I currently live in Phoenix, AZ and it has been the best place for me. 17 years now. I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and went to college in Philadelphia, PA. After college I moved to the Midwest and lived in Chicago IL for many years, moving around to live in many parts of the area. Then I moved to St. Louis (Ferguson) MO for one year. Then I moved to Madison, WI for one year. After that, I moved to Des Moines, IA for 13 years. I moved back to Pittsburgh, PA for several years and finally decided to retire in a climate that was warm and sunny. It's hot in Phoenix during the summer... very hot and humid. Temperatures this summer went up to 117º F. And it stays hot at night. The hottest ever recorded was 122ºF. Not much difference when you get past 110ºF -- it's very dangerous to be outside without proper planning and lots of water! I sometimes think I would like to move to Mexico, but... I know that won't happen. I'm tired of moving around, and have my feet firmly planted on the ground here! When it's not summertime, the weather is gorgeous and very pleasant. People come here from cold climates to stay through the winter in a warm climate -- we call them snowbirds!