Welcome to Tree City, USA. While many retirement destinations claim to have manageable climates, Lawrence really does. It has fairly temperate four seasons, with really only the 8 or so weeks of hot summer to endure. Lawrence lies in the transition between the humid continental and humid subtropical climate zones, thus giving you a full four season experience, from fresh flowers in the lengthy spring to the beautiful changing leaves of a long fall, with each season’s extremes being much shorter lived than both Northern winter and Southern summer extremes. With 54 parks and counting, there are plenty of ways to enjoy our beautiful climate and all four seasons.