Yep, it is summer time, temperatures are hovering around 100-113 degrees. The faint at heart are fleeing the Sonoran Desert cities and looking for cooler temperatures in the high country - or heading back East and even to the northern costal areas.
It is true it does get hot when living in Arizona, however you learn how to adapt and adjust, just as you do in any city in the United States during the summer months. You are in your air conditioned house, car, office, etc., nothing unusual about that. Granted you don't park your lawn chair in the center of the sidewalk while sipping a cup of coffee during the months of June-August, however with a little shade and a cool drink, you will do just fine.
With Arizona having over 110 lakes this couldn't be a better time to pack your cooler with sandwiches and cold drinks and head towards the lake. As you travel the winding roads to the Lake as shown in the photo
inset, you will notice the stark contrast of cactus, desert and water. I have been a resident of Arizona for over 16 years and have lived in Chandler, Mesa and Scottsdale. Each city has its great points; I enjoy all of the splendor they offer and have adapted to the heat. I have learned that even a street lamp can yield shade and a few degrees of coolness when standing behind it. So it is hot, and unless you live in a country where it is cold year round, you have learned to adjust to the summer months regardless of where you call home during June, July and August.
If you are looking to make Arizona your home state, particularly the Phoenix metro area, give me a call, I would love to show you how wonderful it is to live in the desert.
Cynthia Smitherman, ABR,GRI, DB, CDPE, VP AAREB
Emage` Fine Properties, LLC
602 697-4487 www.homes4saleaz.com