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re: Phoenix Native - 5/16/2007 Posted On: 7/18/2009 9:40:30 PM
I am not a native Phoenician, but have lived in East Valley for 7 years (2 years in North PHX). I left Phoenix when I lost my professional job 4 years ago and still haven't recovered from missing this city. I live in Austin where I am miserable. I want to return even if it's the "dry heat". What attracts me to Phoenix is its lifestyle, food, ease of access to freeways, shopping and outside summer, excellent weather. Phoenix will always be my home.
re: Crime Seems To Be Higher In Phoenix - 8/25/200 Posted On: 7/18/2009 9:24:40 PM
It's because you live in a bad area. After I lost a job, I lived on 32nd Street and E. Indian School where my truck was broken into twice in about 40 days. I got a job and moved to an apartment just two blocks away from Paradise Valley Mall and it was never a problem. Obviously, it's most likely you live in a bad area near downtown or in West Phoenix. It won't be a major problem in East Valley.
Don't believe all negative stereotypes Posted On: 7/18/2009 8:47:32 PM
I was born and raised in El Paso. After my graduation from University of Texas, I remained for another 3 years when I realized that the job I was looking for was difficult to come by so I left this city after 29 years. I moved to Austin, but after 5 months, I was miserable. I left and returned t El Paso where I lived for another 1.5 year when I left again to Phoenix.
I'm sick and tired of ignorant people talking negatively about this city. El Paso's first mention occured 411 years ago when the Spanish conquistadors (European Spaniard and future Mexicans) trekked through the region that leads to Santa Fe, NM. El Paso has been known for being a "fighter" and a "survivor". When Texas was formed in 1845, Austin ignored El Paso due to its remote location until its voice was heard in Austin. El Paso survived on its own, but it flourished even though population continues to balloon and the local governments continue to struggle to meet the demands.
El Paso is like any other cities, but its proximity to the border makes it unique for its cross culture, education and the way goverments are operated. If El Paso is so bad, why are people moving there? There're something good about it and if ignorant people are commenting negatively about it then it's obvious the ignorant people are themselves uneducated.