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Old 07-13-2014, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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You get 90 degree days in summer in Northeast Ohio ... in the Carolinas, you just have more of them. That's why Carrier invented air conditioning. You survive 90 degree days up North knowing they won't last forever ... same thing in the Carolinas.

Like anything else, you get used to the heat ... I lived in Chapel Hill NC for five years in the 80s, and the climate there's quite similar to Greenville judging from a comparison of climate data. Yeah, there were plenty of days when I'd leave someone's house at 10 or 11 at night and it was like a sauna outside. Myself, I'll gladly trade the winters here in the Chicago area for a few more 90 degree days during the summer and three seasons that are near perfect to me.

A coworker who grew up in Spartanburg was complaining about the heat when she went back to SC to visit her mom. She's gotten used to the colder climate here, and I told her if she moved back to SC, she'd get used to the warmer climate again after a year or so.
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Old 07-13-2014, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Bristol tn
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I do work outside so that is my concern.
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Old 07-13-2014, 05:53 PM
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Location: Asheville, NC
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Hot weather is only around maybe 10 weeks of the year. Unless you work outside or want to jog in middle of the day it isn't an issue. I'd much rather deal with warm days than cold days.
I can agree with that.
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Old 07-13-2014, 05:58 PM
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Location: Asheville, NC
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I do work outside so that is my concern.
What kind of work do you do? My DH does landscape installation. He said the heat isn't that bad, there are plenty of trees to get some shade for a break. Also, he starts early in the AM when it's still cool out. He said it really doesn't get hot until 12-1PM and that's in the direct sunlight. It cools off a lot when the sun goes down.
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Old 07-13-2014, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Bristol tn
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Post office.......not the most physical job. But walking all day in the elements can take a toll on you. So how often do people actually venture to the coast? I am sure many plan on it but the 3 to 4 hour drive probably means t rarely happens like planned
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Old 07-13-2014, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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Post office.......not the most physical job. But walking all day in the elements can take a toll on you.
Do they even walk routes down here?

We have been here for 3 years, and 20 in FL before that, and I haven't known anyone on a walking route in 18 years since we left St Pete FL. Since then we've always had boxes at the curb, and they deliver in a vehicle.
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:45 PM
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Location: Asheville, NC
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Post office.......not the most physical job. But walking all day in the elements can take a toll on you. So how often do people actually venture to the coast? I am sure many plan on it but the 3 to 4 hour drive probably means t rarely happens like planned
I also think most mail is delivered by vehicle here. More people go to the lakes than the beach. They are only an hour or so away and many have crystal clear water. Some of them have small beaches. The ocean is nice but IMHO I would plan a long weekend or longer if I were going bc of the time it takes to get there. I know people that just go for the day but I think that's a bit much. Most people I talk to don't get there that often. I miss the beach and wish it were closer but it wasn't a deal breaker for moving here.
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Bristol tn
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I bet a lot of people in Charleston rarely go to the beach. You'll start taking it for granted when you live there. Really the beach isn't that MUCH fun. The people who really like going seem to be the sun bather types.

I agree I LOVE the beach........but that is because I go once every couple of years.......if I was only 3 or so hours away I think it would be more than enough seeing it a couple times a year
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I agree I LOVE the beach........but that is because I go once every couple of years.......if I was only 3 or so hours away I think it would be more than enough seeing it a couple times a year
I'm with you! Grew up closer to the beach and didn't enjoy going that much (I also burn easily). Love being close to the mountains!
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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I bet a lot of people in Charleston rarely go to the beach. You'll start taking it for granted when you live there. Really the beach isn't that MUCH fun. The people who really like going seem to be the sun bather types.
Yep, spent 20 years within 10 minutes of the beach and didn't go more than once every two or three years.
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