I used to think Summer was the best season, however that love ended when I moved to the southwest in high school. My Mom was toiling for an IT company that decided to open its up-to-date corporate headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona. Right before they were set to open, they decided to send my Mom and a slew of others there when they initially failed to hire enough up-to-date employees for the facility. He wasn’t blissful, and neither was my mother. As section of the Phoenix metropolitan area, Scottsdale is in an usual desert climate. Temperatures can exceed 110 degrees in the Summer season while I was in the worst heat waves, with temperatures as high as 115 being possible as well. The people I was with and I started taking trips to NM after my Grandfatherrents moved there for their retirement. They bought a condominium in the Ladera West neighborhood of Albuquerque, right between the Ladera Golf Course and the Petroglyph National Monument. The first thing I noticed when every one of us visited Albuquerque was how much cooler the air felt to my skin compared to the city every one of us had just left hours prior before getting onto Interstate 40 and heading east into NM. My brother and I spent a Summer staying without our Grandfatherrents and every one of us had a blast compared to Phoenix. Temperatures were in the low 90s, which is comparatively great when you consider the 112 degree Summer Phoenix recently had. If you want to live in the desert without melting into a puddle, Albuquerque is a great option. Although the real estate market is getting tighter here care about it is in every other major American city after the COVID pandemic.