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Old 08-01-2017, 06:10 PM
 
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IMO only like the northern most parts of Maine, North Dakota, UP Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Montana and all of Alaska. Everywhere else is perfectly in the livability zone. You really can't beat the livability and diversity of the US landscape. It's the most perfectly situated large country on earth.
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Old 08-01-2017, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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IMO only like the northern most parts of Maine, North Dakota, UP Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Montana and all of Alaska. Everywhere else is perfectly in the livability zone. You really can't beat the livability and diversity of the US landscape. It's the most perfectly situated large country on earth.
I'd say that the far northern border areas are livable too, even if they're too cold for too long. I'd say they're much more livable than the opposite end. Laredo, Texas... Yuma, Arizona... yuck!! The armpits of the Southwest lol. And not just cuz the heat.
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Old 08-01-2017, 08:14 PM
 
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I'd say that the far northern border areas are livable too, even if they're too cold for too long. I'd say they're much more livable than the opposite end. Laredo, Texas... Yuma, Arizona... yuck!! The armpits of the Southwest lol. And not just cuz the heat.
I have never been to Laredo but I really liked Yuma when i was there.Yuma has my fav winters in the country prolly.To each their own tho.I can see why some people do better in extreme cold than extreme heat....im pretty much the opposite....I can handle any amount of heat lol.
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Old 08-01-2017, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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If this thread has proven anything it's that too cold depends on what people are accustomed to. Perhaps where they grew up. For most people that is.
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Old 08-01-2017, 08:57 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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Anywhere outside the coastal South, and the lower/coastal SW US would be too cold. Hawaii may be warm, but it's too far away to matter.

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Anywhere where Washingtonia Palms can't be grown.

That line is roughly at I-10 from Texas Eastward, then from New Mexico westward is at the 4,000ft elevation mark.
Nope, the washingtonia filifera can take temps down to 10F, meaning that it is a Zone 8 plant; zone 8 extends well north of I-10 in the Eastern US:
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Old 08-01-2017, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Anywhere outside the coastal South, and the lower/coastal SW US would be too cold. Hawaii may be warm, but it's too far away to matter.



Nope, the washingtonia filifera can take temps down to 10F, meaning that it is a Zone 8 plant; zone 8 extends well north of I-10 in the Eastern US:
They sustain damage at temps below 14F and don't like temps below 20F. The hardiest Washingtonias are Zone 8B, and that's in dry areas. In humid climates, they are only reliable at Zone 9A, and that is I-10 southward from Texas Eastward.

And last time I was in Dallas, which is Zone 8A, I didn't see one single palm tree.
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Old 08-01-2017, 11:06 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Anything colder than Pittsburgh is too cold. I grew up in New Orleans and Pittsburgh is the cold place I would ever live in.
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Old 08-02-2017, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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I would say that for me anywhere where the winter highs are below the freezing point on average. That's when the snow pack can last for a long time, as opposed to melting after a couple of weeks. I like to get rain and spring like temperatures as well as snow and cold in the winter.
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Old 08-02-2017, 08:11 AM
 
Location: IN
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4A to 3B, hardiness zone/climate is my preference. It appears the southern UP of Michigan and north-central WI are nearly exactly what I prefer in terms of climate, just can't line up a job there yet. The moderate latitude and far less heat and humidity are quite appealing. It's quite obvious when the local meteorologists classify a 65F dewpoint as "very humid." Also, Stevens Point, WI has not seen a high temperature above 90F since 2013. That is great.
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Old 08-02-2017, 10:19 PM
 
Location: New York Metropolitan Area
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Grew up and live in New York and cannot stand the winters, so I feel like New England, Michigan, Northern IL/IN/OH, Wisconsin, Minnesota and the Dakotas would be too cold. Not a fan of walking out of your house early in the morning and that cold air just slapping you in the face. Would much rather be in Phoenix than Minneapolis or even Chicago.
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