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Old 06-14-2007, 01:43 PM
 
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That's the description that has eluded me for years, ever since the first time I saw Phoenix; but you hit the nail on the head. Vegas is not an ugly city anymore as it was in the 60's and 70's. But Phoenix seems double ugly to me. And the weather really sucks.
I grew up there and watched Phoenix become extremely congested, dirty, seems hotter now, more drippy droolies that you can shake a stick at and the brown cloud is huge.

There is nothing appealing about Phoenix other than job opportunity. Housing used to be reasonible.

The more I think about, Phoenix is more like the area between one's buttocks. Another 10 years Phoenix might jsut become the colon of the Southwest.
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Old 06-14-2007, 02:09 PM
 
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I grew up there and watched Phoenix become extremely congested, dirty, seems hotter now, more drippy droolies that you can shake a stick at and the brown cloud is huge.

There is nothing appealing about Phoenix other than job opportunity. Housing used to be reasonible.

The more I think about, Phoenix is more like the area between one's buttocks. Another 10 years Phoenix might jsut become the colon of the Southwest.
What's a drippy drooly?

I've lived in both and agree with most of what has been said. I prefer living in Vegas mostly since it is smaller with less competition in professional fields. I must admit I had a great time on a recent visit to the "Valley of the Sun". Stayed at Wild Horse Resort behind South Mountain. (Very Nice!) Also had fun hanging out at Four Peaks Brewery in Tempe. Unfortunatly, Vegas doesn't have restaurant/bars like that.
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Old 06-14-2007, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Also had fun hanging out at Four Peaks Brewery in Tempe. Unfortunatly, Vegas doesn't have restaurant/bars like that.
I was under the impression that we have several places like that.
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:30 PM
 
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I lived in Vegas for 9 years and want to move back. The pay here in Phoenix is lower. People tell me the cost of living is cheaper but I don't see it. Food is high, it takes a long time to drive everywhere and jobs are scarce.
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Old 08-23-2008, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Theres Alot Of Porno Mags To Read Intellect Vegas Is The Worst In The Country Trust Me But Casinos ,strip Clubs, Night Clubs And Hookers Its The Best Were Else Does A 19 Year Old Beautiful Girl Hang All Over A 55 Year Old Fat Bald Guy. Thats The Attraction Anywere Else He'd Be Dreaming About That Here Its Reality. Thats Vegas.
You might be right, but that might pertain to the Tourists. Most locals live a normal life just like any city. Maybe the local population isn't as educated as some cities, but some are smart enough to make good money doing blue collar type work.
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:54 AM
 
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The suburbs of Vegas??? I live in Centennial hills--on 1/12th of an acre lot, its ridiculous...Vegas has had NO city planning during the boom of 2002-2007.. It was complete free for all for developers, now all we are left with is a wasteland of deserted foreclosed tract homes (probably a similar story in Phoenix, but at least it appears that they have had stricter planning regulations.) I am moving to Phoenix for pharmacy school--I can't wait to try it out, maybe Ill like it.....
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:16 AM
 
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did you buy in the boom?
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I grew up there and watched Phoenix become extremely congested, dirty, seems hotter now, more drippy droolies that you can shake a stick at and the brown cloud is huge.

There is nothing appealing about Phoenix other than job opportunity. Housing used to be reasonible.

The more I think about, Phoenix is more like the area between one's buttocks. Another 10 years Phoenix might jsut become the colon of the Southwest.
Joker!
I knew I recognized that drippy droolie term, and I looked and saw it was you... Ah, old times...
Anyway, I did not know you grew up in Phoenix.
I spent about five months there once and hated every minute of it. Well, the minutes I was sober that is, the gin was flowing pretty good in the early 80s.
I would never go back there again to live and even visiting there is an iffy proposition.
Pam
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:35 AM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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The suburbs of Vegas??? I live in Centennial hills--on 1/12th of an acre lot, its ridiculous...Vegas has had NO city planning during the boom of 2002-2007.. It was complete free for all for developers, now all we are left with is a wasteland of deserted foreclosed tract homes (probably a similar story in Phoenix, but at least it appears that they have had stricter planning regulations.) I am moving to Phoenix for pharmacy school--I can't wait to try it out, maybe Ill like it.....

Actually, as you are about to find out, it has almost identical tracts as the Phoenix suburbs. Except in Phoenix they are further out and have a worse commute.

Pam - Joker still hangs at the RJ...have not seen him over here in a while . Now TJones I believe.
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:36 AM
 
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Both cities are so similar that you can't even tell the difference!
Similarites
Both are in the southwest
Both are desert cities
Both have VERY similar secenery in the suburbs
Both cities are relitivaly new (almost all the homes in both cities are less than 10 years old)
Both cities were booming before this economy, and will boom again when the ecomony gets better


Here's the thing about Vegas and Phoneix, both cities are so new that there is NO history in either city and both lack culture. Everything in both cities is less than 60 years old. Some people may hate it, some people dont mind it. Also there is no real sense of community in either city. Residents of vegas and phoneix are not really what you call "social creatures". With that being said both cities are awesome, they're your typical "southwestern desert" cities

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