When it comes to snow I find that people either love it or hate it. Maybe you get all excited the night before a snow storm thinking about the fun of sledding, snow ball fights, snow angels, building a snow man and hot chocolate. Or maybe you dread the oncoming snow storm thinking about shoveling your driveway, wet clothes, cold kids, school closings, icy streets and melting wet snow for weeks after.
I personally fall in the middle as I enjoy the occasional snowstorm but could not handle living in a city where snow is present all winter long. During my State Farm Insurance days I once spent about 4 months in Buffalo working catastrophe claims and remember not seeing the grass for 4 whole months! I was amazed that there were snow drifts piled 20 feet high in some spots. I remember being very thankful that I called the warmer climate of North Carolina home!
So with that said Raleigh had its first significant snow (4 inches down here is what we call significant) fall last week and it was enjoyable. Our Bedford at Falls River neighborhood never looked so pretty as here are some pictures to prove it! It made for a great day of fun and excitement for both the kids and the dogs but I was also glad that we warmed up to 60 degrees later that week helping all the snow quickly disappear.
So what does this mean for you? Well if you are thinking about relocating to Raleigh and the Triangle area then we think we have the best of all weather worlds – If you love snow then you still get to enjoy those fun snow days and all the fun that goes with it! If you dislike the snow then don’t worry as we do not get a lot of it as this was the first real snow fall in 2 years! The North Carolina climate is great as we get to enjoy a beautiful fall and spring, get a minor taste of winter and then hopefully you get to enjoy the beach a couple times each hot summer! One of the many reasons people tell me they do move to North Carolina is because of the weather as they get to enjoy each season but no season is too harsh in anyway! If you already live here then you probably count weather as one of the many positives of living here. If you are thinking about relocating here then I am confident you will find the weather the perfect combination of all seasons!
Enjoy the weather….
Walking With You Every Step Of The Way!
Jenn Nowalk – Raleigh Realtor