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Posted: 1/19/2015 6:13:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 6:16:13 PM EST by Danj]

Hotels, stuff to do and see there.
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Pretty much
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It"s closer to Apache county AZ than Cumberland county NC
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Its hot 6 months out of the year and miserable in July and August.
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Isnt that where Sheriff Joe is?
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[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 6:19:34 PM EST by dorobuta]
what do you want to know?

one of our favorite desert areas to shoot is in Maricopa. (mountains off of hidden valley rd)

there are some decent housing developments in the area, and at one time was the best bang for the buck in the phoenix area. (Don't know if this is still the case)

there are indian casinos in the area, you're not too far from Firebird lake for boat races, theres Rawhide (not as good as it used to be)
outlet malls off I-10 / Maricopa Rd

There's probably more hotels either in Chandler or Tempe, still within a reasonable drive to maricopa.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:19:04 PM EST
Is it near Winslow? Saw a really hot chick driving a flatbed Ford there a while back.
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take it easy, it's much closer to Phoenix
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:20:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 6:24:24 PM EST by freeride21a]
Maricopa is like a satellite suburb of phoenix attached to casa grande 1/3 of the way to Tucson. Don't hear much about things to do there as it is really just a bunch of houses dropped in the middle of nowhere, but as above, there is a good range near there. Also some good off roading east of there.
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Originally Posted By nukldragr:

It"s closer to Apache county AZ than Cumberland county NC
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It"s closer to Apache county AZ than Cumberland county NC




Don't speed in Apache County AZ. Been there, paid the fine
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Originally Posted By freeride21a:
Maricopa is like a satellite suburb of phoenix attached to casa grande 1/3 of the way to Tucson. Don't hear much about things to do there as it is really just a bunch of houses dropped in the middle of nowhere, but as above, there is a good range near there.
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Is that by Macho Grande?
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take it easy, it's much closer to Phoenix
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Is it near Winslow? Saw a really hot chick driving a flatbed Ford there a while back.


take it easy, it's much closer to Phoenix


My bad...I was just a new kid in town.
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Don't speed in Apache County AZ. Been there, paid the fine
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It"s closer to Apache county AZ than Cumberland county NC




Don't speed in Apache County AZ. Been there, paid the fine

You found a cop?

You're gonna find bigfoot next
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:29:43 PM EST
... a.shit.hole
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Originally Posted By DRich:
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Did she slow down and take a look at you?
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Arpaio is the county sheriff for Maricopa County. There is also a town called Maricopa. The county itself is a bit larger than Massachusetts.
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So should I bring a pistol?
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:37:17 PM EST
Head down to Eloy and do some skydiving.
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Originally Posted By dorobuta:
Originally Posted By DRich:
Is it near Winslow? Saw a really hot chick driving a flatbed Ford there a while back.


take it easy, it's much closer to Phoenix


My bad...I was just a new kid in town.


They called it paradise...
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:39:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 6:42:26 PM EST by krustyone]
Why you are asking is kinda important...

ETA: are you wanting to move there, or just visiting for the weekend? etc.
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You found a cop?

You're gonna find bigfoot next
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Originally Posted By Danj:

It"s closer to Apache county AZ than Cumberland county NC




Don't speed in Apache County AZ. Been there, paid the fine

You found a cop?

You're gonna find bigfoot next


May have been Highway Patrol -- 25 years ago --- North bounds on 180 from Spingerville to St. Johns. In a car with California plates.
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So should I bring a pistol?


it's Arizona, you should definitely bring a pistol, you can OC or CCW - your choice (just not on indian land) - no permit required.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:49:56 PM EST
Best dove hunting I ever had was down there next to some pecan groves and cotton fields.
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Is that by Macho Grande?
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Originally Posted By freeride21a:
Maricopa is like a satellite suburb of phoenix attached to casa grande 1/3 of the way to Tucson. Don't hear much about things to do there as it is really just a bunch of houses dropped in the middle of nowhere, but as above, there is a good range near there.


Is that by Macho Grande?

Over Macho Grande?
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Over Macho Grande?
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Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
Originally Posted By freeride21a:
Maricopa is like a satellite suburb of phoenix attached to casa grande 1/3 of the way to Tucson. Don't hear much about things to do there as it is really just a bunch of houses dropped in the middle of nowhere, but as above, there is a good range near there.


Is that by Macho Grande?

Over Macho Grande?

He'll never get over Macho Grande...
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:53:39 PM EST
how is the morning commute from Maricopa to baseline? I might get a job opportunity in the south mountain area someday.
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He'll never get over Macho Grande...
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Originally Posted By freeride21a:
Maricopa is like a satellite suburb of phoenix attached to casa grande 1/3 of the way to Tucson. Don't hear much about things to do there as it is really just a bunch of houses dropped in the middle of nowhere, but as above, there is a good range near there.


Is that by Macho Grande?

Over Macho Grande?

He'll never get over Macho Grande...



Still makes me laugh
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:56:33 PM EST
Went skydiving near there once. Don't go there anymore.
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Visiting.
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Visiting.
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Originally Posted By krustyone:
Why you are asking is kinda important...

ETA: are you wanting to move there, or just visiting for the weekend? etc.
Visiting.


The good news is that it is a short drive back to phoenix. They have a harrah's casino and lots of fast food. That's pretty much it. It will probably smell like cowshit as well. Depending on wind...
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That would be a poor choice for commuting to baseline. could be up to an hour. Probably 45 minutes on a good day.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 7:16:01 PM EST
What's crime like?
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Unreported rapes, stabbings and kidnapping all the time. Pretty close to Skinny Dog. Can usually find jars full of mareewana seeds all over the ground under the mesquite trees. A cranked up oven usually has a cooler and higher atmospheric humidity level. I grew up out there.

All in all, I guess it depends on why you want to go. I will say this though, a lone white Yankee won't fit it, nor will the Hispanic population like it.
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It's not all that bad.. I live in one of the furthest neighborhoods from town though. Very quiet out in my neck of the woods. The only bad thing is commuting to the Tempe/Phoenix area on the 347.

Hotels: 1. Harrah's Ak-Chin has a nice hotel attached to their casino south of town.

Stuff to do... Hrmm... Casino south of town. They also have a Theater/bowling alley/laser tag place. Other than that, there is pretty much just the normal shopping places. Walmart/Fry's/Bashas supermarket.

The radio shack sells ammo.

Crime hasn't been too bad down here, at least reported. Cops did shoot a dude last night I heard though.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 8:40:53 PM EST
I like it out here because it is quiet, and I can see some of the stars.

My wife hates the commute though, and we'll probably be moving this year to be closer to her Mom in MS.
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Huh, they just had a cop assisted suicide there yesterday.
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