Greetings Phoenicians, I'm posting this here instead of Off-Topic because it is geographically specific (sounded reasonable to me). I just returned from a 10 day business trip to Phoenix and I was quite impressed by your city. I have been all over the place and I don't think I've met friendlier people anywhere. It took me a few days to get used to strangers waving and saying hello, as that does not happen up here. Congrats. A few things I was curious about: 1) For the entire duration of my stay, it was between 104-108 degrees, with 4% (or so) humidity. While the low humidity is nice, that is still an insane temperature. Does everyone just hide inside all day? When do kids play sports? Also, the daily peak temperature was at around 5:30PM which I found a little strange - shouldn't peak temp be in the early afternoon? 2) On the way to my hotel in Desert Ridge, we passed by an area that had mansions built into the sides of mountains/hills (whatever you call them) - I think the driver said we were passing Paradise Valley. Questions: How would an ambulance or fire truck get up there? Also, are there zoning laws that govern what/where you can build? Some of the homes seemed kind of haphazard while others were like fortresses. Who owns those mountains/hills? Private? City? State? 3) Your roads seemed excellent and the city in general was very clean. What are property taxes like? What is crime like? Does anyone happen to know what the average age is there, i.e. mostly retirees escaping the snow or are there a lot of 20,30,40-somethings? Thanks.