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Old 01-02-2019, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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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?
No, it never snows here (on the Valley floor). But when highs are below 60 and lows are below 50 (both happen regularly despite averages, heck it's 33 degrees as I type this); it's cold to me.
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Old 01-02-2019, 05:40 AM
 
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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....
Yep.
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Old 01-02-2019, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Baltimore - Richmond
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I live in Northern VA, aprox. 20 miles from DC. So no, I'm not in the "South" but mid-Atlantic area. But you're right, NOVA is different from the rest of VA. Yrs. ago I used to date someone from Fredricksburg, which is about an hr. south, and he used to refer to NOVA like it was another state. Since I live in the DC Metro area, my transition from North was easy. However, when I recently visited Richmond, I think I would have difficulty getting acclimated to that area. Although I don't think I would have any issues living in Williamsburg or Cape Charles, VA, which is about 3 hrs. south from me. So I'm thinking weather one's move from North to South is a permanent one, it all depends on the specific city/town one selects to move to.
These are really odd comments as a large portion of Fredericksburg residents commute to DC for work. Fredericksburg is also in the same metro as the rest of NOVA and DC and is also spelled Fredericksburg.

You found Richmond to be more southern than Jamestown?

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Old 01-02-2019, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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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.
Atlanta rarely gets any snow. It's just cold, rainy and miserable. We went ~5 years at one point with no measurable snowfall. You can call it what you want, but that's not Winter in my book! Plus, the summers are insanely hot nonstop, Phoenix is even worse. No thanks, all yours!
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Old 01-02-2019, 07:44 AM
 
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These are really odd comments as a large portion of Fredericksburg residents commute to DC for work. Fredericksburg is also in the same metro as the rest of NOVA and DC and is also spelled Fredericksburg.

You found Richmond to be more southern then Jamestown?
There is a fairly distinct cultural disconnect bw Fredericksburg and the primary Nova counties.
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Old 01-02-2019, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Baltimore - Richmond
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There is a fairly distinct cultural disconnect bw Fredericksburg and the primary Nova counties.
Distinct but not distinct enough for the average resident to think of NOVA as a different state given the number of residents that VRE deeper into NOVA and to DC for work. If they had said Caroline I probably wouldn't have mentioned it. I just don't see the average Fredericksburg resident sharing those sentiments.
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Old 01-02-2019, 07:59 AM
 
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Northern Virginia is very much like the rest of Virginia (well VA east of the Blue Ridge). It’s just a lot bigger. Henrico is a mini Fairfax for example. NOVA is much more than the metro line and awesome Korean food. The landscape, street names , housing styles, family names, university ties, religious adherence, cuisine, development patterns and military/government contractor presence are all similar to other metro areas in the commonwealth. Tidewater, Charlottesville and Richmond are also mostly comprised of transplants.
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Old 01-02-2019, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Atlanta rarely gets any snow. It's just cold, rainy and miserable. We went ~5 years at one point with no measurable snowfall. You can call it what you want, but that's not Winter in my book! Plus, the summers are insanely hot nonstop, Phoenix is even worse. No thanks, all yours!
You said year round heat/humidity in the post you made that I quoted, that was the exaggeration, and Atlanta typically sees highs ranging from the 30s up to the 70s in winter and with lows ranging from around 10 degrees up to the 50s. That's not heat, that's why I said you exaggerated
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Old 01-02-2019, 08:30 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I was vacationing in Tampa during the holidays. And the entire time, my kids were asking me - "Why exactly do we live up there and not here?"

lol
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Old 01-02-2019, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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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.
Those states have migration numbers almost as bad as NYS.
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