I live in the Phoenix suburbs, it's not bad at all. Pretty similar landscape and climate to Texas, minus the wind and rain. And we have beautiful weather all year long. It is a little hot in the summer, only 110-ish, but it's not like you have to go outside mid-day. As long as you run your errands in the morning and at night, you don't really notice. The seasons aren't really defined here, but it does get really cold here in the winter, so that is nice. I'd say around 30 for the lows, 50 for the highs. Summer is usually 95 for lows, 110-115 for highs. Fall is around 65- 70 for lows, 85 for the high. Spring has been ranging every where since I lived here, usually around 55-65 at night, anywhere from 70-95 during the day. Most of the plants out here don't require a lot of water, so there isn't much maintenance yard-wise, especially since a lot of people don't have grass. During the summer we have our monsoon season, which is always exciting. The lightening is amazing, it can provide some spectacular entertainment on a summer night. The humidity is virtually 0% all year long, with the exception of monsoon season, where it is humid right before, during, and shortly after a storm. Another positive is a lot of the roads where I am located are being redone, and the crews fix them up pretty fast. The freeway just got redone and is now cement, 1 foot thick, very stable to drive on. One of the cons of living out here is the allergies, everyone I know has developed allergies since they moved to the Phoenix area. The plants are very different, and they seem to bother a lot of people. That is manageable though with some Claritin, so no big deal. The other downside is that if you love rain, this probably isn't the place for you. We rarely get rain here, sometimes even during monsoon season we only get dry storms. With the exception of daytime hours during the summer, it is great to live out here because you can be outside all year long. Winter isn't too cold, you can still BBQ and play sports without any problems.
Arizona resident for 8 years.