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Old 08-04-2016, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Thinking Phoenix Arizona

What do you think would be the best city?
Phoenix was my choice, I have S.A.D. and have to live somewhere warm and sunny.

Though, I will be moving on to SoCal in the next 2 years
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Old 08-04-2016, 07:24 PM
 
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Default Another tired myth

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Remember, it is very don'tsible to have SAD in a hot climate such as Phoenix due to being inside air-conditioned buildings for much of the year.
5 million people and counting and we're stuck in buildings most of the year......ho hum.
I'm so glad we're in the information age and don't have to fall for the okie doak anymore.
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Old 08-04-2016, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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Remember, it is very possible to have SAD in a hot climate such as Phoenix due to being inside air-conditioned buildings for much of the year.
What are you even talking about? The only time people avoid going outside is for 3 months of the year (In may and September you will see a lot of people enjoying life outside in Phoenix) I'm sure this is the same for other hot climate cities as well.
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Old 08-04-2016, 10:25 PM
 
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There is a reverse to winter of S.A.D. Not sure if it is called S.A.D. the heat can make people depressed, angry, agitated, irritable, and withdrawn. I don't know for me anything below 40 degrees, gray skies, and wet for more then 4 weeks I am done. I shut down don't exercise much, energy drops, & appetite increases Then 50+ with sun in heaven losing weight, exercising more, eating right, and more social.

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Old 08-04-2016, 10:39 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Miami = No real Winter at all.
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Old 08-05-2016, 10:00 PM
 
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California.
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Old 08-06-2016, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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There is a reverse to winter of S.A.D. Not sure if it is called S.A.D. the heat can make people depressed, angry, agitated, irritable, and withdrawn. I don't know for me anything below 40 degrees, gray skies, and wet for more then 4 weeks I am done. I shut down don't exercise much, energy drops, & appetite increases Then 50+ with sun in heaven losing weight, exercising more, eating right, and more social.
You're right and it's very rare. I sort of have that. I love the rain and I in fact get excited when there's overcast or rain here.


However what you have is the most common and most known one. And that would point to the Southwestern United States which has very little cloud cover and high temperatures.
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Old 08-06-2016, 05:09 PM
 
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You're right and it's very rare. I sort of have that. I love the rain and I in fact get excited when there's overcast or rain here.


However what you have is the most common and most known one. And that would point to the Southwestern United States which has very little cloud cover and high temperatures.
You have to live in Prescott though. Cant live in Phoenix or Gila Bend and fry like a french fry in the beaming sun.
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Old 08-07-2016, 12:18 PM
 
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Many people in hot areas correlate the winter with positive memories such as the occasional snow day, Christmas and other winter holidays, etc. The worst part of winter for me is the short sunlight hours. Driving home at 5:30 in pitch black darkness during rush hours traffic, then having no sunlight for outdoor activities is far more depressing than the climate. I'm not sure that changes even if it isn't as cold.

Summer can be depressing and isolating as well, as many areas in the south are just too humid to tolerate and zap the energy right out of you, so you'll end up staying in just as much as you would during winter. The extra sunlight helps though, even if you're only able to look at it through a window.

I think it would be best to find an area which excels at one of the seasons. The south, in which so many move for climate, is no better than anywhere else, since the summers are brutal and it's still grey and dark early in the winter
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