Reply To: Living and shooting in Arizona
I’ve lived in the Phoenix area almost all of my life, been here since 1972.
The good. In the winter months between November and March there is no other place I would want to live. Nice weather during the days,60-70 deg and it rarely rains. Arizona is a fantastic place if you like to do outdoor things and like wide open spaces. Taxes are reasonable as is the cost of housing.
The bad. In the summer months Phoenix is like living in an oven. Between May and October it is very hot but it’s a dry heat. In the summer months I can drive up north to the Flagstaff area which is 7000 plus feet, where it is nice and cool and still has all those wide open spaces.
As for the pollution it depends on what time of the year it is, what part of the valley you live in, and which way the wind is blowing. Sun City West is located in the very most Northwest part of the valley so the pollution isn’t all that bad there unless the wind is blowing in that direction.