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Old 06-25-2009, 10:36 AM
 
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Default What Part of Texas Has the Most Moderate Weather & Least Natural Disasters?

I am thinking of moving from California to Texas. I like the Mediterranean climate here in San Diego and hate the earthquakes. I'm looking for temperate climate year around and no tornadoes. Hurricanes at least give you time to evacuate if need be. Moderate cost of living would also be nice. Does such a place exist in Texas? Thanks.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:08 AM
 
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Nothing like San Diego, year around, period. In the mountains, no tornadoes, but very, very, few people live even near the mountains, hot etc. Compromise something?
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:18 AM
 
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Nothing like San Diego, year around, period.
Well, my comfort zone is about 55-85 F. Anything like that exist in Texas, possibly along the coast? I'll have to make do with the hurricanes, I guess, but climate is top of the list for us. We are retirees, BTW.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:29 AM
 
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Nothing in that temp. range except maybe during winter. Current temps are about 95+ along the coast(more like 100+), ok it is unreasonable hot this year but normally it would be in the low 90's anyway.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:38 AM
 
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Well, my comfort zone is about 55-85 F. Anything like that exist in Texas, possibly along the coast? I'll have to make do with the hurricanes, I guess, but climate is top of the list for us. We are retirees, BTW.

It was 104 yesterday in Houston with a heat index of 108. Atypical for June but low 100s are not unheard of.

Sounds like you're looking for Eastern Tennessee, aside from the winter. In the hills there in the summer it's usually mid-upper 80s. Nicer scenery than anything TX has to offer IMO.

Nothing exists like what you're looking for weather-wise in Texas. Maybe Marfa would be close.
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:37 PM
 
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Texas ain't for you. Southern California is the only mediterranean climate zone in the US. There are only a handful of areas in the entire world that have the weather you're looking for. Outside of southern Europe and your current home, you can head to Chile (but still with those darned earthquakes), South Africa (but you might have to dodge car-jackers and rapists - 1 in 2 men in S Africa have raped someone) or southwestern Australia (only danger there is the crazy deadly wildlife).
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:19 PM
 
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I agree with tstone. IMO, the Marfa/Alpine/Fort Davis area has the most appealing climate in Texas, although it gets colder anf hotter than 55-85 F. But I like dry climates, as the lack of humidity makes the extremes less painful (and allows more cooling at night!).
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:12 PM
 
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Texas ain't for you. Southern California is the only mediterranean climate zone in the US. There are only a handful of areas in the entire world that have the weather you're looking for. Outside of southern Europe and your current home, you can head to Chile (but still with those darned earthquakes), South Africa (but you might have to dodge car-jackers and rapists - 1 in 2 men in S Africa have raped someone) or southwestern Australia (only danger there is the crazy deadly wildlife).

I hear Costa Rica is really nice.
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:51 PM
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Stay in the west / southwest to alleviate tornadoes and/or the threat of them. Earthquakes are not fun either (ex southern Californian here), but trust me, you will hate the hellacious storms in most part of Texas. If you want Texas, El Paso, Alpine, and Marfa may be good, but oh my, it gets mighty hot, but it isn't humid like in most of Texas. That does make a difference...somewhat. My philsophy though...."Hot is hot."
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Abilene, Texas
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The Marfa/Alpine/Ft. Davis region will probably have the fewest natural disasters and it's fairly scenic out there, but the temps will be above 85 in the summers. Finding a place in Texas that doesn't get above 85 degrees is a tall order indeed.
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