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Living in Sioux Falls may be cheap but that is the only thing going for the place. It is like stepping into an episode of the Stepford Wives. Everyone thinks the same, there is no diversity, religion (but only Christian) dominates, it is very unwelcoming to anyone who has a different view or perspective. Consider the consequences of low tax - NO public services, failing infrastructure etc etc. There are holes in the roads where you can lose small children. There are no activities in winter except to walk the mall and to get to civillisation is a 4 hour drive to Minneapolis or 2 1/2 to Omaha.. The airport is something from the 1940's - airlines fly there as a last resort. I get out as often as I can and never has there been a plane on time... yes I am an import and counting the days to leave....
So Nogales is slightly cooler, not that locals think of Tucson's summer weather as inclement, by any means.
"It's a dry heat"
I have lived in places with statistically more comfortable temperatures, but high humidity. They are miserable!
Southern Arizona is very comfortable all year around.
Police and fire layoffs may happen if the citizens refuse to increase the sales tax (the city charges virtually no property tax). however, the doom and gloom attitude does nothing positive for the city.
Also you reminded me, yes the State is doing dismally in education (2nd worst in the country) but 2 of Tucson's high schools (basis and university high) are on Newsweek's latest top 25 high schools in the country!
I am not sure where they got the facts for Burlington as many of that is wrong. Median house price is not $198,000 you are looking at $250,000 esp in the Burlington area. Most of the alumni are leaving Burlington because of job cuts and the fact many companies have left including Burton. Church street you will find many vacant buildings and the young work force is leaving because there isn't any jobs here to keep them hear plus the cost of living here is so high.
Sorry, but Billings doesn't have much for decent paying jobs. The dry heat sucks and the meth addicts too. Of course its still better then living in California or 90% of the other places out there. Outdoors in Billings is fine if you don't mind driving an hour or 4 to get there.
It just ain't Bozeman, plus Missoula's economy sucks and infrastructure is realy bad and Great Falls is still a decade behind the state and two behind the rest of the country. Don't move to Montana expecting to get a good paying job, because they are hard to get and people from all over the country or the world will be competing against you.