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  1. #1
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    So our year here in Austin since relocating is coming to a close. My wifeís contract is up, and she canít renew for 3 months.

    While here weíve learned that most of her family are grifters and offer us nothing valuable as far as relationships.

    My intolerance to humidity has lowered my threshold for heat illness, so Iím essentially trapped in air conditioned environments May - October, which has really stifled our boating and what limited amount of outdoor activities are available here. This has affected my physical health significantly. Before we moved from NV, I was hiking 3-4 days a week 3-6 miles per day. Now, I rarely leave our yard.

    We need help identifying some spots where we could move to. My wifeís wants are somewhere it doesnít get horribly cold (70 degrees is cold to her) and to look out over a body of water. I need less humidity. I can handle Vegas hot because itís dry, but anything over 35% and 80F and Iím done. I also need quick access to public land for hiking, biking, etc.

    Iíve been all over the west, and the only places that might meet both our needs is from the Mendocino coast north to Peugeot Sound. Donít really want to have to pay California or Oregon income tax, so our choices are limited. Iíd like to keep our SA, but itís not looking favorable.

    Anyone have any suggestions on where to look that meets the criteria and has homes under 600k?


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    Iíd recommend placer county California!!
    Minutes away from the best outdoor activities, world class. Hiking, biking, skiing, rivers. Horse trails. Home to the western states run, tevis cup. Many lakes to choose from. Lows are usually in the 50s in the winter with only rain. No snow.
    Boating from April-October. Sometimes a little rainy in April and low water levels in October. But itís doable.
    45min from truckee, 1hr or so to Tahoe.
    90s in the summer, sometimes streaks of 100 here and there. NO HUMIDITY. Conservative area. If you have kids, del oro school district is the most desirable in California.
    Truly the best California has to offer imo.


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    Other than the west, you will have humidity.

    If you are not used to humidity, it takes awhile to get accustomed, but in all fairness Texas is extreme with heat and humidity.

    My recommendations would be Tennessee and south from there. Georgia, Florida, Carolinaís.

    I was talking to a good friend who moved to Naples Florida.

    If you can handle 40-45 days per year of 90+ and humid, the rest of the year itís 70-80 and really nice. Thatís where I am headed when I retire. Michigan gets 15-20 days of 90ís and humid, itís the 120 days of below 30ís and snow that I am done with.

    Unfortunately, the weather you seek is in costal so cal or Hawaii, 600k will get you a shitshack
    at best along with ďotherĒ problems.


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    Fayetteville, AR
    Huntsville, AL
    Greenville, SC / Asheville, NC

    It does get cold though... pretty hard to check every box on the wish list.

    As a Houston resident, definitely got a chuckle regarding humidity in Austin though!
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    I'm with Larry.

    Humidity is taxing on the body but you can work through it, depending on health.
    Besides west where water is disappearing, and cost of living is high, South East can be nice. South of the mason-dixion line and winter is typically no snow but can be in the 30's overnight. The lakes are clean and fresh you get hiking trails and plenty of outdoor activity.

    However, unless you move to Nasville, Charlotte, etc. and commute to the lake, the lakes are not close to any city life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry_arizona View Post
    Other than the west, you will have humidity.

    If you are not used to humidity, it takes awhile to get accustomed, but in all fairness Texas is extreme with heat and humidity.

    My recommendations would be Tennessee and south from there. Georgia, Florida, Carolinaís.

    I was talking to a good friend who moved to Naples Florida.

    If you can handle 40-45 days per year of 90+ and humid, the rest of the year itís 70-80 and really nice. Thatís where I am headed when I retire. Michigan gets 15-20 days of 90ís and humid, itís the 120 days of below 30ís and snow that I am done with.

    Unfortunately, the weather you seek is in costal so cal or Hawaii, 600k will get you a shitshack
    at best along with ďotherĒ problems.


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    I was going to suggest TN, but like you say. Itís humid. I really like the surrounding areas of Nashville. Franklin, Brentwood, even Spring Hill. Quite nice places. If I leave California thatís where Iíll be. Iíve been pushing that with the big boss since about 2018.
    Utah isnít too bad for the outdoors, but it gets very cold, snow, and very windy. Not too many lakes.
    AZ is way too hot. NM is an armpit. WA, OR are no fly zones for me. ID is ok, but again. Lots of snow and cold.
    NV, also an armpit. Cold AND hot. Dry. No lakes.
    That leaves the rest, humidity states . Or snow. Or both.


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    2in, look up boise if you haven't.
    you can get a lot that overlooks the boise river if you really like water OR move to nampa out on lake lowell. don't recommend that but some do. if you really want to get out of town, marsing along the snake river is not far from boise.
    there's several reservoirs with ample boating 15min from downtown and lucky peak has some GREAT docks that are free for the day. we loved our boating there better than anyplace we have been on the water. city has a green belt walking trail that spans 30 miles. TONS of hiking/biking just outside of town. ski resort 16 miles from downtown with 6 high speed lifts. it's similar in climate to reno-a tad colder in the winter-and snows but it goes away quickly and only a handful of days a year you actually have to drive on it. I have gone many years living there without shoveling a driveway and then one year you might do it a couple times. much more family friendly and lower crime than reno and costwise about the same.
    spent 40 years there growing up and it's a very nice place to call home if you're into a family friendly outdoor recreation area. downside is city grew too quickly so traffic is kind of a bear and snow.

    oh ya... and although it has income tax, it's not Cali so it's still somewhat reasonable and without all the nanny-state drama that comes along with that state....
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    I'll add that if you're looking smaller town, you might consider lake havasu arizona. hot as heck, no humidity and a nice reservoir to boat on. town is a mess on the weekends from cali influx but mon-thu it's not bad. all the bigbox stores and still somewhat reasonable housing. 500k should buy a nice house with a boat garage. not 3500sqft but not 1200 either. it would be one of my top5 retirement places.
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    I spent a lot of time working in Idaho in my yesteryears.
    I would not recommend nampa, it is ghetto.
    But I get at where 2in is coming from. Eagle and meridian are also outside of boise. But much nicer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rhouse181 View Post
    Fayetteville, AR
    Huntsville, AL
    Greenville, SC / Asheville, NC

    It does get cold though... pretty hard to check every box on the wish list.

    As a Houston resident, definitely got a chuckle regarding humidity in Austin though!
    Yeah, I know. We were in NOLA last weekend, and I was dying everyday. Weíll be visiting a friend in Woodland in a couple of weeks, and though we my take our boat to Conroe, but I ainít cleaning it until we get back.


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