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It’s hard to find a place in the U.S. that doesn’t have less than perfect weather. Although beautiful, California has earthquakes,Texas and Oklahoma have tornadoes, Florida has hurricanes, Colorado has snow, Louisiana has flooding, and Arizona has four months of hot weather. So, pick your poison. Below is a list of 10 reasons why the heat in Arizona is not so bad.

1. There’s always the night. Temperatures drop in the evening and that is when many Phoenicians go outside to walk the dog, hike, run, or bike.

2. Lower heating bills. There are places in the U.S. where the weather during the summer still requires that you heat your home. Not in Phoenix.

3. You will get more exercise. Pools are fairly prevalent in Arizona and swimming is one of the best exercises you can do.

4. It’s a dry heat. Many places across the U.S. are humid making the summer even more unbearable.

5. You don’t have to shovel sunshine. Having said that, if you like the snow, Flagstaff is only 2 hours from Phoenix and gets an average of 100 inches of snow each year.

6. You can get out of the heat easily. If you want to get out of town you can get to Vegas in an hour by plane, fly to Disneyland in 1 1/2 hours, and be at the beach in 3 hours by car.

7. You will drink more water. And that’s good for your health.

8. You’ll see more movies. Who doesn’t like to go to the movies? When the temperature outside is 110, people tend to flock to the movies where it’s cool inside.

9. You’ll see more sunrises. Many people who live in Phoenix get up early to exercise, which means you’ll get to watch some of the most amazing sunrises you’ve ever seen.

10. You’ll have eight months of incredible weather to look forward to. The weather in Phoenix for most of the year is absolutely gorgeous.

L. Frank Baum wrote in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, “If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with.” So, you can find happiness no matter where you live. You just have to look for it. Many people find great beauty in Arizona in spite of the few months of heat. Happiness is not a destination, it’s a decision.