Reflecting what retirees say they want, there’s a slightly bigger bias toward warmer climates in states like Florida, New Mexico and Arizona. Only about a half-dozen Best Places are located in what could be called chilly parts of the country
Wednesday marked the official start to spring — a chilly, snowy and, in some parts of Canada, downright miserable start to the season. And it looks like there’s more to come.
“As much as people want me to say we’ll have warm weather by the middle of next week, that doesn’t seem to be what the models are indicating,” Environment Canada meteorologist Geoff Coulson said Wednesday.
Late 2013 pending home sales may have been horrible, and were blamed on the weather (though as even Goldman notes "The broad-based declines by region suggest that colder-than-average weather was likely not the primary driver, given slightly warmer-than-average temperatures on the Pacific coast in December") , but it appears the weather had zero adverse impact on that other, most pernicious home "selling" activity: flipping.
Desti, a travel planning app, just released a series of maps that show where people from different states like to travel most. The app analyzed travel searches performed by its registered users to collect data on where they are from and where they want to go. "People in every state search more out of state than in state [for vacation]," Desti's founder and CEO Nadev Gur wrote in an email to Business Insider, "But Californians do the most in-state travel by far."