It may seem awesome to live somewhere with great weather all year long, but who defines “great” anyway? What’s great to some people is hot, sunny days all year ‘round. To others, great is watching the leaves change color in the fall. Great is making your first snowman of the winter season, then enjoying a hot cup of cocoa by the fireplace. It’s watching the flowers bloom in spring, and knowing the rain falling on your window is helping them grow. For some, a place like Florida, where it feels like summer all year, is ideal. For others, the changing seasons add variety to life and help you appreciate each unique time of year. Here are some of the best states in the country for experiencing all four beautiful seasons.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts is in the heart of beautiful New England, but they get a bad reputation for their blustery winters. Fortunately, the residents of Massachusetts are ready for the snow when it comes, so a blizzard is unlikely to affect your morning commute. The roads will be plowed, the trains will run, and you’ll barely feel inconvenienced by this act of nature. Here, you have access to some of the best skiing in the country both in state and in the surrounding areas, with New Hampshire and Vermont just a spit away. Fall in New England is like nowhere else in the country, and it’s the best place to watch the leaves change colors each year. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, make sure to stop into Salem around Halloween for some spooky fun!

Pennsylvania

Living in Pennsylvania, you’ll get to experience a variety of climates depending on where you are in the state. The southeastern corner is considered humid subtropical, while the rest is humid continental. There are a lot of mountainous areas as well, and living up high might mean worse storms in the winter, but some welcome the joys of being snowed in by the fire during the holiday season. The summers are nice and warm here, and you still get to enjoy the winter without dipping into the negatives often. Pennsylvania is also home to two major cities – Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. On average, Philadelphia is a little bit easier to survive during the winter months, but can also be rainier in the spring and fall. If you’re looking to live in a place where you can enjoy each of the four seasons, you can’t go wrong with either of these cities! There are plenty of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh houses for sale in areas that suit your taste, no matter what type of climate you enjoy.

Indiana

Similar to Pennsylvania, Indiana has various climates across the state. The southern areas are humid subtropical, while the north is humid continental. In Indiana, you’ll experience four distinct seasons, with summers occasionally breaking 100 degrees, but winter nights going town in the 10s. Depending on how seriously you take your seasons, you might even want to live in Lakes of the Four Seasons, a private community in Crown Point.