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View Poll Results: Fantasy Move: Watertown, NY Vs. Tyler, TX
Watertown, NY 10 66.67%
Tyler, TX 5 33.33%
Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-27-2013, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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If your job required you to move and offered these 2 cities as your choices, which one would you pick.

Watertown, NY:
Watertown (city), New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tyler, TX:
Tyler, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I would obviously go with Watertown, NY. Close to water, lots of cold & snow, nearby natural beauty, rich history, and lots of fun outdoor activities to engage in. Tyler, TX is just another cookie cutter town down south in my opinion.
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:41 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Ick, I'm sick of New York, Texas all the way. Hi Adi!
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Old 12-28-2013, 04:23 PM
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If your job required you to move and offered these 2 cities as your choices, which one would you pick.

Watertown, NY:
Watertown (city), New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tyler, TX:
Tyler, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I would obviously go with Watertown, NY. Close to water, lots of cold & snow, nearby natural beauty, rich history, and lots of fun outdoor activities to engage in. Tyler, TX is just another cookie cutter town down south in my opinion.
I would say upstate NY. I do not get a good vibe from Texas. Since you do not like the heat, it should be a no brainer.
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Old 12-31-2013, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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If your job required you to move and offered these 2 cities as your choices, which one would you pick.

Watertown, NY:
Watertown (city), New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tyler, TX:
Tyler, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I would obviously go with Watertown, NY. Close to water, lots of cold & snow, nearby natural beauty, rich history, and lots of fun outdoor activities to engage in. Tyler, TX is just another cookie cutter town down south in my opinion.
Watertown is my hometown. I was just there for Thanksgiving to visit my Mom.

Will I ever live there again? Not in this lifetime. Watertown hasn't changed much in my 39 years. If it weren't for Fort Drum the place would be even worse off economically.

Snow? Yeah, think lake effect. They measure in feet, not inches.

I wouldn't choose Texas either. Too hot. I'm happy in Seattle... we have more natural beauty in the PNW than upstate NY will ever have.

I'll go back home to visit every year or two but I don't miss it. At all.
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Old 01-02-2014, 05:05 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Adi from the Brunswicks View Post
If your job required you to move and offered these 2 cities as your choices, which one would you pick.

Watertown, NY:
Watertown (city), New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tyler, TX:
Tyler, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I would obviously go with Watertown, NY. Close to water, lots of cold & snow, nearby natural beauty, rich history, and lots of fun outdoor activities to engage in. Tyler, TX is just another cookie cutter town down south in my opinion.
That's a pretty good assessment and a clear decision in my opinion, not to mention the political ideology differences which are kind of extreme and probably as unbearable as the heat/humidity.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:18 AM
 
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Of course I would pick Texas. Too cold in NY for me.
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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Of course I would pick Texas. Too cold in NY for me.
But think of those beautiful green summers and radiant fall colors , as opposed to the plains of East Texas with extreme humidity year round .
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:08 PM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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But think of those beautiful green summers and radiant fall colors , as opposed to the plains of East Texas with extreme humidity year round .
Lol--plains of east Texas?
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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But think of those beautiful green summers and radiant fall colors , as opposed to the plains of East Texas with extreme humidity year round .
Extreme humidity or extreme cold? What's worse?

As said Watertown is my hometown. The coldest day I recall (no wild chill factored in) was -47.

That's negative 47.

The longest stretch without seeing a blade of grass was 4 months... mid December 1992 till mid April 1993. The blizzard of '93 we got 48 inches of snow in 8 hours. The blizzard of '77 was worse. I have photos of my grandfather standing on a snow bank touching the top of a telephone pole.

Watertown is about as close to living in Antarctica as you will get in the lower 48 states. Fall colors? You better look quick because they are gone in a hurry.

So again... Extreme humidity or extreme cold? I've lived in both. I'm from Watertown and then moved to Savannah, GA where I spent 35 years. I don't miss those 110 heat index days where your A/C runs 24/7 for 5 months straight. Southeast Georgia is just as bad as Texas.

In short, NY and GA both suck... I moved here 3 years ago and love the PNW. Summers in the 70's, winters in the mid 40's with plenty of fall colors. (Thank you Cascade Mountains for influencing our weather in a positive way)

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Old 01-02-2014, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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Lol--plains of east Texas?
. Northeast Texas is the plains. Southeast Texas has some semi tropical forest Vegetation. I have driven from Dallas to Texarkana once and did not see many trees at all. Just plain flat farmland.
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