The state you should never move to, unless you go to Sedona or Flagstaff. Most people move to Phoenix, where I live, and most wish they were back home, like I do.
Weather: Can't go outside during summer break, heat exhaustion comes very easily while exercising. The months are nice in the winter, but you never get any actual cold or snow. There are some kick-ass monsoons every once in awhile, though.
Crime: Huge crime problems, especially with auto theft.
Education: We're 49th--or is it 50th now?--in education in the U.S.
Drivers: Drivers here are about 100x worse than California drivers; everyone speeds, runs red lights, and you hear ambulances rushing to accidents at least once a day.
Pollution: With virtually no rain or wind, the air is stale and doesn't move, thus trapping huge amounts of pollution in the Phoenix area.
So, if you're planning on moving here, I invite you; if more people are here, then there'll be less people in the nice places where I want to move back to.
Me: Arizona blows; I want to move back to Oregon.
My friend Sharon: Arizona fucking sucks, I'm going back to Chicago.
My mom: I want to live somewhere that actually has trees.
Everyone I know: I'm getting the hell out of here once I can.
My stepdad: I love it here (he's always been a bit odd).
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