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Old 03-19-2017, 05:23 PM
 
Location: 352
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8-9 Months of the year cold + dark? More like 4-5 max, with only 3-4 being really cold/dark and one being rainy.
Yeah this makes NY sound like the Arctic Circle or something.
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Old 03-19-2017, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Lake Grove
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As nice as NY is in the late spring, summer, and early fall, that's how miserable it is in the late fall, winter, and early spring. I can't wait to get away from the cold and snow and ice, to a warmer climate with much lower taxes and friendlier people.
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Old 03-19-2017, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Weather, jobs/economy, and family issues rank among the top reasons to move or not. I live where the climate is wonderful but the economy is on the ropes. Retirees are moving in but many young people seem to be moving out. Family ties keep some young people from moving even though it would be beneficial for jobs or education.
I can vouch for that.
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Old 03-19-2017, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Norwood, Massachusetts
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It's not stupid so long as you aren't stupid about it. I have lived in Florida now for 14 years. I moved because of a job and had to be sold on the location. But there are LOTS of people down here, including my husband, who moved for weather.

But you just have to bear in mind that with the warner winters comes very hot summers, a different climate, etc. The summer can be as hard to bear for some as the winter is up north for others. With such warm weather comes the annual threat of hurricanes. And this is a differnt environment - so many northerners come down and expect to be able t grow the same plants, have the same houses, etc. as they had up north, only warmer. If you move, embrace the new location.

BTW lots of people move down here from up north and stay for several years only to decide it is too hot, too humid, too flat, too....whatever....and end up moving to somewhere like Tennessee or North Carolina. We even have a term for them, halfbacks.
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:14 PM
 
Location: New York Metropolitan Area
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Just an update! Probably over exaggerated on NY being miserable 8-9 months of the year.

However I take it like this.

Every year winter has lasted longer and longer. Recently we've been getting snow as early as mid October/Halloween, and the cold weather/snow/miserableness lasts until late March/early April (last year we had a snowstorm in early April). So that's at least 6-6.5 months of not-so-nice weather, and then spring usually lasts from early April-end of May, and summer goes from end of May until September, so there really is only 4 months of good weather.

I'd take sweltering heat and humidity over freezing bitter cold any day of the week.
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:30 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Assuming all else is equal, why wouldn't you move?
Because all else never is equal.
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Florida
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This weekend weather was glorious in Orlando OP. Sorry to brag. Hehe
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:34 PM
 
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As nice as NY is in the late spring, summer, and early fall, that's how miserable it is in the late fall, winter, and early spring. I can't wait to get away from the cold and snow and ice, to a warmer climate with much lower taxes and friendlier people.
So spend 7-8 months out of the year in New York, and the rest in Florida/Arizona.
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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As long as you have a way to at the very least maintain your quality of life then, no,I don't think moving because of climate is stupid. With that said, moving to a new area without any familial connections can be difficult better weather or not.
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Pyongjang
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What do you consider cold? NY doesn't really get that cold. Some of the locales you named are an extreme change and you may miss the lack of seasons.
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