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Old 06-13-2017, 12:47 PM
 
Location: AriZona
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honestly, it's probably just age. I think that's why there are so many snowbirds who pack up and leave before it hits 90. Then they come back when their other house goes into the 50s.
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Old 02-16-2018, 08:14 PM
 
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I lived there for 15 years. The first couple years weren't too bad. I got used to it. But, as time went by, it was worse and worse for me. Being retired (and old), I think the heat affects you more than younger people. And by the time it was Oct. and still hot, I was mad at everyone (especially the weatherman). Had no choice but to move to save my sanity. Moved to Prescott. So nice to sleep with the windows open now.

You are not alone !!!
My wife & I are thinking of moving to Arizona probably in about a year. We were living in Lake George, NY (Adirondack Mtns.) til we moved to Granbury, TX. 3 years ago. We're starting to get tired of the tornado season here.We visited our kids & grandkids in Payson for Christmas and took a day trip to Prescott and we just loved it. A little nerve racking. We miss not having seasons so we were considering Payson until we saw Prescott. How is it living in Prescott? From poking around online it seems that you have everything there and don't have to travel for grocery shopping or good restaurants. Our major concern is having access to good healthcare specifically a great Retina specialist. My wife has Macular Degeneration. If we have to travel Phoenix once a month or every 2 months that wouldn't be a problem. Cost of living is another consideration. Thank you for your anticipated insight.
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Old 02-18-2018, 06:31 PM
 
Location: High Desert of California
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My wife & I are thinking of moving to Arizona probably in about a year. We were living in Lake George, NY (Adirondack Mtns.) til we moved to Granbury, TX. 3 years ago. We're starting to get tired of the tornado season here.We visited our kids & grandkids in Payson for Christmas and took a day trip to Prescott and we just loved it. A little nerve racking. We miss not having seasons so we were considering Payson until we saw Prescott. How is it living in Prescott? From poking around online it seems that you have everything there and don't have to travel for grocery shopping or good restaurants. Our major concern is having access to good healthcare specifically a great Retina specialist. My wife has Macular Degeneration. If we have to travel Phoenix once a month or every 2 months that wouldn't be a problem. Cost of living is another consideration. Thank you for your anticipated insight.

We did a lot of research and had planned to move to Prescott. We chose not move as access to healthcare is poor. I have both RA and Adult Chronic Idiopathic Neutropenia (ACIN) and would need to see a rheumatologist and hematologist. Both are scarce.

Also, Prescott has become "Californiaized" and if I wanted to live in California I would not be thinking about moving to Arizona. So has Sedona/Oak Creek in case you are interested. I almost cried when I saw Sedona as I remember what it was like back in the 1960s to early 70s.

As to Payson: I suspect the same goes for healthcare. I have not thoroughly investigated Payson as a possible place to move to. The one good thing about Payson is you can access the Beeline Highway, if I remember right, and the drive should be reasonably good.

Hope this helps.
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:52 PM
 
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Just gonna throw this out there...probably not in your case but...

one summer, I just couldn't take the heat at all. I had a heart issue. Please get a cardio work up just in case.
Thank you for the advice. Doctor said I am in good health.
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:03 PM
 
Location: High Desert of California
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Thank you for the advice. Doctor said I am in good health.
Phoenix heat is awesome and not always in a good way. I was born near Phoenix, lived about 15 years in Phoenix, before moving to California where the jobs were. Miss living in Arizona almost daily. I don't know if we can hack the Phoenix heat so our plan is to find a furnished rental and spend a couple months during the hot months. Rent should be cheap as the Snowbirds should have flown north.

Where I live now we have warm days (in August it can reach 118 degrees) with cool nights. Even in August the evening temps will be in the 70s. I really like that. Phoenix doesn't cool off at night :-( Today, we are freezing are petooties off as it was about 70 degrees two days ago. Today it was down in the mid-40s. There is a slight chance of snow Friday night. I'll believe when I see it as it's late in the year for snow. I have seen snow in May and in early November. Those are rare occurrences.
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Old 02-22-2018, 07:53 PM
 
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Phoenix heat is awesome and not always in a good way. I was born near Phoenix, lived about 15 years in Phoenix, before moving to California where the jobs were. Miss living in Arizona almost daily. I don't know if we can hack the Phoenix heat so our plan is to find a furnished rental and spend a couple months during the hot months. Rent should be cheap as the Snowbirds should have flown north.

Where I live now we have warm days (in August it can reach 118 degrees) with cool nights. Even in August the evening temps will be in the 70s. I really like that. Phoenix doesn't cool off at night :-( Today, we are freezing are petooties off as it was about 70 degrees two days ago. Today it was down in the mid-40s. There is a slight chance of snow Friday night. I'll believe when I see it as it's late in the year for snow. I have seen snow in May and in early November. Those are rare occurrences.
If it gets to 118 where you live I have no idea why you'd be concerned about hacking it in Phoenix. I'm sure you'd do just fine but never a bad idea to rent and see how it goes.

Long term rentals in retirement areas may be cheaper in the summer months but in general the desirable locations for work age people don't really fluctuate all that much from summer to winter. I'm sure you can find some options on homeaway or airbnb for a few days or weeks though.
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Old 02-22-2018, 09:57 PM
 
Location: High Desert of California
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If it gets to 118 where you live I have no idea why you'd be concerned about hacking it in Phoenix. I'm sure you'd do just fine but never a bad idea to rent and see how it goes.

Long term rentals in retirement areas may be cheaper in the summer months but in general the desirable locations for work age people don't really fluctuate all that much from summer to winter. I'm sure you can find some options on homeaway or airbnb for a few days or weeks though.
It is a very DRY heat here. I'm always slathering on Aquahor as it's so dry here. Phoenix has far more humidity. Thanks for the tips about homeaway and airbnb. We will probably do something like that as we won't have to worry about moving furniture, etc.
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Old 02-22-2018, 10:41 PM
 
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My wife & I are thinking of moving to Arizona probably in about a year. We were living in Lake George, NY (Adirondack Mtns.) til we moved to Granbury, TX. 3 years ago. We're starting to get tired of the tornado season here.We visited our kids & grandkids in Payson for Christmas and took a day trip to Prescott and we just loved it. A little nerve racking. We miss not having seasons so we were considering Payson until we saw Prescott. How is it living in Prescott? From poking around online it seems that you have everything there and don't have to travel for grocery shopping or good restaurants. Our major concern is having access to good healthcare specifically a great Retina specialist. My wife has Macular Degeneration. If we have to travel Phoenix once a month or every 2 months that wouldn't be a problem. Cost of living is another consideration. Thank you for your anticipated insight.
You should probably post some of your medical care questions on the Prescott board, their was a recent thread that included a recommendation on an Opthamologist in Prescott. It is only 2 hours to Phoenix/Scottsdale if you need specialists annually or semi-annually that are not available in Prescott.
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Old 02-23-2018, 10:06 AM
 
Location: High Desert of California
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You should probably post some of your medical care questions on the Prescott board, their was a recent thread that included a recommendation on an Opthamologist in Prescott. It is only 2 hours to Phoenix/Scottsdale if you need specialists annually or semi-annually that are not available in Prescott.
The question is do you want to drive 2 hours to see the specialist? We've been driving for 30+ years to see specialists. It gets tiresome when you have to drive 2 hours one-way to see the doctor. I am not sure why Prescott is sorely lacking in medical care but the care is lacking. From what I understand from the Prescott posters it's difficult to find a family doctor if you are on Medicare.

Go ask the folks on the Prescott board as suggested.
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