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    Portland, OR. Seriously. Beautiful part of the country, fun city that doesn't have that big city feel nor that small bum town one. You'd be a couple hours from Seattle and the mountains and a day's trip (10 hour drive) away from San Francisco, CA.

    Only problem with Portland is the property tax is pretty high but there's no sales tax.


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    I'd try to lure you here, but friends don't let friends move to Terre Hell.
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    If you don't like the cold and prefer sunny days, I would rule out the whole Pacific Northwest (sorry Portland) I agree it's beautiful country, but in a rugged, wet, survivalist kinda way. If you aren't into skiing, snowboarding, hiking, or the shade I'd stick to the lower half the country. I've also thought of moving to Alberqueque, New Mexico (I even learned how to spell it correctly! I think...), Las Vegas, NV, and yes Phoenix, AZ partially based on the weather. Dry, sunny weather year round (?) with red colored horizons near by.

    I take it back about Las Vegas, knew someone who lived there and described it like a cultural wasteland if you don't work in hospitality or into the the casino/clubbing scene.

    If you like an odd mix of skinheads, Mormons, and Samoans, Salt Lake City, UT? I have a friend who was raised there and he loves the outdoors. And he wasn't any of those 3 things.

    Have you thought of Hotlanta, GA? People tend to say good things about the place -- I've also heard you should just expect your car will be broken into at some point and there is a lot of sprawl/traffic.

    Based on your criteria, I would even suggest parts of SoCal except I think the SoCal contingent might go :horor:
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    Hmm, how about some nice part of the UK with decent surroundings and little rain. A southern beach resort or similar. Change of scenery, right? You guys'll have a right to get in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CzeCze View Post
    If you don't like the cold and prefer sunny days, I would rule out the whole Pacific Northwest (sorry Portland) I agree it's beautiful country, but in a rugged, wet, survivalist kinda way. If you aren't into skiing, snowboarding, hiking, or the shade I'd stick to the lower half the country. I've also thought of moving to Alberqueque, New Mexico (I even learned how to spell it correctly! I think...), Las Vegas, NV, and yes Phoenix, AZ partially based on the weather. Dry, sunny weather year round (?) with red colored horizons near by.

    I take it back about Las Vegas, knew someone who lived there and described it like a cultural wasteland if you don't work in hospitality or into the the casino/clubbing scene.

    If you like an odd mix of skinheads, Mormons, and Samoans, Salt Lake City, UT? I have a friend who was raised there and he loves the outdoors. And he wasn't any of those 3 things.

    Have you thought of Hotlanta, GA? People tend to say good things about the place -- I've also heard you should just expect your car will be broken into at some point and there is a lot of sprawl/traffic.

    Based on your criteria, I would even suggest parts of SoCal except I think the SoCal contingent might go :horor:
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    Damn you all and your sense of spelling...

    At least I didn't spell it phonetically.

    P_M, you should challenge FM to a game of Scrabble. Seriously, you guys can bond over LA while you both try to outspell each other.
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    My aunt lives near Albuquerque, in Santa Rosa to be exact. For that region of the country, it doesn't seem like such a bad place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scantilyclad View Post
    Arkansas.
    The weather here is great and the people are nice and it's nice to raise a family. I can't say it's great for partying and single folk fresh out of college like myself... However, for you needs, I think you'd love Arkansas.
    I 65.63% E 34.38%
    S 68.75% N 31.25%
    T 87.1% F 12.9%
    P 66.67% J 33.33%

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    Quote Originally Posted by CzeCze View Post
    If you don't like the cold and prefer sunny days, I would rule out the whole Pacific Northwest (sorry Portland) I agree it's beautiful country, but in a rugged, wet, survivalist kinda way. If you aren't into skiing, snowboarding, hiking, or the shade I'd stick to the lower half the country.
    A little rain/cloudy sky never hurt anyone. Besides the wetness I think the landscape and weather can be compared to NC. I don't know how much it rains where Jen lives but on the coast it rains a ton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmartinez84 View Post
    The weather here is great and the people are nice and it's nice to raise a family. I can't say it's great for partying and single folk fresh out of college like myself... However, for you needs, I think you'd love Arkansas [but your kids are gonna hate it in a few years].
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