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Old 01-22-2012, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Republic of New England
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To me winter is like a break from so many bugs and spiders that comes in my house and sweatiness. LOL and can you stop mentioning Connecticut because complaining is so annoying... Why do you complain most of the north there are places with worst winter condition than here.... lord jesus christ!
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:30 PM
 
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Where's your compassion?

This is why the world is so messed up, people not being considerate of those of us that suffer.

But don't worry. During Hurricane season, everything comes full circle. Ha!

To the OP, we are on the same page. CT weather is just not for me. I have been contemplating moving further south too. Whatever I decide to do (or not do), one thing is clear. Fairfield County is as far north as I'm willing to live and if I move out, it will be further south; and once that's done, there's no moving back north either. Burn the bridges baby, burn the freaking bridges!!!

You do understand that poster said he/she hated Florida. Their point was to the OP move...try it out and find out or you'll always regret it. I think the poster was giving good advice not being incompassionate.

So funny seeing these threads in winter. Remember folks..in the south its PURE PAIN in summer. It seems people ignore that part. I've done both..trust me on this the northern winter is more tolerable.
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Live in NY State, (sometimes) work in CT
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I noticed that it gets dark much earlier than it does in the southern U.S. For example, today, in Hartford, the sunset time is 4:52 PM, but in Atlanta it is 5:58! They get an extra hour and 6 minutes of daylight. WTF?!
No, only some of that has to do with how far south Atlanta is, it has somewhat more to do with how close you are to a time zone boundary and when you're close to one, what side of it you are on.

If you are just to the east of a boundary, you have the latest possible sunset time for your latitude, but also the latest possible sunrise too!

Detroit is a good example of a city that's at about the same latitude as Hartford that gets this effect. They have a sunset time of 5:34pm, but they have a sunrise of 7:55am (yes almost 8 in the morning! Have fun going to work in the dark.....). Whereas Hartford's sunrise time for that 4:52pm sunset is 7:12am!

Now the more southerly latitude does give Atlanta a bit of an edge in total daylight, the sunrise time is 7:40am (still very late!), that's 10 hrs. 18 min. of daylight vs. 9 hrs. 40 min. for Hartford. But it works in reverse in the summer..... So in July you'd get more daylight up here and on average less heat......
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Old 01-22-2012, 03:11 PM
 
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My ideal type of place with regard to weather pattern would be 50's and 60's at the absolute coldest during the winter (daily high temps).
You are describing a mediterranean climate. As far as the U.S. goes, you can find that in the central/north-central coast of California (ventura, santa barbara, san luis obispo, monterey, or marin counties) and that's about it. You can also find even warmer winters in the subtropical areas of course, but I doubt you'd be happy in, say, Florida. It's horrendous in the summer.

It's no accident that the former places have some of the most expensive real estate in the U.S, despite not having the benefit of being strong job centers.
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Old 01-22-2012, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Norwalk, CT
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You do understand that poster said he/she hated Florida. Their point was to the OP move...try it out and find out or you'll always regret it. I think the poster was giving good advice not being incompassionate.

So funny seeing these threads in winter. Remember folks..in the south its PURE PAIN in summer. It seems people ignore that part. I've done both..trust me on this the northern winter is more tolerable.
How is the South "pure pain" in the summer? I've been to the South many times in the summer and spent ample time outdoors and never had difficulty dealing with the heat. If anything, the CT cold is painful. Everytime I have to walk between my car and the office building, I'm constantly shivering and squealing, clamoring for heat. Me and my co-workers always have to walk very fast to make it to the entrance to the building because the cold in the morning is absolutely painful. It's 2 minutes of hell. Also, I have to sit in my car for a few minutes for it to warm up, shivering like crazy. It is not fun at all.

On the other hand, in the summer, when it's 90 degrees out, it's no big deal. Walking between building and car is no big deal. Just walk leisurely. When I get in the car, it's very hot inside, but it feels good coming out of a freezing, air-conditioned building. It's a great feeling, really.
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Old 01-22-2012, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Republic of New England
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Sounds like you have anemia ^
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Old 01-22-2012, 03:24 PM
 
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How is the South "pure pain" in the summer? I've been to the South many times in the summer and spent ample time outdoors and never had difficulty dealing with the heat. If anything, the CT cold is painful. Everytime I have to walk between my car and the office building, I'm constantly shivering and squealing, clamoring for heat. Me and my co-workers always have to walk very fast to make it to the entrance to the building because the cold in the morning is absolutely painful. It's 2 minutes of hell. Also, I have to sit in my car for a few minutes for it to warm up, shivering like crazy. It is not fun at all.

On the other hand, in the summer, when it's 90 degrees out, it's no big deal. Walking between building and car is no big deal. Just walk leisurely. When I get in the car, it's very hot inside, but it feels good coming out of a freezing, air-conditioned building. It's a great feeling, really.
If you REALLY feel like say, Florida summers are doable, which I can't imagine considering how finicky you are, you could look into it. Real estate is dirt cheap as there are some areas with an unimaginably high % of foreclosures. Some places have lost 75-80% of value. There's also cheap airfares to and from Florida because it's such a common destination and there are a lot of airline deals, so travel is not a big deal IMO. It's also not a long flight from the northeast. Keep in mind that LIVING there all summer is not the same as visiting. I've never known someone that moved there and liked the weather in the summer. The winters are fabulous though.
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Old 01-22-2012, 03:52 PM
 
Location: CT
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I've never known someone that moved there and liked the weather in the summer. The winters are fabulous though.
Spot on. If you can swing it, get a place in FL and spend a month there in the winter, if you have the vacation time. It really is a BUYERS market right now in Florida (I know, an understatement...).
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Old 01-22-2012, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Norwalk, CT
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Spot on. If you can swing it, get a place in FL and spend a month there in the winter, if you have the vacation time. It really is a BUYERS market right now in Florida (I know, an understatement...).
Would I be able to buy a decent starter home there for under $175K you think?
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Old 01-22-2012, 03:56 PM
 
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Much of Florida averages over 100 days above 90 degrees per year with extremely high humidity.(brideport, CT averages around 6)

It's brutal. HUGE difference between visiting and living there.

You'd be best off in California.
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