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Old 01-18-2008, 11:51 PM
 
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Wink Can anybody list?...

five reasons to or not to move to Phoenix? Please be factual and don't bash & don't act like Phoenix is perfect.
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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People can't be "factual" because all of it is simply personal opinion, perspective and preference. So why not read through the hundreds of threads and come to your own conclusion?
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Old 01-19-2008, 08:31 AM
 
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don't move here!! there are to many things to do and see. i keep finding something new to do every weekend.
and the weather stinks, 60`s in January. just crazy

i use to live in Michigan.


there are going to be pros and cons from anywhere, do you home work make sure its right for you
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Old 01-19-2008, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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People can't be "factual" because all of it is simply personal opinion, perspective and preference. So why not read through the hundreds of threads and come to your own conclusion?
Good answer, Ponderosa

Kinda tough to be "factual" while stating a personal opinion. Although I do not live in Phoenix, I rejected the opportunity because I prefer the smaller town (read: cowtown) atmosphere and less severe weather of Tucson. Definitely not for everyone but, once again, personal opinion.
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:17 PM
 
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five reasons to or not to move to Phoenix? Please be factual and don't bash & don't act like Phoenix is perfect.
Let me ask you this:

How old are you?

What are your favorite foods and activities?

What sort of cash are you talking about spending? For example, if you are a student, 23 years old and male, I'd say move to Tempe and explain why. If you are a well to do male or female, with a lot of disposable cash, I'd say go for it. If you do not have much cash AND you have no other family around here and you are close to your family, I'd say don't do it. It all depends. Please elaborate.
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Away
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Default I can help...somewhat.

for the OP, I'll give you reasons why I want to move to Phoenix, and maybe that will help you.

1. I live in Florida, and I wanted someplace sunny, but not as muggy has Florida.
2. I want to see mountains, and different terrain.
3. I work in IT, and when I look at jobs I see plenty of IT related jobs in Phoenix (also in Ca, but too expensive and earthquakes)
4. I like the West coast in general, and thats close enough without being in CA.
5. I should have some cash from the sale of my house, and savings (knock on wood)
6. Oh...the wife definitely won't hang out in the cold, so this number goes with number 1.
7. Something inside makes me want to go, I just started talking about AZ out of the blue one day (really).
8. Sometimes it's nice to step out and take a chance, I've never lived anywhere else, and I'm going to take that leap of faith.

Well, those were not in any particular order, but those are my reasons. Oh, one last thing. My wife and I are still fairly young (low 30's), but we don't really need much: Fast internet connection, book store, grocery store, book store, book store, gym, and a nice area to live.

Heck, just about any city has what we need, and Phoenix and the surrounding areas have that and more, so thats about it.

Good luck with your decision.
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Red Rock, Arizona
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Good Reasons:

Hot weather
Wide open spaces
Low unemployment
Beautiful scenery, mountains, unusual flora and fauna
All the major sports

Bad Reasons:

Hot weather
Crowded roads
Low wages
An unforgiving desert if you ever get lost, thorns and fangs
Arizona Cardinals
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Old 01-19-2008, 05:02 PM
 
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Factuality can be used in a personal opinion- don't exadurate the truth.
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Old 01-19-2008, 05:13 PM
 
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Reasons to Move to Phoenix:

1.) Winter weather - best time of the year there
2.) Relatively cheap housing and getting cheaper
3.) High amount of job growth although this may be changing (see below)
4.) Fairly convenient access to some of the best outdoor activities in the country (Grand Canyon, Sedona, California coast, etc)


Reasons Not to Move to Phoenix:

1.) Summer weather
2.) Most of the housing in the area is pretty bland; lack of architectural diversity
3.) Sprawl and lack of any sense of urbanity; no walkable neighborhoods; poor public transport
4.) Economy is heavily dependent on the real estate industry which is obviously in serious trouble
5.) Public education in the area is poor
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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My wife and I are still fairly young (low 30's), but we don't really need much: Fast internet connection, book store, grocery store, book store, book store, gym, and a nice area to live.

Heck, just about any city has what we need, and Phoenix and the surrounding areas have that and more, so thats about it.
Man, I don't think I've ever seen anybody like you! You're lucky! Why aren't all of us as easy to please?!

If you can telecommute, you can live in some really cheap place. If you have the Internet connection, you can get all the books your little heart desires!
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