Some retirees spend part of the year in these sunny places, then relocate to cooler climates in the summer. Jim Loaris, 65, moves to Yuma, Ariz., each winter between November and March and returns to Washington state each summer. "We like Yuma because it is extremely sunny and it is around the Colorado River," says Loaris. "When we go up north in the summertime, we have to get used to cold weather."
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2. Redding, Calif.
6. El Paso, Texas
7. Fresno, Calif.
7. Reno, Nev.
9. Flagstaff, Ariz.
9. Sacramento, Calif.
Source: National Climatic Data Center