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Old 09-17-2007, 01:49 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Can anyone recommend an area as close to San Antonio as possible (doesn't have to be Texas) where there are 4 seasons? You know - winter, spring, summer & fall? I currently live in San Antonio and there are only 2 seasons here - summer & almost summer. I am going to LOSE MY MIND if I don't move somewhere where there is more of a variety of weather. I have an adult handicapped son who lives in a residential facility here and I don't want to get too far away from him but I can't handle the long stretches of hot weather like there is here in San Antonio much longer. I'd even settle for 3 seasons. Please - can someone advise me???!!!! Thank you!
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Old 09-17-2007, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
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The panhandle of Texas, like Amarillo. They have more of a winter season than the rest of Texas. Even here, in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, we have a very short winter season. We get some fall and spring weather, though. But I don't know if it would be enough to your liking.
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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Maybe Arkansas????
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Old 09-17-2007, 06:24 PM
 
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You might have to leave Texas for this one. Some areas of West New Mexico? Colorado?
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Old 09-18-2007, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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There really aren't four seasons anywhere in Texas, I don't believe, which is something I too would love. I agree with the poster above...NM or CO beats my suggestion of AR.
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Amarillo definitely gets four seasons. The winters in Amarillo can be brutal. It's not as hot in the summer there either. But, that's a long way from San Antonio. You might also consider Lubbock.
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:52 AM
 
Location: WA
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If you decide it does not have to be in Texas you are basically out of easy driving range, so I suggest you look somewhere that has a major airport so you can be back in half a day. Near a major airport anywhere in the country will work. You need a better list of requirements to determine a location.
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Rural Central Texas
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You can find pockets in the hill country where you can make yourself believe there are four seasons, but the fall color will be extremely brief and the temperature will not change all that much. These pockets are premium real estate, so be prepared to pay out the nose for them.

You probably won't find anything else within 400 miles of SA that gives any more than that.
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Old 09-18-2007, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Hot-Houston Texas
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If you really want true four seasons you will have to leave Texas. If you can't leave Texas then go as far north as you can.
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Old 09-18-2007, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm in Abilene, about 4 hours north (and slightly west) of San Antonio, and I moved here from Brownsville. I know all about the "hot and hotter" deal in South Texas and I hated it, too.

There's a distinct winter here that you don't find in South Texas. We get down into the 30s fairly often, 20s at night. I've found that in the Spring and Fall, we're a good 10-15 degrees cooler than South Texas, too, and with much less humidity. We've already had a cool front that dropped our daytime temps into the high 70s. Nice!!!!

I agree that you'd have to go far away to get real, dramatic seasons but you do feel the changes north of the Hill Country.
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