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Old 11-05-2009, 07:23 AM
 
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I am thinking about moving TO Canada in search of warm summers ( Ireland no longer has any kind of dry warm summers rains all year round)
Am i crazy then? I'm not looking for Californian weather by any means just a decent summer which at this stage would be about 4weeks of dry( doesn't even have to be sunny) weather with a temp of 18celcius at some point during summer months. i don't know Canada or any place names in it at all but thought from online posts that central Canada is decent enough weather wise

Any advice would be so much appreciated
Thanks
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Old 11-08-2009, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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Move to South Florida (Palm Beach area)

Warm, Sunny weather year-round.
Affordable homes, taxes etc.
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Old 11-08-2009, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA & Istanbul, Turkey
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As far as IT Jobs are concerned Orlando, FL might be your best bet professionally in Florida. There is a growing Technology sector (The city seems to be reinventing itself as a Tech center after the Real Estate crash) According to Forbes its the 3rd best city for IS Jobs. (In Depth: Best Cities For Technology Jobs - No. 3: Orlando-Kissimee, Fla. - Forbes.com)

Here are some other articles:

40. Orlando - BusinessWeek
Wired 15.01: 10 Top Tech Towns
10 Best Cities for Technology Jobs & Entrepreneurship | Economic Edge


You are close to many Lakes and about an hour or so away from the coast for beaches. Sport Bike riding is pretty enjoyable in the area as well, I lived in Central Florida for a while and owned a GSX-R 750 and found some nice rides especially on the back roads towards Daytona Beach.

With that being said though personally I was not a fan of Orlando (I also lived in Toronto for many years as well ironically) and would move to San Francisco if I was involved in IT, but cost of living would prohibit you from achieving your goal of owning a home outright. And plus this isnt about my preferences so who cares really

Orlando would fit exactly what you are looking for, and housing deals are definitely there for the taking as well.
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