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    Default Wheres the perfect place to live??

    Ive been thinking lately how much I hate winter time.. I dont like the cold and quite honestly sick of getting ready for it every year.. My woman and I spend lots of money and time on our flower beds and landscaping only to enjoy it for 5 months a year and then most of it dies, goes dormant, or just doesnt look good at all. Ive lived here near buffalo for my whole life and have traveled south but havent been west of the mississippi at all. I was trying to determine if I was wanting to pack up and leave where would I go?? I wondering if there is a perfect place. well this is what I would be looking for if such a place exists..

    I dont want to see no snow... If I do it would be a rarety and probably only be at night and like I said RARE!!
    Cant be at risk for out of control forest fires or the devastation thats seen in California,Nevada,Texas, and even Colorado and some of the other surrounding states..
    I dont mind the heat but the humidity that makes it impossible to enjoy anything outdoors is out so the far south like Florida,Alabama, Louisiana ect. is out.
    Wouldnt want to be in high risk area for Tornadoes and Hurricanes so the east side of the carolinas is out and the states in the plains like around Kansas is out too..

    Is there any place in the US that has basically no chance for natural disaster?? And is like 50-80 degrees all year long so we can enjoy landscaping and not have to get ready for cold..BBBRRRRRRRRR watch our vehicles rot away in 10 years from salt.

    I dont know but if there is such a place that a 50k year job can support nicely, Im looking at a 5 to 10 year plan to move there..

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    Lower AZ, Scottsdale area!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith4816 View Post
    Lower AZ, Scottsdale area!
    Dry heat there isn't it?? Might have to look into it. Dust storms maybe..Ha I will never have my cake and eat it too.

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    I am in the same boat, onlya bit further north in Ontario,, I cant get much better than this as I am not allowed to move south. I have been to Arizona a few times and must agree. It is great there during the winter....I understand it gets pretty warm in the summer though.

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    Yeah its dry heat, but almost every house has AC and a pool. However, your garden, may be a little different from in NY. I have been both south and west and would say AZ is better.

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    In addition to AZ, you may want to consider So can be affordable if you live inland far enough. Or, Las Vegas if you want to be near some action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfleetwood View Post
    In addition to AZ, you may want to consider So can be affordable if you live inland far enough. Or, Las Vegas if you want to be near some action.
    So. Cal would be nice but its too much like NY Gun laws suck, taxes are high, and emissions for vehicles are the worst.
    I have considered Vegas ... Im just not sure really..

    Texas...Hmmmmm I dont know.. I know the gun laws are relaxed, taxes low and economy is the one of the best in the nation right now.... Might have something there...As long as I can find a spot that my house wont burn down from wildfire..I definitely would be living 30-40 miles from any city.. small village ok though.

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    Texas!!! A lot of variety. Beaches, hills, desert, forest, etc etc.
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    There is a reason that so many people live in socal. The weather is nice all year compared to other places and you can get to extreme heat or mountains and snow in just a few hours. Very expensive though.

    Northern Arizona and New Mexico are the same. You can get snow in the winter and nice not too hot summers. Plus you can drive to snow, etc.

    Dfw and South don't get much snow at all and can be brutal in the summer. Often over 100 for weeks and snow often just a couple of days per year. Far North Texas and Oklahoma get colder and an increased chance of snow every 50 miles north you keep going ... until somewhere in Kansas City or Nebraska where you always get snow.

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    I live just south of the north ga mountains and love it we get amazing weather here. I just bought 420 acres in franklin county and can't wait to build my compound. Everywhere you live will have a disaster of some sort that can come threw. I've been in earthquakes in 4 countries and lost my college house to the tornado in Tuscaloosa. Just find somewhere u love and go don't worry bout natural disasters. You can't stop them
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