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Old 10-04-2019, 06:23 PM
 
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I will be moving out of California next summer. I’m tired of 110 degree summers, I want somewhere cooler, but not freezing. I am a single, 32-year-old female, no kids, who will be renting initially. I am a dog and horse trainer, so I need to be in a strong horse community. I can maybe live somewhere with a little bit of snow, but not a ton. Looking for semi-rural and a LOT less traffic than L.A. Preferably within 6 hour drive time to Vegas to visit family. Also, somewhere where there’s a strong sense of community and people are really friendly and outgoing. I know I’m asking for a lot here. Any ideas? TIA
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Old 10-05-2019, 08:45 AM
 
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A six hour drive to Vegas is going to have to be left at the curb and just count on flying. Otherwise across the board I think a city like Richmond VA would be a great fit. It's friendly, affordable, has manageable summers, less congestion yet a sizable city for amenities and is surrounded by many areas where the "town and country" lifestyle of horses and dog-showing is prevalent.
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Old 10-05-2019, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Colorado, and Wyoming would be good fits. Cooler, especially more northern parts of CO. The Front Range has become expensive, especially real estate, but you don't have to live there depending on your job situation. I'm looking at the Cheyenne area for my next move, and like to have horses as well.
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Old 10-05-2019, 08:56 AM
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Location: Up North
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All that within 6 hours of Vegas?

As much as the Ozarks aren't my thing, a TON of Californians find their way there. It checks most boxes, and is popular with horse people. I prefer Missouri to Arkansas (it is also slightly cooler on average), but some people visa versa that.
Kentucky, Tennessee, and the Carolina's might also be a consideration.
If you're willing to go out on a limb and bundle up a little more, I'd strongly recommend the upper midwest.
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Old 10-05-2019, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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I will be moving out of California next summer. I’m tired of 110 degree summers, I want somewhere cooler, but not freezing. I am a single, 32-year-old female, no kids, who will be renting initially. I am a dog and horse trainer, so I need to be in a strong horse community. I can maybe live somewhere with a little bit of snow, but not a ton. Looking for semi-rural and a LOT less traffic than L.A. Preferably within 6 hour drive time to Vegas to visit family. Also, somewhere where there’s a strong sense of community and people are really friendly and outgoing. I know I’m asking for a lot here. Any ideas? TIA
I am going to nominate Chino Valley, Arizona and Cedar City, Utah. I don't know if they are big enough communities to support a dog and horse trainer but they have dogs and horses there.
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Old 10-05-2019, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Norco, CA OP, but you'll need a time machine back to the 1990's, AT LEAST.

6 hour drive only gives you places in CA, NV, AZ, and UT. Learn to love to fly. It's very easy to fly to Vegas from a LOT of places.

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Colorado, and Wyoming would be good fits. Cooler, especially more northern parts of CO. The Front Range has become expensive, especially real estate, but you don't have to live there depending on your job situation. I'm looking at the Cheyenne area for my next move, and like to have horses as well.
Pilot, I myself don't think CO/WY are good fits for OP, but for you, definitely add far Western Nebraska to your search if you haven't already.
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Old 10-05-2019, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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OP posted the same thread basically with a slightly different header yesterday about half an hour before this one...its only about a dozen rows below this one on this page. I am not sure what the point is here?
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Old 10-05-2019, 02:30 PM
 
Location: OC
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OP posted the same thread basically with a slightly different header yesterday about half an hour before this one...its only about a dozen rows below this one on this page. I am not sure what the point is here?
It’s to make sure everyone knows she’s had it with California.
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Old 10-05-2019, 04:21 PM
 
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Flagstaff?
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Old 10-05-2019, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I recommend that fed up Californians move anywhere except where I live.

- signed the rest of America
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