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Old 06-17-2014, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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I love living in a "Northern" state (although to be fair, NJ isn't like Minnesota).

Love the change of seasons.
Enjoy a couple of snow storms.
Even cold doesn't bother me. Bundle up, make hot cocoa, light the fireplace. All wonderful things.

And really, what is Christmas without even a chance of snow???

And Halloween, leaves need to be colored/falling off trees/rusling in the wind ...

Love it...would never move South...
Thank you! You did a beautiful job of summing up why millions of us in the North are quite content to stay where we are!
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:05 PM
 
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Not "everyone" in the North will leave for the South and West, not even close. Growth will most likely be cyclical, as it appears to be already. After all, it was initially the northern cities that were growing by immigration from the south. Eventually, growth in and immigration to the sun belt will slow down, and trends will reverse again. Then, maybe 100 years down the road, trends will reverse yet again. Rinse and repeat.
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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I wonder what will happen when everyone goes inland and north due to climate change?
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Plus, if global warming continues to the degree that scientists say it will, I REALLY don't think I'd want to live in the sunbelt at all. I mean, even July/August in the north can be brutal, with a solid weak peaking in the 100's with humidity. I don't mind it, but I don't think I'd enjoy 90s and humidity for months on end, either.
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I'm never leaving the North, sorry.
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I've been around the south. It's nice enough, but I don't ever see myself moving there. I'm quite happy living where I live now.
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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One of my friends who is from the South moved to New England and said that people are "cooler" up here. Whatever that means.
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Old 06-17-2014, 09:03 PM
 
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Originally Posted by njmom66 View Post
I love living in a "Northern" state (although to be fair, NJ isn't like Minnesota).

Love the change of seasons.
Enjoy a couple of snow storms.
Even cold doesn't bother me. Bundle up, make hot cocoa, light the fireplace. All wonderful things.

And really, what is Christmas without even a chance of snow???

And Halloween, leaves need to be colored/falling off trees/rusling in the wind ...

Love it...would never move South...
Totally agree! Christmas in a warm area seems like a crime, so does Halloween and Thanksgiving.
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Old 06-17-2014, 09:51 PM
 
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Plus, if global warming continues to the degree that scientists say it will, I REALLY don't think I'd want to live in the sunbelt at all. I mean, even July/August in the north can be brutal, with a solid weak peaking in the 100's with humidity. I don't mind it, but I don't think I'd enjoy 90s and humidity for months on end, either.
You better get some global warming to northern Michigan and Wisconsin. There is still ice in Lake Superior in mid-June.
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Old 06-17-2014, 09:56 PM
 
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. I think the whole "mass exodus to the Sunbelt" thing is grossly exaggerated, unless it's mostly people from states like NY and MA where they are literally being taxed out of their homes by tax and spend politicians.
Exactly. The tax and spenders in those states are not going away.
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