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Old 09-17-2008, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Prescott, Arizona
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Looks like you and I are in opposite boats here, I currently live in Prescott, and am looking to relocate to Ann Arbor.

As far as Sierra Vista goes, I've never lived there, but the locals all call is Sorry Vista. I hear the wind is really crazy out there lol.

But as far as Arizona goes, the winters are obviously alot more mild, but the summers really are miserable, you bake the second you step outside, there aren't alot of good areas for swimming to cool off, I've burnt my hands on my own dang steering wheel more times than I'd like to remember. And when I had leather seats in my old Jeep, lol that was an awful idea!

And the illegal immigrants are DEFINATELY quite the pain the ass really. Thats going to be pretty much anywhere in Az though.

Also, I don't know about Mi, but Az is a right to work state, which can be a huge pain depending on what your work is.
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Old 09-17-2008, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Looks like you and I are in opposite boats here, I currently live in Prescott, and am looking to relocate to Ann Arbor.

As far as Sierra Vista goes, I've never lived there, but the locals all call is Sorry Vista. I hear the wind is really crazy out there lol.

But as far as Arizona goes, the winters are obviously alot more mild, but the summers really are miserable, you bake the second you step outside, there aren't alot of good areas for swimming to cool off, I've burnt my hands on my own dang steering wheel more times than I'd like to remember. And when I had leather seats in my old Jeep, lol that was an awful idea!

And the illegal immigrants are DEFINATELY quite the pain the ass really. Thats going to be pretty much anywhere in Az though.

Also, I don't know about Mi, but Az is a right to work state, which can be a huge pain depending on what your work is.
I believe Michigan is a 'right to work' state as well.

Good luck heading there..............the economy in Mi is essentially depression level now.
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Old 09-17-2008, 07:04 PM
 
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Looks like you and I are in opposite boats here, I currently live in Prescott, and am looking to relocate to Ann Arbor.

As far as Sierra Vista goes, I've never lived there, but the locals all call is Sorry Vista. I hear the wind is really crazy out there lol.

But as far as Arizona goes, the winters are obviously alot more mild, but the summers really are miserable, you bake the second you step outside, there aren't alot of good areas for swimming to cool off, I've burnt my hands on my own dang steering wheel more times than I'd like to remember. And when I had leather seats in my old Jeep, lol that was an awful idea!

And the illegal immigrants are DEFINATELY quite the pain the ass really. Thats going to be pretty much anywhere in Az though.

Also, I don't know about Mi, but Az is a right to work state, which can be a huge pain depending on what your work is.

There are things that exist in every state that can be a pain to some people. Some of the things you mention might not exist in Michigan, but there will be other issues that you'll be complaining about in due time there as well.
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Old 09-18-2008, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Prescott, Arizona
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There are things that exist in every state that can be a pain to some people. Some of the things you mention might not exist in Michigan, but there will be other issues that you'll be complaining about in due time there as well.

Oh of course, every state has their pros and cons, I'm definately not moving there with the false idea that it will be absolutely perfect. Its just a matter of preference
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Old 09-18-2008, 12:28 PM
 
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I believe Michigan is a 'right to work' state as well.

Good luck heading there..............the economy in Mi is essentially depression level now.
The area where I currently reside is a right to be a flake state and the Socialism here in the interest of fairness believes you have the right to have other hard working taxpayers support your backside.

Wish I was moving from here to Sierra Vista. From the moment September 1st came around, it's been the start of winter and won't change till the end of April 2009
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:02 PM
 
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I just moved out of Sierra Vista, AZ. It's beautiful and has a lot of pros. But the cons is cancer: 18 children have been linked to the leukimia cluster. Not to mention the adults that have different types. Something is going on and it is the main reason why I moved with my 3 children. I actually knew 2 families of the children in the cluster.
Here is the things that scared me:
When I moved there, there were rumors that the children may have a higher risk of getting cancer. Then 2 of my co-workers died of cancer. I did not think too much of it. Then a neighborhood kid was diagnosed and there was no rhyme of reason to a particular area of the city but seemed all over the place. The CDC came and investigated and found no conclusive reason but did say it was a cluster. Then I changed jobs and met a 25 year old with leukimia fighting for her life. Shortly after that we found out a co-worker of my husbands at 27 was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer. He just passed away last month. We are no longer living in beautiful Sierra Vista. I do love AZ though.
Tasia
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Old 11-23-2008, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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I just moved out of Sierra Vista, AZ. It's beautiful and has a lot of pros. But the cons is cancer: 18 children have been linked to the leukimia cluster. Not to mention the adults that have different types. Something is going on and it is the main reason why I moved with my 3 children. I actually knew 2 families of the children in the cluster.
Here is the things that scared me:
When I moved there, there were rumors that the children may have a higher risk of getting cancer. Then 2 of my co-workers died of cancer. I did not think too much of it. Then a neighborhood kid was diagnosed and there was no rhyme of reason to a particular area of the city but seemed all over the place. The CDC came and investigated and found no conclusive reason but did say it was a cluster. Then I changed jobs and met a 25 year old with leukimia fighting for her life. Shortly after that we found out a co-worker of my husbands at 27 was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer. He just passed away last month. We are no longer living in beautiful Sierra Vista. I do love AZ though.
Tasia
I too have heard about the SV 'cancer cluster'.............supposedly it is due to jet fuel contamination from Ft Huachaca many years ago.
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Rural Pacific NW
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Hi. As far as the water shortage? Back in the 1970's, "they" were always saying growth would be checked because of it - it wasn't. "They" have been saying that for a long time now. The proximity to the border was a problem back then and it is now - probably more. Yes, there is a heavy border patrol presence but let's face it, the govt is not really serious about protecting US from that border situation. They put bandaids on it. AZ press has successfully tried to keep out of the papers many of the things that happen when you have rural property and nobody will assist you to keep illegals off your land. Just the truth. (I have a relative in border patrol for 20 yrs in southern Cochise county.)
To the lady - I was raised in SV, no leukemia problems. However, it is a fact that leukemia rates are rather high for that area of Cochise County. There have been fair and balanced medical studies documenting this. However, like another poster said, there is SOMETHING that is a problem everywhere.
I have helped several retirees here steer to good real estate companies - there are some real stinkers in SV. Be careful. I wouldn't say any of the problems I've mentioned is a real reason NOT to move to SV if you feel that is where your family should be. Lots of luck.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:12 AM
 
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I work in Sierra Vista and live in Douglas and have lived all over the U.S. I will be brutally honest; Sierra Vista has the strangest people I have ever encountered. Other than the retiree's and the military and law enforcement, the anglo's are from the lowest 'rung of the ladder'. I'm trying to be diplomatic, but the education level must be extremely low. lot's of druggies and low-lifes, Theres no real middle class, it's like losers from all over the U.S. have converged here. One can sit at the mall people-watching and see a collection of souls that look like something from 'night of the living dead'.It's amazing really...
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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I work in Sierra Vista and live in Douglas and have lived all over the U.S. I will be brutally honest; Sierra Vista has the strangest people I have ever encountered. Other than the retiree's and the military and law enforcement, the anglo's are from the lowest 'rung of the ladder'. I'm trying to be diplomatic, but the education level must be extremely low. lot's of druggies and low-lifes, Theres no real middle class, it's like losers from all over the U.S. have converged here. One can sit at the mall people-watching and see a collection of souls that look like something from 'night of the living dead'.It's amazing really...
What you described occurs in virtually all smaller communities nation wide far from major metro areas. SV may have a larger percentage due to its decent weather though.
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