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...and I thought Arizona was only good for dumping used razor blades...well, someone figured out how to make it productive. 👍
Unfortunately, they figured that out... ~70 or so years ago. Please tell everyone who'll listen not to move here - especially from CA. There's nothing here but rusty razor blades and cactus, and no reason to come here. We don't need more people here - got plenty already. Tell 'em to go to TX (where I used to live) instead. I hear it's very nice there:)

 

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While TX may be downright balmy by AZ standards it's still quite hot. And also undergoing unwanted real estate inflation thanks to the ongoing relocation boom.
Exactly. I think AZ rated very highly (maybe 3rd?) in the nation for housing cost increase during the same period. My rent has gone up ~43% in just the last 2 leases (years). Again, we (or at least I) don't want more people here, and that's just one of many, many reasons! If it keeps this up I'll likely have to move again myself, but I'm running out of acceptable places to consider. Already did TX. Maybe KS - that's one state I've never lived in, but I hear it's nothing but corn fields (YES, that is said in jest:) "I'm as corny as Kansas in August....." (Rogers and Hammerstein - South Pacific)
 

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Exactly. I think AZ rated very highly (maybe 3rd?) in the nation for housing cost increase during the same period. My rent has gone up ~43% in just the last 2 leases (years). Again, we (or at least I) don't want more people here, and that's just one of many, many reasons! If it keeps this up I'll likely have to move again myself, but I'm running out of acceptable places to consider. Already did TX. Maybe KS - that's one state I've never lived in, but I hear it's nothing but corn fields (YES, that is said in jest:) "I'm as corny as Kansas in August....." (Rogers and Hammerstein - South Pacific)
Actually, if you are looking for corn, you need to try Iowa. Here in Kansas, our main crop is wheat, and the main livestock is beef. There are a lot of sheep in Lawrence, Wichita and the KC Metro area, though. ;)
 

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Actually, if you are looking for corn, you need to try Iowa.
Absolutely KNEW you'd say that, before you could even type it:) I was just quoting South Pacific. That's from '49. Maybe it was mostly corn then. Used to work for Alcoa (who has lots of ops in Iowa), so I'm aware it's 'corn central'. Don't be so 'literal' man - people joke here sometimes!

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Some family left here, The Great State of Washington, where we have some of the best weather in the US of A and moved to Arizona. Text me last month reporting it was too hot to swim in their bath water hot swimming pool.
 

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Some family left here, The Great State of Washington, where we have some of the best weather in the US of A and moved to Arizona. Text me last month reporting it was too hot to swim in their bath water hot swimming pool.
After 12 or so states, I can assure you that "best" is highly subjective. I'm sorry they left. Relatively few from CA, OR, or WA would like it here - and not just because of the weather.
 

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Haha, no thanks we're still flooded with them. I heard the commie's left to swing the voting demographic in certain parts of TX & AZ. There plan is to move those states towards the Left!
Don't let them in!!
I hear ya on that...and the West border isn't the only problem, either. Heck, just stay there for now, 'cause if enough people leave it might be a cool place again! Well, maybe that's a bit much. I'm afraid the ones you hope will leave might be the ones who stay. That said, one of my best friends born & raised in Palo Alto just moved to Prescott Valley last year though, so you are losing some good ones too.
 
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After 12 or so states, I can assure you that "best" is highly subjective. I'm sorry they left. Relatively few from CA, OR, or WA would like it here - and not just because of the weather.

Don't be so 'literal' man - people joke here sometimes! :yellowlaugh:

They moved to be with their children & grandchildren .... and to get away from the taxes.
 

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Don't be so 'literal' man - people joke here sometimes! :yellowlaugh:

They moved to be with their children & grandchildren .... and to get away from the taxes.
In that case, I'm glad they left! Family changes everything, and money often can as well. I've experienced both. This time though, I came here for neither - only cause I dig the place. First move of my life made on that basis alone. Used to goto AZ on vacations just because I liked it. That's probably why I'm still here after >20 years now, and with no plans to leave (yet). Then again, as mentioned before, places can change so one never knows for sure. CA sure changed while I was there (and not for the better)!

My 'best is subjective' (as is humor in this case) comment stands though. It's true. In most places (all?) that I've lived (or worked), people came to like the place, often because they either hadn't experienced many other options, or they remained there for such other reasons as above, or were otherwise just inclined or committed to being there regardless. Many are resistant to change itself. They'd even 'defend' horrible climates, even though they sucked. People will adapt, however, and the ability to adapt is key to survival in this world without doubt. Adapting is good, especially if it's required.

It's great to finally be somewhere I came to purely because I liked it though. I hope you're in exactly that situation yourself, man!
 
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In that case, I'm glad they left! Family changes everything, and money often can as well. I've experienced both. This time though, I came here for neither - only cause I dig the place. First move of my life made on that basis alone. Used to goto AZ on vacations just because I liked it. That's probably why I'm still here after >20 years now, and with no plans to leave (yet). Then again, as mentioned before, places can change so one never knows for sure. CA sure changed while I was there (and not for the better)!

My 'best is subjective' (as is humor in this case) comment stands though. It's true. In most places (all?) that I've lived (or worked), people came to like the place, often because they either hadn't experienced many other options, or they remained there for such other reasons as above, or were otherwise just inclined or committed to being there regardless. Many are resistant to change itself. They'd even 'defend' horrible climates, even though they sucked. People will adapt, however, and the ability to adapt is key to survival in this world without doubt. Adapting is good, especially if it's required.

It's great to finally be somewhere I came to purely because I liked it though. I hope you're in exactly that situation yourself, man!

So, you're not much on taking your own advice. Go it.
 

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The American southwest in general is overpopulated well beyond the existing water supplies. Given the horribly hot climate, I'm amazed so many people would want to live there. I consider 80°F at the upper range of tolerable. Wouldn't want to live someplace where the lows are above that.

For now I'm staying in NYC. Whatever problems we have pale next to some of the stuff I'm seeing in the rest of the country. And the climate isn't bad, outside of mid-June through mid-September.
 
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