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Old 03-16-2010, 11:32 AM
 
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My husband and I would like to relocate to Arizona. My husband is in his early 60's. Any suggestions on what part of Arizona would be nice for us. We would like more of a southern section but are not sure.
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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My husband and I would like to relocate to Arizona. My husband is in his early 60's. Any suggestions on what part of Arizona would be nice for us. We would like more of a southern section but are not sure.
Arizona is a pretty diverse place particularly with respect to weather. Lifestyle can vary from off the grid on acreage to downtown condo in Phoenix. What are your interests and needs?
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale
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My husband and I would like to relocate to Arizona. My husband is in his early 60's. Any suggestions on what part of Arizona would be nice for us. We would like more of a southern section but are not sure.
Well, we are from Scottsdale and my wife and I would like no other place.
I can go on and on about how great it is. But I recommend that you come and visit and then see for yourself.

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Old 03-16-2010, 10:10 PM
 
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Relaxed life style with some acreage. Southern part of Arizona, do not want to be in a neighborhood with strictly young families.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:16 PM
 
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Thanks, we have been considering visiting. We are sick of the cold weather and my husband has arthritis in his hands and wrists. I believe the dry weather would help him.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:59 PM
 
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You may want to look into Sierra Vista. Sonoita, or Benson
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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You may want to look into Sierra Vista. Sonoita, or Benson
Definitely, Cochise county is heaven
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:41 AM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Thanks, we have been considering visiting. We are sick of the cold weather and my husband has arthritis in his hands and wrists. I believe the dry weather would help him.
If you want REALLY HOT summers and very mild winters, and almost no rain at all (ie pretty barren desert) - then choose somewhere in SW Arizona (Yuma, LHC, Phoenix area etc). They typically have winter highs in upper 60's to low 70's (Yuma is probably the hottest) and summer highs typically in the 100-110 range (obviously hotter than that sometimes).

If you want a bit milder - with RELATIVELY HOT (but not super hot) summers and fairly mild winters, and slightly more rain (ie arid grassland & shrubland with occasional small trees) - then choose somewhere in SE Arizona (as mentioned - Benson, Sierra Vista, etc). They typically have winter highs in the low 60's and summer highs in the low-mid 90's and upper 80's (towards the end of summer). The important thing to remember about Arizona climate is that ELEVATION is the most important factor rather than how far north or south your are in the state (thus Kingman - even though it's in the western part of the state has a climate more like that of Sierra Vista than Yuma). As a general rule however, in Southern Arizona, the further east you go, the higher the elevation is likely to be. This is why Yuma is so very hot, but Sierra Vista is not.

Tucson falls somewhere in the middle - quite hot with very mild winters, but not QUITE the furnace that Yuma, Phoenix and LHC are.

SE Arizona has a near perfect climate in my opinion - 2nd only to that of much more expensive SoCal.

Ken
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Wow, a whole bunch of us happy here in Cochise County. I'm originally from Philly so the change from the Northeast can be made
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:06 AM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Wow, a whole bunch of us happy here in Cochise County. I'm originally from Philly so the change from the Northeast can be made
Yeah, maybe we should shut up and keep the secret.


Ken
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