Q&A: How is living quality in Phoenix AZ?

//Q&A: How is living quality in Phoenix AZ?

Q&A: How is living quality in Phoenix AZ?

Question by thbeatgozon69: How is living quality in Phoenix AZ?
I am considering relocation to Phoenix AZ from my Minnesota home to see if the sunshine and warmth would be better for me, due to a serious medical condition. If there is anyone around who lives in or around that area -could you tell me some things such as cost of living arrangements, climate, job market outlook, music scene, or could point me to a good information website that I could peruse and make an educated desicion and some tentative plans?
Thanks!

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Answer by Cave Creek
I moved here from humid south Texas and the improvement has been great. I had a quad cardiac bypass and 3 of them shut down over time. I became much weaker and the dry heat has been a blessing. The housing market is way down and so are rentals. Small condos start at about $ 75,000 and a nice 3 bedroom house can be bought for under $ 200,000 with 2 baths and a 2 car garage. The job market is not good.

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  1. kim m March 28, 2013 at 6:02 am

    I know some people that the dry heat has helped out medically and some that it has made worse. Asthma sometimes gets worse because of all the dust.
    But the weather is great, it’s about 60 right now, in March it goes to 100, May-Sept is always over 100. But it doesn’t seem that bad since there’s no humidity. It feels like being 80 degrees back home.
    Cost of living and apartments are pretty cheap compared to other big cities. I live in a nice complex with a pool and gym in a safe area (north phoenix) for $ 500 one bedroom ($ 700 two bedroom). People complain about the traffic here but it’s really not bad at all, it takes me a half hour to get downtown in rush hour. In Massachusetts I used to sit in gridlock for an hour to go a closer distance.
    You really have to look into it to decide if it’s right for you. I personally have been here for 3 years and I’m moving back to Massachusetts in a few months. I don’t like the lack of culture and diversity here. It’s all Mexicans, and Mexican food and that’s about it. I’m dying without my fresh seafood lol. The crime here is pretty bad, it’s the number place for kidnappings and car theft, and the public school systems are like 48th out of 50 states.
    But if you decide you want to give it a try, stick to north phoenix, peoria, surprise, tempe, chandler, scottsdale, paradise valley. Stay away from south phoenix, Tolleson, Glendale, Ahwatukee.

  2. Sunlight March 28, 2013 at 6:04 am

    It really depends where you live around Phoenix, since it’s a large metropolitan area. The job market is not that great currently though.

    It gets really hot in the summer, but a plus side to that is that it’s always sunny and clear outside, which keeps you from feeling down and depressed all the time. However, it’s rarely humid here.

    In my opinions, the nicest parts of the Phoenix area are: Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Ahwatukee, North Phoenix, Gilbert, and Chandler. Most places are really affordable compared to other cities in the U.S. But, the nicest areas are pricier obviously (Scottsdale, Paradise Valley).

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