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Old 07-04-2008, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Probably Tucson.

I dont need amenities the way I used to and as far as big city living, after the Bay Area, New York, Sao Paulo, London and Bangalore, India-a change of pace might do me some good.
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Old 07-04-2008, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Tucson, hands down:[list][*]Superior climate, especially during the monsoon season. If you have never experienced a monsoon rain in Tucson you are truly missing out on life!
What am I missing? Some lightning, mild winds, rainfall that floods the streets with raging torrents of filthy water? No thanks.

If you want real thunderstorms, head to TX, OK, KS, etc. Tucson's monsoons are childsplay. Dirty, dusty, weak childsplay.
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Old 07-04-2008, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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What am I missing? Some lightning, mild winds, rainfall that floods the streets with raging torrents of filthy water? No thanks.

If you want real thunderstorms, head to TX, OK, KS, etc. Tucson's monsoons are childsplay. Dirty, dusty, weak childsplay.
It's the desert fragrance that fills the air right after it rains. Sorry, you're not going to get smells quite like that in the Great Plains states (I could care less how much lightning and hail and tornadoes they get). And the incredible colors in the sky. And the way the mountains look when wet. My point is that Tucson experiences this season much more intensely than Phoenix. Phoenix will often get very humid and windy, with a lot of dust blowing around, but no rain and no cooling effect. Maybe you need to book a flight to TUS next month and experience what I'm talking about???
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Old 07-04-2008, 11:52 AM
 
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this should of been a pole, because pheonix is outvoted 20 to none!

hate both cities with a passion, because i cant stand the heat, but i still go with Tucson because it starts with a T... Ha!

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Old 07-04-2008, 10:51 PM
 
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Ehh...I'd pick Phoenix. There's significantly more to do and the neighborhoods are nicer (Scottsdale, etc.).

Phoenix is slightly hotter, but I don't think it matters too much. Once you get over 105, it all feels the same - hot.
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Old 07-05-2008, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Orange, California
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Definitely Tucson. Better outdoor recreation opportunities and a smaller city with a more laid back vibe. Plus, Tucson has a quicker escape to cool weather in the summer -- a drive to the top of Mt. Lemmon will take under an hour and the temperature a the top is usually a good 30-40 degrees cooler than the valley floor.
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro (Scottsdale), AZ
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I don't know if this counts, but Phoenix metro? Phoenix has some great things, but I prefer the suburbs, most of which are huge cities just by themselves. Phoenix is nice, but Tempe, Scottsdale, and Mesa have some exceptional parts that make them unique and fun. Tucson just isn't what I want right now, besides my job is now in Phoenix. Now if you want really, REALLY nice, check out Paradise Valley! Of course, the rich of the rich call that place home, so of course it is.
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Old 07-05-2008, 08:03 PM
 
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^Exactly. If I were to live in AZ, it would definitely be Scottsdale or Tempe.
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Old 07-06-2008, 02:12 PM
 
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Lets see... do you take the Hellspawn, never-ending, blast furnace heat in PHX, coupled with a few decent burbs and a bunch of crappy ones, with more amenties than Tucson? Or do you take shady old Tucson, which is a bit cooler and less white-collar, that has less to do and isnt very appealing in most areas.

Hmmm. Tough call.


My answer? Shoot me in the face with a bazooka. lol

I could handle a place like North Scottsdale or Carefree, maybe even a little Fountain Hills or Cave Creek thrown in, thats about it. I also wouldnt mind Jerome or Winslow, but definitely NOT Phoenix OR Tucson... gag me with a spoon.
Funny!
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