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Old 01-14-2013, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Dear readers, looking to move to South Dakota, Nevada or Florida by transfering with my job. Any input to any of these states? I am in MN and don't like the winter extemes here. I like to be by the water but how hot does it really get in FL? I have been there in the spring but being right on the water doesn't give a good reality to it. If I live in an apt in FL are the bugs still as bad? What does Nevada have to offer?
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR / Las Vegas, NV
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Fewer bugs.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Depends. Do you mean southern Nevada or northern Nevada? BIG diference. Northern Nevada has four seasons, including winter. Southern Nevada has two seasons: summer and January. Today is a record cold day. It is only 34 right now, which is not only highly unusual; if it holds up, today will have the lowest maximum temp on record for this date. It is about 22 degrees below normal for this time of year.

The biggest difference between FL and NV is between hot, humid, sticky, bug, snake, alligator infested jungles filled with old New Yorkers; and dry, hot, pleasant, practically bug free, desert filled with young Californians. The lack of humidity here is probably #1 why nobody ever leaves; or if they do they soon can't take it wherever they went, and they quickly return.

The other thing, here in southern Nevada, is everything is so convenient, modern and new.

If you don't like winter in MN, why are you even thinking about an even colder state like SD?

In short, anyplace that is not Las Vegas is boring, inconvenient, and uncomfortable.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:03 PM
 
Location: The North
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You dont like winter extremes and yet you would consider South Dakota? Cross that one right off your list, winter there is the same as MN. Vegas might work for you, but if heat bothers you maybe not. It isnt the humid heat of FL, but the 2-3 months each summer of 104 and above is hot no matter what the humidity is.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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Dear readers, looking to move to South Dakota, Nevada or Florida by transfering with my job. Any input to any of these states? I am in MN and don't like the winter extemes here. I like to be by the water but how hot does it really get in FL? I have been there in the spring but being right on the water doesn't give a good reality to it. If I live in an apt in FL are the bugs still as bad? What does Nevada have to offer?
Actually Nevada "Offers" Nothing.....Everything is here you just have to earn it.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:59 PM
 
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I live here in FL and I would definitely not recommend it. Especially for someone from the mid-west. People are so rude and nasty here. The landscape isn't that interesting except for the beach, the green, and palm trees. The weather is actually ok in the wintertime. The summer is when you will be tested. It gets pretty darn hot and humid. But you just have to deal with it. Stay inside like most people. I mean, at least it's not Singapore or something.

Don't get me wrong. There are alot of good things about Florida. But FL is expensive on top of having some really rude and inconsiderate people. You can take the chance if you want to but being born and raised here, I had enough. I'm going back to the Southwest in March (God-willing).
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:32 PM
 
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The biggest difference between FL and NV is between hot, humid, sticky, bug, snake, alligator infested jungles filled with old New Yorkers; and dry, hot, pleasant, practically bug free, desert filled with young Californians. The lack of humidity here is probably #1 why nobody ever leaves; or if they do they soon can't take it wherever they went, and they quickly return.
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It isnt the humid heat of FL, but the 2-3 months each summer of 104 and above is hot no matter what the humidity is.
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I live here in FL and I would definitely not recommend it. Especially for someone from the mid-west. People are so rude and nasty here. The landscape isn't that interesting except for the beach, the green, and palm trees. The weather is actually ok in the wintertime. The summer is when you will be tested. It gets pretty darn hot and humid.
Florida haters aside, can you get anymore stereotypically inaccurate?

Hot, sticky, bug/snake/alligator infested with old New Yorkers....yes, it's a daunting daily task in getting from the car to the house without being bitten or attacked by all the critters and scowling old New Yorker neighbors. Have you even been to Florida????

Two to three months of temperatures at 104.....really? Care to illustrate where that number came from? As a for instance, Philadelphia is hotter on average in July than Florida and on par in the months of June and August. Exaggerate much?

All of Florida, one of the largest states is filled with rude/nasty people. Sounds like someone is unhappy with life and blaming their surroundings. It's called the "grass is greener" complex. Grow up and solve your personal issues versus blaming it on the residents of your state.

*** Florida native here who has lived elsewhere and moved back recently. To the OP, visit and make your own assessments versus taking tired stereotypical views from those living in similarly desirable states (notice the lack of childish negatives) or those disenchanted with their own existence. It's a big state with distinctly different areas. Southeast Florida tends to be more racially diverse and attracts many transplants from the Northeast US. The Tampa Bay area is less diverse and more Midwestern in terms of transplants. The Orlando area is a bit of a hybrid between the two. Jacksonville is "New South" like, a bit like Charlotte or Birmingham. There are umpteen other areas, all with a different feel.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:33 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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WHERE in FL? The state, for starters, has seven different climate zones. And you couldn't find more disparate cities than say, Miami, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville.
It's not all swamp, heat, alligators and rude Yankees, for God's sake. There's plenty of good to be had there.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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Dear readers, looking to move to South Dakota, Nevada or Florida by transfering with my job. Any input to any of these states? I am in MN and don't like the winter extemes here. I like to be by the water but how hot does it really get in FL? I have been there in the spring but being right on the water doesn't give a good reality to it. If I live in an apt in FL are the bugs still as bad? What does Nevada have to offer?
Where at in South Dakota? Sioux Falls is a lot different than Rapid which is a lot different than Aberdeen in terms of pretty much everything. I'm sure the same goes for the other states as well.

Based on the short list of things you want, I don't know why you'd want to leave Minnesota unless you really hate winter.

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Old 01-14-2013, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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And just to correct people, South Dakota is not as cold as most of Minnesota (trust me I've lived in both). Western South Dakota is definitely more mild than the rest of the state too. It's similar in how the weather in Florida varies greatly across the state.
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