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Old 01-13-2018, 01:52 AM
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Mlid enough to grow an orange, and cold enough that nearby mountains will have skiing.
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Old 01-13-2018, 04:51 AM
Location: Tricity, PL
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Originally Posted by wawa1992 View Post
Cold, ideally a little below freezing.
Yes! This! Some snow and temps below freezing.
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Old 01-13-2018, 05:00 AM
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Cyprus is not much warmer than Barcelona. Even the coast of North Africa is not much warmer. You'd have to head further south.
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Old 01-13-2018, 05:11 AM
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I want winters with change. Make it cold , then warm it up every few days, bring heavy rain and repete. I hate boring , flat warm winters like we have had since 2011.
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Old 01-13-2018, 05:24 AM
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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I prefer places with clear skies and cold, snowy winters. Minneapolis in the 1970s was a little overboard in this respect - 90 days+ periods where the outdoor temperature never got above freezing. Massachsetts in the 50s and 60s was also pretty close, but yearly average temperature variation (on the high side) was quite high and remember a few warm winters where the ice on the ponds never froze until later in January. The ideal lies in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, New Mexico and Northern Arizona, at various higher elevations.
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:00 AM
Location: 44N 89W
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Mild to warm winters; ideal winter average would be somewhere between 55-75*F (13-24*C). Coming from a climate with a winter average of 18 (-8), it would just feel so wrong, yet so right
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Old 01-13-2018, 07:37 AM
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If one could somehow isolate winter from the rest of the seasons in a place, then I would love to live somewhere like Florida where it is green and temperate in the winter. However, since you either have to be a nomad (or at least a snowbird!) to have the best of both worlds, then I would choose our cold winters (which I don't like much at all) and beautiful, temperate April-November weather, as opposed to somewhere like Orlando where it's so hot for months on end that your eyeballs sweat.

I don't know if I could deal with the upheaval of my life every year that is required to be a snowbird, but if I could then that would be the best solution, and I see why so many people live that lifestyle.
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Old 01-13-2018, 07:55 AM
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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The costa del sol has pretty reliable warm weather in winter, It can get cold sometimes though, but mostly at night. I prefer somewhere that has interchangeable periods of warm and cold weather and high sunshine in the winter like Denver, CO. You can wear shorts on some winter days, and get snow on others

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Old 01-13-2018, 09:24 AM
Location: The Northeast - hoping one day the Northwest!
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Winter is my least favorite season. I hate the cold and snow w/ a passion!

I prefer milder winters. Winter temps in the 70s is the ideal winter temp for me!

This winter has been brutal. A horrible arctic front that lasted almost two weeks and then almost a foot of snow! Luckily, the warm winter day CT had yesterday (plus all of the rain!) melted a lot of the snow away! (Now it seems it's just snowbanks left!)

I'm looking forward to the end of April when it will be warm again!
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:25 AM
Location: western East Roman Empire
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Hi guys I’m from Barcelona in Spain.

I don’t like my climate as it is not warm enough in winter. I like tropical climates and would love to move to the tropics if I could get a job there.

What is your favourite ? Cold winters or warm winters? My winter is mild but I would prefer somewhere with reliably warm winters which you cannot get in Spain. Possibly Cyprus or another Mediterranean island this is warmer but I think I have to move to south of 25N to be really satisfied.

This is especially relevant now when I crave summer warmth

Let me know your opinions guys
Southern Florida, below Lake Okeechobee.

Most communities carefully manage insect control, so not a big issue.

Biggest problem is enough income from local economy, unless you have a special skill in high demand. Otherwise, many people bring big balance sheets.

I know a family from Barcelona, husband has career in information technology with big multinational, wife teaches in a private school where their own children attend. Very nice people and things seem to be working out.

Hope this helps.
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