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Old 10-28-2015, 10:39 AM
 
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Moving from Westchester County NY to Arizona it was tears of joy.
It sounds like you made the right choice. To each his own I guess.
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Old 10-28-2015, 12:28 PM
 
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It sounds like you made the right choice. To each his own I guess.
Indeed! My mother came out to visit and remarked she could never live here. However both my wife and I love it. As soon as we both lost our jobs and became self employed we had the option to live wherever we choose. My wife was reluctant at first but knew that I always had a desire to live in the southwest. One trip was all it took and she was hooked. We did make several trips though. The mountains, the deserts, the open skies, there's nothing like it. Just going out hiking into the Sonoran Desert with it's strange and mysterious landscape is always an exciting adventure. It's our favorite place in Arizona although there are many. The fact that it was compatible with our political beliefs was also a major factor. Not to mention the cost of living.

I have relatives in Colorado, California and Washington State all former New Yorker's who left for the same reasons as we did. My parents would go out to visit them and upon returning always remarked that you could indeed achieve a better quality of life out of New York except that is for California. One of my cousin's is stationed in San Diego. I doubt he'll stay there when he gets out. There are many disaffected Californian's who now live in Arizona. Not too many from New York though or the east coast for that matter. My sister is headed for Florida a popular destination for New Yorker's along with the Carolina's. It's a great big wonderful country there is a place for just about everybody.
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