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Old 08-15-2009, 03:45 PM
 
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I'm going to re-locate in the next couple of months but don't know where to go. I'm trying to move away from the snow, since I don't really like it. I also don't like extremely HOT weather. Can anyone give me some recommendations for something in between, weather wise? I was thinking of moving to Oregon, but it snows there too! California is over-populated. I'm a single mom and would like somewhere that is safe, affordable and not over-crowded. Please reply, Thank you so much!!
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Old 08-15-2009, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Missouri Ozarks
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Stay there?
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Old 08-15-2009, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Quiet Corner Connecticut
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I have some family out in Oregon, south of Portland. They say it does snow, but not much. Usually there's more rain. I'd assume the snow is more in the mountains, not as much the river valley along I-5.

They also just had a heat wave where it was over 100 degrees for several straight days.
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Old 08-16-2009, 02:10 PM
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We live in Portland (close to downtown) and it rarely snows in the winter. Winters are temperate and you may get a little snow once in the season - but often it may be ice instead. And again, just once in the season. Last year was a strange year and we did get a snow storm right before Christmas which was beautiful but hard on us since in our area we are unprepared for snow - Weather is usally in the 40's winter and in the Summer 70 to 80's. This summer we had record high temps for a week or so around a100 and a tad higher. That's not normal. Summers are glorious weather wise, no humidity but most of the rest of the year it rains. You'll get more snow in the mountains. If you live in Central Oregon (we have another house in Redmond) you'll get warmer summers, but colder winters - again rarely snow unless you are in the mountains. Central Oregon is beautiful. good luck
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Old 08-16-2009, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Sanford, FL
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I'm going to re-locate in the next couple of months but don't know where to go. I'm trying to move away from the snow, since I don't really like it. I also don't like extremely HOT weather. Can anyone give me some recommendations for something in between, weather wise? I was thinking of moving to Oregon, but it snows there too! California is over-populated. I'm a single mom and would like somewhere that is safe, affordable and not over-crowded. Please reply, Thank you so much!!

Since you didn't place a limitation on geography, I'd recommend
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

If you're moving its good to have job possibilities, good public schools, a lower cost of living, a low crime rate and a mild four season climate. Research Triangle Park offers a lot of job opportunities as well as the University of North Carolina, Duke University and North Carolina State University.

The Triangle area is consistently ranked as having one of the highest standards of living in the country.

I personally lived in both Durham and Chapel Hill. I would rate Chapel Hill first and Durham second. Chapel Hill's schools are among the best in the country and it's pretty much the ideal small town yet close to everything a major metro area offers.

I don't recommend Raleigh as much as it has become crowded/sprawl like. The Raleigh suburb of Cary is okay but kind of sterile in that McMansion kind of way.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chapel Hill and Orange County Visitors Bureau
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools - CHCCS Calendar
Research Triangle Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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Somewhere in North Carolina.
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:33 AM
 
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^North Carolina's got extreme heat and humidity, though. Wouldn't recommend it unless the poster went more near Asheville.

Still, I'd say North Cali somewhere. Good Luck!!!
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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^North Carolina's got extreme heat and humidity, though. Wouldn't recommend it unless the poster went more near Asheville.

Still, I'd say North Cali somewhere. Good Luck!!!
Current Charlotte weather as of Noon - 82 degrees, 64% humidity

Current Dayton weather as of Noon - 84 degrees, 62% humidity

Yeah, it's just hellish there.
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Old 08-18-2009, 04:19 PM
 
Location: ABQ (Paradise Hills), NM
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I'm going to re-locate in the next couple of months but don't know where to go. I'm trying to move away from the snow, since I don't really like it. I also don't like extremely HOT weather. Can anyone give me some recommendations for something in between, weather wise? I was thinking of moving to Oregon, but it snows there too! California is over-populated. I'm a single mom and would like somewhere that is safe, affordable and not over-crowded. Please reply, Thank you so much!!
Can you define "extremely HOT weather"? And as a point of reference: where would you be moving from???

Chap
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Old 08-18-2009, 05:47 PM
 
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Current Charlotte weather as of Noon - 82 degrees, 64% humidity

Current Dayton weather as of Noon - 84 degrees, 62% humidity

Yeah, it's just hellish there.
Hey, I missed this post. I'll respond now.

Yeah, our weather has sucked recently, and I will say my locale is a little too warm for my liking during this time of the year. That's why I love winter.

However, you cannot deny the fact that the south is traditionally more humid than the midwest. That's just the way God set up the earth (or Allah or Harry Potter or Budda or whoever you believe in....).
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