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Old 03-01-2015, 12:54 PM
 
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San Francisco is probably out of the question now. So it would be in between Phoenix and Miami. I am starting to think Miami might be better than Phoenix.
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Old 03-01-2015, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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San Francisco is probably out of the question now. So it would be in between Phoenix and Miami. I am starting to think Miami might be better than Phoenix.
Smart to exclude SF. It's awesome if you have the means. Not at all if you don't. Miami is probably the cooler of the other two. Phoenix strikes me as the more satisfying place to live long term. So, if it's just a stopover for grad school, pick the more interesting one--Miami.
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:54 PM
 
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Phoenix is more of a family oriented city. Miami is more of a city for single people looking to get a date and married. Me being single, Miami might actually be a great place to live. Although I have heard that Miami people rude and closed minded. What do you all think?
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Old 03-03-2015, 09:16 AM
 
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ASU (and Tempe/Scottsdale) are great towns for the single life. You should really be focusing more on the quality of the school's graduate psychology program.
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Old 03-03-2015, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Miami Beach, FL/Tokyo, Japan
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ASU (and Tempe/Scottsdale) are great towns for the single life. You should really be focusing more on the quality of the school's graduate psychology program.
I would be saying the same thing, especially since this is a graduate program. If you are just getting a degree to get a degree then I'd recommend Miami above San Francisco even if you had the money to afford San Francisco. But I can't honestly recommend Miami knowing how poor our educational opportunities are here.
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Old 03-03-2015, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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San Francisco is probably out of the question now. So it would be in between Phoenix and Miami. I am starting to think Miami might be better than Phoenix.
Miami will be better for singles and nightlife, but Phoenix is better to raise a family, and has better scenery (if thats high on your priority list).
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Old 03-03-2015, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Miami Beach, FL/Tokyo, Japan
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Miami will be better for singles and nightlife, but Phoenix is better to raise a family, and has better scenery (if thats high on your priority list).
What better scenery? I was in Phoenix several times, you have some mountains in the far distance. Nothing snow-capped or anything dramatic. Miami has the ocean and lush greenery everywhere. The ocean is beautiful turquoise.
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Old 03-03-2015, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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What better scenery? I was in Phoenix several times, you have some mountains in the far distance. Nothing snow-capped or anything dramatic. Miami has the ocean and lush greenery everywhere. The ocean is beautiful turquoise.
You know some people do like the desert. Lush flatland isn't for everyone. And those peaks do get snow plenty of times in winter.
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Old 03-03-2015, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Buena Park, Orange County, California
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What better scenery? I was in Phoenix several times, you have some mountains in the far distance. Nothing snow-capped or anything dramatic. Miami has the ocean and lush greenery everywhere. The ocean is beautiful turquoise.
Ive been to both, and Phoenix definitely has better scenery. The desert is beautiful, IMO.

Having that said, if I were single, I would choose Miami...and escape to Key West and Fort Lauderdale whenever I had a chance! Also, Miami = short and less expensive flights to Latin America and the Caribbean. Something to consider if you plan to travel on a student budget.
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:00 PM
 
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Idk, I'm very stuck between Phoenix and Miami. I for sure can't afford San Francisco. It's just way too expensive.
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