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Old 04-16-2021, 08:15 PM
 
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Today is my last day out of 4 here. It’s just too fast paced for me for me here. Getting from here to there was a chore. I10 driving makes me nervous, there are just too many reckless tailgaters and speeding here, I mean no disrespect to EP locals. Coming from Seattle I am used to much slower pace of driving.

Texas freeways are no joke.

I have been to Albuquerque 3 times and I think that is the place for retirement. It’s slower, easier to get around and more scenic. It’s worth the extra housing costs and taxes.
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Old 04-16-2021, 08:24 PM
 
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There are 2 very different cultures of driving here. That definitely does make it different than most USA cities. I had no issues adjusting moving from Wisconsin three years ago. But it does require more defensive driving. And the pedestrian rules are different from Juarez also. Most Juarenese know the difference and most Gringos know the difference in Juarez but it's still a challenge.

Best of luck wherever you end up.
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Old 04-17-2021, 07:22 AM
 
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Today is my last day out of 4 here. It’s just too fast paced for me for me here. Getting from here to there was a chore. I10 driving makes me nervous, there are just too many reckless tailgaters and speeding here, I mean no disrespect to EP locals. Coming from Seattle I am used to much slower pace of driving.

Texas freeways are no joke.

I have been to Albuquerque 3 times and I think that is the place for retirement. It’s slower, easier to get around and more scenic. It’s worth the extra housing costs and taxes.
Never drive in Houston if you ever go haha
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Old 04-18-2021, 08:34 AM
 
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My weariness from driving is the I10 exit and entry points, the freeway entry points at least in the city core is too short and the exit points leads right to Gateway East or West where you have to really drive defensive as you merge quickly into zooming drivers on road where speed limits are a mere suggestion.

Rest of the city is not that horrible as I made it to be. Bad but not I10 which I tried to avoid and take the local route.

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Old 04-18-2021, 08:57 AM
 
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My weariness from driving is the I90 exit and entry points, the freeway entry points at least in the city core is too short and the exit points leads right to Gateway East or West where you have to really drive defensive as you merge quickly into zooming drivers on road where speed limits are a mere suggestion.

Rest of the city is not that horrible as I made it to be. Bad but not I10 which I tried to avoid and take the local route.
I hope Albuquerque is more to your liking. It´s very beautiful there. FYI there is a much larger Asian community there as well. I think the dominant group is Vietnamese.
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Old Today, 08:45 AM
 
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Albq, lots of crime and car theft, burglary careful where you choose to live It is a much better city to live in than EL Paso. Albq Has 4 district seasons and is not quite as hot as El Paso although it is at a higher elevation so it is a different t kind of hot. It is more diverse also. El Paso is really 85 -90 % Hispanic. someone mentioned the driving culture in El Paso, yep it is crazy, you will constantly see a car with its emergency flashers ongoing 45 in the right lane on I-10 and also two people racing weaving in and out of traffic, along with commuters tailgating each other.
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