If you’ve ever spent a gray winter in the North, you can appreciate warmer climates. Between shoveling snow,
navigating slippery ice and scraping
frost from your windshield each morning, the colder months can be grueling.
They hang on for a long time, and the
gray days wear your spirit down. Who
hasn’t dreamed of trading their parka
and gloves for a T-shirt and shorts, of
playing a round of golf or reclining on
the beach instead of salting the sidewalk for the third time that week?
That’s why the South is so appealing.
Depending on where you choose to live,
you can spend the entire year outdoors.
There’s the milder four-season climate
of the Carolinas, the year-round
warmth of South Florida, and the
dry air of the Southwest. It’s all about
what’s right for you.
Don’t want to miss the way the leaves
change colors in autumn? Consider the
North Carolina or Tennessee mountains.
Leaf peepers come from miles around
to catch a glimpse of the colorful display of fall foliage.
Do you want to pack your jacket
away for good? Opt for the sandy
shores and blue skies of south Florida.
Is humidity not for you? Perhaps the
saguaro cacti and rolling desert of
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