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View Poll Results: Where'd you move in the US for warm weather?
Parts of California/ Arizona 50 56.18%
Most of Texas 21 23.60%
Central and southern Florida 18 20.22%
Voters: 89. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-07-2008, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Houston
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wow, it's the same temperature in Denver as it is in Houston.
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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Out of these options probably Texas, though I really am a northerner at heart and enjoy our cold snowy winters.
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Cost of living is lowest in Texas of the three you listed. Your dollar buys more house and more groceries here. That's important to retirees.
Although the cost of homes are very reasonable in Texas, aren't the property taxes extremely high? How about the cost of homeowners insurance and other taxes?

Thanks.
iuki
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Florida
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South Florida.

You can scratch central Florida from that list, it has all the negatives of S FL but it gets much colder there than it does in S FL.

Not uncommon for lows in January to be in the 40's in Orlando and in the upper 60's in Miami to low 70's at Key West.
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:22 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Southern California.
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Old 12-08-2008, 06:43 PM
 
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My definition of a warm winter is an average January high of 60 or higher, which Austin/ San Antonio, SouCal, and Orlando/ Tampa/ Miami have. North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee are NOT mild winter states because they have January highes that only average in the 40s
The only part of Georgia with winter highs in the 40s is far northern Georgia, way north of Atlanta. Atlanta has highs in the 50s. Savannah and other parts of southern Georgia are even in the 60s. A lot of places in North Carolina are in the 40s. But places near the South Carolina border are in the 50s. Charlotte and Wilmington both have average January highs in the 50s. Raleigh just barely misses 50 with an average high of 49.
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Old 12-08-2008, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Florida has hurricanes, alligators, and humidity. People there actually have there dogs eaten in front of them by gators when going for a walk - no thanks!
Sorry, but that post is ridiculous. If you want to go that far then lets play this game: Arizona and California are home to (by far) the most venomous snakes in the USA (including the most dangerous ones), HUGE black widow populations, the only deadly scorpion species in the USA, mountain lions and coyotes which eat dogs waaaaaay more than gators, giant centipedes (10" +), gila monsters, etc, etc. Lets not forget about the bears either.

As wildlife goes, AZ and CA are far more dangerous than Florida. Lets not play that game.
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Old 12-08-2008, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Sorry, but that post is ridiculous. If you want to go that far then lets play this game: Arizona and California are home to (by far) the most venomous snakes in the USA (including the most dangerous ones), HUGE black widow populations, the only deadly scorpion species in the USA, mountain lions and coyotes which eat dogs waaaaaay more than gators, giant centipedes (10" +), gila monsters, etc, etc. Lets not forget about the bears either.

As wildlife goes, AZ and CA are far more dangerous than Florida. Lets not play that game.
In all fairness.
What you say is true.
But Florida does by no mean have a lack of dangerous wildlife.
Florida is the only place on earth where you can find Gators and Crocs. within the same area.
The place is known for its poisonous snakes as well, Coral Snakes, Rattle Snakes, and (I think) Cotton Mouths.
The area has Florida Panthers (although admittedly there are only about 20 or so left in the wild)...
But the difference here is that, Gators don't have boundaries.
While it's not impossible to find Snakes, Scorpions, Deadly Spiders, or Coyotes in Los Angeles or Phoenix. Gators have adapted much better to Urban development then the rest.
As Development and density increases the animals tend to become less prominent.
But Gators...you can be in Downtown Miami, and if there is a pond(even a small one made of concrete...etc)...chances are there is probably a gator...
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:21 PM
 
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Scottsdale.
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:36 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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Well, since this is regarding winter weather, south Florida is the only place listed that doesnt get as cold as the rest of the states listed. Most of the time south Florida's LOW temps are higher than CA, TX and AZ's high temps for the day (in winter). The Keys are the warmest in the USA for winter... I choose the keys. Plus, you can swim in the winter there, not the other states listed. Might as well go all out, right?
Not true. Miami's average winter low is 55 degrees. Phoenix's, San Diego's, Los Angeles', and Tucson's lowest average winter high temperatures are between 64-67 degrees.

It gets cold in South Florida, with low temperatures dipping into the 30s in Miami's far west suburbs at least once EVERY winter, producing light frost every now and then. Temperatures usually dip below 40 degrees along the beach in Miami once every 5 years.
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