The Grand Canyon State, is a unique place; the weather in AZ is so warm, that one could wear shorts all year around. In fact, I do!
This is because I live in the AZ desert. Arizona has many, many diverse areas that have different environmental landscapes. The northern part of Arizona, around Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon, as well as the White Mountains on the eastern side of the state, get more rain, and is considerably cooler than the southern region of the state. On the west and south sides of the state, are the lower deserts, and the Colorado river, where it’s much warmer. Yuma, Lake Havasu City, Quartzsite and Parker all are hotter than Phoenix and Tucson (found in the upper desert).
This diverse climate and landscape also brings with it diversity of activities. There are several ski resorts in Northern Arizona, excellent fishing lakes in the White mountains, while there are superb desert canyons in the lower desert areas of Arizona. The western part of Arizona is complimented by the Colorado River, while the east part has diverse climates and landscapes.
With the diverse population, from a lot of different places, also brings many different values to the state. Arizona news and talk stations on the radio exhibit this. Political views tend to be to the conservative side, but there is are liberal areas, such as Tempe and Tucson. Arizona is also home to the Air America radio network, a heavily liberal talk radio network that is syndicated throughout the country. The leading talk radio station (according to records and radio dot com) is usually 550 AM KFYI, a heavily conservative station featuring hosts such as Hannity and Limbaugh. KTAR, a FM news talk station at 92.3, claims to be in the independent, but leans a little conservative.
Internet opinion and news forums, like ArizonaNewsTalk.com, become popular forums for those who wish to discuss current news and events in the Grand Canyon State. There’s a lot going on in Arizona, you should take an RV trip and see the state.
Many pro golf courses compliment the state, it’s a great place for your short-haired pets, and the crime in the rural areas is relatively low.
Arizona is a perfect place to be!