According to the folks at BestPlaces.net, the climate in the Sky Islands really is something to write home about. They profiled Patagonia (as the only incorporated town in the area) and concluded that this is “one of the more pleasant places in Arizona”.
A sample of their findings:
The Sky Islands compared to the rest of the country:
And their conclusion:
If you’d like to read more about their study, you can check out their report on Patagonia on the BestPlaces website