If You Think California Is The Best Place To Live For Low Humidity, Think Again

In many places across the U.S., where there's warm weather, there's humidity. If you haven't experienced it, you probably don't understand the inconveniences humidity creates, such as excessive sweating, frizzy hair, and fatigue. While some homeowners are strong enough to withstand the excessive moisture in the air, there are plenty of others who are looking to hightail it out of wherever they are. When people think of moving to low-humidity areas, they often think of California, where the average humidity level is around 61%, according to World Population Review.

Though California's humidity percentage is on the lower side, it isn't the lowest. In fact, California came in eighth place on the World Population Review list of least humid states, meaning it was beat out by seven others that are far more comfortable to reside in. For those looking to relocate to a new home in a drier area, here are a few places where you can still enjoy warm weather without feeling like you live in a swamp.

Las Vegas, Nevada

With a median humidity level of 38.3%, Nevada is one of the least humid states in the U.S., according to World Population Review, and the humidity in the city of Las Vegas is even lower than the state's average. Obviously, Las Vegas is known for its nightlife, but there are many residential areas as well as opportunities for quality education within and around the city, say the real estate experts at Clever. This means Las Vegas isn't just for party people; you can actually live in the city without ever participating in gambling or late-night drinking. Who would have thought?

Besides its low humidity levels, one of the greatest perks of living in Las Vegas is Nevada's lack of income tax. Only nine states in the entire country have zero income tax, and Nevada is one of them, according to the AARP. Las Vegas has a surprisingly low cost of living as well, so if you're a first-time buyer, this might be a place that's worth looking into. It's warm and affordable — what more could you ask for?

Denver, Colorado

If Las Vegas isn't your vibe (especially if you have children), you might want to consider Denver, Colorado. Denver's average humidity level is between 30 and 42%, which changes depending upon the month and season, Timberline Mechanical reports. Nestled up in the Rocky Mountains, the mile-high city has breathtaking views that would attract any potential buyer's eye. It's a great place for the adventurous types who love hiking, camping, or the outdoors in general. You'll love occupying a neighborhood in Denver if you enjoy having four seasons, whereas some other low-humidity places are warm year-round.

That being said, these perks come with a hefty price tag. According to The Denver Post, the median price of a home surpassed $600,000. While it isn't the cheapest place to live, it is one of the most beautiful and least humid cities in the country; if living in Denver is within your means, we say go for it.

Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix is an excellent place to move if you want warm weather all year and an average humidity level hovering around 43%, reports Climates to Travel. The southwest area of the country is known for its dry heat, meaning high temperatures without any humidity, which turns a lot of homeowners on to the idea of residing in Phoenix where the number of new real estate listings has gone up drastically. Though Phoenix is in the desert, it isn't without its gorgeous landscapes (complete with numerous cacti), all viewable from the top of a plateau during your morning hike. 

Phoenix is quite the juxtaposition of major city and total desert. It offers the hustle and bustle of a metropolitan area, but peace and quiet are only a hike away. If you're seriously considering relocating to Phoenix, it's important to note the average cost of housing is about $480,000, and since May of 2022, interest rates have drastically increased, according to Arizona's Family. If that doesn't deter you, Phoenix, Arizona may be the place to call home.