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View Poll Results: Which is the best small city in the southwest?
Gallup 0 0%
Farmington 2 9.09%
Kingman 4 18.18%
Bullhead City 5 22.73%
Other 11 50.00%
Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-26-2017, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Crappyville,PA
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I would like to know your opinion on the best small city, 20k-100k, in the southwest. I'm a man in my late 40's, blue collar, I don't need extreme heat, or cold winters. I'm looking for diversity, a happening downtown area, living wage jobs, availability of different ethnic foods, friendly people. Which city would you suggest?

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Old 08-26-2017, 11:28 AM
 
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Bull Head City because of the lake and proximity to California
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Old 08-26-2017, 11:38 AM
 
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I would add Silver City NM

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Old 08-26-2017, 12:10 PM
 
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Silver City doesn't sound bad, but the population is to small for me. I was once in Lordsburg briefly. It seemed like a nice town, but not much to do.
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Old 08-26-2017, 12:34 PM
 
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Did you look at Las Cruces? It's at the high end population-wise (just over 100K) but think it fits your criteria well. I just don't think those on your current list are going to fulfill much of your wish-list.
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Old 08-26-2017, 01:31 PM
 
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Prescott, AZ is a much nicer small city than any of those on the poll in my opinion. Warmer than Gallup and Farmington, cooler than Kingman and Bullhead City. There is a lively downtown and the population is growing quickly as it is a popular retirement destination, so I would think there are a lot of construction jobs.

Bullhead City in particular would be a really bad choice if extreme heat is a concern, as it's regularly over 110 degrees this time of year. Prescott is typically around 90 in the day and 60 at night in midsummer.
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Old 08-26-2017, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Maybe Socorro, NM?
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Old 08-26-2017, 07:57 PM
 
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Did you look at Las Cruces? It's at the high end population-wise (just over 100K) but think it fits your criteria well. I just don't think those on your current list are going to fulfill much of your wish-list.

I don't speak Spanish, so I think it would be difficult for me to find work there. Any thoughts on Roswell or Alamogordo?
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Old 08-26-2017, 07:59 PM
 
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Maybe Socorro, NM?

I passed through Socorro once. While it has beautiful scenery, it is a bit to small for me. Any thoughts on Alamogordo or Roswell?
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Old 08-26-2017, 08:08 PM
 
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Prescott, AZ is a much nicer small city than any of those on the poll in my opinion. Warmer than Gallup and Farmington, cooler than Kingman and Bullhead City. There is a lively downtown and the population is growing quickly as it is a popular retirement destination, so I would think there are a lot of construction jobs.

Bullhead City in particular would be a really bad choice if extreme heat is a concern, as it's regularly over 110 degrees this time of year. Prescott is typically around 90 in the day and 60 at night in midsummer.

I am unfamiliar with Prescott. I will have to give it a look. Thanks.
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