Originally Posted by ranger17
somewhat back to original post, ever notice how many people from the midwest/northeast head south.... but when we all lived "back home" it was very rare to ever meet someone from the south who had moved north?
Maybe the fact that back home it was snowing this week, while we had 80's here....
anyhow best of luck in your research and potential move rebekkak--i'll speak for myself ( and wife ) that we have just loved living here in SC.
Wow, really? I'm not sure where you relocated from, but where I live (SE Michigan) there are tons of Southern transplants! I guess people forget that back in the heyday of the domestic auto industry, Michigan was paying some of the highest wages in the country and Southerners flocked up here by the thousands...and they like it here and have made it their permanent home.
There are entire suburbs of Detroit that have a totally Southern vibe and have good natured nicknames like "Taylor-tucky" because of it. I work in a retirement community and all of our black residents and many of our white ones moved here from the deep South, places like AL, LA, MS, and GA. I meet Southerners or their kids/grandkids pretty much every day, and my own dh is the product of two Southern transplants that moved north back in the 1950s to find better job opportunities. I'm really glad that they did.
Besides, we may have cold winters, but that only makes us appreciate a day like today--gloriously sunny and in the 60s with birds singing, flowers blooming everywhere, and a cool, nonhumid breeze blowing--much more, I think, than people that have it all the time, plus, winter kills out the critters and we don't have hordes of tourists descending on our towns for months out of the year. I love MB and all of the Southeast, I just think that I would have to really deliberate before just taking off and moving there just to avoid shoveling snow. There's so much more to life than the weather!