Yes, @dannyboy58 I'm about 25 miles out of Phoenix in Gilbert, AZ. The valley of the sun (as it's called) encompasses not only Phoenix, but Glendale, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Scottsdale, etc. It all runs together now over years of expansion. Having lived in the VA area for several years I have a feeling for the weather out there. My wife and I have considered moving back east, but after looking we chose to stay in AZ. I'm trading shoveling snow for a few hot months. The big bonus is the fall/winter and early spring months (October - April/May). This time of the year is just incredible.
The Tucson area or even south of there around Sierra Vista is a little bit cooler - maybe 10F for Tucson and 15-20F down around Sierra Vista. Or the other popular areas if you want to have a change of season is the Williams, Payson or Prescott areas. The con for these areas is the threat of wild fires such as we are experiencing now across the state. These are all mountain communities and do experience snow.
I've lived here for 40 yrs and I really can say I love it.
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