If you are one of the many millions of Americans born into a region of the United States that gets four seasons a year, you might consider yourself unlucky to a certain extent.
Chances are good that you have a favorite season or two, and so you’ll get to enjoy those…once every year, of course.
But to have fun with your favorite times of the year, you also have to deal with their opposites. Love spring, but hate fall? Or is summer your thing, and you just can’t stand winter?
Yeah, you still have to deal with it.
It might not seem like much of a big deal to some people, but for others, dealing with unpleasant weather can really take a toll, and that’s especially true in the winters.
Maybe you’re older and just can’t or don’t want to shovel snow anymore.
Whatever your reason for disliking winter, know that many Americans do pick up and move to better climates so they can spend less time shivering and more time being out and about.
If you’re one of these and are considering changing state for warmer pastures, check this out: here are the top three U.S. cities to move to if you just need to get away from winter.
Little Rock, AR
First up on your list of options, is Little Rock, Arkansas.
Now, this state does actually get four seasons, and we include it in case you want to get away from harsh winters without giving up everything about a four-season climate.
While summers in Little Rock can be quite hot and humid, you’ll be pleased to know that Little Rock winters are nothing like those of, say, Vermont or Pennsylvania, or Illinois.
The average Little Rock winter temperature hovers in the low 50s Fahrenheit (that means from December to February, you’re dealing with what we might call a chilly day as opposed to a cold one).
It does snow in the capital of Arkansas, but not that much, and you’ll most often get a wintry mix as opposed to a full-blown snowstorm.
Little Rock is the place to be for lighter winter temps, and if you’re in love already, know that there are plenty of beautiful Little Rock houses for sale just waiting for your arrival.
Corpus Christi, TX
Let’s take things up a notch by heading way down south to Corpus Christi, located on Texas’s Gulf Coast.
It’s a surf town that certainly enjoys its hot summer temperatures in the 80s and 90s and not-too-shabby winter weather, too. From December to February, you can enjoy high temperatures between 68 and 71 degrees.
Bet you never thought you could get into the 70s dead in the middle of winter! But we’re in the South now, and that’s what happens!
San Diego, CA
Finally, it’s a true Shangri-La: San Diego, California, where the sun shines pretty near every day and the winter temperatures rarely get below, wait for it…about 66 degrees.
Sure, you’ll have to deal with some early-morning coolness, hovering around 50 degrees, but then it warms up to a comfortable mid-60s by afternoon, meaning you’ll just about never have to shovel any kind of frozen precipitation ever again.
So, there you have it: three beautiful cities that will treat you just right if you can’t stand those brutal winters of the United States’ more northern regions.