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Old 07-04-2015, 07:51 PM   #41
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And the wildfire concern is enough for me now that I probably would no longer look for a house "in the woods" and surrounded by trees, as I've had in the past. I'd probably look for something much more in an open area, even though I'd miss the privacy.

EDIT: Regarding other parts of the Rockies, I've only visited Wyoming and Montana, and my initial thoughts would be similar to the Evergreen and Genesee areas of Denver...that those areas (like Bozeman, Billings, Cody, etc) won't be growing at a rapid pace. I could be wrong, however...maybe places like Billings are growing a lot. But I would expect there are always places out the outskirts to live, that they still won't be that crowded. Although, if I ever moved to a smaller town like a Billings, it would only be for a couple years, because there are things I would miss about being near a larger city like Denver.
Forgot about the fires. Shoot. Although we have fires in the SE, they are usually easy to contain. True wildfires are very rare.

I like the upper South, where we get the cold fronts a bit earlier than the deep South. But I gotta tell you... these last few weeks have been moist and today I about lost my mind over the humidity. I should have been outside enjoying the 4th. Nope, stayed in. 8 more weeks of "winter"...

Oh, as for the northern Rockies: I don't think so. I love visiting in the summer, but they just get too much snow and cold for me.
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Old 07-05-2015, 08:02 AM   #42
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A couple years ago here in MO we had a summer heat wave including a drought which brought humidity levels way down. I remember playing golf in a 106 degree heat and thinking this isn't so bad because I am not sweating. Much prefer that to the normal mid 80s and humidity. Though as I have gotten older I have also learned to appreciate the 45-50 degree weather with sunshine (no wind please). That is great weather to be outside and on the move.


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Phoenix this time of year can get pretty hot. Eg 112-115. But it's a dry heat😅
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Phoenix this time of year can get pretty hot. Eg 112-115. But it's a dry heat

Oh ya. Been there. Those are lung burning temps and too far out of my comfort zone (not that I was trying to imply 106 was perfect either). The positive I guess I noticed was if the sun had set 100 degrees was very comfortable there and no bugs to swat.


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Moved from Ohio to north Georgia, just south of Chattanooga one year after I retired. Love the mild winters and the change of seasons here. Summers can get a little hot but not unbearable. I lived in Florida (Ft. Lauderdale) for about three years back in the 70s and got burned out on the traffic as well as no real change of seasons. Every time I visit Florida I realize why I wouldn't want to live there, traffic and heat. I have a number of friends from Ohio who winter in the Ft. Myers area and usually stop for a day or two when they are heading down and then on their way back north. Funny to hear them bitch about the traffic and winter crowds.
They just have to think a little 'Outside the Box'...... I spent 4 years of winters in Florida, until I moved to the Bahamas. It's a perfect situation for us. We live in Minneapolis and get to enjoy the 4 seasons and Spend 3 months in the Bahamas in the winter, when Minneapolis is Frigid. I can spend my winter Fly Fishing for Bonefish, instead of looking at snow.
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Oh ya. Been there. Those are lung burning temps and too far out of my comfort zone (not that I was trying to imply 106 was perfect either). The positive I guess I noticed was if the sun had set 100 degrees was very comfortable there and no bugs to swat.


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Agree. Anything under 100 feels quite comfortable. Generally don't visit Phoenix this time of year but DW is heading down tomorrow to run a few errands. Not me. Too hot.
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North coast CA is significantly less expensive with similar weather. Take a look around Eureka.

Even Monterey area is less expensive living than SF.


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While I have not lived there there is the San Luis Obispo area as well.
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