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post #21 of 27 Old 07-03-2013, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by COWCHICK77 View Post
Hey deserthorse, you were supposed to move up here ;)

I lived not too far from DFW, and I couldn't handle the heat and humidity. Heat is one thing but the humidity is another. Never lived in NM, although I have drove through and I don't mind it there.
But this comes from someone who likes a dry, cool climate. I will go outside and ride if its in the single digits. But will shade up if it hits 85*. I can handle the heat better if it's dry.
Well, that's still in the back of our minds....but would require him stay in Cali during the week. Just no job for him in your neck of the woods.....
I'm with you with the dry heat, although the current 107 here are close to unbearable....dry or not ....:-/

Have to say, the more I hear, the better NM sounds, at least climate wise.
After more than half a lifetime in northern Europe with horses, with winters with nothing but rain and mud, my first winter here, with one whole week of moist paddock was HEAVEN.....
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post #22 of 27 Old 07-06-2013, 07:28 PM
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Ok I was going to have to jump in here eventually
As a child my family lived in El Paso until I was eleven, then we moved to Ft. Worth, which I consider my home. I think you would like it there but there are bad storms that spit out tornadoes every spring and early summer. Other than that I would highly recommend it. If you are into the arts at all there are the Ft. Worth attractions as well as the Dallas ones. Lots of music/ arts festivals, too.
And... this is from someone who wants to move to SW New Mexico in a few years to escape the metro environment and have the wildlife reserves and mountains to ride in. Also love the southwest. Real estate in the Silver City area is high so I am also now looking where land is cheaper, southeastern Idaho/northern Nevada. It will be a retirement move for me.
Let us know what you decide!
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post #23 of 27 Old 07-06-2013, 07:37 PM
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Well ive spentan equal ampunt of my life in N/E Texas and Northern New Mexico. And if I have to pick I would say north nm hands down. The seasons can be extreme but you get all 4 seasons, snow, rain lots of sunshine and the colorado mountains.

Southern nm....not so much. If its between alb. And ft. Worth I would probably go with ft. Worth.

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post #24 of 27 Old 07-06-2013, 08:02 PM
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I forgot to mention the high crime rate in the Albequerque area.
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post #25 of 27 Old 07-07-2013, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, very much insight and info, good info. Thanks everybody!
Looks like we'll be trying for NM, living about 50 miles out from Albuquerque.
Not that Ft.Worth wouldn't be worth trying, but the announced job wasn't for DH

Application is in, , now we'll wait.
If, in the meantime, anybody has an idea how to stop the craziness of the people who run Cali, let me know
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post #26 of 27 Old 07-07-2013, 10:12 AM
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It's really a shame how much CA has gone down downhill over the last few years. I loved living there & never wanted to move from my native state, but it just got too crazy and expensive. Here in AZ I meet LOTS of former Californians. Good luck on your move.
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post #27 of 27 Old 07-07-2013, 11:56 AM
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We are about an hour east of Dallas and love it here. Someone mentioned Tx being a horsey area and they are right. Lots of resources here, availability of equipment, trainers, etc. Not saying NM doesn't have that, I just know we do here!! Good luck!!
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