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Old 07-28-2019, 07:50 PM
 
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ya but... in AZ and probably FL you're pretty much stuck inside late spring to early fall because of the heat about the same amount of time you'd be stuck inside in the midwest or northeast because of the cold.
You're just trading one miserable season for another.
Some people do not want to deal with snow period, or the cold. If they have to put up with summers of scorching temps or very high humidity, for them that's a small price to pay for not having fear of falling on ice or shoveling snow, or driving on icy slick roads.
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Old 07-28-2019, 08:00 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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ya but... in AZ and probably FL you're pretty much stuck inside late spring to early fall because of the heat about the same amount of time you'd be stuck inside in the midwest or northeast because of the cold.
You're just trading one miserable season for another.
Exactly, pick your poison. I like being able to garden all year. It took me a long time to realize the seasons are exact opposites in my part of FL and gardening is different. While tropical fruit trees and flowers are year round, vegetable gardening begins in early fall and again after New Year. The sun and humidity are too much during summer, with a few exceptions. Many of my annuals, like basil, are short-lived perennials here.

I’m growing Florida native plants now which thrive in these conditions, rather than keeping non-natives that require too much time and resources. Moving to a environment that is so completely different has the potential to end up being a huge disappointment. FL and AZ are not just warmer versions of northern states.

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Old 07-28-2019, 08:00 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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and TX... otherwise.. you do everything outdoors between 5AM and 10 AM. and retreat to AC for the rest next 12 hrs

I Luv my long, cool, bug-free, summer evenings in PNW.
No AC required or desired.

I use TX for winter break from PNW Drizzle
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Old 07-28-2019, 08:01 PM
 
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Some people do not want to deal with snow period, or the cold. If they have to put up with summers of scorching temps or very high humidity, for them that's a small price to pay for not having fear of falling on ice or shoveling snow, or driving on icy slick roads.
True. Snow and ice can be dangerous.

If i had to choose one, it would be Florida.

The lack of trees in Arizona and the forests don't count (lol) is not for me.
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Old 07-28-2019, 08:09 PM
 
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And then of course there are people inbetween that don't mind some cold, and a little snow. Those people are moving more and more towards TN and the Carolinas. The Pacific Northwest is already overpriced for many and not affordable.
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Old 07-28-2019, 08:22 PM
 
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We moved to AZ from CO for several reasons. AZ doesn’t tax SS income, the winters are 20 degrees warmer, In-n-Out sells burgers here, and in 2016 they had a buy one get one free sale on houses. Real estate prices in CO went bonkers. We sold our 1960s cracker box house on a few acres and left with enough to buy two modern homes in sunny AZ. The housing market here is now on a tear, so we might downsize more and move yet again.
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Old 07-28-2019, 08:35 PM
 
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True. Snow and ice can be dangerous.

The lack of trees in Arizona and the forests don't count (lol) is not for me.
We live in AZ east of Tucson. Iím looking out the window now and see dozens of palo verde and acacia trees intermixed with saguaro and giant agave stalks 30 feet tall. Our neighborhood doesnít allow them, but other areas have 50-foot palm trees and Arizona cypress. Where do people get this notion that AZ is treeless?
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Old 07-28-2019, 08:42 PM
 
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Where do people get this notion that AZ is treeless?
Same place they get the idea Chicago is cold. Chicago is further south than balmy and mild Rome Italy.
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Old 07-28-2019, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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Lots of them dont move there permanently. They buy a place and live during winter usually 2-6 months. Some towns are like ghost towns in summer.

Az is full of trees and forests. There is a huge area of mountains and high plateau starting up around the grand canyon, south through the Flagstaff area and flows east to east central AZ, and on into NM. Its a beautiful area.
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Florida Baby!
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I relocated from CT to FL after retiring primarily because I couldn't afford to be a snowbird so I picked one. Also, I was sick of the shorter days in the winter and the cold/snow. Plan A was moving to FL and Plan B was returning to my home town in WNYS. I knew that if Plan B panned out I would probably never leave (that's why it was "Plan B" ) I have lived in the Northeast my entire life, and I wanted a change while I was still young enough to do it (though the last move nearly killed me...)

My family is spread all over the country. I also needed a break from Kid #1--or more accurately, she needed a break from me
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