I'm just the opposite. Yes, the winters can be tough, but there's no better place than Iowa from May to October. I lived in the Ft. Worth area for 12 years, and while I love TX, I hate summers that are so hot you can't even stand to be on the golf course.I grew up in New London (talk about tiny SE Iowa towns). I moved away 25 years ago. I miss the culture, but I sure as heck don't miss the winters!
My junior or senior year (I can't remember which) the windchill was -70 when I was getting ready for school. When I closed by car door, the window shattered into a million pieces. I drove to school with no driver's side door window and thought that I was going to die. Yeah...I'll take the Texas heat over that every day!