Caveat: Avoid the extremes in those metro areas.
The weather in your area may be a significant factor in how much you really like living there. Since a lot of people prefer clear skies and hot temperatures, sweatheart (adsensefix) looked for the metro areas among the 150 largest in the U.S. believed for its Best Places to Live rankings that offer the most moderate temperatures and lots of sunshine. We looked for places which had the fewest average number of days over 90 degrees and below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, and also for those who have the fewest fully cloudy days, as reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Environmental Information.
Continue Reading for the Best Places to Live in the U.S. for your Weather, counting down into the top place.
Best Places 2020-2021 Rank: 139
From the southwestern tip of Tennessee, Memphis provides residents an average of 53 days with low temperatures below freezing and 68 times that summit over 90 degrees. More than 200 days per year have some sun, with 118 fully clear days normally, which means there are plenty of perfect days to see attractions along the Mississippi River or hit popular outdoor attractions like the Memphis Zoo, Shelby Farms Park or even Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park to the north ofthe city.
2. Greenville, South Carolina
Located in the northwestern part of South Carolina, Greenville enjoys milder weather partially because of its proximity to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Of the 221 days residents can see some sun throughout the year, a little over half are clear days, with an average of 100 partially overcast days. Greenville’s mountain location also leads to more nights that dip below freezing than other portions of South Carolina — 61 days on average — but the region’s geography also keeps extreme heat from lasting
3..Spartanburg, South Carolina
Metro Population: 329,839
Days Below Freezing: 61
Days Above 90 Degrees: 41
Mean Number of Clear or Partly Cloudy Days: 221
Sharing a weather station with Greenville, Spartanburg’s weather patterns echo those of its neighbor. While you’ll encounter similar weather in Spartanburg and Greenville, you may like the idea of a far smaller metro area. With a population of 329,839 inhabitants, Spartanburg is the smallest metro place on this list of the Best Places to Live for the Weather.
4. Birmingham, Alabama
Birmingham encounters a decent amount of both cold and hot days, even though there are, normally, 10 more days over 90 degrees during the year than days with temperatures below 32 degrees. With 155 cloudy days out of the calendar year, on average, Birmingham typically sees just 99 clear days annually. Nonetheless, there’s no lack of good days to visit the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, or push a little outside the metro region to see Bankhead National Forest or Talladega National Forest, that are equally roughly an hour’s drive from town.
5. Modesto, California
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Modesto is the first of nine California metro areas on the Best Places to Live for the Weather record, as California is known for bright, moderate weather that draws visitors and new residents year-round. In Modesto, you can anticipate an average of 82 times every year above 90 degrees Fahrenheit and 261 with clear or partly cloudy sky.
6. Stockton, California
Best Places 2020-2021 Rank: 145
Metro Population: 732,212
Days Below Freezing: 22
Days Above 90 Degrees: 82
Mean Number of Clear or Partly Cloudy Days: 261
Much like population size to Modesto, neighboring Stockton also makes the list for its few chilly days and a good deal of sun. With a mean of only 104 cloudy days each year, residents are fortunate enough to enjoy some sunlight more than 70% of this year. With weather like this, it’s easy to get out and see the vineyards and wineries in the surrounding area
7. Sacramento, California
Best Places 2020-2021 Rank: 81
Metro Population: 2,291,738
Days Below Freezing: 18
Days Above 90 Degrees: 73
Mean Number of Clear or Partly Cloudy Days: 265
A bit milder on both the cold and hot ends of the spectrum, Sacramento is about 50 kilometers north of Stockton. The Northern California metro region — and the state’s capital city — averages 265 clear or partly cloudy days per year. Additionally, you can anticipate 73 days above 90 degrees and only 18 days that reach below freezing throughout the coldest parts of the year.
8. San Juan, Puerto Rico
Best Places 2020-2021 Rank: 150
Metro Population: 2,142,392
Days Below Freezing: 0
Days Above 90 Degrees: 65
Mean Number of Clear or Cloudy Days: 276
Puerto Rico’s capital city sees 65 times that hit above 90 degrees but no days dipping below freezing temperatures, so this might be the place for you if ideal weather is the top priority. San Juan’s location in the Caribbean means it’s an elevated threat of storms throughout hurricane year . However, those storms certainly are not the whole story, since the San Juan region averages 276 clear or partly cloudy days annually.
9. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Best Places 2020-2021 Rank: 26
Metro Population: 447,775
Days Below Freezing: 41
Days Above 90 Degrees: 44
Mean Number of Clear or Partly Cloudy Days: 215
This popular tourist destination in coastal South Carolina does not reach over 90 degrees more than 44 days annually, normally. However, residents and visitors do not need to worry about too many gloomy times — typically 215 days per year are either clear or partly cloudy. Should you’re feeling the pull to Myrtle Beach, you’re certainly not the only one. Myrtle Beach is the fastest-growing metro area on the Best Places to Live list, having increased in population by 14.27percent between 2014 and 2018 due to net migration , according to the U.S. Census Bureau
10. Fayetteville, Arkansas
Best Places 2020-2021 Rank: 8
Metro Population: 526,412
Days Below Freezing: 72
Days Above 90 Degrees: 77
Mean Number of Clear or Partly Cloudy Days: 218
This Arkansas metro area has roughly 30 more cold and hot days a year than Myrtle Beach, but the weather conditions balance out each other. Additionally, Fayetteville sees three more clear or partly cloudy days per year on average. If you prefer the concept of getting out into nature in the Ozark Mountains, Fayetteville could be the perfect place to make your house base.