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View Poll Results: How important is weather to you when moving to a new city?
1 - Weather is the MOST important factor in deciding where to live 8 9.30%
2 Weather is very important 40 46.51%
3 Weather is a bit important 17 19.77%
4 - neither more nor less important than anything else. 7 8.14%
5 Weather is not that important 6 6.98%
6 Weather is not very important 6 6.98%
7 - Weather is the LEAST important factor in deciding where to live 2 2.33%
Voters: 86. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-22-2009, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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If you had an offer for a great job (after the recession ends) but it was in a city that had weather you hate, would you take it?

How important is weather to you when moving to a new city?
Well considering most of my favorite cities experience all four seasons and another fraction does not... I definately could not put too much emphasis on the cities weather.
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Weather? Meh, not that important, would rather have friendly people and jobs
Speaking of that, I saw a study that said that family and jobs were the number one and two moving considerations, respectively. Too bad I can't seem to find it now.
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Speaking of that, I saw a study that said that family and jobs were the number one and two moving considerations, respectively. Too bad I can't seem to find it now.
I'm stalking you tonight, but I think I saw a similar study in one of my classes. People are more likely to remain unemployed and live near family, than move halfway across the country for a job. So with that, I guess the same thing would apply to weather? Most people aren't going to move to Miami from Anchorage because of weather, they'd like to stay with their families.
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:41 AM
 
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I don't think that study has anything to do with being near family. I think what they meant is people with kids in school don't want to move their family. Of course jobs are important. A lot of people move for a job and who would move somewhere without a job? My guess would be weather is close behind though for the reasons why people move. Just look at how many people have moved to the Sunbelt.
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:57 AM
 
Location: North BX
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weather is #1 reason Im moving to Cali soon ...
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:10 PM
 
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weather is secondary to things like COL, character, things to do, etc. You can always find something to do no matter what the weather is like.
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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It will be #2 on my list of importance after college. #1 is a job, and since there should be more than 1 city I can get a job in, the #2 deciding factor will be weather. For example, if I get a job paying 55k here in my home state of MI, and one that pays 45k in say NC, ATL, or FL...I am out to one of the southern states without thinking twice.

November-March here is so depressing to me.
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:48 PM
 
Location: NJ Suburb of Philly (856)
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Very important, I need to have 4 seasons with snow.
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Old 12-23-2009, 04:42 PM
 
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weather is secondary to things like COL, character, things to do, etc. You can always find something to do no matter what the weather is like.
But if you don't like the weather, you will be less likely to do something outside (and even if you do something outside, you probably won't enjoy it).
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Old 12-23-2009, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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But if you don't like the weather, you will be less likely to do something outside (and even if you do something outside, you probably won't enjoy it).
Thats me.

Once it goes below 60, I hibernate.

Only leave the house when I have to...
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