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Old 08-07-2011, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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I was born and raised in N. CA (Vallejo) and retired in '93 and came to AZ.
I don't like the valley, but that's just because we don't like the heat in the summer. We also don't care much for big cities in general.
When I was younger heat was OK but the older I get the less I like it. We have lived all over AZ pretty much and our kids live there still. They do want out but that's where the jobs are right now. My daughter moved up to Prescott with us. Cooler here by far.
I just could not cope with 100 at 9 AM in the morning in the Phoenix valley.
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:54 AM
 
Location: Two years in Raleigh, NC
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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Anybody from the Bay area (Northern Ca) living in the Phoenix area? How do you like it? Any regrets about moving to Az? I just became eligible to transfer to Az for work. I'm ready for a change, I've been to the West Valley 5 times now and like what I see.
We lived in N. CA for 15 years and could not wait to get out. Do not miss the taxes, or the rain and snow. Summers here were hard at first, but we experienced just as hot in Chico/Paradise from time to time and when the farmers flooded the rice fields and it hit 122, I about died on the spot. I do miss trips to Monterey, to Napa and driving up and down the 49. It is a beautiful spot, but you will find plenty to do here if you seek it.
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:19 AM
 
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I moved here from the Oakland/Berkeley border--Alcatraz Ave., in 1995. I missed the non-franchise restaurants and lots of nice people. I had a 225 per month studio behind the Whole Foods, which would now run 900.....I like the mortgage free house in Central Phoenix better...the streets are safer.
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:09 AM
 
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I lived in the Bay Area for many years. Never thought I'd be done with it, but I am. I love this area, and yes the summers are a bit hard sometimes (adjust your lifestyle!) but it beats the Oregon gloom for 8-9 or even 10 months a year. I've been here a year. Lots to see and do, don't let anybody fool you. The desert is magic. Buy a subscription to Arizona Highways, join some outing groups and go for it!
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Interesting question, Mike.

Way back in 1997, I relocated to Arizona (sorry, Tucson not Phoenix) from Walnut Creek and prior to that Alameda and North Marin.

My only complaint is that I did not do it sooner.
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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C'mon down to Cochise County, Bisbee is Haight Ashbury East. It's in the low eighties and cloudy today. Moderator cut: trolling

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