Best places to move to avoid snow

Are there places in the U.S. with no snow?

Good news! While few states have never seen snow, there are some cities with mild winters where you'll rarely have to bundle up. So, if just thinking of frigid air makes your nose and ears hurt, or you're hunting for a warm place to live because the thought of spending another winter shoveling your driveway is cringeworthy, you're in luck!

ABF moving trailer in front of a house in Corpus Christi, a place where it doesn't usually snow.

 

Cities and states that don't get snow

Of course, we can't predict what Mother Nature will do (after all, it snowed in Miami in 1977!), but you can feel fairly confident you won't have to spend your days shoveling snow in these locations.

Corpus Christi, Texas 

Located along the Gulf of Mexico coast, the city is known for hot, humid summers. Winters follow suit, with average temps in the 50s. If you’re looking for a mild winter, Corpus Christi has it. And the only white stuff you’ll see here is sand.  

Florida (especially South Florida)  

A combination of low elevation and low latitude means south Florida sees very little snow. In fact, no city south of Homestead (a suburb of Miami) has ever received snow, and for the rest, it’s been decades. In 1977, areas like Miami and Orlando got a dusting, but for the most part, any precipitation is unusual in winter. And since winter temps hover in the 40s, snow isn’t much of a threat.  

Guam   

Yes, we know this isn’t a state, but it’s one of the few places in the entire United States that has never seen snow, according to the Farmers’ Almanac. This U.S. territory located in the western Pacific Ocean stays hot and humid year-round. The lowest temperature ever recorded in Guam was 65 degrees. 

Hawaii (except for the mountains)  

Believe it or not, snow is actually common in some parts of Hawaii, mainly in higher elevation areas like the mountaintops of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea — but, as you might expect, the beaches don’t get snow. Honolulu usually experiences warm weather and beautiful skies all year long. 

Houston, Texas   

Space City is more north than Corpus Christi, so it occasionally sees a trace amount of snow, though it’s infrequent. If they get ice or snow it often causes gridlock on the city’s many highways, overpasses and interstates, so most people stay home if winter precipitation falls. 

Las Vegas, Nevada    

While it can get cold in the winter months, Las Vegas typically doesn’t get much more than a dusting of snow. However, in an extremely rare occurrence, a snowstorm struck the Las Vegas Valley in December 2008 that resulted in more than 3.5 inches of snow within city limits and up to 10 inches in parts of the outer valley. The storm lasted several days and had crippling effects on travel in the area. But you should be safe from snow in typical years.  

Phoenix, Arizona  

Phoenix’s boundary lines have expanded north in recent years, so technically, some areas in the North Valley have seen snow. However, the rest of the city hasn’t seen more than an inch since 1933. 

San Diego, California   

Located in southern California near Mexico, it’s not surprising that residents don’t get the chance to build a snowman. In the last 125 years, flurries have only fallen on San Diego five times, with the most recent measurable amount in 1967. If you live or visit here, you’ll enjoy warm temperatures and hot, dry Santa Ana winds instead.  

San Francisco, California  

While it can get chilly in San Francisco on occasion, it’s not far enough north for snow on a regular basis. And winter lows typically don’t dip below 45 degrees here.  The city did experience a scattered, minimal amount of snow fall in 2011, but the last time a measurable amount fell (about an inch) was 1976.   

The U.S. Virgin Islands   

Similar to Guam, it’s never snowed in the Virgin Islands. The coldest temperature ever recorded here is 52 degrees — which, of course, is too warm for snow.  

Plan your move to a snow-free area 

Ready to ditch the winter weather? If you’re looking to move to a place where it doesn’t snow, U-Pack can help. We service all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico — so, whether you’re dreaming of Hawaii beach life or the bright lights of Vegas, go U-Pack! We make moving simple. You pack and load, and we handle the driving. Get a free moving quote online or call 844-362-5303844-594-3077

Not sure where you want to move to? Use this guide to determine the best place to live!