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Old 02-05-2009, 04:24 PM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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I moved from NY to AZ in 1996. I don't miss those gray skies. Beautiful sun rise and sun sets in AZ. Very few cloudy days. Oh and I never have to shovel heat.
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:12 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I moved from NY to AZ in 1996. I don't miss those gray skies. Beautiful sun rise and sun sets in AZ. Very few cloudy days. Oh and I never have to shovel heat.
and I'll never have chemo b/c of snow. lol sorry couldn't resist.
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:31 PM
 
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I am moving away from the Northeast due to SAD. Either Tucson, Arizona or Las Cruces, New Mexico. Haven't decided yet.
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:12 PM
 
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Florida gives me SAD because of the lack of changing seasons.
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Barrington,NH
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Thanks everyone,
With the job factor for my husband New Mexico might be out, Houston,tx would work as well as Phoenix, Tucson, Austin,tx, Memphis,tn, Nashville,tn and Charlotte,sc. These areas look to have more jobs for my husband in the IT management field. Keep the responses coming! I appreciate it! I have to look at average sunny days now in each area.
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Texas would be a good place if you want plenty of sunshine. However, I get rather sad (not SAD) in the Summer when the temperatures exceed the 100 degree mark for days/weeks at a time.

Fort Worth is a great place though; you should check it out.
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I say you should move now while your child is young. I live in Mass. and I'm researching a move to warmer climes based on the climate and lower cost of living - plus I am factoring the cost of college education - many states such as California, North Carolina and Florida offer very affordable college tuition to state residents.
Massachusetts' public university system is OK, but not nearly as good as many other states (based on surveys - U.S. News, Kiplingers).

Liberty Mutual is a big company; I'm wondering of your spouse is able to transfer within the firm to another location ?

North Caroloina, South Carolina and Austin, Texas are my points of interest.

Good luck !
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:09 PM
 
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Florida offer very affordable college tuition to state residents.
Florida also offers very low wages. That should also be a consideration.
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:13 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Florida gives me SAD because of the lack of changing seasons.
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Old 02-06-2009, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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Of the options you listed I like Austin and Tucson the best. Decent size cities with plenty to do and lot's of sunshine. Tennessee winters aren't all that warm and sunny.
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