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Old 03-16-2021, 01:50 PM
 
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We are looking to invest in some Arizona property. We are from the Midwest. The kingman area seems to have cheap per acreage costs? Is there high crime rate? Is this not a good investment are?
Also looking at land in the Wickenburg area. Is the land in the Aurora Hills area hard to drill wells and place septic?
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Old 03-17-2021, 07:24 AM
 
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It's always best to come out and get the lay of the land. When I think of Kingman I think truck stops, trailer parks, meth labs and biker gangs. Seems to be your typical windswept roadside oasis along a major east/west freeway corridor.
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Old 03-18-2021, 03:18 PM
 
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What makes Arizona so special? Invest in New Mexico they are pretty much identical states almost.
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Old 03-18-2021, 06:51 PM
 
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Kingman is nice, old Kingman is just relaxed. Yes, interstate and the transcon ofcourse. Wickenburg is real nice.
Come on out.
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Old 03-29-2021, 02:43 PM
 
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Houses are selling like hotcakes. If you're looking for a deal, better move quickly.
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Old 03-30-2021, 12:36 PM
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Location: northwest valley, az
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What makes Arizona so special? Invest in New Mexico they are pretty much identical states almost.
laughable comparison; what does NM have that compares to Phoenix Metro?
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Old 03-30-2021, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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NM grows on you. Similar Apache history, deep, deep in the past Coronado explorer history. Wide open, quiet spots everywhere. Too much goodness to hate on NM. I absolutely love New Mexico.

I grew up near Seattle, love my Seahawks, but love where I am now actually more than War-shing-ton.
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Old 03-30-2021, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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NM grows on you. Similar Apache history, deep, deep in the past Coronado explorer history. Wide open, quiet spots everywhere. Too much goodness to hate on NM. I absolutely love New Mexico.

I grew up near Seattle, love my Seahawks, but love where I am now actually more than War-shing-ton.
Before we moved we looked into Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. Although I like Arizona the best. New Mexico's landscape IS pretty nice. We took the train (Southwest Chief) through it 6 times and drove through the state when we moved to Arizona. Raton, Wagon Mound, Bernal, Ribera, Glorieta, Lamy, Santa Fe, The Sandia Mountains, Gallup, etc. although there is a lot of crime in Albuquerque and we saw a lot of poverty especially in Las Vegas. I think that gives the state an undeserved bad rap? On the train you see the good the bad and the ugly. But like every where else there's good parts and bad parts. Driving out once we got past Tucumcari it was a pretty nice ride.
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Old 03-30-2021, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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What makes Arizona so special? Invest in New Mexico they are pretty much identical states almost.
There's a lot to like about both state's and there are parts that are identical, almost but not quite. We could have lived in both and did a lot of research on both state's before moving along with several trips out here all by rail. New Mexico seems to have a lot more poverty at least that was our impression. Arizona has more to offer as far as the landscape goes. We have the Grand Canyon, the Sonoran Desert and it's giant Saquaro's, the Mojave Desert, the Painted Desert, the Red Rocks of Sedona, Lake Powell, the Apache Trail and Superstition Mountains, the Mogollon Rim, Monument Valley, Colorado River corridor Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam. There's no place like it and now that we've lived here there's no place where we'd rather be.
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Old 03-30-2021, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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The White Sands of overflowing gypsum is a cool novelty. There is a gem of a large forest in Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear, playland and stressful shootout territory of Billy the Kid.

Lincoln is an interesting town of old, again involving Billy the Kid and a shootout to get out of jail there that actually worked. Time caught up to Billy, eventually, though.

Ruidoso is a Texan's playground, with the horseracing grounds and casinos and entertainment. Great hiking over here in several locations surrounding Alamogordo.

Geronimo's home territory was the Mescalero tribe, who own the Inn of the Mountain Gods and Apache Ski Resort. Both states are great.

As far as gorgeous territory and land goes, Arizona wins out, to me. Both states have gobs of history to discuss and I've lived in both. Frankly I'm happy as a clam living in either state. We're settling in Alamo and life is quite good - do your homework and study both states and go where you're happy.

Real estate prices rising in Phoenix and Tucson, be aware of that.
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