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View Poll Results: What is the best city to live when you factor weather and cost of living?
Los Angeles 6 6.32%
San Diego 11 11.58%
Seattle 8 8.42%
San Francisco 6 6.32%
Phoenix 21 22.11%
Dallas 6 6.32%
Charlotte 13 13.68%
Atlanta 8 8.42%
Miami 6 6.32%
Chicago 7 7.37%
New York City 3 3.16%
Voters: 95. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-16-2012, 02:48 PM
 
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I like being able to wear hoodies and flannels much of the year.

I heard that. I'd much rather be wearing a jacket, jeans and boots than wearing flip flops, shorts and a tank top.

How are you suppose to tailgate a college football game in 80 degree weather? Don't make no damn sense.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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I heard that. I'd much rather be wearing a jacket, jeans and boots than wearing flip flops, shorts and a tank top.

How are you suppose to tailgate a college football game in 80 degree weather? Don't make no damn sense.
Well after living with the heat during football season, the question becomes... How are you supposed to tailgate at an NFL or college football game without the wet T-shirt contests? Have you seen the Arizona State co-eds???
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I heard that. I'd much rather be wearing a jacket, jeans and boots than wearing flip flops, shorts and a tank top.

How are you suppose to tailgate a college football game in 80 degree weather? Don't make no damn sense.
In much of the South tailgating in 80+ degree weather is the norm. Barbeques & cold beer is all you need. I laugh when I see people up north freezing when they are tailgating, while I'm sitting out in shorts and a t-shirt drinking a beer. Besides, you gotta love what those college co-eds wear in the heat
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:33 PM
 
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Well after living with the heat during football season, the question becomes... How are you supposed to tailgate at an NFL or college football game without the wet T-shirt contests? Have you seen the Arizona State co-eds???
I'll give you the ASU co-eds, but I think people may find the weather aspect to be subjective.
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:36 PM
 
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Phoenix may not have the best weather, but it has the best weather for the buck!
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:20 PM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
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I said Seattle but honestly I wouldn't want to live in any of those cities.

Phoenix winning, seriously? That place is an oven, hell on Earth. I'd take freakin' Yellowknife over Phoenix for climate. Seven months out of the year with an average high over 80 and 4 months with an average high over 100.

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Old 07-18-2012, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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80-85 in Phoenix feels like 70 in humid places. When it's right around 100 in PHX it can feel about as hot as the high eighties in the South. It was 102 today and I was outside for most of the afternoon and it wasn't that bad. I sat under a tree and drank a beer, there was a slight breeze, and didn't feel that hot. Since the sun went down it's about 85 outside and I've got the AC turned off and the back door open and it's pretty nice out considering it's July.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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I said Seattle but honestly I wouldn't want to live in any of those cities.

Phoenix winning, seriously? That place is an oven, hell on Earth. I'd take freakin' Yellowknife over Phoenix for climate. Seven months out of the year with an average high over 80 and 4 months with an average high over 100.
The average high is over 100 closer to 2.5 months a year... and 7 months over 80= 7-8 months of swimming pool season
I was in Seattle in June and a couple of the days the high there didn't even break 60! 57-58 degrees during June wtf is that, i cant imagine what its like the rest of the year.


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80-85 in Phoenix feels like 70 in humid places. When it's right around 100 in PHX it can feel about as hot as the high eighties in the South. It was 102 today and I was outside for most of the afternoon and it wasn't that bad. I sat under a tree and drank a beer, there was a slight breeze, and didn't feel that hot. Since the sun went down it's about 85 outside and I've got the AC turned off and the back door open and it's pretty nice out considering it's July.
I agree I'm out hanging on the patio or running around in the yard with the dogs just about everyday after work... and this is the "bad time of the year." 110 is a little much, dry or humid, a dry 100-109 is tolerable and a dry 80-99 high is beautiful!
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:05 PM
 
Location: not Chicagoland
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Phoenix is last on the list. A city where it routinely gets to 120, has water problems, dust problems, and when it rains it floods is not on my "best cities" list.
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Phoenix is last on the list. A city where it routinely gets to 120, has water problems, dust problems, and when it rains it floods is not on my "best cities" list.
Its almost never gets to 120, doesn't have "water problems", does have dust issues (if you really care about that), and floods in washes and arroyos, neighborhoods don't get washed away. I wouldn't even say you could call it flooding in PHX compared to places near the Mississippi that really get flooded.
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