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Hey Bill...Why don't you move from Minnesota?

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.



Comment balloon 11 commentsWilliam Feela • January 23 2016 04:04PM


And the cold keeps the germs, scorpions and giant cockroaches away!

Posted by Joan Dickie, Keller Williams Premier Realty (Keller Williams Premier Realty) over 4 years ago

I agree William Feela and there is no more beautiful place than the lakes area of MN. If only they had a footbal team!

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) over 4 years ago

I just closed escrow on folks that relocated to San Jose from Minnesota. They are not missing the cold and snow.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 4 years ago

Hi Bill San Diego's calling you in retirement!!! There are great things about the twin cities and I have fonder memories spring-August.  

Posted by LuxurySoCalRealty Compass San Diego, San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network (Compass) over 4 years ago

You should love where you live, and I know you do. It's that way with me, too. I could make a lot more money living in a more populated area, but I wouldn't trade what I love about my small mountain area for that extra money. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 4 years ago


Minnesota offers a great quality of life.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 4 years ago

Come to the Oregon Coast we have 2 great seasons a year, RAIN and NOT RAIN!

Posted by Rob D. Shepherd, Principal Broker GRI, SRES (Windermere/lane county) over 4 years ago

William - We should all be satisfied about where we have decided to settle down. Minnesota certainly has its good things or there wouldn't be anyone living there.

Posted by Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com) over 4 years ago

Hi William.  I do detect a very satisfied Minnesotan.  Stay warm.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 4 years ago

I love our area...and your reasons for staying are above all the best

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 4 years ago

yes Bill you may need to put on a coat to get comfortable up north, but if you take off enough clothes to get comfortable in some of those southern places you may get arrested, or at least very sunburned.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 4 years ago