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    Anyone on here live in Arizona? Phoenix by chance?

    My wife and I had a big discussion and I have convinced here that I really want to live in the warmth year round. She told me to find a job, a place to live, and go down for 2 months to see if it is something we would love. (She would stay here working at her current position while I'm exploring)

    Anyone who lives down there give me any ideas of anything and everything? Thanks!


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    Re: Anyone on here live in Arizona? Phoenix by chance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Together2813 View Post
    My wife and I had a big discussion and I have convinced here that I really want to live in the warmth year round. She told me to find a job, a place to live, and go down for 2 months to see if it is something we would love. (She would stay here working at her current position while I'm exploring)

    Anyone who lives down there give me any ideas of anything and everything? Thanks!
    Phoenix is like living in Hell during the summer. There are a number of places that you can live in warmth without having to live in a furnace.


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    Re: Anyone on here live in Arizona? Phoenix by chance?

    Go in December and go in July.

    I've got a friend who moved down there 20 years ago for the same reason. He seems to like it.

    I however have been there in the winter and the summer, and I think their summers are nearly as bad as our winters. It get's so stinking hot they won't allow planes to take off at times from the airport, because the "lift" isn't as good in high heat.

    When it get's like that you basically sit in your home all day in a/c and only come out when you have to or in the evenings.

    It's a great place to visit in the winter and I can see myself becoming a snow bird and going down December through March.


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    Re: Anyone on here live in Arizona? Phoenix by chance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Together2813 View Post
    My wife and I had a big discussion and I have convinced here that I really want to live in the warmth year round. She told me to find a job, a place to live, and go down for 2 months to see if it is something we would love. (She would stay here working at her current position while I'm exploring)

    Anyone who lives down there give me any ideas of anything and everything? Thanks!
    About what? You know its warm and sunny 95% of the year, be a little more specific.



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    Re: Anyone on here live in Arizona? Phoenix by chance?

    I have never understood why anyone would want to live in that kind of heat without a beach around... My advice, look at the Jacksonville, FL area... Home prices and cost of living is really good right now...



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    Re: Anyone on here live in Arizona? Phoenix by chance?

    Crime in Florida and AZ are freaking terrible...


    stick around in Iowa. It's gonna get warm soon!


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    Re: Anyone on here live in Arizona? Phoenix by chance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Palmer View Post
    Crime in Florida and AZ are freaking terrible...


    stick around in Iowa. It's gonna get warm soon!
    It all depends on where you go... I have personally experienced far more crimes against my property in Iowa than I did in 19 years in Florida...



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    Re: Anyone on here live in Arizona? Phoenix by chance?

    If i were to do arizona, i might look at one of the locations in a bit higher altitude up north of phoenix.



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    Re: Anyone on here live in Arizona? Phoenix by chance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Together2813 View Post
    My wife and I had a big discussion and I have convinced here that I really want to live in the warmth year round. She told me to find a job, a place to live, and go down for 2 months to see if it is something we would love. (She would stay here working at her current position while I'm exploring)

    Anyone who lives down there give me any ideas of anything and everything? Thanks!
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    Re: Anyone on here live in Arizona? Phoenix by chance?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4429 mcc View Post
    About what? You know its warm and sunny 95% of the year, be a little more specific.

    Any information that might be useful. What parts of Arizona, night life, bars where clones meet for game day, what job ops. there.... etc. etc.


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    Re: Anyone on here live in Arizona? Phoenix by chance?

    Sedona, Arizona. Amazing place, hands down.



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    Re: Anyone on here live in Arizona? Phoenix by chance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Together2813 View Post
    Any information that might be useful. What parts of Arizona, night life, bars where clones meet for game day, what job ops. there.... etc. etc.

    What is your background? Intel is there, but I'm not sure if you're an engineer or anything.

    Basically what you have in Phoenix is a lot of people from other states originally living there. It doesn't really have a set culture or set way. Of course there is a lot of Latin American heritage there as well.

    As far as living goes, the weather sucks in the summer. All you want to do is stay inside until the sun goes down. In the spring and winter it is very nice.

    If the summers didn't suck so much, I'd consider living there.


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    Re: Anyone on here live in Arizona? Phoenix by chance?

    I have lived in Phoenix and I left. The weather is great but the traffic is increasingly horrible and (at least in my opinion) the quality of lifestyle has deteriorated and is continuing to deteriorate because of the population growth.

    I have since moved to Frisco, Texas and I like it much better than the Phoenix area. The weather is comparable and the traffic, population issues are a lot less. Plus this area is very afordable and really has not been significantly impacted by the current recession.

    I wish I would have done this years ago!



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    Re: Anyone on here live in Arizona? Phoenix by chance?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyDude16 View Post
    Sedona, Arizona. Amazing place, hands down.
    Agreed. Could be an expensive town though. Great views.



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    Re: Anyone on here live in Arizona? Phoenix by chance?

    I will add to my post that Tucson is pretty cool. Phoenix will likely have more job opportunities though. My dad did some research at the University of Arizona and I visted him often...


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