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Old 02-27-2016, 04:26 PM
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Hi guys,

I'm looking to move at the end of this year and those are the two options. I am a CNA looking to pursue the RN program soon after. I have a 5 year old so obviously a good schoolin system is a must. Safety is very important seeing as I'm a single mother of a little girl. Diversity would be nice and friendliness if possibly. We are very loving people. Also, heat..... I have asthma and rather enjoy outdoors things. Which is great most of the time and not hard to breathe in? Any help would be fantastic.
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Old 02-27-2016, 06:50 PM
Location: Tempe, AZ
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I feel like with your lungs you would do better in the desert but it would be a hit or miss, depending on your asthma. My brother, a life-long Phoenician, has pretty bad asthma. He seems to do pretty well with his medication as far as outdoor activity.

Despite Arizona's bad reputation for education because of funding, there are plenty of good districts in the Valley. Most of them are in the East Valley (Scottsdale, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, etc.) and depending on where your RN program is I'm sure you'll find a good district. Most of Phoenix is safe and you shouldn't have a safety issue, especially if you're in a good school district area. There is generally a strong correlation between crime and school districts, at least in the Phoenix metro.

Arizonans are "live and let live" people. Since most Arizonans are transplants they are very open and friendly to other transplants rather than being closed like I have experienced in other parts of the country. Not sure where Arizona ranks on diversity. It's mostly White Non-Hispanic and White Hispanic, but Houston is probably better on this one.
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