We lived in an area where the dirt was very dark brown, and the hills were filled with trees all around us. However, only the evergreens were green in December. The rest of the trees were just spindly limbs devoid of the clothing of their green leaves. The foliage in the fall was beautiful, so you might be wondering why we traded that in for one of the nicer apartments in Old Town Scottsdale. We liked Arizona even though the dirt was like concrete. I read online that Scottsdale, Arizona has an average of 299 sunny days per year! That was all I needed to hear to at least want to go visit the place.
Some people are not a fan of hot weather. I like it. However, I like it when it is not muggy. I don’t like it when it feels like you are trying to breathe through a wet sponge. The drier air in Arizona was much more pleasant on a hot day than it was at the same temperature back home. I would have moved just for the sunny days, and we planned on getting a place with big windows to let the sunshine in. The apartments in Old Town Scottsdale that we looked at had big windows. They were huge as compared to our house. Even if it was too hot outside, we could be in the sunshine inside enjoying the air conditioning.
That was not all that sold us on the place. We liked the tall ceilings and the stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. The private balcony off of the master bedroom was also very nice. I must say that the view was a whole lot better than just seeing our neighbor’s houses back home. We liked the big gym with the cardio room, and there are two fireplaces outside to enjoy the evenings under the stars. We had to lease an apartment at the Stetson as it was just perfect for us.