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Old 03-19-2017, 11:16 AM
 
Location: New York Metropolitan Area
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I have lived in the NY metro area basically my whole life, and I love the area but HATE the weather. 8 or 9 months out of the year the weather is cold, dark, rainy, windy and just miserable. Summer is nice but only lasts about 3 months, and fall tends to get shorter each year.

I LOVE Cities like Sarasota FL, Naples FL, St Augustine, FL, Phoenix AZ, Houston TX, and L.A, because my field is strong in all those cities, but don't have much family support in those cities (except Sarasota and L.A.).

If I moved just for better weather would that be a dumb decision or do I stay?
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Old 03-19-2017, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Millions of people move because of wather. Move if you want to, not because people on the internet tell you it's ok.
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Old 03-19-2017, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Not dumb at all. Come on down to Florida. My dad and his whole family moved here from New York decades ago for similar reasons.
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Old 03-19-2017, 11:39 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Always remember the saying "Be careful what you wish for."

If you move to a place for warmer weather, Christmas may never feel the same again.
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Old 03-19-2017, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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It's not stupid to flee tornado alley. In fact, I never understood why people choose to live there in the first place.

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Always remember the saying "Be careful what you wish for."

If you move to a place for warmer weather, Christmas may never feel the same again.
It may not ever snow on Christmas here, but as long as you have tamales and good green chile, it always feels like Christmas!
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Old 03-19-2017, 11:47 AM
 
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For me personally I think moving to another state just because of weather is stupid unless there are other factors at play as well (ie job offer, lower cost of living, etc). There are plenty of people on this forum who have moved down to Florida or Texas later complain about the weather, how jobs don't pay as well, how they don't fit in culturally/politically, etc. I would recommend that you at least visit the place first if you get the chance before deciding to move to another place permanently.
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Old 03-19-2017, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Downtown Los Angeles
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Assuming all else is equal, why wouldn't you move?
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Old 03-19-2017, 12:17 PM
 
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New York has great weather compared to where I grew up though. To me New York is tropical. I love it here.
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Old 03-19-2017, 12:29 PM
 
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If the weather is a big factor in your happiness, sure.

But one recurring theme is to not expect a move to make things perfect.
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Old 03-19-2017, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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I moved because of weather, left NY for Phoenix as soon as I graduated high school, and have never wanted to go back

And this was 16 years ago...
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