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I hear it's where old people go to die. True? Myth?

I bet it's really hot.
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I've been to Arizona once. Great state, internal culture, nice cities and great food, but far (far) too hot for me. I would rather live in the boonies of Alaska with my friend Yeti.
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SoldierSangria wrote:

I've been to Arizona once. Great state, internal culture, nice cities and great food, but far (far) too hot for me. I would rather live in the boonies of Alaska with my friend Yeti.


I ate your friend.
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I thought that was Florida. it's both hot, and there are tons of old people. Maybe in Tucson, AZ.

But yes, it's pretty dreadful there. It's bad where I live, too, but at least it's snowy and cold in the winter 24/7.
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I live in Arizona, as I've been born and raised here. As for your question, it is both "yes" and "no." Some of the elderly come here permanently because of medical reasons but the majority here are our "snow birds." They typically come from the North, even as far as Canada, to dwell here during our winter. However, they depart mid-way through our Spring because it can reach up to 100 degrees in late April and into early May.

In our hottest months, it can reach up to over 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Luckily, this summer hasn't been to bad. Right now, it's 100 degrees at 1:00pm.
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Currently in Arizona for college and yes it does get hot here for the summer but my other choice was florida to go to the same college, which is about the same temperature but with a crapload of humidity piled on. If people come here and don't like it, they probably never came from a state with ridiculous humidity (I.E almost every single state on the East Coast). People think it's hell out here but try just 5 degrees cooler but with over 100% humidity. That's Maine in the summertime if you aren't on a lake or the ocean. That shit's way worse than the desert.
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That is true.
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I thought Florida was gods waiting room
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well only half of arizona is hot. north of phoenix is moutains and snow. show low is 3hr drive and sits at 6400 feet. rains every day, tops out at 90f in the summer.

yuma has lots of old people. we get 250k in the winter, and half of them are old. dont konw about tuscon or phoenix.
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Arizona Iced Tea is pretty good.
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Something about heat and desert climate seem appealing to me.
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I thought old people went to retirement homes to die.
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I thought old people went to retirement homes to die.


You make it sound like old people waste the rest of their lives waiting to die. So optimistic.
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Lived in Arizona for 20+ years, I'd rather have 115 and dry over 98 with 90% humidity any day. I remain in Florida for the fishing.
I'm also the kind of person who would rather not deal with a lot of cold and any snow. The nice thing about AZ was if I wanted to go skiing or see snow, it was a 3 hour drive in-state.
Anywhere Del Webb was able to snatch a bunch of land that nobody really wanted at the time for cheap was the elephant graveyard, both Florida and Arizona have some decent retirement zones.

Last I checked Arizona Iced Tea was a product of New York.
Posted 8/17/14
Green Valley, AZ retirement city I worked at a walmart there But there are snowbirds here too and it is a good climate here. Depends on what city your at in AZ Phoenix is damn hot compared to Tucson... yuck. Currently in Phoenix but moving back to Tucson.
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