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Old 07-28-2019, 09:04 PM
 
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We live in AZ east of Tucson. Iím looking out the window now and see dozens of palo verde and acacia trees intermixed with saguaro and giant agave stalks 30 feet tall. Our neighborhood doesnít allow them, but other areas have 50-foot palm trees and Arizona cypress. Where do people get this notion that AZ is treeless?
My yard has four huge pecan trees - almost 80 years old and four oak trees.

I've also spent lots of time in Tucson.

Oh - also have a huge palm tree. Used to be two but a vehicle took one out many years ago before i purchased this property.

The pecan trees in this town were planted in honor of the WW2 vets.

I think i have a tree phobia. I didn't like Germany - too many trees. It has to be somewhere in the middle.

Pine trees don't count
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:17 PM
 
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People with arthritis donít hurt as much in a warm climate.
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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Because one of the things that evidently happens to us when we get older, is we want it to be 90 degrees all the time.

I can't imagine that now... but it seems to happen to people older than I. I volunteered with my dog at a retirement home, and as soon as we'd enter, he'd get so hot he'd start shedding everywhere, and I started wearing shorts, even in winter! I swear it was at least 90 in there. These little ladies with sweaters on and knitted afgans on their legs would say "oh dear you're going to catch cold!"

"Hardly!"
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I wasn't a senior when I moved from NYC to Phoenix in 1972. I was 26 and I left NYC to get away from snow, sinus problems, crowds, subways, you name it. Whatever NYC was famous for, I didn't like it.


I arrived in Phoenix in November. People were lounging by the pool in shorts and t-shirts. This was the place for me.


That first summer, temperatures peaked at 115 and 116 on several occasions in June, July and August. I found that I could handle the "dry heat" a lot better than the humidity I experienced in Georgia while I was in the Army.


Many years have gone by. I'm a senior now, retired, and there's no place else I'd want to live. And I can still handle the heat. It was 111 yesterday.
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:42 PM
 
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People with arthritis donít hurt as much in a warm climate.
Hadn't thought about that!
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:44 PM
 
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Because one of the things that evidently happens to us when we get older, is we want it to be 90 degrees all the time.

I can't imagine that now... but it seems to happen to people older than I. I volunteered with my dog at a retirement home, and as soon as we'd enter, he'd get so hot he'd start shedding everywhere, and I started wearing shorts, even in winter! I swear it was at least 90 in there. These little ladies with sweaters on and knitted afgans on their legs would say "oh dear you're going to catch cold!"

"Hardly!"
That is what i thought also - the older you get, the warmer you want it?


But i haven't experienced that with the older seniors i hang out with. They all complain about the heat here in south texas. Today was 100. I don't let it bother me.

These people are 70 and over and are fanning themselves in church and in restaurants etc. They want it 60 degrees!
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:55 PM
 
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FL is weather and state taxes


No idea why anyone would move to AZ, avg to high taxes and burning hot summers
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Old 07-28-2019, 10:14 PM
 
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FL is weather and state taxes


No idea why anyone would move to AZ, avg to high taxes and burning hot summers
AZ does have a state income tax and Florida does not. I think Florida also has zero property tax for disabled vets.
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Old 07-28-2019, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Simple and quick answer for the most part is because they are still affordable for many and have warm winters or winters that are mostly without snow.
Then you divide the two states between people that don't mind humidity and those that prefer dry air. There you have it in a nutshell.
It's been my experience that it's more geographical. Westerners tend to move to Arizona and Easterners tend to move to Florida. Very few of the people that I know in Arizona came from the East.
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Old 07-28-2019, 11:04 PM
 
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I live in Oregon, but I love Arizona, too. Maybe not for the summer months, but the rest of the time I find the weather very pleasant, and there's lots to do. I don't like Florida. The humidity is awful. Then again, people from the East coast are used to higher humidity. Too many bugs in Florida, too.
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