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sun belt

The southernmost states in America, known for consistently warm, sunny weather. Primarily heard in US. I always looked down on seniors who move to the sun belt after they retire, but now that I'm starting to get older, I find myself liking the sound of that more and more. I grew up in the sun belt, so seeing snow for the first time as a twenty-year-old was pretty remarkable.
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the Sun Belt

The region of the United States comprising the southernmost states (and southernmost portion of California) along the US-Mexico border. The Sun Belt tends to attract large numbers of retirees due to its year-round warm weather. We get a lot of students moving up here from the Sun Belt who have never even seen snow before.
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sun belt

The southern and southwestern United States, as in Retirees have been moving to the sun belt for years. It is so called for its warm climate. [Mid-1900s]
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sun belt

n. the southern U.S. states, where it is generally warm and sunny. (see also rust belt.) I want to retire to the sun belt.
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As a Sophomore in 2009, she was chosen for the All Sun Belt squad again and was top scorer with 11 goals for her university team, also known as the Blue Raiders.
This includes areas beyond the Sun Belt and toward the Southeast and Mountain West.
Three Canadian environmental and citizens' rights organizations have asked the Canadian Council of Environmental Ministers to consider the Sun Belt case within the scope of a public inquiry it has begun into the relevant environmental goals and objectives of NAFTA and the North American Agreement for Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC).
From freeway fights to tax revolts, from uncertainty about the effects of mass immigration to the questions posed by an aging population, the political and cultural tremors from Sun Belt cities have a way of turning into full-scale national upheavals.
He also provides evidence that the movement of manufacturing from the Rust Belt to the Sun Belt is not likely to stop because the interstate differentials between the Rust Belt and Sun Belt in terms of wages and the degree of unionization have not significantly narrowed.
While almost everyone is familiar with the flurry of new sections and pages that have proliferated over the last decade, there is a unique attempt by newspapers, particularly in Sun Belt states, to cater to their winter visitors, or "snowbirds.
Kevin Phillips earned his reputation as an acute Political prognosticator for his 1968 book The Emerging Republican Majority, in which he coined the term "the Sun Belt.
Defensive end Brandon Joiner, the Sun Belt defensive player of the year N is gone after leading the team with 13 sacks and 19 tackles for loss last season.
Besides self-storage, Wharton Equity Partners is pursuing the acquisition of significant office, industrial and retail properties in the New York metropolitan area, and the Sun Belt states.
Retailers setting their sights on new store sites might want to gamble on Las Vegas and other Sun Belt and Far West cities, and avoid areas like Utica, N.
This was an active year for CHG, with over a billion dollars in deals, which included several high-profile hospitality deals including: $575 million for the equity recapitalization of the Morgans Hotel portfolio, which includes some of the most well-known boutique hotels in the country (Morgans, Hudson, Royalton, Delano, and Mondrian Hotels) located in New York, South Beach, and Los Angeles, $108 million for the acquisition and condo conversion of the Villa Luisa Hotel in South Beach into the South of 5th condominiums, $200 million assignment for the Cardel Hotel Fund, which will be used to acquire and reposition hospitality assets in the Sun Belt, and $75 million for the acquisition of land for a condominium hotel development in the fashionable SOHO district of Manhattan.