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Old 03-13-2008, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Montana
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We used to live pretty close to New River. It has a very rural feel (as compared to Phoenix). Most people in the New River area own horses and commute to Phoenix for work. It's actually not a bad commute as far as time, but traffic is horrendous until they finish getting I-17 widened.

Anthem, OTOH, is a Del Webb planned community, and about as far from New River as you can get (in feel), even though the communities are less than 10 minutes apart. There's getting to be some shopping at Anthem, whereas there really is no "New River" in the sense of any businesses - just 2-acr parcels with houses on them.

Cave Creek is a really neat town. Has some cool historical places and lots of character. You'd also have easy access to Bartlett Lake there. It is on the fringes of Phoenix, but then so is Anthem, with New River being on the fringes of open space. Probably won't be too long, though, before Phoenix is in their backyard.
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:58 PM
 
Location: San Tan Valley, AZ
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Smile hello from MN

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WOW, I can't imagine -40. I lived near the cities and I don't ever rememebr it getting that cold.
Well good luck on your research, I am sure you will find the perfect place and with so many years before your move you have plenty of time to visit so many cities in AZ!
Hello to fellow MN natives (well, almost)! My husband and I live in the twin cities currently and will be relocating to AZ (Phoenix area) this summer. It seems that I will be in good company with other midwest natives!
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:02 PM
 
Location: TN
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Boy--you really need to decide first on whether you want to live in a desert or not. All of the suburbs you mentioned in your first post are part of the Phoenix conglomerate. A town may say it has 89,000 but if it's connected to a city of millions then you don't feel like you are in a smaller town. In my opinion, anything near the Phoenix area feels like you are living in a city of millions.

If you want hot, dry, and desert, then the Phoenix suburbs would be a great choice.
If you want trees, some greenery, cooler weather, then Prescott, Flagstaff would be great choices. Someone mentioned that it's like two different worlds...it really is.

I've lived in Prescott, Flagstaff, Cottonwood, and Sedona. I think any of them would be great places to live, but not really near a lake unless you go an hour or more to the two lakes around the outskirts of Phoenix. Yavapai College (2-year) is a great community college in Prescott. NAU (my alma mater) is a great 4-year university in Flagstaff...especially in nursing, engineering, forestry, business and education.

Housing is pricier in Prescott, Sedona, & Flagstaff. The Phoenix (and surrounding areas) are really being hurt now by the housing downturn so it would be a great time to buy there. When my one child went to ASU (Tempe/Phoenix), the apt rate was about $595 a month, the same time my other child was going to NAU (Flagstaff) and the apt rate was about $895 a month for the same size apt. This was 8 years ago, but gives you an idea of housing rates.

You might want to go to the part of city-data.com for each city/town you are interested in to check out population, weather (summer & winter), cost of living, etc. Tons of info.

Good luck.

Last edited by RetiredAZTeacher; 03-15-2008 at 08:04 PM.. Reason: a typo, doggone it!
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:31 AM
 
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Thanks for all of the feedback, it's so nice to see what actual residents think of certain places. The thing is we're really open to options but there are a couple things that are A MUST like a college for our son and a lake.

I know for certain Prescott is out simply because it does not have a lake to accommodate our needs. Sounds very nice, ritsy, but nice. Surprise, Northern Peoria, Anthem, and those places sound most appealing simply because of the colleges and Lake Pleasant.
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:19 PM
 
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I am planning on relocating to Douglas Arizona this summer. I have had trouble finding a place to live. I have pets and most apartments do not allow pets. Can anyone help me, please? Thank you.
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Tempe
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I am planning on relocating to Douglas Arizona this summer. I have had trouble finding a place to live. I have pets and most apartments do not allow pets. Can anyone help me, please? Thank you.
Uhm why the eff did you bump a year old thread to put this. Should of just started your own thread.
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:37 PM
 
Location: South Tempe, AZ
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It is better if you start your own thread, with Douglas in the title, so that people will know what you are asking about and can help you if they have something to add.
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:16 AM
 
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Nah, keep comments in here, they don't bother me!!
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:46 AM
 
Location: South Tempe, AZ
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Nah, keep comments in here, they don't bother me!!
It isn't a matter of bothering you.... if a poster has questions about a specific city, especially after reading what's already here about that city, it's better to start a thread asking about that city. Your thread (this one) was more general, and it's not as likely that someone with info to offer about Douglas is going to find the poster's question tacked on to the end of this thread.

That said, I don't think it's necessary to be harsh with someone who revived an old thread in this way. It's not that big a deal. I just suggest that they start a specific thread, as the odds are better that they will get what they need.
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:16 AM
 
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Unfortunately, I do not know how to start my own thread. I picked this thread because it said Arizona Relocation and that is what I am doing. I am just very nervous about moving so far away and I am having a hard time finding somewhere to live.
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