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Old 01-20-2009, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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as opposed to super hot? plus I am from a city with maybe 100,000. which cities are of similar size? Thanks
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Old 01-20-2009, 01:09 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Northern Arizona has a significantly cooler climate - not because it's further north, but rather because it all at higher altitude. Places like Flagstaff (at 7,000 feet) even have snow in the winter while Phoenix (at around 1,000 feet) is far warmer.

In Southern Arizona, the elevation generally increases as you head east. Thus Yuma (at 200 feet) is very hot in the summer, Phoenix (at 1,000) is still very hot (not quite AS hot), Tucson (at 2,400) is still pretty hot, and Sierra Vista (at (4,200 feet) is more temperate (average summer highs in the upper 80's and low 90's).

In regards to population, there are 2 population centers - Phoenix (VERY VERY LARGE - with MANY large suburbs) and Tucson (big population but with a bit of a small town feel). beyond that no city is very large and I don't think any are even as large as 100,000. Most towns in Arizona are pretty small indeed.

Ken
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Old 01-20-2009, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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As Ken stated.

Although the Prescott, Flagstaff, Bullhead City, Yuma and Sierra Vista metropolitan areas are pushing 100K people each believe it or not.
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Old 01-20-2009, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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as opposed to super hot? plus I am from a city with maybe 100,000. which cities are of similar size? Thanks
Yuma is about 100,000 but temps are about 100,000 too. Prescott "metroplex" including Prescott Valley and Dewey/Humboldt is probably in sight of 100K and weather is decent by AZ standards. Phoenix dominates the state though and there is not a heck of a lot of opportunity in the Prescott area - mostly catering to retirees. It is also pretty expensive to live in Prescott though Prescott Valley is more reasonable.
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Scottsdale, AZ
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because the state is nowhere near an ocean, no area could be described as "mild" year-round.....Prescott is popular for decent summers, but can be a good bit cold in the winter....Flagstaff has fantastic summers, but is among the coldest spots in the state in the winter....Payson is warm-ish in the summer and sorta cold in the winter....Sierra Vista is warm in the summer and not too bad in the winter......

because of the very dry air state-wide, temperatures swing greatly between day and night.....freeze at night, burn in the daytime
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:52 PM
 
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This is one of the few times I will not have the sales pitch for Lake Havasu.
Its way to hot for you
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:24 AM
 
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Sierra Vista has a population of around 100,000 and at around 4,600' has a cooler climate than Phoenix. Nice area with everything a small city has to offer.
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