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View Poll Results: I would rather live in the...
Rust Belt 182 44.61%
Sun Belt 226 55.39%
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Old 11-09-2019, 01:13 PM
 
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I'm torn...I love both! But, I really can't take the weather in the rust belt anymore. The weather gives the slight edge to the Sun Belt.
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Old 11-09-2019, 01:14 PM
 
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Rust Belt- a much better sense of place, built environment, architecture, ethnic restaurants, climate, and history.
Yes you are so right on
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Old 11-09-2019, 01:17 PM
 
Location: The City of Brotherly Love
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I’d take the Rust Belt over the Sun Belt any day. Sorry, but I don’t like giant suburbs that masquerade as cities. If I have to rely on a car to be able to get around, then I have no interest in living there. Architecturally, no amount of infill development can compete with what the Rust Belt has to offer, especially with the stupid minimum parking requirements that come with Sun Belt cities.

Also, I enjoy living through four seasons. As much as I dislike the cold, I can’t imagine living without it.
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Old 11-09-2019, 01:38 PM
 
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The Rust Belt is the story of America. Long live four seasons!
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Old 11-09-2019, 05:19 PM
 
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Rust belt for sure, better cities, 4 seasons, better architecture, history, etc.

I have always thought that you need to be a very weak person to leave a place just because it gets cold.
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:01 PM
 
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Rust belt for sure, better cities, 4 seasons, better architecture, history, etc.

I have always thought that you need to be a very weak person to leave a place just because it gets cold.
I don't understand this mentality. I enjoy being outdoors in warm weather. I enjoy the sun on my skin. What I don't enjoy is the stinging cold - the dry wind chapping your hands to the point of bleeding - outdoor swimming weather about 25 days per year and 100+ nights below freezing.


I lived in New England for 26 years. When I moved to Atlanta it wasn't for the weather. But if I had known how much better it would make me feel, I would have moved just for that! Life is too short not to. How is that weakness?
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Old 11-12-2019, 09:24 PM
 
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The sun belt does not include the entire west coast. In fact, it really only includes southern California and more inland cities in central CA. San Francisco and northward is not sunbelt though.
What's your source?
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Old 11-12-2019, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Texas
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San Jose is definitely Sun Belt. Not completely sure about San Francisco, but its hard to imagine the "border" of the Sun Belt going through the CSA. The real questionable California city is Sacramento- I have no idea whether or not it is in the Sun Belt. Whats really strange is people throwing in cities like New York and Philadelphia (or if people were including New Orleans and Tulsa in the Sun Belt). The only "real" major city I can think of actually in the Rust Belt is Detroit and I wouldn't consider it a beacon of urbanity that puts the likes of LA, Atlanta, Miami, and possibly the Bay Area to shame.

Regarding weather, a few months ago I was wondering why anyone would supposedly move to Dallas-Fort Worth for its weather. I mean, I still am, but, now, I cannot imagine living in New York or most of the Great Lakes region.
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Old 11-12-2019, 09:51 PM
 
Location: West Seattle
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I guess I find urban decay and old-ness (not necessary historicity) to be interesting, but I don't really care about the climate a city is in per se.
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Old 11-12-2019, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Rust Belt, but spend winters in the Sun Belt?
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