i want to move to a warmer climate?

i live in new england, i hate winter. as soon as i can, i want to move somewhere warmer. if you live in a warmer climate and would recommend moving there, give reasons why and what state you live in

if you live in the coastal southeast, tell me how you handle hurricanes because that is the one thing i worry about if i ever moved there

i want to stay in america

7 years ago - 23 answers

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georgia and the carolinas are both really nice places to live.

7 years ago

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Never move to Virginia. There is nothing good in Virginia! Look further south for sure!

by Mr. Bigalsworth - 7 years ago


by Stealth - 7 years ago

San Diego,CA.Best climate in the world

by sandman - 7 years ago

move to north carolina. i, too, live in new england but my friend lives in north carolina. it has a warmer climate, and better housing. also cheaper prices for housing.
there are rarely any hurricanes in north carolina, but when there are it's not severe.

by dandyforsure - 7 years ago

I am from South Florida, Ft Lauderdale to be exact. It is a high paced beach city and soooo much fun but it is exspensive. I now live in Orlando that is a little less exspensive and we got a great house here, it just gets a little boring. As long as you board Hurricanes are no real biggie there are a ton of shelters to go to. Hurricanes you get a warning , Tornadoes you don't..

by Hayley - 7 years ago

Florida is a warm place to stay and I would highly reccomend living there, even though I have never even been there. But, I will move there later in the future.

by Kali - 7 years ago

I have lived in Tucson AZ, and it was a really nice place. Really hot of course in the summer, but dry so it's not totally miserable. "Monsoon season" comes in late summer though, and it rains almost every afternoon, so then it's NOT so dry.

I lived there in the 70's. Crime was reasonably low, as was cost of living. I don't know if that's still true.

by Judy - 7 years ago

I live in SAVANNAH GA!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it. And as far as the hurricanes... we dont get too affected by them. I have lived here for over 5 years and all we have gotten so far is alot of rain and some wind from them. BUT it is much better than lake effect snow and all that jazz.. (im originally from upstate ny)

by jp8 - 7 years ago

Have you tried Georgia? It is great. I lived there for 5 years. The only reason I left was, because my husband's job was moved to Fla.


by michelegokey2002 - 7 years ago

Mid-eastern Tennessee... Warmer, cost less than most states, no state income taxes, a very dynamic state, lots of work available, something for everyone there to do. Really nice people that aren't self-indulgent.

by p2ponly - 7 years ago

Hi! I live in Mississippi. It is a beautiful state and all of the people are so nice! It's a lot warmer here than it is up north. It never snows down here. It does get hot down here in the summer. I've lived here all of my life and I LOVE it! Hope I could help you! Happy moving! :-)

by EfromMississippi - 7 years ago

If you don't mind heat, then south Texas is nice. I'd recommend San Antonio; it's far enough inland that hurricanes aren't a threat, and is a very nice city.

by dances_with_unicorns1955 - 7 years ago

I live in Los Angeles, specifically the San Fernando Valley. It never gets cold here. In fact, it is too too warm in the Summer. We are having a cooler day today...I believe it's 62 degrees. It normally doesn't get that cold here. I love Los Angeles. I was born and raised here. It is too warm in the valley, so I wouldn't recommend moving here. I would recommend living in Los Angeles though, perhaps in Santa Monica or in Hollywood. Come check it out first, because it is very different from everything else.

My suggestion: Rent an apartment off of craigslist for a month, come and check out every part of the city (with a rental car of course.) I would suggest you do this in any city you plan to move to. You can't tell much just from a couple of days. You have to really experience the place full-on.

by Faith C - 7 years ago

Hey, I moved from Massachusetts to Tennessee two years ago. I really like it here and while it does get cold for a brief time in the winter it is nowhere near like New England and there is pretty much no snow (a dusting at best that melts pretty soon as it falls). I do miss the ocean - but that is the only thing I miss! I live near Nashville and there is always plenty to do and the real estate is so much cheaper.

by lunasage - 7 years ago

Southern California. I already have nice tan from this year.

by hotwheels5515 - 7 years ago

i moved from dc to san diego 6 years ago. not one day goes by that i regret it, every thing is so close ( seaworld, the zoo, beaches, mountains) there is no such thing as hurricanes out here, a bit more pricey but so what, i don't need screens on my windows (no bugs) it doesn't rain and the sun is always out but still mild. write back and i can give you some live cams of the shore to check out

by billy2005 - 7 years ago

OKLAHOMA The winter is snowy summer is hot spring is medium and fall is NICE it has the best fishing,hunting & great weather it snowed on april 6th and then the next day was 70degrees its the best im always suprised!!!!!

by Colton - 7 years ago

I live on an island, can't get more costal than that. Pros, great beaches, lots of resturants, good shopping, lots of great outdoor things to do.

Cons, Cost of insurance, lots of major insurance companies like State Farm are pulling out of the area completely or the cost is way to high. I had to drop my home owners because it went from 400 to 1300 in one year. Thats not the worst, I live in a condo so there are regieme fees (the management company that maintains the buildings and grounds). Their insurance has jumped so my my ins. payment to them has go up another 100 a month plus when the actual bill comes in there is usually a 350/month x4 insurance asessment.

Other things that are cons s we are held victim to the local hospital, known not only for its bad care but its high bills., the overall cost of living like things like gas, electric phone are all here with no competion so those are very high.

You have to look at the tradeoffs. I don't mind (well really I do) its worth it to live here. You can research any town on the internet and find a place fit to you. Just start searching.

by sweet sue - 7 years ago

I lived in Atlanta area for 6yrs and it was very nice,but cold in the winter. Look further south or on the gulf coast,for more mellow weather .As to hurricanes ,just deal with it. they happen, if you are more than a mile in from the water you should'nt get flooded, Get a 12pk of your favorite brew and wait it out. Good luck

by bayareart1 - 7 years ago

I have lived in North Texas for most of my life. I love this area because we have mild winters (exceptions : ice occasionally). The Summers can be pretty hot here but, all facilities are designed to off set the heat. Even with the heat in Summer, there's a million things to explore in Texas. We have it all! Mountains, prairies, forests, desert and plains. Texas is large and allows for plenty of outdoor recreation. In fact, in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, they are building a year round ski lodge and resort! This should be finished by 2010. We have the Arlington area which has the new stadium, Six Flags, Water Parks and so on and on. Arlington sits between Dallas and Ft. Worth. Ft. Worth, has a wonderful Arts district and zoo! They also have "The Stockyards" where ranchers buy and trade big dollar cattle! Very interesting!! They sponsor a real cattle drive which follows the original Chisolm Trail! People love this drive and call it one of their favorite things to do! In Dallas, you've got it all! Fine dining, great Arts district and more shopping than anyone can do! This entire area is easy to get around and moreso now that they have added several new roads. Oh yeah, we also hold the Nascar races here as well. Down the road, you will find several wineries where you can taste the wines made from Texas grown grapes.

As for the hurricanes...we are too far Northwest for them to affect us too much. Usually, in the form of rain! We are more concerned with tornadoes in this area. Even so, this area does not match tornadoes in Oklahoma and Kansas! So, we are well equipped for such storms with doppler, sirens and a plan for such events before they happen! If you are adventurous, you can ride along with the storm chasers for one "hairy" ride and experience!!!

Texans are usually considered to be very friendly people. That is true! I can honestly say that every time I have had car troubles, someone has always stopped and helped me! ALWAYS!! When my daughter needed a transplant, people stepped up and donated monies to get her monetarily readied! They held old car shows, wrestling matches and a number of things to help her raise the money for the ability to get her in the door for a transplant. I have traveled to many parts of this country and have never met people as friendly as they are here. I am not prejudice as I have heard this from out-of-staters as well.

The housing prices here are better than in most states. You can get a beautiful home here and place it in another state and you may not be able to afford that home placed elsewhere! The house I own, if I took that house and placed it in would go for millions!!! I paid a little over 200,000.00!! This trend seems to be statewide!

Facts about Texas : We have our own power grid from the rest of the US. This means that when the power goes down in major blackouts, ours will not! We are still oil and gas producers! Much of our fruit comes from the Texas Valley as does alot of our vegetables! We are the only state that made provisions in our Constitution, to become it's own country. We are known for our wonderful barbeque. Part of Texas is cattle country and thus, we have fresh corn fed beef for those barbeques!

This State is loaded with history! A few years ago, they actually dredged out an intact canon from the Alamo war! We have found numerous arrowheads from all over Texas! Texas is an awesome place to fossil hunt too! Because we were once a shallow ocean, fossils can be found easily. There are actual dinosaur footprints which fossilized and can be viewed , in place, on the bed of the Paluxy River. There are Indian relics from migrant Indian campgrounds. Our many Forts and State Parks are wonderful to visit too and many are connected with the States history in someway!

Okay, I think I have told you most all I know. Good luck to you and i hope you move where you will be the happiest!

by gaillee01 - 7 years ago

Orange County, California. Great weather (75 degrees and sunny right NOW.) No hurricanes ever. Easy to find work. Great schools, if you are a student. Very safe, not much crime to speak of.
Real estate is not cheap, but a good investment (we do not have real estate crash as some other parts of the country.)
If you are interested in relocating and buying a property here, email me. I'm an agent with Century 21.

by M K - 7 years ago


Phoenix, ARIZONA pure and simple! Its beautiful!! Im moving there in a week!!!

by ComfyAtHome - 7 years ago