default Need dry, warm climate for arthritis. Inexpensive, 8000-15000 pop.

Need help finding an inexpensive area in Texas to live with a warm, dry climate that would be good for my rheumatoid and osteo-arthritis. Want a small town of 8000-15000 population. Prefer to be within an hour or so of a major airport if possible.

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Old 12-20-2011, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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You might take a look at Temple/Belton, in Bell County, I-35 north of Austin.. There's an awesome hospital nearby, Patients & Visitors - Scott & White - Central Texas, and Austin is about an hour or so, depending on traffic.

It's pretty warm and dry, excepting in the winter months but may freeze only a couple of times.
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Medina Co., TX
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Wow...only a couple of times? Where I am NW of San Antonio, it's already had 4 freezes!
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Portland, TX. (next to Corpus Christi)
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The Temple area actually averages around 45 freezes/year (per the NWS site in Dallas). Not sure where tofurkey got his/her info from.

If you want a DRY warm climate, your best bet would be west Texas, like Alpine, Marfa, Pecos, Odessa, Midland, Del Rio, El Paso. Alpine and Marfa are up in elevation some, so they don't get quite as hot in the summer, but still enjoy mild winters.


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Old 12-21-2011, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Metromess
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I'd rather live in Fort Davis/Alpine/Marfa than anywhere else in Texas, climatically speaking. They are small and isolated, though. That wouldn't bother me most of the time.
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:53 AM
 
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Sanderson baby!!!!! But the airport would be a problem......... I dont think they have 8K in people either....oh well I tried...........have a good day!
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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Arizona.
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:26 AM
 
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Kerrville, Comfort, or Boerne just west of San Antonio.
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I'm always mystified by the idea of being near an airport, unless you work for an airline and have to commute every day. If you expand your circle around an airport from one hour to two hours, you will multiply by four the area of the circle, and multiply by ten your chances of getting out of the urban proximity. How much difference in your life would there be in reducing your driving time to an airport by an hour, if it gives you ten times as many suitable locations to choose from?
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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I don't take a freeze to be the temp touching 32 degrees, depending on what part of town you're in, high ground or low ground, for thirty minutes at about 3:30 a.m.

I take a freeze to be something more like mid-twenties or less at 4 p.m. on a sunny day and lasting for 24 hours or longer, in all areas of a given region.

I can tell the difference and I absolutely abhor being cold.

On the other hand, I don't consider it Texas hot until the overnight low is mid-eighties or higher for continuous nights.

And the OP did specify within an hour of a major airport. Maybe Mason or Llano. Alpine, Marfa, Pecos, Odessa, Midland, Del Rio... not.
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