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Old 07-30-2009, 07:39 PM
 
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Factors that should affect your decision should be nightlife, affordability, and quality of life.
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Boston Metro
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Definitely Charlotte
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Charlotte vs. Phoenix

Eww, neither.
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Smile Definitely not Phoenix

Phoenix is well compared as a larger version of Fresno or maybe even a little tinge of El Paso you know a big dry dusty flavorless giant suburb of tile rooftops with rocks and dirt. A stucco and concrete jungle. A large portion of it run down and riddled with illegals. A cultureless expanse of transplants with no sense of community. A sprawling generic cookie cutter village of endless redundance. All you see is the same shopping center and master planned community over and over again. Its a colorless empty ghost town with very little to do at all. It's a work and go home type of place that is monotonous and grinding. It's a lifeless pointless meaningless nowhere land. This place was better off being left as a cotton field. They had no business breaking the ground in order to put up their featureless architectually void dull drab developements sprawling for ridiculous distances in all directions. Phoenix is Bedroom Community dependant and freeway lacking. It reeks of John F. Longs slums.It is landlocked by Indian reservations. It is one big giant FOR SALE SIGN! wich is really an SOS flag for all the homes sinking into foreclosure and cluttering the landscape with abandoned houses over ran with weeds and broken windows. Can't you see that to most people Phoenix is just a stepping stone for transplants who hold their real loyalty to their hometown. Why do you think that theres no sense of community there.
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:59 PM
 
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Phoenix, I much rather live in the Southwest than the South.
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:04 PM
 
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Smile You may want to live in the southwest but not Phoenix

Believe me this place is not paradise. It has some nice areas for tourists but boy you wouldn't want to live in Phoenix. I am afraid that JDs post is right. Just go to get some sunshine and then leave. Maybe if you are retiring and just coming down for the winter its fine but otherwise NO!! don't go too far from the resorts and retirement communities.
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:06 PM
 
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Believe me this place is not paradise. It has some nice areas for tourists but boy you wouldn't want to live in Phoenix. I am afraid that JDs post is right. Just go to get some sunshine and then leave. Maybe if you are retiring and just coming down for the winter its fine but otherwise NO!! don't go too far from the resorts and retirement communities.
I would not want to live there, but if I had to choose between Charlotte and Phoenix, I would have to choose Phoenix.
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Phoenix is well compared as a larger version of Fresno or maybe even a little tinge of El Paso you know a big dry dusty flavorless giant suburb of tile rooftops with rocks and dirt.
Fresno is much greener than Phoenix and El Paso.

I don't hate Phoenix or Charlotte but I hate the heat.

And its ironic that one city has a bunch of dry heat but no trees and the other has a bunch of trees but the shade they provide does no good cause its so darn humid.

LOL
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:07 PM
 
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Phoenix. No comparison.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:28 PM
 
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Charlotte, Easily!
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