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Old 07-16-2006, 05:24 PM
 
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Talking Looking for Boomtown with no snow in Utah?

We are trying to find a great new place to live to escape the horrible winters of the Midwest and would love some suggestions.

We have no kids, love the red rocks and out door activities. Hate snow but don't want to be like fried sausages LOL. Low crime, lots of activity in the housing industry. Looking for up and coming towns.

Can deal with the lack of Nordstroms but Starbucks would be nice ~

In Oct. we plan on coming out to look around. Any pointers would be appreciated.

Leilani
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Old 07-16-2006, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Nowhere near Elko, NV
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We are trying to find a great new place to live to escape the horrible winters of the Midwest and would love some suggestions.

We have no kids, love the red rocks and out door activities. Hate snow but don't want to be like fried sausages LOL. Low crime, lots of activity in the housing industry. Looking for up and coming towns.

Can deal with the lack of Nordstroms but Starbucks would be nice ~

In Oct. we plan on coming out to look around. Any pointers would be appreciated.

Leilani
The place to be is Brigham City. Huge up-and-coming town. Lots of attractions for active adults with an adventurous spirit and joie de vivre.

Community highlights include the Brigham Wine Appreciation Society, the William Burroughs Literary Circle and the annual Brigham LGBT community picnic. Did someone say gourmet coffee? Boy howdy, you'll be spoiled for choice!

http://www.brighamcitythemovie.com/

Magpies
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Old 07-17-2006, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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The place to be is Brigham City. Huge up-and-coming town. Lots of attractions for active adults with an adventurous spirit and joie de vivre.

Community highlights include the Brigham Wine Appreciation Society, the William Burroughs Literary Circle and the annual Brigham LGBT community picnic. Did someone say gourmet coffee? Boy howdy, you'll be spoiled for choice!

http://www.brighamcitythemovie.com/

Magpies
LOL! Magpies are you being serious? The winters in Brigham City are probably worse than the ones in the midwest. I grew up a few miles from Brigham City and have never seriously considered living there. I just drove through there yesterday and it is definetly growing, but nothing like the cities around Salt Lake.

As far as getting away from the snow...you would most likely be looking for cities South of Nephi (central Utah). Cedar City or Hurricane sound like viable alternatives. St. George is really popular right now...but it's like 110 down there right now...here's a link:
http://www.weather.com/weather/local...om=search_city

The cities in Southern Utah are close to the Red Rocks and outdoor fun too!
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Old 07-17-2006, 09:47 AM
 
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Hello Elder Shawn! You are right about Brigham City! I checked and it's average temp is 17 in Jan and they get 35+ inches of snow! YIKES! Thanks Magpie but that is way too much snow for me....a dusting maybe I can take, but nothing more than that!

I am excited about going to check out the various areas. It sounds like a beautiful place to live

Thanks
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Old 07-17-2006, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Nowhere near Elko, NV
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It's even funnier when the irony sails right over their heads.

Magpies
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Old 07-17-2006, 11:30 AM
 
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Default You probably want Southern Utah

Cedar City is quite cold and moderately snowy. Once you near Saint George the whole climate changes, and it rarely snows. It can get really hot down there though. The whole area is called Utah's Dixie and is one of the fastest growing places in the country.

Kanab is a bit cooler than Saint George with relatively little snow still. Don't know about the coffee choices -- it's a pretty conservative place. Jobs are probably really limited in such a small town.

Moab might also be a good choice, but again jobs are probably really limited.
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Old 07-17-2006, 11:37 AM
 
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Boomtowns with no snow in the winter and not being fried like sausages in the summer with red rocks to boot, in Utah? ...and with a Starbucks? Nah, ain't gunna happen.

Closest I can think of, as Shawn has mentioned already, is Hurricane. Slightly cooler than St. George in the summer but no Starbucks.

To give you an idea of the Mormon influence in southern Utah, I believe there's only one Starbucks in all of the southern part of the state, that's in the Red Cliffs Mall in St. George. In any other state, they seem like they're on every street corner.

--'rocco

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Old 07-17-2006, 12:33 PM
 
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I was actually joking about the Starbucks. LOL I would assume there aren't any there.

I dated a guy for 10 yrs whose Dad was the President of the Mormon Church in that area. So Mag, nothing sailed over my head. The Wine Appreciation Society comment was enough to stop anything from sailing.

Thanks Rocco and Cool Cats for your tips. I will take that into consideration and look around when I get there. I am hoping to find a place where people aren't rude, road rage is something you read about and the weather is moderate.

I can handle 110 but not much more than that. I did live in Guam for 3 years and that is pretty hot as well as humid. The moisture would run down the walls of the house if you didn't run a dehumidifier. That's harsh.

I will take dry heat over that anyday

Anyway, thanks to all of you for your time

Leilani
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Old 07-27-2006, 01:02 AM
 
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Default I live in St. George, Utah

St. George has a Starbucks, and it only gets to about 120 on the hottest days in the summer time. We have air conditioning and humidifiers to offset the heat and lack of humitity.

It is a booming town, yet small enough that there is very little crime. Not much need for road rage because of the lack of traffic. At 5:00 you might be have to wait 5 to 10 extra minutes to get to your destination.

Housing is high if you plan on purchasing, however rent is less expensive. You can check the housing market by browsing the MLS listings at removed. I moved here 4 years ago from Seattle and we have loved the place.

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Old 07-27-2006, 02:49 AM
 
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Yeah, but at 120, she'll still be like fried sausages!


--'rocco

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