I don’t know. I spent four days in western New York a couple weeks ago and I believe I’d do just fine there. Except maybe for the Communists in Albany screwing everybody over.
You were in western NY at its most beautiful time, the two days of summer! The rest of the yet? You like feet and feet of snow and temperatures as low as -30? It really is beautiful most everyday. It just depends which side of the wall you are standing at any particular time!