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Old 02-28-2008, 03:31 PM
 
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Sure...everybody is different...and like I say for one year it may be fine...maybe for even a few years...but after 18 years there the endless heat wasn't fine...
Well I know many people who've lived there their entire lives and they're fine with the heat. My best friend is one of them. I prefer extreme heat over cold weather. Even Los Angeles, which is pretty cool on summer nights, is cold for me sometimes. It's all relative.

I understand the heat is a huge issue for some people. For others, though, it's enjoyable. I love walking my dog at 9 night in shorts and a tank top.

I also tend to like the look of stucco homes in the Southwest better than East coast and Northern US homes. The landscaping is unique and very nice if you know what to do with it. There are a lot of things people enjoy about Arizona. If you don't, that's fine. I'm sure there are others out there like you. But there are also others out there who DO like the weather and other things about Phoenix. Even time won't change that.

And just to add, I think the canal project is a nice way to spice up and otherwise boring thing. Improvements, no matter where they are, are always a good thing.
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Old 02-28-2008, 03:49 PM
 
Location: La Jolla, CA
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It sounds much more appealing if you call it the Scottsdale River.
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Old 02-28-2008, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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I can understand the appeal--any body of water in the desert is attractive--or can be made attractive. It's great what they did.
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Old 02-28-2008, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Well I know many people who've lived there their entire lives and they're fine with the heat. My best friend is one of them. I prefer extreme heat over cold weather. Even Los Angeles, which is pretty cool on summer nights, is cold for me sometimes. It's all relative.

I understand the heat is a huge issue for some people. For others, though, it's enjoyable. I love walking my dog at 9 night in shorts and a tank top.

I also tend to like the look of stucco homes in the Southwest better than East coast and Northern US homes. The landscaping is unique and very nice if you know what to do with it. There are a lot of things people enjoy about Arizona. If you don't, that's fine. I'm sure there are others out there like you. But there are also others out there who DO like the weather and other things about Phoenix. Even time won't change that.

And just to add, I think the canal project is a nice way to spice up and otherwise boring thing. Improvements, no matter where they are, are always a good thing.
Sure there are those who love the heat...but for people who despise A/C and actually would like to take a midday run...eat lunch outside...play some basketball...hit the links...etc...the heat sure makes it pretty miserable for a large portion of the year.

Live in Phoenix for awhile and you will find plenty of people who are like me...I am not the minority...people put up with the heat for the (still) relatively cheap housing and job availability...especially if you work in service related industries.

Stucco is OK when it is maintained properly...problem is people are cheap and let it go and the relentless sun really dictates it should be repaired/repainted every few years.

It sounds like you are making the right decision for you and that is all that matters.
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Old 02-28-2008, 04:36 PM
 
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It sounds much more appealing if you call it the Scottsdale River.
As the canal runs through almost the entire Phoenix area, I think a better and more sophisticated name would be the Sonoran River. Any other name ideas?
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:25 PM
 
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LMAO at normal/sane...geesh, Patrick...open your eyes to an opinion other than a glowing one.

Well, that is you...and if I were moving to someplace new I would want to hear all sides of the story to aid a decision...taking everything with a grain of salt of course...I wouldn't learn much from posts only gushing about how great some area is.
You are welcome to voicing your negative opinion of phx. What a lot of us wonder is why you do it over and over? We hear you, you think it sucks here, and like it in N. AZ.
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