the Sun Belt

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.
See also: belt, sun

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.
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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.
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.
This transaction creates a class A office REIT with a combined portfolio of over 21m square feet located across the Sun Belt.
The transaction will create a Class A office REIT with a combined portfolio of over 21 million square feet located across the Sun Belt. The combined company will have an equity market capitalization of approximately $5.9 billion and a total market capitalization of approximately $7.8 billion.
Emma Capital specializes in the identification, financing, acquisition and operation of multi-family residential complexes, particularly in the Sun Belt and Midwestern states in the US.
WSS continues to expand their reach and now writes in most of the Sun Belt states.
Whats at stake: Troy, which won the Sun Belt Conference, seeks an 11-victory season for the first time since the Trojans moved from the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA) to the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2001.
InvenTrust said it anticipates this accretive transaction will drive long-term value as the company continues to focus on enhancing its portfolio with premier assets in the Sun Belt region.
Consistent with recent sales of Cemex USA assets, primarily above the Sun Belt states, the company will use proceeds from the deal for debt reduction.
As a result, developers began building communities outside the Sun Belt. In recent years, Del Webb has built age-restricted projects near Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland and Boston.
The 23-year-old enjoyed four goal-packed years with Middle Tennessee University in the Sun Belt Soccer Conference before graduating in December 2012.
The football Red Wolves won their second consecutive Sun Belt Conference championship and the 2013 GoDaddy, corn Bowl; the basketball teams continue to lead or be near the top of the Sun Belt standings each year and ASU is preparing to construct a $22 million athletic facility.
He said that Pakistan being on the Sun Belt is highly suitable for the generation of electricity through solar.
Since the 1980 census, the Sun Belt has held a majority of people and congressional seats.
San Diego-based Granite Gold is also adding distribution throughout the Southeast with Winn-Dixie, which will have Granite Gold Daily Cleaner and Granite Gold Polish at more than 480 locations throughout the Sun Belt states.
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. The volume includes several black and white photos and architectural and planning sketches.