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Old 07-15-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Default Any info on living in the White Mountains (Showlow)?

My family and I currently live in Tucson and can't wait to get out. The gang activity is rampant and the heat is disgusting. I used to spend summers up in Pinetop/Lakeside, but have never lived up there for any length of time.

What is the atmosphere like? Is the weather during the winter unbearable? How about the schools? Any drug problems, racism, etc? I just want to get kind of an overview to see whether it is worth considering. I wouldn't have to worry about work (I would transfer as a nurse), but just thinking about the pros and cons.
I have had enough of Tucson!
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:50 PM
 
Location: USA
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I would recommend starting a business if you want to make it up in show low. My dad has work but has his own business on the side to pay the bills. In other words, showing your worth up there means a lot since the economy is small.
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:44 PM
 
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I live in Show Low, well technically outside of it. I live in a small community called white mountain lakes which is essentially directly between Show Low and Snowflake.

It's really beautiful here, and the weather is so much nicer. There is snow in the winter, but really not very much. It can get cold during the winter to, which can be a shocking change if you are not used to it. But it is so much nice than places like Tucson, and Phoenix. It's great for raising kids everyone is so friendly.
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Show Low, AZ
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Hi, I live in Show Low. I think winters are pretty mild compared to elsewhere. They keep the streets clear of snow & it melts rather quickly. The winds in March are pretty fierce tho. I have had good experiences with the schools, people seem to prefer Blue Ridge District in Lakeside. Small kids adapt, but teens that transfer from a big city have a tough time. Nothing for teens to do or places to shop. Show Low is almost all a white population so haven't seen racism here.
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:13 AM
 
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Ummmm of course you don't see racism in an ALL WHITE town. DUH. However, pay close attention if a person of color moves into the area. Should be interesting to observe but not pleasant to experience.
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