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Nancy Shonka Padberg

Ms. Padberg is a former Fortune 500 Times Mirror executive, Integrated Marketing Communications Vice President and MBA graduate from the Graziadio School of Business & Management at Pepperdine University. Ms. Padberg has over 17 years of publishing and marketing expertise, served on several boards, is a guest speaker, published author, former Big 12 golfer and resides in Santa Monica.

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Best Boomer Towns Columns

California Most Desired State from Harris Poll 2010

Seven of the top 10 states have a warm, sunny climate. Only New York, Oregon and Washington have a cooler, cloudier weather pattern.

In addition, only three states are on the Eastern seaboard, with one in the Midwest, two in the Southwest and four on the West Coast (including Hawaii).

Older Americans Prefer Hawaii
Dividing respondents generationally, older Baby Boomers (46-64) and Matures (65-plus) favor Hawaii, while younger Echo Boomers (18-33) and Gen Xers (34-45) prefer California. Florida placed second with Baby Boomers and California placed third. Among Matures, California tied with Oregon for fifth.

 

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