the sun belt

the sun belt

Fig. the southern U.S. states, where it is generally warm and sunny. I want to retire to the sun belt. The population of the sun belt is exploding.
See also: belt, sun
References in classic literature ?
Presently I noted that the sun belt swayed up and down, from solstice to solstice, in a minute or less, and that consequently my pace was over a year a minute; and minute by minute the white snow flashed across the world, and vanished, and was followed by the bright, brief green of spring.
As a result, developers began building communities outside the Sun Belt.
Striker Shan Jones had spent four goal-packed years starring for Middle Tennessee University in the Sun Belt Conference competition before graduating last December.
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.
Since the 1980 census, the Sun Belt has held a majority of people and congressional seats.
The work discusses Del Webb's Sun City developments as well as other contemporary projects and discusses the spread of the adult community model and its standardization across the Sun Belt.
Culver draws a connection between patterns of leisure and residence in southern California and the emergence of conservative politics in the Sun Belt.
CARDIFF'S Anna Carling graduated with honours winning a sudden death play-off to capture the Sun Belt Conference Women's Golf Championships on the Trent Jones Golf Trail course at Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
Brown won the Sun Belt Female Postgraduate Scholarship for superior academic achievement as a forward on the women's basketball team.
Another highly significant trend that has influenced and will continue to shape the growth strategies of drug chains is the continued population shift to the Sun Belt.
107 wish to clarify that footnote 157 should not have referred to the Sun Belt dispute, which did not lead to a settlement by the Government of Canada.
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.
The last half century has seen a steady decline in many of America's cities as manufacturing jobs moved from the Rust Belt to the Sun Belt and beyond, and urban blight spread through working-class neighborhoods.
Coalition schools are members of the Sun Belt, WAC, MAC, Mountain West and Conference USA.
She contends that the shift in economic activity and population from the cities to the suburbs, and from the regions of the Frost Belt to the Sun Belt, resulted in a convergence in per capita income, poverty, unemployment rates and educational attainment in over 200 metropolitan areas in the United States, revealing what she calls 'interregional differences in growth rates.