Scottsdale, AZ, best winter, spring,fall climate. Ok summer you need to get out but the desert there is stunning. The homes are gorgeous in the North Scottsdale region particulary , up in Troon and Boulders area. You can't beat anything north of Pima or 101. The blanket of mtns that
provide some of the most gorgeous colors as day turns to night. Those that think this is ugly have no appreciation or understanding of the desert.
I also think the entire west style of decor, simple, elegant, non cluttered beats anything I 've ever seen in the mid west. People in the middle of the country are still decorating llike 1980. They don't tend to move with the times and they have crap everywhere in their homes. Less is more people!