thinking of leaving San Diego when I retire...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by seismic wonder2, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
    san diego ca
    I want to go where;
    cost of living is low
    it's not too cold
    not too hot
    no tornadows
    no floods
    must be near a large lake or river
    no bugs
    near mountains where I can go hang gliding anytime.
    nice house
    6 or 8 acres of land
    2 car garage
    separated workshop large enough to build an airplane.

    Am I asking too much?[​IMG]
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Quote:Getting these might be a problem...
  3. Ron

    Ron Songster

    Feb 22, 2008
    Southeast Texas
    Yeah, unless you are thinking of heaven, I think you ask for a bit too much!!
  4. 2 Beauts

    2 Beauts Songster

    Mar 8, 2008
  5. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Try the foothills of NC - maybe near Lake James.

    There are spots just like you describe in our 'almost' mountain counties - you're less than 1 hr away from the mtns, but low enough elevation to avoid the bad winter weather.

    We've got it all here! You may as well come too. Seem the whole rest of the country is moving in next door...
  6. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    Sounds like you want to be near the outdoors but not have any bugs, which probably won't happen [​IMG] And if you're near a lake, you'll probably get some flooding.

    But if you want not so hot summers and not so cold winters, northern/central california is probably a good bet. I live in the san francisco bay area and our winters are usually in the 50s and our summers in the 70-90s. But throughout most of the year its in the 70s. Not humid, and beautiful. Mountans and lakes... But also more expensive than most parts of the country.
  7. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    PA has most of those things you are asking for. The weather is relatively mild, though they can have very cold winters. There is quite a bit of land and the price of living is decent if you are not looking for a job. Many of our workers here in NJ actually come from PA because the work is difficult to find there.

    As far as bugs, you will have those everywhere, but at least there are no scorpions or tarantulas to worry about. We do have quite a bit of wild life though. Also, the Appalachian Mountain range is close by, and PA is by no means a "flat" state!
  8. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    I guess with our -40°F temps and skeetos the size of B-52 bombers, we don't qualify, huh?


    Do volcanoes bother you? [​IMG]
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Show Low, AZ

    But you are going to have bugs no matter where you go.

    Heck, I'd love to have a place in San Diego about now.
  10. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Quote:[​IMG] I was thinking the same thing!!!

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