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Old 03-07-2009, 10:41 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Last night, dh and I were discussing the old... "If you could live anywhere" and I have no problem deciding a winter home (Key West), but when it comes to summer, I have a harder time finding the perfect place for me.

Mainly, I would not want the temperatures to go above 80 degrees. I know for personal experience that there is really NO place in the US where summer temps are below 80 degrees. My dh is from Ontario, Canada and it gets hotter than that there.

The only option is going UP - that is - altitude. That seems to be the only way to keep cool during the summer, but I don't like mountains. I have lived in Colorado and did not like it at all. I do not like being above a couple of thousand feet as it causes physical issues with me.

So. What options would I have? Where can I live in the summer where it's cool but not HIGH? I was thinking maybe Hawaii, but I don't know much about it. Maybe Alaska? (Not in the mountains, but maybe closer to the beach).

Any ideas?

20yrsinBranson
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:45 AM
 
Location: 602/520
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There are plenty of places that aren't elevated in the United States that don't experience 80 degree temperatures. Juneau, Anchorage, the Olympic Peninsula of Washington, and the immediate coast of Oregon and extreme northern California.
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:49 AM
 
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Washington. Oregon. Maine.
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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I know for personal experience that there is really NO place in the US where summer temps are below 80 degrees.
Say What? Have you ever been out west?

San Francisco, San Diego and Seattle are incredibly comfortable in the summer. Breezy and Cool with lots of sun. Its rare for SF to break 80 in the summer.
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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Maine.
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Old 03-07-2009, 12:02 PM
 
Location: West Coast
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Anywhere along the west coast from Washington down to California.
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Old 03-07-2009, 03:59 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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san fran
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Old 03-07-2009, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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There are Lots of places like that out here on the northern western coast.
Check out the temperatures. //www.city-data.com/city/Coos-Bay-Oregon.html
Summer and fall are really nice.
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