There's something else I like about Santa Fe--the nights are never sweltering. We are a desert at 7000 ft elevation. It gets hot, but rarely above 100, and it's a dry heat. The downside? We are close to the sun and hence can burn easily. The nights are cool. The downside? That's good in the summer months, but in the winter it is frigid in the mornings when we send the kids off to school!
We learned last winter about supercooling with the water bottles we keep in the van, so I guess there was some sort of benefit to so many mornings below freezing! (There are some pretty cool videos on youtube on supercooling. Just google it to find them.) It's pretty weird the first time you find a bottle of liquid water in your car when it's so cold outside. You'd think it would be solid ice. So I picked it up and turned it over, just to be sure it was liquid. Then the ice crystals started forming and in seconds the whole bottle was ice. It only works, as far as I remember, with pure water like Dasani in an unopened bottle, and when the water has been cooled to below 27 degrees. Since the water is pure it doesn't have imperfections to start the crystallization. When you agitate the cooled water it gives it the push to crystallize. Very very cool process!