25 Reasons We're Thankful to Live in Phoenix

Thanks, Phoenix.

No, really.

We know it's not like us to get all mushy and stuff. But in the spirit of Thanksgiving (and inspired by the mushiness of stuffing), we're reflecting on why we're thankful to live in the Valley of the Sun.

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25. It's sunny 296 days of the year.

24. Our chances of spotting Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan around town have improved greatly this year, thanks to Adler's new store at Biltmore Fashion Park.

23. 2014 marked Phoenix Fashion Week's best showing yet.

22. Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport has a 900-piece contemporary art collection.

21. The Valley's home to some of the most talented jewelers in the country.

20. Saturday Night Live star Aidy Bryant still considers the city home.

19. There are so many cool murals that we have at least 40 favorites.

18. Same-sex marriage is now legal.

17. It's a great place to be single.

16. And Peoria is for newlyweds.

15. Modern Phoenix's annual home tour always leaves us inspired and excited about architecture.

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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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