There are obviously many factors that go into deciding where to live besides the climate. My wife and I are both northeasterners, she is from Connecticut and I was born in the Mohawk Valley. Growing up, being able to deal with severe winter weather was a fact of life and fostered my love of snow. As I get older dealing with winter becomes more of a pain but I love living where there are 4 distinct seasons and an imminent major snow storm still gets the juices flowing. Besides I am retired and can sit in my warm house watching the snow fall, monitoring things on the internet and don’t have to go out until conditions improve. My wife is still working and hates driving in bad weather so when it’s really bad I can get my fix by driving her to her job. When she retires I can see us going someplace warm in the heart of winter for a couple of weeks but otherwise I don’t see us leaving CNY.