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Old 07-23-2009, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by azbatman86 View Post
Arizona may not be the best place for you. Due to the mass transplants from MI, CA, Etc etc etc, Arizona's economy and personal space is almost just as bad as CA.
She's coming out here for graduate school. Not necessarily as a permanent home.
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Old 07-24-2009, 02:39 PM
Location: Prescott Valley, Az (unfortunately still here)
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Originally Posted by poolgirl51 View Post
All good things about AZ to be sure but I just don't understand #4. You go bleached blonde anywhere, in any city in any state and no one cares. I am not sure what that has to do with AZ.

My list:

1. Amazing scenic state with mountains, forests, deserts, rivers and of course the Grand Canyon.
2. Friendly welcoming people
3. Most cities and towns have an active Arts community
4. Close to many of the great National Parks in the West.
5. Diverse climate; in the winter you could ski in Flagstaff in the morning and be sitting by the pool in Phoenix by late afternoon.

Yeah, I know #4 sounded stupid, but since I've been to Arizona for 8 years or so, there's a huge percentage in blonde haired people than most other places I've lived at. So, it just seems to be more accepting to go blonde when moving to Arizona. I don't know. It's just what I've experienced and seen.

#2 on your list, not in my opinion. Not everyone in Arizona is friendly (particularly Prescott and Prescott Valley). And some parts of Phoenix too.
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Old 07-24-2009, 03:04 PM
Location: Baja Arizona
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Good Things About Arizona?
Zony Pony!
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Old 07-26-2009, 03:18 PM
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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1. It's not Mississippi
2. It's not Alabama
3. It's not Florida
4. It's not Georgia

etc. etc. etc
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Old 08-01-2009, 04:57 PM
Location: Olympia, WA
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OP, if you're considering grad school at U of A, I can recommend Tucson for you. I went to grad school in Tucson and miss the city so much! Granted, it has a very different feel from the Phx area or Flagstaff, and it isn't for everyone. Tucson is a bit more laid back than Pheonix and has less night-life. But it's also a little cheaper to live there, IMO, and the temps are slightly cooler. People in Tucson tend to be more 'crunchy' and 'artsy' than people in Phoenix, which you may love or hate depending on your own preference.

But overall AZ is great; just stick to the bigger cities.
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Old 08-01-2009, 09:50 PM
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ummmm lets see positive that is hard, but i would have to say winters are nice. sedona that is really nice. a monsoon is kinda cool, when it rains. colleges are easy to get into.
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Old 08-01-2009, 09:55 PM
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Open Spaces, Places to hike do outdoors stuff, ect. Scenery. The only thing htat brings it down is the phoenix and Tuscon Areas.
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:03 PM
Location: Phoenix metro
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1. Scenery
2. Abundant sunshine (if youre into that sort of thing)
3. Relatively few natural disasters
4. Cheaper than CA
5. Desert flora and fauna
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Old 08-02-2009, 04:49 AM
Location: Phoenix
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Arizona is very diverse, are you looking for good things about the state, or a particular city?

$1000 will get you a decent 3bd house if you are renting, but may run closer to $1200 for a newer home.
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:15 PM
Location: Tucson/Scottsdale, AZ
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at least in every month except July and August....it does make a difference!
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