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View Poll Results: Phoenix or Inland Empire?
Phoenix 9 40.91%
Inland Empire 13 59.09%
Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-24-2008, 12:53 PM
 
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Which is better for singles, such as people under 30? Diversity? Quality of life.
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Old 10-24-2008, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Phoenix-- but I sure as heck wouldn't pick Avondale for singles in their 20s. I would live in Scottsdale or Tempe.
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Phoenix
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Smile You better read this article about Phoenix

I would go with the inland empire. Read this.

This the real Phoenix
Phoenix is well compared as a larger version of Fresno or maybe even a little tinge of El Paso you know a big dry dusty flavorless giant suburb of tile rooftops with rocks and dirt. A stucco and concrete jungle. A large portion of it run down and riddled with illegals. A cultureless expanse of transplants with no sense of community. A sprawling generic cookie cutter village of endless redundance. All you see is the same shopping center and master planned community over and over again. Its a colorless empty ghost town with very little to do at all. It's a work and go home type of place that is monotonous and grinding. It's a lifeless pointless meaningless nowhere land. This place was better off being left as a cotton field. They had no business breaking the ground in order to put up their featureless architectually void dull drab developements sprawling for ridiculous distances in all directions. Phoenix is Bedroom Community dependant and freeway lacking. It reeks of John F. Longs slums.It is landlocked by Indian reservations. It is one big giant FOR SALE SIGN! wich is really an SOS flag for all the homes sinking into foreclosure and cluttering the landscape with abandoned houses over ran with weeds and broken windows. Can't you see that to most people Phoenix is just a stepping stone for transplants who hold their real loyalty to their hometown. Why do you think that theres no sense of community here.
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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The above can be applicable to the Inland Empire as well. It is the newest area of Southern California and is full of transplants from Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties who could no longer afford to live there and moved inland for a bigger stucco house on a bigger lot. In many ways the Inland Empire is similar to Phoenix in its lack of culture. The only positives are cheaper land than LA/OC/SD (although Phoenix is even cheaper), close to the ski resorts in the mountains, hiking, and closer for the weekend trip to Las Vegas. Otherwise, I don't see many positives for the Inland Empire over Phoenix other than it is close to Los Angeles.
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Old 10-25-2008, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I would go with the inland empire. Read this.

This the real Phoenix
Phoenix is well compared as a larger version of Fresno or maybe even a little tinge of El Paso you know a big dry dusty flavorless giant suburb of tile rooftops with rocks and dirt. A stucco and concrete jungle. A large portion of it run down and riddled with illegals. A cultureless expanse of transplants with no sense of community. A sprawling generic cookie cutter village of endless redundance. All you see is the same shopping center and master planned community over and over again. Its a colorless empty ghost town with very little to do at all. It's a work and go home type of place that is monotonous and grinding. It's a lifeless pointless meaningless nowhere land. This place was better off being left as a cotton field. They had no business breaking the ground in order to put up their featureless architectually void dull drab developements sprawling for ridiculous distances in all directions. Phoenix is Bedroom Community dependant and freeway lacking. It reeks of John F. Longs slums.It is landlocked by Indian reservations. It is one big giant FOR SALE SIGN! wich is really an SOS flag for all the homes sinking into foreclosure and cluttering the landscape with abandoned houses over ran with weeds and broken windows. Can't you see that to most people Phoenix is just a stepping stone for transplants who hold their real loyalty to their hometown. Why do you think that theres no sense of community here.
It appears you have never been to Phoenix. You like to overgeneralize, don't you?

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Old 10-25-2008, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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I would go with the Inland Empire.
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Old 10-27-2008, 12:41 PM
 
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Phoenix-- but I sure as heck wouldn't pick Avondale for singles in their 20s. I would live in Scottsdale or Tempe.

How far is avondale from tempe? And why did you pick Phoenix?
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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How far is avondale from tempe? And why did you pick Phoenix?
#1- Look it up on mapquest. About a 30-45 minute drive, depending on traffic. #2- Better to live in a core part (not Avondale-- I wouldn't even consider anything in the west valley-- only either northeast central Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Tempe) of a smaller but more manageable major metro area and have access to the best it has to offer than in a far flung outreach of a disasterously huge city, technically part of greater LA but way too far away from major employment, recreational, and cultural centers to be of any use.
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:18 PM
 
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I see. So if avondale was only option... you would pick the IE?

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#1- Look it up on mapquest. About a 30-45 minute drive, depending on traffic. #2- Better to live in a core part (not Avondale-- I wouldn't even consider anything in the west valley-- only either northeast central Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Tempe) of a smaller but more manageable major metro area and have access to the best it has to offer than in a far flung outreach of a disasterously huge city, technically part of greater LA but way too far away from major employment, recreational, and cultural centers to be of any use.
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