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Posted: 9/24/2011 12:13:28 PM
Originally Posted By Rich_V:
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Ok, this thread is of intrest to me.

I've been thinking about moving to AZ. once my situation in Ma. allows me to. I've been looking at the Payson area and Potato Lake is just north of there. I'm likin' what I'm seein'. Thanks Rich!



Close to Payson Colorado you can find this.
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm273/richardv308/DSC01630.jpg

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Dayum! I'd be there tomorrow if I could. Can't wait for the day when I can kiss this fucked up state goodbye.

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Posted: 9/24/2011 1:04:28 PM
Who said there are no trees!!!???

East Clear Creek AZ:





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Posted: 9/24/2011 1:17:11 PM
Originally Posted By JBlitzen:
No trees.


They're in northern AZ
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Posted: 9/24/2011 1:18:30 PM
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If i had to live someplace other than Texas, Arizona would be high on my list.


If I had to live someplace besides AZ, Texas would be high on my list

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Posted: 9/24/2011 1:22:39 PM
Originally Posted By caexpat:
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No trees.


They're in northern AZ


They are everywhere in Arizona above 5000 ft.
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Posted: 9/24/2011 1:26:37 PM
Originally Posted By Rich_V:
Originally Posted By caexpat:
Originally Posted By JBlitzen:
No trees.


They're in northern AZ


They are everywhere in Arizona above 5000 ft.


As well as snow during the winter!



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Posted: 9/24/2011 1:27:05 PM

Originally Posted By Rich_V:
Originally Posted By caexpat:
Originally Posted By JBlitzen:
No trees.


They're in northern AZ


They are everywhere in Arizona above 5000 ft.

view from the deck of my cabin. 70-80 minute drive from chandler arizona (southeast phoenix area)




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Posted: 9/24/2011 1:34:23 PM

Originally Posted By Razoreye:
Originally Posted By PatriotAr15:

Originally Posted By scooter_trash:
Originally Posted By JBlitzen:
Hot, dry, desert, scorpions, snakes, mexicans, nothing to do, no water, too many people, real estate bust, etc.


Nothing to do? You so crazy

Real Estate bust is a *GOOD* thing if your a buyer.
Why would someone want to buy in a market that is "topped off" rather than "bottomed out". Buying real estate at the "bottom" means that you can only go up. If you buy it when its "topped off/peaked off"... your only going to LOOSE money.

Heck, Phoenix area has already hit bottom, and is going up. As more of the foreclosures and short sales get bought out... and housing supply starts to go down, real estate values will go up as more and more people move into the valley.



Hate to break it to ya but it's only going to go down. We haven't even seen the vast majority of the foreclosed properties BofA and WF are holding onto. That'll hit the market at some point and crash it again.

I doubt it will go down much more than it already has. Banks aren't forced to play the game the same way we do and they can hold those houses for a long time as an asset . As long as people keep buying like they are right now there won't b another bust like last time. I think prices will stay about the same until 2013-2014 until The next presidents policy of not being a communist starts to have an impact then prices will go back up because sales will start happening a lot faster than foreclosures.
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Posted: 9/24/2011 1:43:51 PM


I believe I know exactly where that is.
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Posted: 9/24/2011 1:52:45 PM
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I believe I know exactly where that is.


I'm sure you do.
We were down at the creek gathering "Mudbugs" for a crawdad boil...
If you've been down the trail, here's a pic of the rock face once you get to the bottom from the trail head:


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Posted: 9/24/2011 1:54:10 PM
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Originally Posted By cyrus-the-virus:
Originally Posted By PancakeOfDoom:
what part of AZ, and what will you be hoping to do for work?


no idea, anything.


sounds like the illegal's plan.

you don't fit the demographic to go on unlimited government assistance, so you better have a plan for work BEFORE you get there.

and, if you get an apartment, you should probably learn some Spanish/Mexican, you'll be surrounded by Mexican only speaking people. it might come in handy when Pedro is parked in your space, and Yolanda is parked behind him ........and they don't even know each other, and certainly don't give a fuck about some gringo and the apartment manager is related to one or both of them.


Never been here, have you?

I love that people from the east assume that Phoenix and the surrounding metro area is all dirt roads and hitching posts and complain that there's nothing to do. Phoenix is the 5th largest city in the US, folks-bigger than Philly. There are nearly 5 million people in the metro area. There are art galleries, movie houses, fantastic restraunts, all the outdoor stuff you could want, beautiful weather for 8 months out of the year (ok, so the other 4 are kind of toasty, but that's the price you pay for Christmas in shorts and a t-shirt), plus we've got some of the best gun laws in the country. Also, the largest MG shoot in the US is here, about a 4 hour drive from the east valley.

A good number of illegals bugged the fuck out over 1070 and our other anti-illegal laws. Don't take that to mean that there are NO illegals, because there's still a shitload of them, but quite a large percentage moved to more illegal friendly pastures. You'll be just fine not knowing spanish. Other than when I was in high school, I've lived in AZ my entire life, and I've NEVER needed to speak spanish.
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Posted: 9/24/2011 1:54:54 PM

Originally Posted By JBlitzen:
Hot, dry, desert, scorpions, snakes, mexicans, nothing to do, no water, too many people, real estate bust, etc.


It's a desert...there's no landscaping to do is there?

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Posted: 9/24/2011 2:40:10 PM
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Both washington and arizona have a 9.3% unemployment rate as of aug 2011.

So why? What skills do you have, which part of washington are you from, are you going to buy a home?


Change of scenery, a new start, just feels right. Also I hate cold, I hate snow, I hate ice.

Not much as of the moment. I'm a decent mechanic but that's about it. I want to go to college become and engineer.

Central WA. I mean dead center. Largely conservative area. Never voted D in my life. Never will.

No, I would like to, but I have 0 credit. No good, no bad, just zero.

80% of the mexicans up here in my area take every bit of .gov assistance they can, while either A: Do grunt work under the table or B: sell drugs. yet can't even bother to learn engrish and are some of the rudest people I've met. So my opinion is a bit jaded.
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Posted: 9/24/2011 2:48:00 PM
Originally Posted By Eazy_E:

Originally Posted By Recusance:
Originally Posted By cyrus-the-virus:
Originally Posted By PancakeOfDoom:
what part of AZ, and what will you be hoping to do for work?


no idea, anything.


sounds like the illegal's plan.

you don't fit the demographic to go on unlimited government assistance, so you better have a plan for work BEFORE you get there.

and, if you get an apartment, you should probably learn some Spanish/Mexican, you'll be surrounded by Mexican only speaking people. it might come in handy when Pedro is parked in your space, and Yolanda is parked behind him ........and they don't even know each other, and certainly don't give a fuck about some gringo and the apartment manager is related to one or both of them.

Yeah, how do I know you never have been to Phoenix?

First off, pick a good neighborhood. That goes without saying. It can go from dodgy, to nice, to dodgy, to great, in only a couple of blocks. That's really anywhere though. You definitely want to do some first hand recon before you commit, and ask around in the HTF about an area. I've met maybe a dozen HTF guys since I've been out here, and everybody is cool.

If you stay the fuck out of Guadalupe and the immediate surrounding area, there's no real need for Spanish. There's a lot of people out here who don't speak English as their born or primary language, but for day to day commerce, you're fine. The guy running the check out at Walmart might not be a native English speaker, but he does know English, so you can talk to him. And I haven't found Mexicans to be overly obnoxious or in your face. Mostly, they're like everybody else, they just blend in, go about their day, and leave you alone. Leave me alone and I'll leave you alone. Again though, I don't live, work, or play in the barrio. I don't speak a lick of Spanish and I've yet to feel hindered.

Jobs. If you're not overly particular to start out, and you just want some cash flow, jobs are a dime a dozen out here. Seriously, I had a job less than a week after I moved out here. It doesn't pay a lot, and it's hard work, but it is work, and I do get a check every week. I've had maybe 6 or so other interviews, I turned down one job, and I'm about to quit one I started two days ago and just focus on the first one I got right after I got out here. Hell, the guy who owns the place won't leave me alone. It's a rare day that I don't get a text asking if I want to put in some work the next day. Financially, it's slow death, but it'll work until I can hook a real job. All I do is just troll Craigslist for a few minutes a day and send out a resume if it looks like a good job. Most weekdays, 2-300 jobs a day pop up on the Phoenix Craigslist. All different kinds. You'll be fine if you're not a total fuck.


But other than that, come your ass down here. I moved from Illinois three weeks ago and I've got no regrets. Arizona is God's land, for sure. If you can watch a sunset out here and not think it's direct evidence that God wants you to be happy, you're just an asshole.


That's kinda what I'm looking for. Just a paycheck while I go to school I'm no stranger to dirty work and/or grunt work.
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Posted: 9/24/2011 2:51:32 PM
Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:
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I believe I know exactly where that is.




I'm sure you do.
We were down at the creek gathering "Mudbugs" for a crawdad boil...
If you've been down the trail, here's a pic of the rock face once you get to the bottom from the trail head:

http://www.pbase.com/terry_56/image/138324379.jpg


Yepper. We gather up mudbugs once in a while too.
I was down there about 4 weeks with the wife, a buddy of mine and our GSD looking for rattlesnakes. We left her Tacoma half way up the road and walked the rest of the way down the road. We ran into a few people gathering up mudbugs for a boil...was it you?
Was also down there about a month before that in my Jeep Rubicon. Drove it all the way down and onto the sandbar. Was quite a few people down there that day on quads and Rhinos.
Been going down there for 30 years now, since I was a kid. Use to camp all weekend w/out seeing a soul back in the early 80's.
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Posted: 9/25/2011 12:26:11 AM
Originally Posted By Rich_V:
Originally Posted By JBlitzen:
No trees.


Listen to this man, AZ is a hell hole please stay away! No water, no trees no nothing...
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm273/richardv308/Az10-2010044.jpg
Standing on San Francisco Peaks (Flagstaff) looking north, Aspen trees in color


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West Fork trail in Oak Creek canyon North of Sedona


http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm273/richardv308/Az10-2010037.jpg
Lake Mary, Coconino National Forest.


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Potato Lake Mogollon Rim, Aspen trees in full color


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Watson Lake, Prescott - just drifting in a kayak



Ahhh, spent many a day hiking and climbing through the Dells in Prescott in the 80's !










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Posted: 9/25/2011 12:41:30 AM
Been thinking about it myself all summer. Actually had a trip tentatively planned before now to check out the Phoenix area but got slammed with a shit ton of work, so I'm busy at the moment.

I still plan to recon the area just as soon as I get the chance. Work is picking up like crazy lately and I just can't turn it down, been awhile since I was this busy.
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Posted: 9/25/2011 12:47:56 AM
Originally Posted By cyrus-the-virus:
Is there any reason why I shouldn't move to AZ? Nothing really tying me down to WA. I want a fresh start.

So other than being full or hot, why shouldn't I move down there? Any other recommended states?


to damn HOT..........
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Posted: 9/25/2011 12:51:22 AM

Originally Posted By fmjron:
Originally Posted By cyrus-the-virus:
Is there any reason why I shouldn't move to AZ? Nothing really tying me down to WA. I want a fresh start.

So other than being full or hot, why shouldn't I move down there? Any other recommended states?


to damn HOT..........

Not after you're there for a bit.

Acclimation.

It was 117 last time I was in town and it felt a little hot, but I was far from dead.
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Posted: 9/25/2011 1:01:25 AM
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critters don't bother me. illegals do bother me. I refuse to learn Spanish.

How bad is the job market there compared to WA?

Washington is over run with illegals. They don't stay in AZ, ya know. They are on their way north to pick apples and tomatoes.

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Posted: 9/25/2011 1:13:47 AM
Originally Posted By JBlitzen:
Hot, dry, desert, scorpions, snakes, mexicans, nothing to do, no water, too many people, real estate bust, etc.




Are you out of yer fucking mind?

World class 4-wheeling trails:


Grand Canyon:



Sedona:



World class rock climbing routes:



Backpacking and hiking trails galore in every ecosystem you could imagine –– it's not just desert here. The difference between AZ and most other places in the country is that you can find something to do here outdoors all year around. And I'm just scratching the surface.
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The whole Phoenix area gives me the creeps. I don't know what it is, but I can only spend a day there and I'm ready to leave. Other than that, I love AZ. I spent four years in Prescott and if I didn't need a job I'd move back in a heartbeat. Also spent almost a year in Yuma which was surprisingly fun.

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What's a decent area to move to? Not into city living, but not exactly country either....
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Scorpions....spiders....snakes....possums (i.e. big fucking wild cats)....oh and a few illegals


We have all that stuff here.
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Posted: 10/6/2011 10:31:58 PM
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What's a decent area to move to? Not into city living, but not exactly country either....


Prescott.
But I'm biased....

Prescott is half way between Phoenix and Flagstaff.
If you can find a job in Prescott then move here because it is the best place to be to enjoy all that AZ has to offer.
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Originally Posted By cyrus-the-virus:
What's a decent area to move to? Not into city living, but not exactly country either....

Phoenix is not like other big cities. We grow out instead of up and in. Around the outskirt cities it is a very nice place to live. You don't feel like you are in a big city at all and you have access to all the jobs if you are willing to drive 20-40 minutes to work.
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Posted: 10/6/2011 10:41:33 PM
I love Phoenix. Someday I hope I can move there.

I recommend the OP not move there because I need that spot.

Yes, it is hot 3 months of the year and fantastic weather 9 months. However, in MN we have 9 months of crappy weather followed by 3 months of slightly less crappy weather.

I visit Phoenix once or twice a year and it is never enough.
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Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:
Originally Posted By cyrus-the-virus:
What's a decent area to move to? Not into city living, but not exactly country either....


Prescott.
But I'm biased....

Prescott is half way between Phoenix and Flagstaff.
If you can find a job in Prescott then move here because it is the best place to be to enjoy all that AZ has to offer.


We're going to have to talk...
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Originally Posted By SnoopisTDI:
The whole Phoenix area gives me the creeps. I don't know what it is, but I can only spend a day there and I'm ready to leave. Other than that, I love AZ. I spent four years in Prescott and if I didn't need a job I'd move back in a heartbeat. Also spent almost a year in Yuma which was surprisingly fun.

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If I had my choice of any state regardless of job or family, I'd move to Colorado in a second.

ETA: just don't come to Austin. We're full.
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Phoenix is nice, but it's a big damn town. You'll drive. A lot. And rush hour? You hate life. This town definitely outgrew it's infrastructure. Get a buddy or a blow up doll and use the HOV lane is all I can say.
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Originally Posted By DuraToTheMax:

Originally Posted By fmjron:
Originally Posted By cyrus-the-virus:
Is there any reason why I shouldn't move to AZ? Nothing really tying me down to WA. I want a fresh start.

So other than being full or hot, why shouldn't I move down there? Any other recommended states?


to damn HOT..........

Not after you're there for a bit.

Acclimation.

It was 117 last time I was in town and it felt a little hot, but I was far from dead.


Acclimation is a hard thing to imagine coming from Maine.

It will be below freezing tonight (eta-here) and it's barely October.

I visited AZ for the first time, last week of March, this year. I beat the shit out of my truck for 40 minutes to get out of my driveway, ( ice and snow storm) to race an hour+ to Portland to catch my flight. Within 25 minutes of arrival in Phoenix I was achieving sunburn on my nose.

Rented a motorcycle for the week, what a f-ing blast. Rode several thousand miles. I could type out a detailed encounter, but I'm bushed, long day and another long one coming tomorrow.

I think what I was going to say, is, the most striking part of AZ to me, was how it changes so quickly. 100 degrees in Phoenix, Tucson, Tombstone.
Went up the 666, Coronado Highway or whatever, at 10,000 plus elevation, it was below freezing when I hopped on the bike that morning. I was well prepared with warm clothes+.
Hot as hell again riding Wupatki ? area.
Sleeted the whole time I was at Grand Canyon,
hot as shit, Sedona.
Rained a little when I was in Flagstaff, decent (by my standards )temp, but the day after I rode out of town, I think they got like 18" of snow.
Back to Phoenix, still hot as shit, and I'm not a city guy, nightly news reports creeped me out, not used to that.

I must have taken 1000+ pictures in Arizona, I'm extraordinarily partial to Maine, but AZ was beyond impressive for me.
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biggest "bad" thing that struck me was how EVERYONE told me to stay the fuck away from the border.
From the time I landed, everyone say there's no state or national park, monument or anything worth seeing down there. Too dangerous.
Drug smuggling,
human smuggling.
Was told by everyone, DON'T go within 10 miles of border.
That was fine by me, I never strayed south of touristy Tombstone.
One night having dinner somewhere near Tombstone iirc, a real big guy, "stereotypical" biker, wearing his MC club stuff, open carry all the way, real nice guy, lifelong AZ resident, he didn't strike me as a "costume wearing" biker, when I asked him about the "ten mile from the border" looked me in the eye and said sincerely, " Don't go down there, I wouldn't, it's SCARY"



Good enough for me, 98% of what I saw was a-ok.

eta, locals were always good to me, I have some , a lot of, questions about the Native Americans, subject for another thread, I don't want to hijack from the OPs query.
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How bad is the job market there compared to WA?

It ok unless you repair printers for a living
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My Marine Corps recruiter is from AZ and he loved it, says its "wild."
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AZ is full, and we already have plenty of out of state license plates on our roads.

For the Yankees saying the entire state is a desert, please stay on your fucked up side of the country.
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Posted: 10/6/2011 11:55:06 PM
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Originally Posted By scooter_trash:
Originally Posted By JBlitzen:
Hot, dry, desert, scorpions, snakes, mexicans, nothing to do, no water, too many people, real estate bust, etc.


Nothing to do? You so crazy

Real Estate bust is a *GOOD* thing if your a buyer.
Why would someone want to buy in a market that is "topped off" rather than "bottomed out". Buying real estate at the "bottom" means that you can only go up. If you buy it when its "topped off/peaked off"... your only going to LOOSE money.

Heck, Phoenix area has already hit bottom, and is going up. As more of the foreclosures and short sales get bought out... and housing supply starts to go down, real estate values will go up as more and more people move into the valley.



Hate to break it to ya but it's only going to go down. We haven't even seen the vast majority of the foreclosed properties BofA and WF are holding onto. That'll hit the market at some point and crash it again.

I doubt it will go down much more than it already has. Banks aren't forced to play the game the same way we do and they can hold those houses for a long time as an asset . As long as people keep buying like they are right now there won't b another bust like last time. I think prices will stay about the same until 2013-2014 until The next presidents policy of not being a communist starts to have an impact then prices will go back up because sales will start happening a lot faster than foreclosures.

BOA has their balls to the bandsaw... they have to raise $30B+ in capital. Dropping houses won't do that but I wouldn't be surprised if they try to unload their CW loans somehow. Probably another bailout. I ain't gonna fearmonger here but I have a feeling the other shoe will drop sometime in the near future whether it be before or after election I don't know.
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Posted: 10/6/2011 11:58:09 PM
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What's a decent area to move to? Not into city living, but not exactly country either....


Lots of love for the southwest, I can't recall the region but quite a few arfcommers there. Ask 7M3...

I've mulled the idea. The city is HUGE... seriously it doesn't look that big like everything in the desert until you realize that "5 mile" road is really "20 miles."
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Posted: 10/7/2011 12:01:52 AM
Originally Posted By cyrus-the-virus:
Originally Posted By victorgonzales:

Originally Posted By cyrus-the-virus:
critters don't bother me. illegals do bother me. I refuse to learn Spanish.

How bad is the job market there compared to WA?

there are jobs here. just not in the construction and housing industry. That got hit hard here.


IIRC There aren't any of those jobs anywhere in the country.

Also, not single anymore. I have a very lovely young girlfriend who likes shooting.


Funny those pictures don't seem to be loading.

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Posted: 10/7/2011 12:07:43 AM
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Originally Posted By Razoreye:
Originally Posted By cyrus-the-virus:
What's a decent area to move to? Not into city living, but not exactly country either....


Lots of love for the southwest, I can't recall the region but quite a few arfcommers there. Ask 7M3...

I've mulled the idea. The city is HUGE... seriously it doesn't look that big like everything in the desert until you realize that "5 mile" road is really "20 miles."
Huge is an understatement. Get on top of Lookout Mountain and you'll really see how big it is here.

Southeast, towards Chandler/Gilbert

East, towards Scottsdale. McDowell Mountains in the background.

South, towards downtown.

If my camera was better, you'd see downtown better, but it's roughly 13 miles away from where I took the pictures, and in person, you can see it pretty clearly.

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Posted: 10/7/2011 12:25:39 AM
Originally Posted By MadnessReigns:

Originally Posted By JBlitzen:
Hot, dry, desert, scorpions, snakes, mexicans, nothing to do, no water, too many people, real estate bust, etc.


It's a desert...there's no landscaping to do is there?



You should see the miles of irrigated landscaping lining the highways in Phoenix.

I would go with the desert scape option around my property and let someone else run a mower.

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Posted: 10/7/2011 12:54:25 AM
Originally Posted By AeroE:
Originally Posted By MadnessReigns:

Originally Posted By JBlitzen:
Hot, dry, desert, scorpions, snakes, mexicans, nothing to do, no water, too many people, real estate bust, etc.


It's a desert...there's no landscaping to do is there?



You should see the miles of irrigated landscaping lining the highways in Phoenix.

I would go with the desert scape option around my property and let someone else run a mower.




I've been here since 2003 and I am STILL amazed at the sheer number of landscaping trucks I see all the time. I live near South Mountain and there are plant nurseries, horse boarding farms and landscaping companies all around me.

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Posted: 10/7/2011 12:59:57 AM

Originally Posted By Eazy_E:

Originally Posted By Razoreye:
Originally Posted By cyrus-the-virus:
What's a decent area to move to? Not into city living, but not exactly country either....


Lots of love for the southwest, I can't recall the region but quite a few arfcommers there. Ask 7M3...

I've mulled the idea. The city is HUGE... seriously it doesn't look that big like everything in the desert until you realize that "5 mile" road is really "20 miles."
Huge is an understatement. Get on top of Lookout Mountain and you'll really see how big it is here.

Southeast, towards Chandler/Gilbert

East, towards Scottsdale. McDowell Mountains in the background.
South, towards downtown.
If my camera was better, you'd see downtown better, but it's roughly 13 miles away from where I took the pictures, and in person, you can see it pretty clearly.


Great pics, thanks for posting.
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Posted: 10/7/2011 1:27:02 AM
This thread makes me happy. I just spent a week driving and camping around AZ, from AK. I was thinking of moving there soon, as I'm almost done with the .mil, and the trip just got rid of any doubts I might have had. Going to ASU next fall and then see how things look.. but I really liked the Flagstaff area a lot.

But Tempe is a fucking goldmine for gorgeous women. ASU here I come!
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Posted: 10/7/2011 3:39:37 AM
thanks for this thread guys, it's comin in real handy
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Posted: 10/7/2011 3:49:44 AM
Originally Posted By Rich_V:
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No trees.


Listen to this man, AZ is a hell hole please stay away! No water, no trees no nothing...
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm273/richardv308/Az10-2010044.jpg
Standing on San Francisco Peaks (Flagstaff) looking north, Aspen trees in color


http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm273/richardv308/IMG_1349.jpg
West Fork trail in Oak Creek canyon North of Sedona


http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm273/richardv308/Az10-2010037.jpg
Lake Mary, Coconino National Forest.


http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm273/richardv308/Az10-2010008.jpg
Potato Lake Mogollon Rim, Aspen trees in full color


http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm273/richardv308/IMG_2079.jpg
Watson Lake, Prescott - just drifting in a kayak


My wife and I were planning a move to AZ and it just didn't work out. Those pics are killing me.
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Posted: 10/7/2011 10:31:04 AM
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Originally Posted By Kuryakyn:
Originally Posted By cyrus-the-virus:
Originally Posted By victorgonzales:

Originally Posted By cyrus-the-virus:
critters don't bother me. illegals do bother me. I refuse to learn Spanish.

How bad is the job market there compared to WA?

there are jobs here. just not in the construction and housing industry. That got hit hard here.


IIRC There aren't any of those jobs anywhere in the country.

Also, not single anymore. I have a very lovely young girlfriend who likes shooting.


Funny those pictures don't seem to be loading.



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