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Old 01-01-2019, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Right, I didn't mean to imply NOVA is "down south". The only area that "feels" Southern to me in VA is Richmond. But the point I was trying to make is I do miss some aspects of New England. Especially quick drive to the beach and small quaint towns.

Interesting about NY losing 50k people in 2018 alone. I read recently that since 2010, NY lost around 1.2m people. Although I'm not sure how true that is. Even if some do move back, it doesn't appear that NY's population will increase any time soon. At least not without immigration.
Net domestic migration from NYS has in fact been in the region of -1.2 million since 2010. Natural increase and immigration help offset this.
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Old 01-01-2019, 04:10 PM
 
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I did after six years
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Old 01-01-2019, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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I do miss the New England Coastal and small quaint towns.

There are several small coastal towns in Virginia that might really appeal to you. Some are artsy, some are also pretty old and definitely quaint. Then you'd have the best of both worlds. Consider Mathews, Kilmarnock, Tappahannock, Hayes, Montross, and (my personal favorite) Gloucester Courthouse. If being near a beach isn't a top priority, you might consider towns like Floyd, harrisonburg, and (another favorite) Gordonsville

My town (Williamsburg) isn't exactly coastal, but we do have three nice beaches within ten miles. It's a good choice for people who like being around other people from the northeast, considering the high number of people from NY, NJ, PA, and New England who have retired here. If you'd find that interesting I wrote a long thread on the Virginia forum about reasons to retire here. There are also a few threads on the Retirement Forum on Williamsburg as a retirement choice; one even has a whole bunch of photos. Getting back to my post in the VA forum, a lot of the things in my list might also be applicable to some of the other towns near here. Not sure if you're interested in coastal VA, but if you are city-data has a lot of detailed info on the area.

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Old 01-01-2019, 04:31 PM
 
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It would take a lot for me to move back north, given the choices are either extremely expensive cities, citoes with constant overcast skies or places that lack employment opportunities for the pay I make now and/or big city amenities.
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Old 01-01-2019, 07:28 PM
 
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I did it sort of. I moved to Atlanta from NYC and really disliked the city. I didnt like the culture, being in a car constantly as walkable areas were in just a few pockets and having interesting spots to visit dispersed throughout. Also didnt like feeling as though I was living in a semi dense commercial node suburb. I left and moved to SF which isnt the north but after SF, my job took me to DC. Loved my time in SF and am really enjoying DC.
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Old 01-01-2019, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Guilty. I'm from Chicago, moved to Atlanta and then moved back to Chicago. I much prefer the North with the change of seasons and a real winter w/ snow. I was miserable down south with the never ending heat/humidity. Plus, it never felt like home. Much happier now that I'm back North.
Exaggerate much? As someone who lives in Phoenix, which is a heck of a lot warmer than Atlanta is in the winter, we still get cold in the winter ourselves. Afaic, Atlanta has a winter.
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Old 01-01-2019, 09:05 PM
 
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Exaggerate much? As someone who lives in Phoenix, which is a heck of a lot warmer than Atlanta is in the winter, we still get cold in the winter ourselves. Afaic, Atlanta has a winter.
For some, if it isn't always cloudy, snowflakes aren't always flying in the air and there isn't several inches of snow or more on the ground much of the time, it's not "winter."
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Old 01-01-2019, 10:10 PM
 
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Net domestic migration from NYS has in fact been in the region of -1.2 million since 2010. Natural increase and immigration help offset this.
It also doesn’t help that a move to the suburbs/exurbs for those living in NYC could also mean a move to NJ, CT or even PA as well.

It will be interesting to see the official numbers once they come out.
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Old 01-02-2019, 04:22 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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For some, if it isn't always cloudy, snowflakes aren't always flying in the air and there isn't several inches of snow or more on the ground much of the time, it's not "winter."
And that's about as logical as me saying that if it doesn't hit 100°+ every day for 3 months, then it's not summer....
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Old 01-02-2019, 05:29 AM
 
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Exaggerate much? As someone who lives in Phoenix, which is a heck of a lot warmer than Atlanta is in the winter, we still get cold in the winter ourselves. Afaic, Atlanta has a winter.
What is cold to you? I was in Phoenix in early and mid December 2018, and daily high temperatures were in the mid-60s to low-70s. So is 55 cold? Do they ever have to snowplow Mill Avenue or put salt down on Indian School?
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