I get that question a lot. Why do I want to live somewhere that it is so cold and all that snow?
Well, I look around and this is my response...
I have never had to worry about a hurricane.
Wildfires are a much rarer thing.
It does not get to be 100 degrees for months on end. (I don't care...100 + is still HOT!)
Snow, yes we get some, but seldom do we get what they get in the mountains or the lake effect snow of the great lakes.
Where I am at I don't get flooded out.
And I am not in Tornado alley. (We may get 10-20 for the entire state all year)
They get 20 - 30 in one storm at times.
Now look at the East coast, yes, this is probably a once in a life time storm...but we have never been close to this one.
I could tell you about all the good things but that would be just rubbing it in for one thing. And secondly, I like being a more sparsely populated. My lakes are not so crowded!
So, NO, I will not be moving away from Minnesota anytime soon.