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Old 05-14-2012, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Was it the most important factor, pretty minor, or somewhere in between? Just curious
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:27 PM
 
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For me, weather was a big factor in moving from Myrtle Beach, SC. The two things I like doing most are playing golf and hanging out at the beach. In Sarasota it's a 12-month golf season and pretty much an 10-11 month beach season. I went swimming in the Gulf in early February which is something you can't do in Myrtle until early May. In terms of golf, there were too many multi-week stretches in Myrtle winters where I couldn't play because of cold and/or high winds. So weather was a big factor in making the move. Other minor factors included a nearby ice hockey rink, better school system, and fewer tourists.

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Old 05-15-2012, 05:06 AM
 
Location: Sarasota/Lakewood Ranch
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HUGE! Coming from Ohio with the horrible snow storms, 8 months of bad weather, and constant gray skies, I had had enough. I have never regretted my move. Everyday I thank God I live in Florida and the weather and taxes from Ohio are a thing of the past
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Where the sun always shines..
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We're from Chicago, my husband was a structural engineer.. We made close to 3 digits and I didn't work..YES, the weather was our ONLY factor! Chicago weather SUCKS!!! I gave that all up, went back to work and we don't make half of our previous income...but we are very happy, stable and LOVE the weather. We don't regret our decision at all! I guess it depends what kind of weather you live in : )
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Huge for me also. I get froggy when the weather drops below 75 degrees.

While my beach season has stretched from February to November, it is usually April through October in South Carolina.
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:14 PM
 
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HUGE factor. Did not consider ANY PLACE that gets snow! Had my fill!
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Default Thanks for all the great replies!

Weather does seem to be a big factor for many people.
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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It was the only major consideration when we moved there 21 years ago, and was probably the second reason when we left 20 years later.
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:35 PM
 
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It was the only major consideration when we moved there 21 years ago, and was probably the second reason when we left 20 years later.
I can see the heat getting to a person, I really can. All I can say is that for now at least I can deal with it. Everytime I think it's too stinking hot I think of shoveling snow and that snaps me back.

I have learned fairly quickly that yard work is to be done in the early morning or late evening. Last summer I was a newbie and tried doing that crap in the afternoon. DUMB DUMB DUMB!!!!

For every other time though, there is the beach and A/C.
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Sarasota
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Big factor. With my health condition, I need to live where there is no winter. Fortunately, I love pretty much every thing else about Florida.
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