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Posted: 12/31/2001 6:54:19 PM EDT
I am considering moving to AZ within the next 6 months. I may accept a job in Cochise county around Sierra Vista / Bisbee area. Is this a decent place to live. I realize it is rather remote as there are just small cities around the area. I will be moving from the Dallas area. I want to have some freedom from the big city crap.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 7:20:11 PM EDT
... Oh, you'll be free of the big city crap there alright.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 8:10:05 PM EDT
Well, that'll be a change for sure. Closest thing resembling a city is Tucson. Sierra Vista is a military town (Ft. Huachuca - don't worry, you'll learn to pronounce it) and Bisbee is an old mining town turned "artist colony". Not much going on. Kinda dull.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 8:52:23 PM EDT
Bisbee is full of wierdos, old hippies and assorted other oddballs. Not as bad as say Sunset Blvd, but strange people all the same. Sierra Vista is a decent city, but I wouldn't want to live in the city limits. Land is fairly cheap just a few miles out of town. Weather is decent. Rich in history.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 9:01:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 9:16:32 PM EDT
Ft Huachuca ! make sure you scrawl yor initials on the back of the sign out in front of the main gate . God I hated that place !
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 8:51:19 AM EDT
I guess it depends on your standards, but Sierra Vista IS NOT a small one horse town. It is a small city experiencing explosive growth, and its a lot more than a front gate ville for Fort Hauchuca. You won't see the urban lifestyle of a Dallas or Phoenix but it ain't Mayberry with cactus either.
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 12:15:16 PM EDT
I get the impression no one thinks much of this part of AZ. I drove around Sierra Vista and it seemed ok to me. It looked like a small town growing at a reasonable pace. I also thought Bisbee was full of strange, liberal, Manson family types. Douglas, just another border town. Benson seemed ok too. I am really just tired of spending several hours a day in traffic to get back and forth to work. I see my money go to pay high rent and have no place for outdoor activity. This place is the city of greed and plastic surgery candidates.
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 12:25:48 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/1/2002 1:26:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AMMO: I get the impression no one thinks much of this part of AZ. I drove around Sierra Vista and it seemed ok to me. It looked like a small town growing at a reasonable pace. I also thought Bisbee was full of strange, liberal, Manson family types. Douglas, just another border town. Benson seemed ok too.
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Yup. That's about it.
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 2:07:19 PM EDT
I just put in a bid on a couple of acres up in Dewey (just 12 miles south of Prescott Valley) to build a Vacation home in. Am considering buying a house in Tucson. I know that Tucson is liberal, but it has to be better than being in the San Francisco Bay Area...Right ?
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 2:31:47 PM EDT
Tucson is liberal, but we're working on it.
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 5:13:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By KBaker: Tucson is liberal, but we're working on it.
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yes we are
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 5:22:14 PM EDT
Tucson is liberal, but it is a far cry from the liberalism of san francisco. I like being able to drive 5 or so minutes and shoot w/o issues. I kinda like Sierra Vista (Sorry Gulch), I love the Huachuca Mtns, Carr canyon is a hoot. I love Az Biggame223 Out
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 5:30:52 PM EDT
I ate dinner one evening in Bisbee at a place, I think it was called the Copper Queen or Silver Queen or something like that. One of the best meals I ever had. The rest of the place is kinda boring. Sierra Vista was OK. At the time I was a student at U of A, so I lived in Tucson. Kinda liked everything about Az!.
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 11:07:47 AM EDT
I noticed watching the news that Tucson had a lot of car thefts and gang crimes. Is it really that bad in Tucson? I am looking at Cochise County because I want to be able to go off roading and shooting out in the boonies.
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 7:38:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AMMO: I noticed watching the news that Tucson had a lot of car thefts and gang crimes. Is it really that bad in Tucson? I am looking at Cochise County because I want to be able to go off roading and shooting out in the boonies.
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Car theft is fairly high. Gang crime? Compared to Dallas I imagine we're pikers. There's usually one exchange of gunfire in South Tucson (a little city of it's own South of the Freeway) every weekend. About once a month something more involved occurs. Cochise County should be a good place for recreational shooting.
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 7:47:48 PM EDT
I heard some people were moving out'ta douglas area because of the illegal's.I'm not a AZ resident but I spend as much time as I can in the Tucson area.I_LUV_AZ.
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 7:57:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AMMO: I noticed watching the news that Tucson had a lot of car thefts and gang crimes. Is it really that bad in Tucson? I am looking at Cochise County because I want to be able to go off roading and shooting out in the boonies.
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there is but not in the areas you would ever go to at night. ie south side downtown
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