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Old 07-02-2019, 05:50 PM
 
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And did you already OR are you planning on leaving?

We moved from CA about 9 years ago and we are finally moving back to CA this summer. WooHoo!!!!
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Old 07-02-2019, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale
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I'll let you know in 9 years. So far, I am here more like 3 months, and again so far, the answer is hell no I have not an inkling of desire to move back or even visit California.
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Old 07-02-2019, 06:06 PM
 
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No regrets at all at this point. I hope you enjoy California. We didn’t enjoy it any longer so we got out. No plans to go back as long as it it continues on the course it’s on. Good for you for moving to a place that will make you happy rather than sitting around complaining about where you are.
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Old 07-02-2019, 08:53 PM
 
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I’ve left Arizona TWICE. Once, after staying there for 6.5 years and the second time after 10 months. Both times I was equally as excited! I still have a love-hate relationship with Arizona but overall I think I’d rather not raise my kids there.
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Old 07-03-2019, 08:48 AM
 
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The military moved us here and we're out of here as soon as possible. We've been here 4 years and can't wait to leave. I've lived in CA, FL, MD, MO, and KS prior to this assignment. All except my home state (CA) would be preferable to here.

Too crowded
Too hot (even winter)
Too many a-holes
Too much driving to get places
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Old 07-03-2019, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Yuma and Walker, AZ
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I prefer AZ over my native MI, but if I didn't have a good job here, I'd look elsewhere. I'll take the heat over dark long winters, but it's not a slam dunk win for AZ. That said, fortunately I'm able to split time between "up north" AZ and hot AZ, so that is pretty great and sweetens the deal immensely. I don't think I would choose to live in the hot areas of AZ full-time if I had a less appealing job. I'd investigate other options, but the grass isn't always greener. Places I (or most) would love to live tend to not have much in the way of employment options. Just a fact of life. Gotta make that green. Such a buzzkill.

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Old 07-03-2019, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, AZ
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Never looked back. I love almost everything about AZ.[mod cut - rude]

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Old 07-04-2019, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ
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Sometimes I have the occasional Goldilocks moment... there are only two metropolitan areas of any size, but to me Phoenix is too big and Tucson is too small. Need a "just right".
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Old 07-04-2019, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
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Sometimes I have the occasional Goldilocks moment... there are only two metropolitan areas of any size, but to me Phoenix is too big and Tucson is too small. Need a "just right".
Denver or Salt Lake City the right size?
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Old 07-05-2019, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Tucson AZ
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Denver or Salt Lake City the right size?
1) They're not in Arizona
2) I don't do snow (maybe 1-2x/year as a freak occurrence, but that's about it)
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