What is it like in your area? I'm nosey, I want to see what other parts of the country and the world are like... I'll start...
Arizona is weird; the southern part of the state and the central part, where I am, in Phoenix, is mostly desert .... northern Arizona is the opposite, it has forests, gets snow, and yep, we have ski resorts. Phoenix, our summers range from 110 to 118 and sometimes higher, Flagstaff, up in Northern Arizona, their idea of hot is 90.
Shhh. Don't tell anyone but the climate here gets a little bit of everything throughout the year. If not in a high rise, one can manage without AC. Winters get cold but sniw and ice rarely last more than a week at a time. Summers are nice outside. Rain comes and goes all year. Many plants grow without steady watering. Strawberries and tomstoes grow hanging off balconies. Remember, keep it quiet.
I now live on the coast of South Carolina. I have lived in 6 states, WI, MI, OH, PA, SC and NC. Each state has something going for it in regards to weather. I grew up with snow but now living in SC I just want to see it on TV not in my city. I like it here as I would take hurricanes over tornadoes. With hurricanes you know well in advance that it "may" hit you.
This is a resort area and every year the traffic gets worse but I'm sure that happens many places.
I think it really doesn't matter where you live but how nice your neighbors are around you. I have had both terrible and very good.
Years ago my DH and I had been visiting our daughter in St. Louis and then went to see the Grand Canyon. We were in Flagstaff and it started snowing and snowing and snowing. I remember thinking.....I'm in Arizona where it's HOT not snowing. Grin.....I did learn that Arizona does have many different kinds of weather in the state.
Actually SC and NC are a lot like that. We have the beach and ocean on one side and we have mountains on the other side. They get snow in the mountains a lot although they aren't what I consider high mountains.