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Old 01-21-2009, 07:30 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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I would say its quiet but its not crime free, I seen more crime in 2 years in Farmington than I have in 4 years here in Albuquerque.

[SIZE=4]KOB.com - FBI: Farmington ranks among top violent cities[/SIZE]

there's a link for ya, I know some people will say its not right and the numbers are screwed and all that but the FBI reported it. Its for 2007 and even though the stats may look bad for a city dosent mean its some hell hole, you may never even feel in danger or be a victim of a crime. Its not always as bad as it sounds.
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Sunny Arizona
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Yes true. But several people have mentioned to me that when they are in public in Santa Fe or Albuquerque, especially in their car, they make a point not to look at other people due to fear of "provoking" some response.

If that's true, why live someplace where you are afraid to look at other people?

Well, actually I was referring to NY lol. But I'll be moving to Farmington soon...I'll let you know. Can't be worse than North Las Vegas NV..that place is an armpit.
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque NM
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Are you speaking from personal experience? I have never witnessed or been subject to this kind of behavior. If this were true, seems like the newspapers would be full of stories about this activity.
It seems simple to me, don't go around flipping off people, and they won't follow you till you get of your car. Most driving infractions(wether they are justified or not) simply aren't worth the unknown outcome of a confrontation. The other idiot may have a knife or gun, abd hey it just isn't worth the time and wasted energy.
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Santa Fe, NM
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You're absolutely right about that.

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Well, actually I was referring to NY lol. But I'll be moving to Farmington soon...I'll let you know. Can't be worse than North Las Vegas NV..that place is an armpit.
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Old 02-01-2009, 06:51 AM
 
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Default Job in Farmington

Hi Everyone,

My wife, 3 year old son and I have to relocate from washington DC, I have been offered a Job in Farmington, I have thoroughly read the posts on Farmington and I dont think it would be a good place for us to live, but I have also picked up that 3 other places from this site that sound good, Taos, Durango and Las cruces, How far a commute would it be from any of the three to Farmington, I appreciate any help, we will be renting to start off with.

Thanks
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:27 AM
 
Location: San Juan County, New Mexico
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I'm curious about what would make someone think Farmington is worse than DC.

You could commute from Durango to Farmington, many do. It's a hour or so, except in the winter when the roads are snowpacked. Taos and Las Cruces are out of the question, as they are about a 4 hour and 6 hour drive, respectively.

If you're going to be living in Durango you'd better be taking a job as a brain surgeon. It's a very, very expensive little place to live. The outlying areas are a bit better, but still not cheap. You might consider Aztec and areas between there and Durango. It's rural, but not isolated.
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:15 PM
 
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thank you, for the info, I dont think DC is better than Farmington, I just know DC better and know there are a lot of things to do, it is also surrounded by metropolitan cities of Maryland and Virginia, if you read some of the posts I have read about Farmington, you would probably have the same questions I do. I am sure Farmington is fine just want some insight from all of you out there that know, like acess to gyms, sports clubs, shopping mainly family activites for a young family. I looked online and saw that Durango was 50.55 miles away. I am not a brain surgeon, but the income will be just fine
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:22 PM
_yb
 
Location: Central New Mexico
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Have you looked at a map? Taos and Cruces to commute to Farmington.
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:01 PM
 
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clearly not, _yb.

funny, i'm from farmington but now live in DC - i'd take farmington [and surrounding area] any day.
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:18 PM
_yb
 
Location: Central New Mexico
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I lived in Farmington for a few years when I was a kid and I always thought it was a nice place. We lived on the north end. We always had plenty to do as kids. Baseball, YAFL and boys club basketball. I lived really close to the Animas and that took up alot of my time also.
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