25 Reasons We're Thankful to Live in Phoenix

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20. Residents who aren't looking to buy a home will find some of the country's best rental properties.

19. It really is a dry heat. And that keeps our vintage rides rolling rust-free.

18. We'll never forget our statehood anniversary, because it falls on Valentine's Day.

17. Arizona's nerds are not messing around. Attendance at Phoenix Comicon 2013 topped 55,000.

16. This season the Phoenix Coyotes had one of their best starts in the franchise's history.

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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