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msg: 1

Fri, Aug 8, 2003, 8:53pm

I visited my aunt there recently - Holy crap I almost died - What in the heck are you guys doing living in the desert?

I want good reasons to make it worth living in a sauna!!!

Jobs, women, crack?

What gives?
msg: 2

Sat, Aug 9, 2003, 4:15pm

<I want good reasons to make it worth living in a sauna!!!>

Well air-conditioning is almost a requirement, both in your house and your car, and you you'll have very few heat issues except those while walking from your house to your car.

I'm a native to the state, so the heat doesn't bother me. For all the transplants (as most of them are), I've heard varying reasons for why they've moved here.

There's no snow in the Phoenix (well, maybe 1/100th of an inch every decade), and sunshine almost all year long. There are only a few months out of the year where the high temperature is over 100. Most of the rest of the year, we enjoy day and evening temperatures from 50-80 while the rest of the country is shoveling snow.

On the other hand, if you like the cooler weather, there's Flagstaff and other parts of Northern Arizona

The State of Arizona comprises the extreme south-western portion of the United States. It is bounded on the north by Utah, on the east by New Mexico, on the south by Mexico, and on the west by California and Nevada.

. Once you've gone up to the Mogollon Rim (about 5,000 feet elevation on up), you can get all the snow you want in the winter time, and enjoy summer weather in the mid-80s. So there are varying climates.. below zero to 120+ :-).

Other reasons I've heard include the fact that Phoenix builds "out" instead of "up", as opposed to New York or Chicago. So you don't have millions of people compacted into a small area, yet you still have the availability of all your normal living amenities. Then there are some really wealthy areas like Scottsdale, Ahwatukee, and Sedona that make you forget about the heat.

It's interesting though.. the number one reason I hear that people move here is the same as the number one complaint I hear from summer visitors.. the weather.
msg: 3

Mon, Aug 11, 2003, 7:34am

I don't know dude... I'm here for the men ;)


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