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Old 06-24-2010, 09:21 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Originally Posted by Lake County IN View Post
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.
I think some old people have circulation problems so want warmer. However it's true shoveling snow turns many off.

Although I think another part of it is the cost of living in the South used to be a good deal lower than the North and taxes were also lower. So if you have saved years in the North you could retire to something nicer in the South than you could get at home. I think a relatively cheap and low-tax place in the Midwest or Rockies could also attract a good deal of retirees. For example Sequim, Washington seems to get a good deal of retirees.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Sequim-Washington.html
Sequim Retirement Info - ABCs of Sequim
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Old 07-08-2010, 02:19 PM
 
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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.
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Same with Connecticut. Many, many people have a beach home/condo in FL.
That kind of proves my point.

They want to AVOID cold weather because it's tougher to live in. In the summer, everywhere's kind of equal. It's the winter that makes the difference
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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That kind of proves my point.

They want to AVOID cold weather because it's tougher to live in. In the summer, everywhere's kind of equal. It's the winter that makes the difference
Ever been to New Orleans in July? Definitely nothing equal to that in the midwest.
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:30 PM
 
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Ever been to New Orleans in July? Definitely nothing equal to that in the midwest.
But the difference between New Orleans and the Midwest in January is even bigger. I think that's what he meant.
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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But the difference between New Orleans and the Midwest in January is even bigger.
It really isn't IMO.
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:52 PM
 
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It really isn't IMO.
January

Indianapolis: 34/18
New Orleans: 62/43

July

Indianapolis: 86/65
New Orleans: 91/74
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Old 07-09-2010, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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Why do Northerners brag about Winter toughness
because those people are not right in the head
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Old 07-09-2010, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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January

Indianapolis: 34/18
New Orleans: 62/43

July

Indianapolis: 86/65
New Orleans: 91/74
Plus the dewpoint can get just as high as it does in New Orleans, but thankfully, just not as often.
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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January

Indianapolis: 34/18
New Orleans: 62/43

July

Indianapolis: 86/65
New Orleans: 91/74
You are thinking statistically, and that is fine. I am not, and that is fine too. I am thinking in terms of which extreme weather is preferred. At this point, it is question of opinion. I prefer Indianapolis in January over New Orleans in July. Some people prefer New Orleans in July over Indianapolis in January. Some people don't have the ability to think that way, and that is fine.
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:23 PM
 
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I think the southern heat is worse than the central and northern winters.

Here in Nebraska we have about 2 months total of a winter with less than a month of brutal winter. Our summers are nowhere near as brutal as Texas or Florida.. It actually felt very painful down there..
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