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    What can y'all tell me about your town? The good, the bad, the ugly. I turned down a job there last year, the company that I turned down has called me again (it's an annual hiring thing) I'm really giving it some thought this time, **** I live in Bakersfield, how could Phoenix be any worse right? Seriously, I know it gets hot there, does here too except we get a constant 18% humidity +/- so the dry heat would be a welcome change. Any areas I should avoid? I can work where I live so that's not an issue.

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    Well for one thing the humidity here is generally highes then what you have. It's hot, cost of living sucks, no beaches at the lakes (I guess a couple of lakes have small beaches) the town is huge and traffic is bad, road construction everywhere and did I mention the scenery is fugly? You'll get some peeps that are happy here but mostly from rich people. You probably are not or you wouldn't be chasing a job over here. Good luck.
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    I loved living in phoenix!!!

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    Phoenix is GREAT! Just as with any other city there are places you would want to avoid but for the most part it is nice everywhere. There are plenty of lakes to boat on, snow skiing three hours away, cooler temps and awesome scenery within a couple hours. Not to mention you can carry a gun on you where ever you like (except banks, hospitals and those places, etc). Traffic is no where as bad as California ( I grew up there ). Yes there is road construction but at least they fix the roads here, unlike California. You would like it. Good Luck!

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    Ive got a Killer house for sale/Rent/Lease in the West Valley Litchfield Park on 1and1/4 acres If interested
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    Moved here two years ago from San Diego and LOVE it. It was mentioned previously that only rich people love it here? Well, we're not rich, but I can tell you that we are more rich here than we ever would have been in California!
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    Ok, so I get that it's hot, I get that it's a big city with big city problems, thank you guys for your help so far. Tell me about the lakes, the nightlife, that kind of stuff...
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    I ain't rich either, and I love it! Dunno where that part came from. Must be a tree hugger. wants to see forests.

    we HAVE humidity???? new one on me!

    Been plenty of beach at every lake I been to here. I think Roosevelt and Pleasant are all I haven't been too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luckie Stiff View Post
    Ok, so I get that it's hot, I get that it's a big city with big city problems, thank you guys for your help so far. Tell me about the lakes, the nightlife, that kind of stuff...
    Even though I'm from Tucson I can tell you that there are 4 lakes really close depending where in the Phoenix metropolitan area you live. Saguaro, Canyon, Bartlett, and Pleasant. All very good lakes depending on the type of boat you have. then a little farther away is Apache(my favorite) and Roosevelt the largest of all of the lakes. The night life is pretty good also. Not as good as L.A area but also not as big of a city.

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    As far as travel, even with construction I can make it from nearly any point in the valley to another point in the valley in 45 minutes or less. Don't know what the guys talking about. I've done Queen Creek to Peoria in just over an hour for christs sake.

    You name it it's here, Skip. Hell we got Alice Cooper and Cooperstown, downtown (Fun place, love it on the weekends!)

    We also got a lot on the East side, I'll save the stories for later, but fun places to be sure.

    Here's the deal about PHX and why I love it. MOST of the people are from somewhere else. The outgoing ones, willing to take a chance and try something new. When I first moved here, was rare to find anyone FROM here. Even met a bartender at Tortilla Flat (Middle of NOWHERE, beleive me) from Minnesota a few years ago.

    So what you have is a collection of people, outgoing in their own right, with a population closing in on LA and NY, (where noone talks to their neighbor or even acknowledges you exist). quite different here.

    I dunno where the first poster was from, but musta been like NYC where they just simply hate people and outsiders are not welcome, or maybe likes the bugs and kudzu in the rest of the south, who knows, but that post is completely inaccurate in every way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IRRebel View Post
    As far as travel, even with construction I can make it from nearly any point in the valley to another point in the valley in 45 minutes or less. Don't know what the guys talking about. I've done Queen Creek to Peoria in just over an hour for christs sake.

    You name it it's here, Skip. Hell we got Alice Cooper and Cooperstown, downtown (Fun place, love it on the weekends!)

    We also got a lot on the East side, I'll save the stories for later, but fun places to be sure.

    Here's the deal about PHX and why I love it. MOST of the people are from somewhere else. The outgoing ones, willing to take a chance and try something new. When I first moved here, was rare to find anyone FROM here. Even met a bartender at Tortilla Flat (Middle of NOWHERE, beleive me) from Minnesota a few years ago.

    So what you have is a collection of people, outgoing in their own right, with a population closing in on LA and NY, (where noone talks to their neighbor or even acknowledges you exist). quite different here.

    I dunno where the first poster was from, but musta been like NYC where they just simply hate people and outsiders are not welcome, or maybe likes the bugs and kudzu in the rest of the south, who knows, but that post is completely inaccurate in every way.

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    No I'm not from NY. I'm from a small town in Ill on the Il river where people are friendly. I have been here 5 years and don't have or met one person I can count on to go boating with. Most people have been flakes ( maybe cause thery're from CA? ) I have noticed that eople here don't do what they say they will. Flakes! Hell on earth is what this place is. I'm sure if you're 20-30 it's a different story but hey I've already passed that a long time ago.

    PontoonBabe, you are never here. You're either in Mexico or Yuma so tell me again how nice it is and ....................................


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    Quote Originally Posted by Luckie Stiff View Post
    What can y'all tell me about your town? The good, the bad, the ugly. I turned down a job there last year, the company that I turned down has called me again (it's an annual hiring thing) I'm really giving it some thought this time, **** I live in Bakersfield, how could Phoenix be any worse right? Seriously, I know it gets hot there, does here too except we get a constant 18% humidity +/- so the dry heat would be a welcome change. Any areas I should avoid? I can work where I live so that's not an issue.

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    Great place to be especially on the Eastside, we boat on the water and hangout and have get togethers off the water. It get hot but that why it is such an excellent boating state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jangles View Post
    No I'm not from NY. I'm from a small town in Ill on the Il river where people are friendly. I have been here 5 years and don't have or met one person I can count on to go boating with. Most people have been flakes ( maybe cause thery're from CA? ) I have noticed that eople here don't do what they say they will. Flakes! Hell on earth is what this place is. I'm sure if you're 20-30 it's a different story but hey I've already passed that a long time ago.

    PontoonBabe, you are never here. You're either in Mexico or Yuma so tell me again how nice it is and ....................................
    Wow, I show up at ANY local lake at almost any time of the week and I can count on seeing people I know. I have list of friends that I know would be there for me in a second if I needed them, and that's just my lake friends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Some Kind Of Monster View Post
    Wow, I show up at ANY local lake at almost any time of the week and I can count on seeing people I know. I have list of friends that I know would be there for me in a second if I needed them, and that's just my lake friends.

    Who are you, SKOM???? Have we met?

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