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Old 11-14-2018, 07:36 AM   #29
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It's all relative. It may be cold in north Florida but it's a lot less cold than New England or the upper mid west for two examples.
exactly. i talked to someone the other day and they said "if you want to be comfortable in winter, you have to be south of orlando." ...

but being from maryland, and PA area, i think id do just fine anywhere in FLA for winter
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Have the best of both,live in the Carolina's winter in South Fla.We live near Charlotte in South Carolina.Good luck.
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Old 01-15-2019, 02:29 PM   #31
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I worked out of Atlanta for 12 years and know The South intimately. Every place has its plus' and minus'. If you're going to move south, move to places that are distinctly different from where you are--in a better way.

Right now, I'm camping in the North Georgia Mountains in my fifth wheel. And I was out tonight just before dark, and was thinking how absolutely beautiful this mountainous region is--25 miles south of the NC/GA border. Land is plentiful, and so are lakes and really nice communities. I really like the Hiawassee/Blairsville area with Lake Chatuge and Nottley Lake--as well as the incredibly plush Lake Burton.

Western North Carolina also has some incredibly beautiful scenery (Smoky Mountains) and cities, as does the far northwest South Carolina. Those states are a little more expensive to live in, however, with property taxes and ad valorem taxes on toys.

I'm also a big fan of Tennessee from Crossville east to Knoxville and up to Bristol, VA. Again, the land is beautiful, and very affordable. Tennessee is especially attractive with a lack of state income taxes (for the most part.) The best thing about upper East TN is the quality of the cities and the people that live there--being different.

We chose to move to Northwest Alabama because of the ultra low cost of living--housing, land and property taxes. Sales taxes on RVs, boats and cars are only 2.5%. The Tennessee River is in my front yard, and it's the premier 650 miles of navigable water in the U.S. Since my wife is disabled, we don't even have any property taxes.

There are another dozen or more places in the South that I could talk about, but I'll stop there. I prefer medium size towns within an hour of larger cities to live in--for healthcare, culture, etc. And if they have a university, it's even better.
Have any knowledge of the Newnan, Moreland, Peachtree City areas of Georgia (greater ATL)
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I believe most of those places in GA that you mentioned can still have some rough summers. Factoring in humidity levels with average temps is important. We generally go quite a ways north to escape the heat. Usually north of the south TN border.

I've lived on the Gulf Coast my entire life. The last few summers have been brutal. 90+ degree day with 100% humidity makes our summers miserable. A job opportunity has me looking into a possible move to the Charlottesville, VA area. Looking at land in the small towns that surround the city.

I found this website while researching. It might help you.
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Lived in Michigan, Maine, Florida, Virginia, and now Tennessee (Tricities area). It seems to have the best yearly average temperatures. Can get cold in winter, but that cold goes away quick. Can snow, but usually melts off in a day or two. Nice change of seasons. Not too humid in summer.
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