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Old 03-05-2012, 11:31 AM
 
Location: United States of America
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It seems that most desert areas (St. George, Scottsdale, Yuma, etc.) seem to be Republican.
Any desert locales that are Democrat. I love the desert. I find the American desert to be the most beautiful, but I don't really want to live in a Conservative/Republican area.
I am in love with Scottsdale (Phoenix-area as a whole), but I don't think I would want to buy a house and settle down there. You know??

So....looking at the entire American Southwest. What places come to mind?

Thanks to all. And have fun with this!
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Ive heard that Tuscon is not very conservative.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:44 AM
 
Location: You Ta Zhou
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New Mexico, especially Santa Fe. Very strongly democratic place. Albuquerque is more moderate, but still not Republican.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:49 AM
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Tucson is more liberal than Phoenix for sure, but most any place would be now. Phoenix used to be moderate in the 90's or a true "live and let live" philososphy which appealed to many, but in the recent years it's like a bunch of loonies have taken over the asylum.I'm from the northeast and I don't mind republicans, never have,but the "normal" variety.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:51 AM
 
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I've heard that Salt Lake City is actually a fairly liberal place though that defies all logic and demographics.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:52 AM
 
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Tucson is more liberal than Phoenix for sure, but most any place would be now. Phoenix used to be moderate in the 90's or a true "live and let live" philososphy which appealed to many, but in the recent years it's like a bunch of loonies have taken over the asylum.
Tucson is liberal from what I've read, but I heard unless you live in the affluent Catalina Foothills....Tucson is generally an unsafe area.

True?? Someone enlighten me.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:55 AM
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Tucson is liberal from what I've read, but I heard unless you live in the affluent Catalina Foothills....Tucson is generally an unsafe area.

True?? Someone enlighten me.
I don't know about how "unsafe" it is. It's a smaller metro than Phoenix for sure. If you live in a middle class area, no problem more than anywheres else. Phoenix has loads more of crime, but it's much bigger, too.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:56 AM
 
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I've heard that Salt Lake City is actually a fairly liberal place though that defies all logic and demographics.
I've lived in Lehi, Utah and went to SLC on numerous occasions. It is pretty liberal. I actually fit in quite well on both sides. Being that I am a Mormon Democrat.
I know........but we do exist. Think Harry Reid. And I forgot this other guys name but he is the State Rep from SLC who is also a LDS Democrat.
But when I say desert (and SLC is a desert), but I'm thinking of more sand, cactus, palm trees, and lots of red mountains. Think Southern Utah
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:00 PM
 
Location: You Ta Zhou
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I've heard that Salt Lake City is actually a fairly liberal place though that defies all logic and demographics.
The city is, but the metro area is still pretty Republican.
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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New Mexico, especially Santa Fe. Very strongly democratic place. Albuquerque is more moderate, but still not Republican.
This is very true. Santa Fe is very much a democratic city. Pretty much anywhere in Northern New Mexico is democratic.
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