I'm looking for a retirement location (anywhere) with most moderate climate (not too hot / not too cold).

Asked by Ivan, Mountains of Western NC Sun Jan 20, 2008

Any suggestions of how to search. I'd also like to search for water front or water view or view without being limited to one city or location. Suggestions? Thanks - Ivan

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Sandy Nelson, Agent, Olympia, WA
Sun Jan 20, 2008
Money Magazine publishes an issue once a year with the best places to retire. Besides climate, the cost of living, access to health care and many other factors are important to consider. Where I'm located, in the Puget Sound area of Washington State, many military families like to retire here. The weather is moderate, lots of recreational opportunities, beautiful nature and so much more. It does rain a lot, which keeps everything lush and green.

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Ann Howell, Agent, Prescott, AZ
Thu Apr 29, 2010
Prescott Arizona is a great place to retire. We have four mild seasons and lots of activities. Our water is limited to our lakes, but it is well worth checking out. Here is a great link to search retirement communities . http://www.topretirements.com/communities/100_best_places_to…
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Annette Aber…, Agent, Hickory, NC
Sun Jul 19, 2009
Try Realtor.com this will help you in your search! Alot of people like to retire right here in beautiful Western North Carolina! Lake James is a beutiful place where the water flows down from the mountains. If interested in hearing more about the Western North Carolina mountains contact me! 828-238-5652
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Andy, , Nevada
Sun Jul 19, 2009
What about Costa Rica, amazing weather nice people and one of the most beautiful places in the world
try this web they are great... and really helpful!!!
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Richard Myer, Home Buyer, Nevada
Mon Mar 23, 2009
We would like wheather temps between 45 and85 degrees
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Hudson Lee, Home Buyer, Georgia
Sun Nov 2, 2008
The capital city area of Costa Rica has year round daytime highs around 76 degrees with night time drops to the low 60's.Costa Rica itself is an area the size of West Virginia with 13 different climatic zones,so a few hours drive in any direction will feel totally different.From the ice-capped Chirripo mountain to the balmy gulf coast to arid deserts,all these areas remain consistent all year!Plus your money is worth twice as much!!!
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Rds, , San Diego, CA
Tue Sep 16, 2008
Try researching the cities along the central California coast particularly between Santa Barbara and Morro Bay. San Luis Obispo is in the center but not exactly on the water. There are also two big Universities (UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly SLO) that you can locate close to for academic interests. Very moderate weather, though nighttime temps can get into the low 40's. But enough rain and moisture that you may need sprinklers only in July and August.
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Larry, , Spokane, WA
Sun Apr 13, 2008
I was hoping you would receive more answers, since I too have the same question. My search has been for places that do not freeze, have a maximum temperature in the range of 70-85 degrees, enough rain to make sprinkler systems redundant, dry/moderate humidity, and mostly sunny. The closest I could get (based on weather reporting stations) were a couple areas in New Zealand (Christchurch and Dunedin, as I recall), Lisbon, Portugal, and possibly the Azores. If the boundaries of "moderate" are relaxed in one direction or the other more places would bubble up; some even in the U.S., such as San Diego and Portland. I am sure there are many moderate "microclimates" that would qualify but I have not found a way to research them. Good luck in your aearch. Larry
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Frank Bigans…, Agent, Newport News, VA
Sun Jan 20, 2008

In the words of Captain John Smith, after he first set eyes upon the shores of Virginia Beach: "Heaven and earth never agreed better to frame a place for man's habitation."

I couldn't agree more.

Check out these web links for additional information about the area, and to order publications.

If you want to contact me thru my website, I'll be happy to email you some listings for Chesapeake, Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Hampton (where I live). Also let me know if you prefer a 55+ community, or just a calm laid back community.

I moved here from hot & humid south Florida five years ago, and my family and I simply love it. I've also assisted folks relocating from New England and Maine who were tied of 12 foot snow drifts (that I cannot imagine). It snowed here last night - a whole 1/2 inch! It snowed here in 2004 - a whopping 7 inches! If you're looking for a moderate climate, you can verify that this is geographically "it."

Best regards,

Frank Biganski, Realtor ABR
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Pam Winterba…, Agent, Danville, VA
Sun Jan 20, 2008

What state are you looking in? In California there are many locations to choose from. I am partial to the Monterey Peninsula.
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