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Florida really doesn't get too hot I visited Orlando two years ago in early June and it had perfect climate not too hot and it cooled down nicely during the night.  I'm thinking the part of Florida that is closer to the Atlanic Ocean probably has better year around climate then the part that is closer to the Gulf of Mexico.  As for California its not to hot either pretty much all of costal California has year around perfect climate.  The only major drawback with both Florida and Californa that they are both on the expensive side especially when it comes to real estate and Califorina also has some of the highest gas prices in the US.



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Mr Khan said:

I'd suggest Pittsburgh. It's been named America's most livable city recently, is far enough away from the great lakes to not really get slammed by lake effect snow like Cleveland or Chicago, gets decently hot in the summer, cold in the winter, and is slowly clawing its way out of the cultural mediocrity it fell into after the end of the steel industry.

Nashville is hotter, but still not really deep south hot, and like Pittsburgh, has no natural disasters of note though both cities can have issues with flooding at odd times.

But I like Lake Effect Snow!!! Toronto is between great lakes, so all the heavy snow always misses us, and that's just no fun . How's the Humidity in Pittsburg?

Mensrea said:
Seattle would be a good choice. It's usually pretty temperate, but it does rain a lot. The city is very diverse, and there is a lot to do. It's clean, there are great places to eat, obviously great seafood, pikes place market is really fun, tons of outdoor activity all around the city such as lakes, mountains, ski resorts, etc. Seattle is a very very fun city.

Portland is like a smaller Seattle, but it's probably the most unique city in America. It's become the capital for all things weird and eclectic. Still has much of what Seattle has, but it's a little smaller. Has lots of little shops that sell obscure things, it's essentially the hipster capital of America. I like both cities for different reasons.

New York is another choice, unless you don't want a really big city. It's a hell of a lot of fun in New York, and the grandness of it all really leaves me in awe every time I visit. It has fantastic architecture, and really you could explore it for days and not get bored. New York is the center of the world, and if you want to live in the modern equivalent of Rome, then New York is the city for you. Not a lot of outdoors stuff aside from central park(which is great) and it is expensive. 

Those are some of my suggestions.

I have family near Manhattan, and honestly....it's not the different then Toronto. More crowded because it's a compact island, gets more rain since it gets the tail end of Florida's Hurricanes, and just a bit more ghetto in certain places.

However I do like to drive, so I wouldn't consider either Toronto or Manhattan good, however Mississauga and New Jersey (neighbouring city/state) are awesome!

Chris Hu said:

Florida really doesn't get too hot I visited Orlando two years ago in early June and it had perfect climate not too hot and it cooled down nicely during the night.  I'm thinking the part of Florida that is closer to the Atlanic Ocean probably has better year around climate then the part that is closer to the Gulf of Mexico.  As for California its not to hot either pretty much all of costal California has year around perfect climate.  The only major drawback with both Florida and Californa that they are both on the expensive side especially when it comes to real estate and Califorina also has some of the highest gas prices in the US.

I disagree, I usually go to Florida in March, and it's already pretty damn warm then. 120F is just too much for me, when the outside tempurature goes above body temperature, it's just not comfortable. I hear it goes up to 140F in the summer, and most people I know from Florida say that they spend most of their time indoors, with heavy AC.

Also Hurricanes, I know 3 people from Florida, and they tell me that they get Thunderstorms on a weekly basis, plus cities like Miami are ravaged by hurricanes, I never saw a building over 70 years old in Orlando, and nothing older then 50 years in Miami.



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Chris Hu said:

Florida really doesn't get too hot I visited Orlando two years ago in early June and it had perfect climate not too hot and it cooled down nicely during the night.  I'm thinking the part of Florida that is closer to the Atlanic Ocean probably has better year around climate then the part that is closer to the Gulf of Mexico.  As for California its not to hot either pretty much all of costal California has year around perfect climate.  The only major drawback with both Florida and Californa that they are both on the expensive side especially when it comes to real estate and Califorina also has some of the highest gas prices in the US.

Orlando is pretty much Georgia in my book lol too far north. I lived in Ft. Myers for 8 years and during the summer if you go outside even at 6am you'll be sweating your sack off in 5 minutes.

@OP I'd really like to like in Charlotte N.C., beautiful city/landscape, nice people, but it still gets a bit humid.



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Seattle is beautiful, peaceful (compared to many other big name cities), has a rich culture, huge sports fanatics, has plenty of outdoor activities, very liberal, and simply an incredible city to live in. It's also 2.5 hours away from Vancouver Canada so you can enjoy that part of Canada also. The only downside with Seattle is the rain. It's almost June and it's going to rain here all week. But once the sun comes out, oh man there's nothing more beautiful than Seattle.



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Faxanadu said:
Mexico City.

Why? Wouldn't Mexico be way way too hot for me? I can't handle tempuratures above 40C or 110F for long.

spurgeonryan said:
Def. not in Illinois. I think Maine is very nice. Lots of nice areas there. Not too hot either. Unless you are against the cold, but you are from Canada, so that should not bother you much.


Maine would be nice, but not that different from a smaller city in my area. It's just so humid here in Southern Ontario and New England.

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I kinda like Quebec, all the towns have a lot of old buildings, culture and everyone I know who's been to Europe says Montreal is just like Europe. However I don't speed French.

Do you have any other suggestions?

I'm just curious at what people think is the best place to live. Like I said every place has a con.

Mexico City doen't get that hot because of its high elevation its higher up then Denver.  Probably the best city in Mexico as far as year around climate goes.

Thanks, you are right. It is more like eternal spring, With average monthly temperatures never being above 30 C.

And it has great food, great people, great parties and great danger.



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Vote for Seattle here. Walkable, rain is overrated, winter is mild, summer is very comfortable, and cost of living is decent, and lots of good bars/restaurants/nightlife.



I'm moving to Vancouver soon and it looks like an amazing place although its very expesinve to live there so that's a bit worryin.
I wouldn't recommend Chicago because my sister lives there and she said its not the best place to live, but she lived in downtown, so perhaps life in the suburbs would be better. 



    

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Chris Hu said:

Florida really doesn't get too hot I visited Orlando two years ago in early June and it had perfect climate not too hot and it cooled down nicely during the night.  I'm thinking the part of Florida that is closer to the Atlanic Ocean probably has better year around climate then the part that is closer to the Gulf of Mexico.  As for California its not to hot either pretty much all of costal California has year around perfect climate.  The only major drawback with both Florida and Californa that they are both on the expensive side especially when it comes to real estate and Califorina also has some of the highest gas prices in the US.

Orlando is pretty much Georgia in my book lol too far north. I lived in Ft. Myers for 8 years and during the summer if you go outside even at 6am you'll be sweating your sack off in 5 minutes.

@OP I'd really like to like in Charlotte N.C., beautiful city/landscape, nice people, but it still gets a bit humid.


As I said earlier the Gulf Coast side of Florida isn't blessed with great climate.  The entire Gulf Coast of Mexico is a nice region to vistit but not during the peak summer month unless you are a big fan of hot and humid weather.  Where I live Fort Worth the climate isn't too great either it can get over 100 anytime in June, July, August and September the only plus is that for the most part its a dry heat so its somewhat tolerable.