At least according to my cousin Scott in Arcadia, California.

I just spoke to him on the phone and he said Phoenix reminded him of LA in the 1950s when everything was new and clean and the roads were well maintained.  LA was spreading out then but hadn’t been trashed yet.

Scott likes Phoenix.

I was telling him that I wanted to encourage Californians to move to Phoenix and Scottsdale and he said they definitely should.

Thanks, Scott! You’re a good cousin.