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Old 04-28-2007, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Willamette Valley
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My husband is a teacher and we are considering possibly moving there. We love the mountains, rivers and higher elevation and we don't mind a more rural setting.

Can anyone tell me what it's like to live in this area? Weather? Shopping? Medical care? Working as a teacher? Thanks!
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Old 04-29-2007, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Montana
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Hi honeyb . . .'s - Sorry, it looks like we don't have anyone on the boards from the Eagar/Springerville area. We visit there several times a year, and I love the area, but I grew up in a rural farming/ranching community. I would personally love to live there - it's one of the few places in AZ where I feel like I'm really getting away from the maddening crowds. I just don't know what we'd do for jobs there.

It sounds like you've got good possibilities for jobs, there, which I'm sure is usually one of the big drawbacks to moving there. Shopping - I think you'd be okay as long as you didn't want tons of variety. Show Low isn't too far away, and it's getting more and more places all the time. And of course, for a weekend you could go to Albuquerque or Phoenix.

Weather is probably very similar to Flagstaff. It is definitely cool there at night, since the elevation is about 7000 ft. I don't think they usually get a ton of snow, but I have heard that it gets fairly windy there, as does Flag.

Sorry I'm not much help. I thought perhaps there was somebody on the boards from Show Low. If so, maybe they'll be able to answer your questions.
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Old 04-30-2007, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Willamette Valley
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Thank you for your reply I figured there probably wouldn't be too many people on the board who lived there since it's so small! We currently live in Oregon and we're so used to mountains and rivers. I know it's much drier in Arizona...even in this part of the country where there are trees and mountains.

I think it could be a good fit for us. If my husband is offered a job there, we'd probably come visit. Thanks again for responding!
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Old 04-30-2007, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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There's really no trees or mountains in Springerville - juniper and pinon are scattered around. It is NEAR big trees and mountains, but the towns themselves are on the leeward side of the moisture path and don't have a lot of anything that has not been planted. I don't care for the look - kind of prairie, but it's always personal taste. These two towns are historic Mormon farming settlements and remain true to their roots to this day.

There is excellent outdoor recreation in the White Mountains which are just south of the area.
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Old 05-01-2007, 04:05 PM
 
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I am new to the Springerville/Eagar area myself, I have only been here for about a week so far. The company that I work for is doing work at the generating plant near here. From what I have seen of the area so far I have been really impressed. People here are friendly and the pace of the community is slow. Round Valley has some beautiful hiking trails and natural scenery. I haven't had any problems finding everything I have looked for at the local stores.During the day the weather runs warm to hot but you really do need a warm jacket in the late evening. There is a good variety of restaurants. All in all, I would say that Round Valley would be an excellent place to live and raise a family. I told my wife on the phone the other night that when I come back from my days off I want her and my grandson to come with me so that they can enjoy Springerville/Eagar also.
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Old 05-04-2007, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Willamette Valley
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Thank you for your insight! My husband will be flying out there shortly to have a look around and learn more about the job. We really want to find a good place to raise our family. I love going on walks with our kids every morning, so I'm hoping there are some nearby trails to try out. Thanks!
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Old 05-23-2007, 07:42 AM
 
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I bought a lot in Vernon, about 20 miles east of Show Low and west of Springerville/Eagar. I'd love to live there year-round and work in Show Low or Pinetop/Lakeside. I met a few teachers at the bar in Pinetop/Lakeside (The Lions Den) and they loved it there. Pay wasn't great though. I can walk into the national forest from my place and hike all the way to Greer if I wanted to without leaving the forest. I don't think my wife would like it there though...Show Low is a little to small for her.

They have a Home Depot and all the stuff I need, but we'll probably end up living in Prescott with me having a cabin on the Vernon property. I'm a life-long Detroiter or Metro Detroiter and can't wait to get out of here.....

I'm glad I bought the lot now because I think the area south of 60 between Springerville and Show Low is going to take off as the baby boomers start retiring and want to live somewhere other than Phoenix when they retire to AZ. There's a lot of land speculation going on in the area, but I couldn't sit around and not buy, hoping for prices to go down since I liked the area so much.
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Boulder City, NV
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To honeybharris: how do you like Springerville/Eagar? Moving end of August, really excited to get the heck out of Las Vegas area. Been here year and half moved from Minnesota. So the snow I'm used to and cold, MN winters were horrible, I think I can handle AZ! Are there good stores to shop? The new Hospital is opening up soon and my husband will be working for Omni Flight, he is a AP Tech. So I might go apply myself there, any good job opp. there?
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ
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Since this thread is over three years old, I answered some of your post in the other thread you kind of asked similar questions in here:

//www.city-data.com/forum/15354984-post15.html
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