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Old 05-20-2017, 06:23 AM
 
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Albquerque.

New Mexico is just much more culturally vibrant than Arizona.
Can you quantify what that means? Culturally vibrant how?
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Old 05-20-2017, 06:44 AM
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Albuquerque fits the bill.

Also Las Cruces, New Mexico....warmer winter then Albuquerque and
the summer is not too much hotter, not close to Phoenix heat.
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Old 05-20-2017, 07:09 AM
 
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Southern California isn't completely off the charts. Check out the Palm Desert area which has plenty in your price range in desirable neighborhoods with good schools. https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...t/12_zm/0_mmm/
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Old 05-20-2017, 08:53 AM
 
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Southern California isn't completely off the charts. Check out the Palm Desert area which has plenty in your price range in desirable neighborhoods with good schools. https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...t/12_zm/0_mmm/
Palm Desert is just as hot as Phoenix with less of a family friendly atmosphere. That whole area from Indio to Palm Springs is an *eclectic* mix of retirees with shall we say alternative lifestyles and drug addicts/dealers.

I think CA is pretty much off limits for our family. I hate that because I love California but it's impossible for our family to afford a community that is appropriate for us, with the sort of home that my wife and child (and future child/ren) deserve to live in.
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Old 05-20-2017, 09:03 AM
 
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I've heard people say Phoenix is like a bigger Fresno, CA. I don't know if it's true, I haven't spent enough time in Phoenix, but the temperatures, while still hot in the summer, aren't nearly as bad as Phoenix. It's also way more affordable than other parts of the state.
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Old 05-20-2017, 09:11 AM
 
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Palm Desert is just as hot as Phoenix with less of a family friendly atmosphere. That whole area from Indio to Palm Springs is an *eclectic* mix of retirees with shall we say alternative lifestyles and drug addicts/dealers.
Sounds a tad stereotypical (especially as someone who happens to be "eclectic"), and wildly inaccurate since the schools are so highly rated. I guess I should have taken the clue since you were coming out of Phoenix. Perhaps Oklahoma or West Texas would be better fits for you.
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Old 05-20-2017, 10:12 AM
 
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I've heard people say Phoenix is like a bigger Fresno, CA. I don't know if it's true, I haven't spent enough time in Phoenix, but the temperatures, while still hot in the summer, aren't nearly as bad as Phoenix. It's also way more affordable than other parts of the state.
If you are talking Central Valley, Sacramento is more comparable to Phoenix than Fresno
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Old 05-20-2017, 12:01 PM
 
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Sounds a tad stereotypical (especially as someone who happens to be "eclectic"), and wildly inaccurate since the schools are so highly rated. I guess I should have taken the clue since you were coming out of Phoenix. Perhaps Oklahoma or West Texas would be better fits for you.
I'm *coming out* of Canada, and I'm from California. I don't understand why you felt compelled to make that comment.


Like I keep having to repeat in this thread, we're a Muslim family with children. We would like to live in a family friendly city that we can afford, where a Muslim family would be comfortable. Palm Desert California isn't that.
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Old 05-20-2017, 12:03 PM
 
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If you are talking Central Valley, Sacramento is more comparable to Phoenix than Fresno
Yeah I've never been to Sacramento but Fresno is a dump, Phoenix is actually really nice.
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Old 05-20-2017, 02:35 PM
 
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Edit: wait, you said, no 90 degree heat, lol. Have fun in Utah or new mexico. Nvm this post.

250k won't buy much in sac anymore. Zillow the nicer parts and see.
It could buy a smaller house in the northside, but you probably won't like the schools and it could be a ghetto environment.

Fresno is dumpy, but its just now starting to gentrify. Big improvments are happening in Fresno. Dont discount it so easily.

I think merced would be a good fit. Two hour drive to Santa Cruz, San Jose, and Yosemite! Also, Theres decent air quality, uc merced is next door, high speed rail, and the city is gentrifying. Most importantly, 250k will get you in a good neighborhood. Give it a look.

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