Survey says.....best place to move??

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    Feb 13, 2020 12:07 AM GMT
    Scottsdale is the No. 1 place to move in U.S., study says

    https://azbigmedia.com/business/scottsdale-is-the-most-popular-place-to-move-report-says/
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    Feb 13, 2020 12:31 AM GMT
    Yes, It's definitely nice around here for a big number of reasons.

    It doesn't have the beaches of California but that minus is offset by having many fewer socialists and other assorted loons in the state government.

    The beach problem is cured by a 5 hour drive to San Diego once in a while and enjoying the place - and then leaving.

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    Muskelprotz saidYes, It's definitely nice around here for a big number of reasons.

    It doesn't have the beaches of California but that minus is offset by having many fewer socialists and other assorted loons in the state government.

    The beach problem is cured by a 5 hour drive to San Diego once in a while and enjoying the place - and then leaving.



    I will always love San Diego and the world class beaches and museums. True, it's only a bump to get there, but like I mentioned in my previous posts, it's my opinion that SO-CAL is no longer my beach going destination! It's only a 6 hour flight to Hawaii.
    Aloha!
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    Muskelprotz saidYes, It's definitely nice around here for a big number of reasons.

    It doesn't have the beaches of California but that minus is offset by having many fewer socialists and other assorted loons in the state government.

    The beach problem is cured by a 5 hour drive to San Diego once in a while and enjoying the place - and then leaving.

    I will always love San Diego and the world class beaches and museums. True, it's only a bump to get there, but like I mentioned in my previous posts, it's my opinion that SO-CAL is no longer my beach going destination! It's only a 6 hour flight to Hawaii.
    Aloha!

    Yeah Hawaii is the ultimate. My favorite is Kauai Na Pali coast for hiking and Poipu Beach for everything else.
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    suckitup saidScottsdale is the No. 1 place to move in U.S., study says

    https://azbigmedia.com/business/scottsdale-is-the-most-popular-place-to-move-report-says/

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    Feb 13, 2020 9:30 PM GMT
    suckitup saidScottsdale is the No. 1 place to move in U.S., study says

    https://azbigmedia.com/business/scottsdale-is-the-most-popular-place-to-move-report-says/
    That is the opinion of that particular media source. However if you are into car centric suburban sprawl, 100+ degree desert heat, rabid regressive republicans than Scottsdale along with both Phoenix and Tempe are the appropriate places for you. Other than that, you can shove iticon_exclaim.gificon_razz.gif
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    Feb 14, 2020 1:01 AM GMT
    Muskelprotz said
    suckitup saidScottsdale is the No. 1 place to move in U.S., study says

    https://azbigmedia.com/business/scottsdale-is-the-most-popular-place-to-move-report-says/

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    roadbikeRob said
    suckitup saidScottsdale is the No. 1 place to move in U.S., study says

    https://azbigmedia.com/business/scottsdale-is-the-most-popular-place-to-move-report-says/
    That is the opinion of that particular media source. However if you are into car centric suburban sprawl, 100+ degree desert heat, rabid regressive republicans than Scottsdale along with both Phoenix and Tempe are the appropriate places for you. Other than that, you can shove iticon_exclaim.gificon_razz.gif


    Think what you wish, but the facts speak loud and clear!
    Over 300 move here daily!
    It's a dry heat and unlike NYC, the air doesn't smell like a giant toilet.
    Being a desert dweller is not for 3rd rate citizens so if the heat is a deterrent.....Hurrah......That comment is for all the assholes to keep them out of here. Oh, anyone who is someone always lives in other places when the weather changes. Time to look for a new home? We have a nice train that runs all over the place....lol
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    roadbikeRob said
    That is the opinion of that particular media source. However if you are into car centric suburban sprawl, 100+ degree desert heat, rabid regressive republicans than Scottsdale along with both Phoenix and Tempe are the appropriate places for you. Other than that, you can shove it.

    And yet you are miserable in upstate NY which apparently is some sort of paradise since you never leave the place.

    As I remember you can't find a job. But wait.. you live in upstate NY.
    Unless you own a dairy farm that could be difficult.

    “For a state like Arizona, where we now have a lot more jobs open than people to fill them, the expectation is even stronger,” he said.
    Hamer said the strength of Arizona’s economy spans across all job categories.


    https://ktar.com/story/2966750/arizona-economy-set-for-great-year-after-us-jobs-report-expert-says/

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    Muskelprotz saidroadbikeRob said
    That is the opinion of that particular media source. However if you are into car centric suburban sprawl, 100+ degree desert heat, rabid regressive republicans than Scottsdale along with both Phoenix and Tempe are the appropriate places for you. Other than that, you can shove it.

    And yet you are miserable in upstate NY which apparently is some sort of paradise since you never leave the place.

    As I remember you can't find a job. But wait.. you live in upstate NY.
    Unless you own a dairy farm that could be difficult.

    https://ktar.com/story/2966750/arizona-economy-set-for-great-year-after-us-jobs-report-expert-says/



    My friends own a catering business here up near pinnacle peak and the banquet servers make bank.
    I've also learned that some banquet servers who work at these prestigious resorts make over 35.00 and hour.
    LOL Seems to me that's not to bad.

    I see help wanted signs all over and I think some small businesses are even having trouble
    finding people who want to work. LOL
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    Feb 14, 2020 1:59 AM GMT
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    Muskelprotz saidroadbikeRob said
    That is the opinion of that particular media source. However if you are into car centric suburban sprawl, 100+ degree desert heat, rabid regressive republicans than Scottsdale along with both Phoenix and Tempe are the appropriate places for you. Other than that, you can shove it.

    And yet you are miserable in upstate NY which apparently is some sort of paradise since you never leave the place.

    As I remember you can't find a job. But wait.. you live in upstate NY.
    Unless you own a dairy farm that could be difficult.

    https://ktar.com/story/2966750/arizona-economy-set-for-great-year-after-us-jobs-report-expert-says/

    I've also learned that some banquet servers who work at these prestigious resorts make over 35.00 and hour.
    LOL Seems to me that's not to bad.
    Yes I've heard the same stories here in Tempe area. There's money to be made.
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    Feb 14, 2020 2:07 AM GMT
    Muskelprotz said
    suckitup said
    Muskelprotz saidroadbikeRob said
    That is the opinion of that particular media source. However if you are into car centric suburban sprawl, 100+ degree desert heat, rabid regressive republicans than Scottsdale along with both Phoenix and Tempe are the appropriate places for you. Other than that, you can shove it.

    And yet you are miserable in upstate NY which apparently is some sort of paradise since you never leave the place.

    As I remember you can't find a job. But wait.. you live in upstate NY.
    Unless you own a dairy farm that could be difficult.

    https://ktar.com/story/2966750/arizona-economy-set-for-great-year-after-us-jobs-report-expert-says/



    I've also learned that some banquet servers who work at these prestigious resorts make over 35.00 and hour.
    LOL Seems to me that's not to bad.
    Yes I've heard the same stories here in Tempe area. There's money to be made.


    Yup!
    If home ownership is not your bag, rent a home and split the rent (3-ways split). You get a nice spacious place, good
    neighborhoods and possibly all under 2K a month that can be split.
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    Feb 14, 2020 2:08 PM GMT
    suckitup saidScottsdale is the No. 1 place to move in U.S., study says

    https://azbigmedia.com/business/scottsdale-is-the-most-popular-place-to-move-report-says/


    I read the article. It doesn't say why people are moving there. Can we talk about why? Wussup wit dat?

    My partner and I will be moving in about a year and we're not sure where we're going to wind up. At the end of this month we're traveling to Henderson, NV and then driving to Palm Springs (actually Cathedral City which is a burb) to look around for homes in those two areas. We want to get a feel for these areas to see what we think. We like the idea of drier sunnier desert weather.

    Scottsdale sounds nice, too, weather-wise.

    How are the bodybuilding gyms?

    I just looked at some homes in Scottsdale. Real estate looks kinda pricey for what you get. Cathedral City real estate still looks better price-wise.

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    Feb 14, 2020 2:12 PM GMT
    suckitup said
    roadbikeRob said
    suckitup saidScottsdale is the No. 1 place to move in U.S., study says

    https://azbigmedia.com/business/scottsdale-is-the-most-popular-place-to-move-report-says/
    That is the opinion of that particular media source. However if you are into car centric suburban sprawl, 100+ degree desert heat, rabid regressive republicans than Scottsdale along with both Phoenix and Tempe are the appropriate places for you. Other than that, you can shove iticon_exclaim.gificon_razz.gif


    Think what you wish, but the facts speak loud and clear!
    Over 300 move here daily!
    It's a dry heat and unlike NYC, the air doesn't smell like a giant toilet.
    Being a desert dweller is not for 3rd rate citizens so if the heat is a deterrent.....Hurrah......That comment is for all the assholes to keep them out of here. Oh, anyone who is someone always lives in other places when the weather changes. Time to look for a new home? We have a nice train that runs all over the place....lol


    Three hundred move to that area daily?! That sounds scary! What I worry about is over-development and eventual overcrowding.
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    Feb 14, 2020 5:02 PM GMT
    Personally I prefer Tucson to Phoenix (I attended grad school at the U of A). It's a smaller and more compact city but still large enough to have a few things going on. It's also a more interesting place geographically, and outdoors stuff like hiking in the desert, rock climbing, etc is much more accessible (there's even a ski area nearby with a short season). Home prices are lower. And to me, the town has a more fun and funky vibe, whereas Phoenix (yes, even Scottsdale) strikes me as sterile.
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    jocked_and_loaded said
    suckitup said
    roadbikeRob said
    suckitup saidScottsdale is the No. 1 place to move in U.S., study says

    https://azbigmedia.com/business/scottsdale-is-the-most-popular-place-to-move-report-says/
    That is the opinion of that particular media source. However if you are into car centric suburban sprawl, 100+ degree desert heat, rabid regressive republicans than Scottsdale along with both Phoenix and Tempe are the appropriate places for you. Other than that, you can shove iticon_exclaim.gificon_razz.gif


    Think what you wish, but the facts speak loud and clear!
    Over 300 move here daily!
    It's a dry heat and unlike NYC, the air doesn't smell like a giant toilet.
    Being a desert dweller is not for 3rd rate citizens so if the heat is a deterrent.....Hurrah......That comment is for all the assholes to keep them out of here. Oh, anyone who is someone always lives in other places when the weather changes. Time to look for a new home? We have a nice train that runs all over the place....lol


    Three hundred move to that area daily?! That sounds scary! What I worry about is over-development and eventual overcrowding.


    I think that total represents the metro phoenix area and include a few other counties/cities.
    Overcrowding is happening in some places, but good urban designs are working well.
    I like Tucson too, but it's actually more costly to live there vs. the Phoenix area and
    with a higher crime rate.
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    suckitup saidScottsdale is the No. 1 place to move in U.S., study says

    https://azbigmedia.com/business/scottsdale-is-the-most-popular-place-to-move-report-says/


    I read the article. It doesn't say why people are moving there. Can we talk about why? Wussup wit dat?

    My partner and I will be moving in about a year and we're not sure where we're going to wind up. At the end of this month we're traveling to Henderson, NV and then driving to Palm Springs (actually Cathedral City which is a burb) to look around for homes in those two areas. We want to get a feel for these areas to see what we think. We like the idea of drier sunnier desert weather.

    Scottsdale sounds nice, too, weather-wise.

    How are the bodybuilding gyms?

    I just looked at some homes in Scottsdale. Real estate looks kinda pricey for what you get. Cathedral City real estate still looks better price-wise.



    I think we have more "bodybuilding gyms" in this town then churches.
    Dudes are looking fit, lean and muscled. All kinds and I find
    that encouraging. I have free weights at home and I do natural body resistance
    exercises so I don't have a gym membership. I love being outside, all my hikes, walks
    and natural adventures keep me in shape. Like tomorrow....naked times are back!
    Sycamore creek is an amazing place to feel the real!
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    Feb 15, 2020 12:53 AM GMT
    Quito, Ecuador Is looking good to me.
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    Feb 15, 2020 1:13 AM GMT
    Need clean and cheap power? Why not go SOLAR!

    Cool air, hot tubs and that new Tesla.
    Now, you gotta be stupid to think I would be "hot" in the summer. LOLLLLLLLLLL
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    Feb 15, 2020 2:27 AM GMT
    I wanna move to an area that is relatively close to all that I need to do but won't get overdeveloped. This is what happened to Seattle. I've been here for over eight years and for just the brief time I've been here I've seen this place turn into an overpriced shithole with all these boxy cheap and trashy looking condos that are spaced six eight feet from one another. I've said it before so I know I sound like a broken record. But older properties where once a single family home with a garage and backyard existed is now a space for five town homes with no garden space, or just space between each other. People can practically stick their heads and arms out their windows and shake hands with their next door neighbors in the next town home. It's disgusting.

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    jocked_and_loaded saidI wanna move to an area that is relatively close to all that I need to do but won't get overdeveloped. This is what happened to Seattle. I've been here for over eight years and for just the brief time I've been here I've seen this place turn into an overpriced shithole with all these boxy cheap and trashy looking condos that are spaced six eight feet from one another. I've said it before so I know I sound like a broken record. But older properties where once a single family home with a garage and backyard existed is now a space for five town homes with no garden space, or just space between each other. People can practically stick their heads and arms out their windows and shake hands with their next door neighbors in the next town home. It's disgusting.



    Wanna know a hot real estate secret?
    BISBEE Arizona. It's artsy and still really affordable and it's
    not TUSCON. Cooler in the Summertime and has some fun
    stuff going on. I wanna buy a property there.....lol

    https://www.instagram.com/discoverbisbee/
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    jocked_and_loaded saidI wanna move to an area that is relatively close to all that I need to do but won't get overdeveloped. This is what happened to Seattle. I've been here for over eight years and for just the brief time I've been here I've seen this place turn into an overpriced shithole with all these boxy cheap and trashy looking condos that are spaced six eight feet from one another. I've said it before so I know I sound like a broken record. But older properties where once a single family home with a garage and backyard existed is now a space for five town homes with no garden space, or just space between each other. People can practically stick their heads and arms out their windows and shake hands with their next door neighbors in the next town home. It's disgusting.



    Wanna know a hot real estate secret?
    BISBEE Arizona. It's artsy and still really affordable and it's
    not TUSCON. Cooler in the Summertime and has some fun
    stuff going on. I wanna buy a property there.....lol

    https://www.instagram.com/discoverbisbee/

    It's TUCSON... I figure you know that.

    Don't forget Jerome either. A mere 90 minute drive north of Phoenix.


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    Feb 15, 2020 8:35 AM GMT
    If there were an award for making RJ a dumber site, roadkillforbrainsRob would be a serious contender.

    Isn’t he in Buffalo? What a paradise, especially in the winter. Isn’t there a serious drinking problem there? Winter and roadkillforbrainsRob in Buffalo…it's no wonder that people there need lots of alcohol.

    roadkill puts down Republican states. Meanwhile people are seriously fleeing Democrat states.

    roadkill wants to put Bernie in the White House. Sane, informed people would eventually need to flee what’s left of America.

    Arizona sounds like a good choice.

    Here’s a state to which you don’t want to move -- Delaware.

    Over twenty years of one-party Democrat rule have made Delaware the most ignorant, corrupt state in which I have lived. Here's a hint: creepy, dumb, corrupt, unprincipled Uncle Joe BITE ME.

    Delaware warmly welcomes every stupid liberal idea that comes down the pike, e.g., Common Core/Crap, maobamacare, and open borders.

    Delaware brags about its beaches, so stupid county government has decided to pump more and more partially treated sewage into the ocean (with funding from the Trump Administration). Leftist environmental groups cheer.

    Imagine a state so stupid and corrupt that it removes law enforcement authority from its county sheriffs. That would be Delaware (yes, I know, Connecticut did it also).

    Imagine a small state so ignorant and corrupt that its biggest “city” -- Wilmington -- was once called the most dangerous city in America.

    Don’t get me started.

    Since the topic of Arizona/Scottsdale real estate prices was raised, where's CuriousJockAZ?
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    Feb 15, 2020 4:34 PM GMT
    jockjoy said
    Since the topic of Arizona/Scottsdale real estate prices was raised, where's CuriousJockAZ?

    He's down the road a ways in Scottsdale.
  • bro4bro

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    Feb 15, 2020 5:49 PM GMT
    The big problem with smaller towns will be finding one with a decent gym. Depending on your equipment must-haves, the best solution might be to set up a killer home gym. You can probably buy all you'd ever need for much less than the price of a membership at a premium gym like Equinox ($160 per month - insane!).

    For a place that isn't too overcrowded and semi-civilized, maybe take a look at San Luis Obispo, California. Home prices are not cheap but certainly lower than in the major cities. It hosts a large college campus (Cal Poly) so there's plenty of activities and active people. It's never too hot or too cold, and the beach isn't too far away.

    By the way, Bisbee, Arizona has been a lesbian mecca for decades... if that sort of thing appeals to you.