Originally Posted by ASUSunDevil
Pretty broad statement. You've obviously never been to Downtown Phoenix, Tempe or Scottsdale. And yes, its hot for 4 months, thats the beauty of being 1 hour flight away from SoCal.
Nothing against Phoenix, but Scottsdale, Tempe and downtown Phoenix are about as urban as Woodland Hills or the OC (by which I mean, not very). Again, not putting anyone down, but those just aren't urban in the sense of density, walkability, highrise, street retail, absence of surface parking lots, etc. Very pleasant areas, but better described as resort or high-rise with parking lots.
But the weather is very nice for most of 8 months.