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Old 05-27-2010, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Kingwood, Texas
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Growing up in California, I would frequently hear transplants from Northeast talk about how they missed having 4 true seasons. Then I'd say, soooo, why did you move here, land of never changing mid 70's weather?
Then they'd laugh and say, yeah, I don't really miss digging out the car or shoveling the driveway.

Houston, is 1 month freezing, 3 months beautiful weather, 8 months 90+ degrees. It's just about right for me now, lol.
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:45 PM
 
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Look, there's a reason that despite hurricanes and the heat and humidity, people save their money their entire lives to move to Florida and Arizona, as opposed to people in those states saving their whole lives to retire to Cleveland and Buffalo.

People would rather deal with ideal weather 90% of the time and deal with a big storm here and there, than spend 4-6 months under snow. That's just a fact. That's why people retire South not North.
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Old 06-08-2010, 03:33 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Look, there's a reason that despite hurricanes and the heat and humidity, people save their money their entire lives to move to Florida and Arizona, as opposed to people in those states saving their whole lives to retire to Cleveland and Buffalo.

People would rather deal with ideal weather 90% of the time and deal with a big storm here and there, than spend 4-6 months under snow. That's just a fact. That's why people retire South not North.
But not everybody who retires does go South. There are several in this area that lived/worked their whole lives in the South and retired up here. Most people I know when they retire from the North don't retire and then move to live in the South year-round. They go down for 3 or 4 months in the winter and spend the rest of their time in the North.
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:08 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Probably because so many people love the heat but hate the cold.
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Look, there's a reason that despite hurricanes and the heat and humidity, people save their money their entire lives to move to Florida and Arizona, as opposed to people in those states saving their whole lives to retire to Cleveland and Buffalo.

People would rather deal with ideal weather 90% of the time and deal with a big storm here and there, than spend 4-6 months under snow. That's just a fact. That's why people retire South not North.
6 months of snow? Maybe in CO, ME, AK, and northern reaches of MN, ND, MT, WY, etc.

And FYI, I know MANY people who have retired and stayed put because they want to be in cooler climates. There are retirement communities all over the place here. In fact, theyre building another Sun City community not too far from here. Ive also known a few people who retired and went further north up into mid-Wisconsin.
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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Here in northern Maine, we MAY have had a year with 5 months of snow at the very most. Usually it's around 4.
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:34 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Here in northern Maine, we MAY have had a year with 5 months of snow at the very most. Usually it's around 4.
LOL, yeah that would have been the winter of 2007/08. Geeze that one sucked up there. (I lived in the Caribou/Presque Isle area then.)
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:55 PM
 
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But not everybody who retires does go South. There are several in this area that lived/worked their whole lives in the South and retired up here. Most people I know when they retire from the North don't retire and then move to live in the South year-round. They go down for 3 or 4 months in the winter and spend the rest of their time in the North.
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6 months of snow? Maybe in CO, ME, AK, and northern reaches of MN, ND, MT, WY, etc.

And FYI, I know MANY people who have retired and stayed put because they want to be in cooler climates. There are retirement communities all over the place here. In fact, theyre building another Sun City community not too far from here. Ive also known a few people who retired and went further north up into mid-Wisconsin.
Never said EVERYBODY who retires, retires to the South, but the people who can afford it often do, and there's a reason that Arizona and Florida are known for their retirement population and not Cleveland and Buffalo.

That's because all of the people from New York and other Northern states move there and not the other way around. I have yet to hear about all of these retirees who move from Florida to Minnesota because they'd rather be in the snow than live in Florida.

Not saying it's never happened, but I am saying I guarantee that more people move South than North on account of weather, in spite of hurricanes, heatwaves and everything else.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:41 PM
 
Location: MINNESOTA
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Never said EVERYBODY who retires, retires to the South, but the people who can afford it often do, and there's a reason that Arizona and Florida are known for their retirement population and not Cleveland and Buffalo.

That's because all of the people from New York and other Northern states move there and not the other way around. I have yet to hear about all of these retirees who move from Florida to Minnesota because they'd rather be in the snow than live in Florida.

Not saying it's never happened, but I am saying I guarantee that more people move South than North on account of weather, in spite of hurricanes, heatwaves and everything else.

Minnesota has to be the #1 state for Snow Birds. It's rare to not know of anyone that doesn't have a home in either Arizona, Florida, Texas during the winter. Almost all spend their summers in Minnesota though.

Most spend about October to April in AZ/FL/TX and then spend April to October in MN. My grandparents do that.
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Minnesota has to be the #1 state for Snow Birds. It's rare to not know of anyone that doesn't have a home in either Arizona, Florida, Texas during the winter. Almost all spend their summers in Minnesota though.

Most spend about October to April in AZ/FL/TX and then spend April to October in MN. My grandparents do that.
Same with Connecticut. Many, many people have a beach home/condo in FL.
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