Warm or seasons for your ideal location of life?

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    Sep 02, 2009 9:43 PM GMT
    This is always a debate in my family and with friends.

    I live in South Florida where its sub tropical and warm almost all the time. Im really missing the fall and winter each year I live here.

    I tell people I would rather be back in New Jersey and they look at me like I'm nuts.

    What about you?
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    Sep 02, 2009 10:18 PM GMT
    Well living in Chicago, summers are hot as hockey E double L's, and the winters can be brutal. But there is nothing like see the season change as the months pass. I wouldn't trade it for anything...
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    Sep 02, 2009 10:40 PM GMT
    hotsir141 saidWell living in Chicago, summers are hot as hockey E double L's, and the winters can be brutal. But there is nothing like see the season change as the months pass. I wouldn't trade it for anything...


    Believe me I agree. I miss the snow and fall a ton.
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    Sep 02, 2009 10:40 PM GMT
    ANYWHERE but this god forsaken place! I wanna freeze my ass off for 6 months out of the year. This oppressive heat is for the birds. I'm seriously considering Colorado.
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    Sep 02, 2009 10:46 PM GMT
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    cthedj saidThis is always a debate in my family and with friends.

    I live in South Florida where its sub tropical and warm almost all the time. Im really missing the fall and winter each year I live here.

    I tell people I would rather be back in New Jersey and they look at me like I'm nuts.

    What about you?


    I thought Florida have snow there too? New Jersey isn't bad place, but i rather live in New York City or Connecticut (my great great grandparent home state). You can always visit me in Arizona for winter and fall ;-)


    Well Florida does get snow. It's not often. ESPECIALLY in Miami. Orlando had it 3 years ago 2 nights before Thanksgiving. It dusted the cars overnight and was gone in an hour. But I miss SNOW real snow covering the roads, and fall too.
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    Sep 02, 2009 10:46 PM GMT
    gayblaketx saidANYWHERE but this god forsaken place! I wanna freeze my ass off for 6 months out of the year. This oppressive heat is for the birds. I'm seriously considering Colorado.


    I applied for a few jobs up there also!!
  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 02, 2009 10:51 PM GMT
    I prefer a four season climate over year round heat and humidity. Buffalo along with the rest of the Great Lakes Region has a beautiful four season climate. Granted the summers can be very humid and the winters can be very cold and snowy but overall it is among the best weather in the country. I will gladly take Buffalo's wonderful four season climate over a torrid, unbearable, endless Austin, TX summer any day.
  • 1974Warrior

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    Sep 03, 2009 12:15 AM GMT
    I love the New England spring and fall but hate the allergies that come with the changing seasons. I'm tired of winter, dread the thought of it and summers are ok as long as i got ac in the house on the humid days. I would love to find a place that has fall like temps all year. Warm days, cool crisp nights.
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    Sep 03, 2009 12:38 AM GMT
    I like living in Southern California. During the summer it's hot. The rest of the year, it's not as hot. We get occasional rain and cooler weather during the spring and winter. If I want snow in the winter, I can drive an hour to the local mountains.
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    Sep 03, 2009 10:43 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI like living in Southern California. During the summer it's hot. The rest of the year, it's not as hot. We get occasional rain and cooler weather during the spring and winter. If I want snow in the winter, I can drive an hour to the local mountains.


    Yeah the way it is in Cali is off the hook. Sunshine, warm and palm trees on the beaches then in a matter of an hour or 2 you can play in the snow. So cool man! You ever visit South Florida?
  • samsontop4

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    Sep 03, 2009 11:08 AM GMT
    I have lived in Michigan my entire life. The summers are short and the winters are long. Then there are years like this year when we had no summer at all. My vote is southern California, You can drive to the mountains if you want snow but yet you can still have decent weather all year around.
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    Sep 03, 2009 11:22 AM GMT
    samsontop4 saidI have lived in Michigan my entire life. The summers are short and the winters are long. Then there are years like this year when we had no summer at all. My vote is southern California, You can drive to the mountains if you want snow but yet you can still have decent weather all year around.


    Ok its settled Im visiting south Cal. I did hear that Michigan had an awful spring and summer. My best friend and her hubby live there
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    Sep 03, 2009 11:59 AM GMT
    I like the cold, so I'm right there with ya, plus I like winter clothing, you can do so much more icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 03, 2009 12:14 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidI like the cold, so I'm right there with ya, plus I like winter clothing, you can do so much more icon_smile.gif


    Yeah this is true. Living in Central and Southern Florida the last 4 years I havent had much winter clothing. I am screwed when a cold front comes in and lasts for a few days.
  • Timbales

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    Sep 03, 2009 12:56 PM GMT
    I like the changing seasons. The height of summer and the dead of winter can be a bit much, but it's worth it.
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    Sep 03, 2009 2:16 PM GMT
    cthedj saidI tell people I would rather be back in New Jersey and they look at me like I'm nuts.

    They are correct, you are nuts. I escaped... ah, left... New Jersey in 1969 after my first 20 years there. I still have the emotional scars.

    Seriously, the answer to your dilemma is to take winter vacations to the snow belt. Or, if you can afford it, buy a second home there. That's what some of our Florida friends do, one couple with a place in New Hampshire.

    They stay there in the Summer, to escape the temps & humidity here, and then return there just for the winter holidays, the ideal place to spend Christmas. My own family had a vacation home in Vermont in the 1950s and '60s, a place looking more attractive now with their legalized gay marriage (assuming they can hang onto it against ongoing Republican opposition).
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    Sep 03, 2009 2:27 PM GMT
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    cthedj saidI tell people I would rather be back in New Jersey and they look at me like I'm nuts.

    They are correct, you are nuts. I escaped... ah, left... New Jersey in 1969 after my first 20 years there. I still have the emotional scars.

    Seriously, the answer to your dilemma is to take winter vacations to the snow belt. Or, if you can afford it, buy a second home there. That's what some of our Florida friends do, one couple with a place in New Hampshire.

    They stay there in the Summer, to escape the temps & humidity here, and then return there just for the winter holidays, the ideal place to spend Christmas. My own family had a vacation home in Vermont in the 1950s and '60s, a place looking more attractive now with their legalized gay marriage (assuming they can hang onto it against ongoing Republican opposition).


    Rest assured, there is a ZERO percent chance that marriage equality it will be revoked here (unless there is a U.S. constitutional amendment which eliminates it everywhere in the country).
    There is no organized opposition here. It is actually getting a big yawn.
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    Sep 03, 2009 2:43 PM GMT
    I prefer seasons. With the seasons come change on many different levels. And this change makes life more interesting and fun for me icon_smile.gif I love the summer, but the winter is something I can't live without. Nothing beats having a hot cup of cocoa and watching the snow fall. Or cuddling with someone on a cold, snowy night icon_smile.gif
  • zakariahzol

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    Sep 03, 2009 3:01 PM GMT
    I had live in both climate. Warm all year round for me. But I do miss spring, fall and winter (especially snow) . Probably a visit will do , not to live there permanently
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    Sep 03, 2009 6:36 PM GMT
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    xrichx saidI like living in Southern California. During the summer it's hot. The rest of the year, it's not as hot. We get occasional rain and cooler weather during the spring and winter. If I want snow in the winter, I can drive an hour to the local mountains.


    Yeah the way it is in Cali is off the hook. Sunshine, warm and palm trees on the beaches then in a matter of an hour or 2 you can play in the snow. So cool man! You ever visit South Florida?

    Never been to Florida. From what people have told me, I heard it's hot, humid, and full of mosquitoes. No thanks. icon_biggrin.gif
  • jrs1

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    Sep 03, 2009 6:50 PM GMT

    I was born in Dallas, TX. and raised in West Palm Beach, FL. I've never experienced sights so beautiful as autumn in new england, where I attended college.

    Ideal places:

    - Hanover, Exeter, New Castle, Rye, Portsmouth, NH.
    - Chicago, Lake Forest, Evanston, IL.
    - Kittery/Kittery Point, Bar Harbor, Brunswick, ME.
    - Madison, Old Saybrook, Greenwich, Fairfield, CT.
    - Somerfield, Northfield, Cambridge, Beacon Hill, Andover, Nahant, Chelmsford, MA.
    - Newport, Narraganset, Barrington, RI.
    - Scarsdale, NY.
    - Saratoga Springs, Trenton, Princeton, NJ.
    - Davis, CA.
    - Fort Collins, CO.
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    Sep 03, 2009 7:11 PM GMT
    I lived on the East Coast (born in NJ, lived in DE and MD for 35 years). Moved to Sacramento in 2005 and to AZ in 2007.

    Personally, I'm not ready to move back east. The summer humidity is awful (but nothing compared to Florida). I do miss the 4 seasons, but probably not enough to change my life, yet. The AZ heat can be quite oppressive. I visited the east coast in June and it was about 80 when I left. I landed in AZ and it was about 110. But I couldn't/wouldn't change wearing shorts and flip flops almost all year long.

    My ideal would be to move to SoCal. If I HAD to move to a 4-season state, it would definitely be CO
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    Sep 03, 2009 8:09 PM GMT
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    cthedj said
    xrichx saidI like living in Southern California. During the summer it's hot. The rest of the year, it's not as hot. We get occasional rain and cooler weather during the spring and winter. If I want snow in the winter, I can drive an hour to the local mountains.


    Yeah the way it is in Cali is off the hook. Sunshine, warm and palm trees on the beaches then in a matter of an hour or 2 you can play in the snow. So cool man! You ever visit South Florida?

    Never been to Florida. From what people have told me, I heard it's hot, humid, and full of mosquitoes. No thanks. icon_biggrin.gif


    Oh god LOL. Not ALL of it. The coast is gorgeous...yeah its hot in the summer but the water is clear blue, full of reefs, never colder than 69...etc. Here look at these pics:

    http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewPicture&friendID=29021444&albumId=2657196

    Ignore the begining universal studios pics, and try to ignore the trolls LOL
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 03, 2009 9:50 PM GMT
    The summers in AZ are a challenge for sure, but I will gladly have to jump in a pool to cool off vs. put multiple layers of clothing on during an east coast winter to stay warm. Here it's a dry heat, so you get surprisingly use to the heat after living through a few summers -- and the balmy summer nights are awesome. I don't think I could deal with the kind of humidity they have in Florida or even south Texas during the summer.
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    Sep 03, 2009 10:08 PM GMT
    I love to witness the change of seasons here in Seattle. This coming from a guy that grew up San Diego most of his life. However, by the time February comes around, I'm ready for Winter to get lost. I'm planning to get a home in St. Martin, Virgin Islands and stay there for the winter season. I don't know if there's a better place on Earth than Seattle in the Summer, though. Love camping and seeing the sunset at 10 PM.