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Old 09-03-2008, 04:33 PM
 
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My husband is taking a job in El Centro. Setting aside the drive time (he doesn't mind the drive) should we move to Yuma or El Centro? Is one better than the other? Is there a real difference in crime, housing, shopping? Also, we've always lived in California. Is Arizona truly cheaper?
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Old 09-03-2008, 04:51 PM
 
Location: In the North Idaho woods, still surrounded by terriers
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Are those your only choices? Arrrgh.....Yuma.
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Old 09-03-2008, 04:59 PM
 
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The job is definitely in El Centro. Are there any other options?
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Old 09-03-2008, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Cave Creek, AZ USA
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I'd find another job. El Centro has all the bad and none of the good things of CA. It sucks. I was there and in Yuma last weekend. I try to not stop in El Centro.
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Old 09-04-2008, 01:06 AM
 
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Yuma is largely Mexican but El Centro is like being in Mexico itself. Lots of Border Patrol guys carpool from Yuma.
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Old 12-03-2008, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Yuma isn't nearly different enough from El Centro to make it worth that drive.
El Centro's okay. Just boring, not much to do, and hot as hell. Which pretty much describes Yuma as well.
El Centro is closer to the coast though, about an hour and a half from San Diego, and if your adventurous, on the border with Mexicali which is a very large Mexican city.

Crime isn't anything dramatic, shopping is pretty much restricted to the mall(but the outlets are an hour away), and everything is cheap there.
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:57 PM
 
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eewww that is your only choice? well given the economy the way it is you got to go where the jobs are. i would definatly tell you to stay in el centro the drive is not fun to commute back and forth from yuma to el centro and there is not much difference. you are closer to the ocean in el centro. and it would not be economical to commute such a long distance everyday. its long and tiresome.
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Charleston, WV
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Crime is not bad in El Centro?
Not a lot of "border" problems?
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:16 PM
 
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yes there is crime there too
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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My husband is taking a job in El Centro. Setting aside the drive time (he doesn't mind the drive) should we move to Yuma or El Centro? Is one better than the other? Is there a real difference in crime, housing, shopping? Also, we've always lived in California. Is Arizona truly cheaper?
I wouldn't choose either one, Dabgal . . . however, if those were my only choices, YUMA.

The weather is about the same so the only advantages would be the cost of living and general overall living conditions which Yuma wins big time.

Good Luck!
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