Looking for Opinions on places to live

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    HeavyHittah LivingReefs is like home

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    Since ive been in houston, i realized that south carolina isnt my speed really. but i know i also dont want to stay in Houston. Me and my girl were talking and these are the things that we know we want.

    1) It has to have four seasons
    2) we love big trees
    3) beautiful surroundings
    4) we are more suburbian people
    5) all places are an option, but the east coast is a plus

    so to all the travelers out there, what are some of your suggestions
     
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    dcantucson

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    Well Tucson is a strike out on just about every one of those. :grumble: :bounce:

    I moved here from Houston 18 years ago.
     
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    daugherty part time reefer

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    montana has it all execpt for the coast
     
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    Picasso Seahorse Whisperer

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    Which part of South Carolina?

    My husband and I took a long trip when we decided to move out of Florida and these are some of the spots that ended up on our list:

    1. Bend, Oregon.
    2. Moab, Utah (this one was my FAVORITE!)
    3. Golden, Colorado
    4. Santa Fe, New Mexico (another of my favorites)
    5. San Antonio, Tx
    6. Crescent City, CA
    7. Portsmouth, New Hampshire (no state income tax)
    8. Lexington, KY (lived there for 2 years, it's fabulous, really fabulous)
    9. Bellingham, Washington State: really beautiful
    10. Couer D'Alene, Idaho: really beautiful and nice people!

    that's kind of a weird list to get you started, what kinds of activities do you like to do?

    C
     
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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    Maybe start looking at Georgia?
     
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    HeavyHittah LivingReefs is like home

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    im from columbia sc, right in the middle. activity wise i love to camp, and i want to be able to take my children (when i have some) camping and fishing. i also love beaches, myrtle beach is definately a favorite of mine. right now im in school at UTI for collision repair and refinishing (but painting is my thing) so im into cars (more tuner stuff though). im not a hunter, never been, and shooting a gun gives me waaaaaaaay too much of an adrenaline boost. i would love to be someplace that does different kinds of festivals (especially crab/lobster festivals) and carnivals. i like to barbeque as well. idk what else i like to do...lol
     
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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    HA! I went to UTI in the 80's, back when there were only 2 campuses. I was in Phoenix and was part of the world record auto diesel car they built.

    Still think that with what you just said as far as your interests you should look toward Georgia.
     
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    HeavyHittah LivingReefs is like home

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    does it snow in Georgia??
     
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    ltljoker The Great Tang Herder

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    Grand Junction Co has 4 seasons, great fishing and you can camp anywhere you want to. the sking is only a 45 min drive and we are 5 hours away from VEGAS BABY:bounce::^::bounce::^::bounce::^:
    Best thing of all the crime rate is super low. Kids will be safe here
    We hardly ever reach the 100 degree mark.
     
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    Picasso Seahorse Whisperer

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    OK, my revised list for you: Not in any particular order:

    1. Couer D'Alene, Idaho
    2. Bellingham, Washington, State
    3. Corpus Christie, Tx: The Camping at Big Bend National Park is fabulous
    4. Asheville, North Carolina
    5. Trenton, New Jersey
    6. Chesapeke, Virginia
    7. Macon, Georgia
    8. Apalachiacola, Florida (depends on the Oil Leak damage)
    9. Cloudland, Georgia- probably farther from the beach than you want but it's pretty
    10. Lake Toxaway, North Carolina/ Helen Ga: It's nice in that area and not far from the beach if you want to go...

    I've been to all of these places and they have a lot to offer a young family. I tried to pick stuff with very different cultures so you could have a wide variety. If I had a youngish family that was looking at a nice community with a lot of outdoor activities, I would look into Lexington, Ky, Asheville, North Carolina and Couer D'Alene, Idaho first. Those cities are really neat. Good luck with your search, FUN!

    C
     
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    HeavyHittah LivingReefs is like home

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    Picasso, since the time i seen you join LR til now you have always been very resourceful. YOU GO GIRL.....LOL!
     
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    ltljoker The Great Tang Herder

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    Picasso gets a high five [​IMG]
     
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    It's her mission to save us all!
     
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    Picasso Seahorse Whisperer

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    ok, ok, that's enough.

    If you get more specific with your wish list, I can help you more but you've got the right idea, find a place where you feel comfortable.

    C
     
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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    I have no idea if it does or not. I have never viewed snow as a season, more like a plague to me :mrgreen:
     
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    I was thinking he didn't want snow. ?
     
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    HeavyHittah LivingReefs is like home

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    LOL, i think i experienced snow two maybe three times
     
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    HeavyHittah LivingReefs is like home

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    snow= i want

    and asheville looks to be pretty sweet so does Couer D'Alene but i dont know about this one. it may be too far away from the rest of my family
     
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    When you're younger being further away from your family can be a good thing. I guess it depends on the family. :)
     
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    OhNoNemo i love triggers

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    You just described exactly where i live:D Treasure Lake Pa!!! We love it
    My backyard is my campground
     
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