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Old 06-15-2008, 12:55 AM   #41
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You might want to add Redding, California.

People who spent a lot of their life in the southern states need to think about two issues in other locations: winter and rain (or cloud cover). The consideration will be the social culture.

You mentioned several OR, WA cities along the I-5 corridor. Our climate is moderated by the ocean and the Sound, the mountians to the east cause rain to fall as the air currents up-lift. There are lots of micro-climates. East of the mountians is a sunny, high, dry, plateau that is cold in the winter and hot in the summer.
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I have the same problem. I have been living in S. Florida for the past 30+ years. The summers never bothered me that much as I was always working and in the A/C during the day. Always took my vacation in the winter months or went away. Now that I am semi-retired I have much more time, I want to get outside but the summer months are getting more unconfortable for me.

I try to take a week vacation up north somewhere, however, I still come back to the same heat and humidity.
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You might want to check out New Haven, CT area - with Yale, University of New Haven, Southern CT State U., the Shubert Theater, Yale Rep., lots of great restaurants - waterfront condos in the area are surprisingly affordable. CT coast and Long Island Sound are protected from hurricanes by, well, Long Island.
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I love Texas too and bleed Burnt Orange. But moved to Fort Collins. Colorado last year. Summer days are in the low 80's (10-20% humidity) and nights in the low 50's.
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Summer days are in the low 80's (10-20% humidity) and nights in the low 50's.
Hey, we're having similar weather. Low 80's - every night.
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Who said "if I owned Hell and Texas, I'd live in Hell, and rent out Texas." ?

That's what just ran through my head ...

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Who said "if I owned Hell and Texas, I'd live in Hell, and rent out Texas." ?
Philip Henry Sheridan...the same guy credited with the quote “The only good Indian is a dead Indian”.
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You might want to check out New Haven, CT area - with Yale, University of New Haven, Southern CT State U., the Shubert Theater, Yale Rep., lots of great restaurants - waterfront condos in the area are surprisingly affordable. CT coast and Long Island Sound are protected from hurricanes by, well, Long Island.
I took a look on realtor.com and found the housing to be very reasonable. Any idea why? Is this a university town that has too many students and not much industry beside the university
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I took a look on realtor.com and found the housing to be very reasonable. Any idea why? Is this a university town that has too many students and not much industry beside the university
I'm not sure why housing is so affordable. Even waterfront, which I thought was unattainable for regular folks, is relatively affordable.

I could speculate, but I really don't know.
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I'm not sure why housing is so affordable. Even waterfront, which I thought was unattainable for regular folks, is relatively affordable.

I could speculate, but I really don't know.

I lived in CT ages ago (near Hartford) and still have friends there. Never was too familiar with the New Haven area. My understanding from CT friends is that both major cities (Hartford and New Haven) as well as Bridgeport are the pits these days. CT has one of the highest per-capita incomes in the country and there are many well off folks in Fairfield County, along the coast and in the NW corner, but my friends report that you don't want to go near the major cities these days: poverty, crime, deteriorating infrastructure, etc. It's ironic because when I left the Hartford area to go to college in Providence, RI in 1963, Hartford was a much nicer city than Providence. But Providence has been through a Renaissance and is now a really neat, chic, upscale city whereas my friends report quite the opposite about Hartford.

Take everything I say (except for the comments about Providence) with a grain of salt because I haven't been to Hartford or New Haven in years and am only going by what my CT friends tell me.
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I lived in CT ages ago (near Hartford) and still have friends there. Never was too familiar with the New Haven area. My understanding from CT friends is that both major cities (Hartford and New Haven) as well as Bridgeport are the pits these days. CT has one of the highest per-capita incomes in the country and there are many well off folks in Fairfield County, along the coast and in the NW corner, but my friends report that you don't want to go near the major cities these days: poverty, crime, deteriorating infrastructure, etc. It's ironic because when I left the Hartford area to go to college in Providence, RI in 1963, Hartford was a much nicer city than Providence. But Providence has been through a Renaissance and is now a really neat, chic, upscale city whereas my friends report quite the opposite about Hartford.

Take everything I say (except for the comments about Providence) with a grain of salt because I haven't been to Hartford or New Haven in years and am only going by what my CT friends tell me.
I know Hartford has been bad for awhile; Bridgeport can't seem to rise above it's bad rap. I went to school in New Haven about 20 years ago, and it seems the same as then, there are certain areas (around Yale and Chapel Street) that are very cool, fun and totally safe, filled with great restaurants and theater, but the rest of the city is really dangerous. I don't know why - I thought maybe because it's a sanctuary city - but then again so is San Francisco.

I know CT is known for some expensive real estate in Fairfield County and also some of the most dangerous cities in the US are here. The suburbs around New Haven are still affordable and seem to be okay.

I live next to a Yale professor, asked her why she's not living in New Haven, and she replied, "too dangerous".
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