morgansby saidHey guys, looking for some advice. I have lived in New England my whole life and am getting ready for my next move and am trying to decide where to go. So I was wondering if any one had any suggestions as to where a good next step would be. I enjoy major cities but more on the out skirts. I also enjoy a broad spectrum of activities. Any advice is good advice, and Thanks in advance!
I was raised in Northern New Jersey, our summer home in Vermont. There are several places I've lived or vacationed extensively that I enjoyed the most, even if not exact replicas of that New England landscape.
The Pacific Northwest: I lived 5 years north of Seattle, where I initially retired from the US Army. Spent entire summers camping & traveling through the Olympics and the Cascades. Naturally more mountainous than back East, but I loved the deep forests.
The Ozarks: I lived 3 years in Arkansas, and all my free time in the summer was spent camping in the Ozarks, and motorcycling along wonderful winding country roads. Route 7 there consistently appears in lists of the 10 best motorcycling roads in the US.
I would NOT recommend any of the northern tier states, east of Washington and the Rockies. The winters are brutal, the snowfall in most of them very heavy. North Dakota is an exception for the snow, but only because being so flat, barren & windy, it all blows down into South Dakota! LOL!