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Old 12-13-2011, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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I'm from Ohio and looking to move to SA sometime in the hopefully near future. I'm honestlly tired of the cold weather and the inhospitable people here. Does anybody who's moved from Ohio have any advice, words of wisdom, information, anything at all that you'd like to tell me?
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:22 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Have a job here first before you move here. If you can have that, things might be easier for you. Remember no matter what, moving sucks.


Just to add. I moved here from Northern Virginia(lived there my whole life) in 2008, but I had a job waiting for me.

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Old 12-13-2011, 08:49 AM
 
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I'm from Ohio and looking to move to SA sometime in the hopefully near future. I'm honestlly tired of the cold weather and the inhospitable people here. Does anybody who's moved from Ohio have any advice, words of wisdom, information, anything at all that you'd like to tell me?
I am not from Ohio but my brother-in-law is. He is fixing to move here at the end of December and will be attending DPS school to be a state trooper.

He feels the same as you do in regards to the cold weather. I think you will like the warm climate here depending on how warm you like it. If you like triple digit summers, then come on down. If you are not set on San Antonio, then Austin would be even better place to move to.

As I said earlier, I am not from Ohio but I have been there before for business (Tiffin, Piquoa, and Dayton). The people there did seem more rude, espcially when driving on the roads there but again I was only there for a few days. Many people here will tell you that San Antonio drivers are bad (and they are somewhat), but the Ohio drivers seemed much more aggressive.

Tiffin is a really pretty town by the way.
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:38 AM
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Grew up in Ohio. Lived in other states before I moved here.

There are a lot of former Buckeye State residents here. You'll love the San Antonio version of winter and you'll be happier in air conditioning during the summer.
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:21 AM
 
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Where in Ohio do you live? How old are you?
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:51 AM
 
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I'm 34swf and in Columbus, but I'm from a small southeastern Ohio town.
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:26 PM
 
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I'm originally from Ohio but left there when I joined the military in 1979. So it's been a long time since I lived there, but have been back to visit over the years. You will love it here in the winter, though you may eventually miss seeing snow, but not to the point you would want to go back and live with snow. The toughest part you will probably have a hard time getting used to is the hot dry summers. Temperatures at or over 100the is common from mid July to mid Sept. Also rain is somewhat rare during the summer. I miss the cool, relatively speaking, summers and the green grass and rain of Ohio during the summer. But you definatley should have a job lined up before you get here.
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Old 12-13-2011, 03:55 PM
 
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I hate snow and cold weather and could go the rest of my life without it!

lol
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:05 PM
 
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I hate snow and cold weather and could go the rest of my life without it!

lol
You may grow to hate the intense heat just as much!!
This year was especially rough. Almost 60 days over 100 degrees. Everyone says "that's not normal for here"...but to tell you the truth, 2 out of the last 4 summers have been like this. Don't know what is "normal" anymore.
Wake up at 6 AM and have it already be in the 80's.....ouch. 90 degrees at 10PM. It started to get hot in May and really didn't cool off until mid October.
Tough to get much done outside after 11-12 in the morning.
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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Well, I'm one of those rare people that loves the heat. I don't ever turn my AC on in my house until it's about 85 inside. And anything under 70 outside is chilly to me.

The weather is pretty much A#1 reason Texas is my top pick.
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