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kringenwally

moderate climate in colo?

by kringenwally »

Big difference: Palo Alto has no winter worth calling winter. Colorado does. Can you handle temps below 32 Fahrenheit and snow? 

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RE: moderate climate in colo?

by /bio/marynh »

 we're scouting places for retirement. palo alto is the ideal, but too expensive. someplace as moderate in CO? 

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RE: moderate climate in colo?

by /bio/marynh »

Thnx for posting! We live in NH and want to escape snowy winters!  But we looked at Phoenix and we KNOW we could not acclimate to that heat. I read that states east of the Rockies have some areas that are somewhat semi-arid, and wondered if CO had anything like that.  Why CO? Denver would be too snowy for our home- but a great airport for us to use to see far-flung family.  

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kringenwally

RE: moderate climate in colo?

by kringenwally »

Nothing for you in Colorado. East of Denver there is nothing, a big wind-blown void. No fun in any season. Along the frontrange and in the mountains the winter is very real.

Listen to Joanna in your other post - that part of California (never Cali - that's a city in Colombia...) is indeed beautiful and mild.

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RE: moderate climate in colo?

by /bio/marynh »

Thnx to all for trying to help us outl. I am going to close this thread now. Our family and friends are across the country- Denver seemed centrally located, and a great place for visitors. The search continues! 

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RE: moderate climate in colo?

by /bio/marynh »

Hmmm. I tried to end the threads, as I felt I had the info I needed, both from readers of the General and Colo forums. Thank you! But this discussion remained. I'm new at this! So, I'll continue to welcome and appreciate any ideas you all have. 

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by /bio/marynh »

Most family and friends live in New England and the West Coast, with non-stop flights to Denver- a mid-way hub (both geographically and to some airlines). So I was hopeful there might be a nearby temperate area to reside in. We visited Chicago and Phoenix- but too cold and hot, respectively. We haven't visited Las Vegas, but I'm sure it's too hot? Ideally, I'd prefer a climate like Palo Alto's, but we might settle for a 4-season climate, if the winters and summers are mild. Thnx.  

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RE: moderate climate in colo?

by /bio/joanna »

If your family/friends are east coast and west coast it would seem to make more sense to me to live on one of those, not in a third location.  Unless you don't want to be too close to any of them, of course.  Yet you seem to avoiding the locale of the one place you mention, Palo Alto.  Yes, expensive right there but there are places not far away near airports that are not expensive.  It would cost no more to fly east and not have to fly west than it would to fly both east & west.  What am I missing?

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kringenwally

RE: moderate climate in colo?

by kringenwally »

St. Louis MO? I spent a week there once and loved it. But I'm fairly immune to heat and humidity, there probably was some of that and I didn't care - look up statistics or talk to people who know more about that.

Nicely in the middle of the country, less than 3 hours to SFO or BOS.

Just live in a suburb away from flood risks, in a house with a secure basement in case of tornados. What are the odds?

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RE: moderate climate in colo?

by /bio/marynh »

Thnx for the ideas, including St Louis, SLC, etc.... - - .And Joanna, the answer is we're looking for a location accessible for family and friends to visit us, as well as for us to visit them. ,XC flights can be so taxing, especially for families with young children. ...However, in the interest of doing full research- you note there are places near Palo Alto that share its climate but are far less expensive. Can you be specific? Maybe it's time I closed this thread and opened a new thread on California/Nevada options...? 

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