Flagstaff, Arizona 

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Outrageous cost of living - 5/9/2013
I moved to FLG in September 1999 having no idea what it was like. The beauty and great quality of life were immediately evident, however it took about a month or two of working (at that time) for about $6 p/h to realize how ridiculously expensive it is to live here! The city government cares only about the almighty tourist dollar and the service jobs (filled by an unending labor supply of college kids) that cater to them. It's been a great 14 years or so but my time is coming to an end and moving to a much more reasonable area (I'm looking at you Bisbee!!)is probably not too far away. A great place to live. . . . but only if you make enough money to be able to afford Read More

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The "Ghetto in the Meadow" - 5/7/2013
I love Flagstaff, AZ as a city. I moved here in September 1999 and have hung on "by my fingernails" every since. A wonderful place to live but a city government that couldn't care less about the locals who bear the outrageous cost of living and who DOES bend over backwards for the almighty tourist dollars! With a steady supply of cheap labor (college students) and tax revenue streams from hotels, restaurants, gas stations (HIGHEST gas prices in AZ!) the city has proven it doesn't need locals! A beautiful place to live. . . IF you can afford Read More

Living in Flagstaff - 9/16/2012
I lived in Flagstaff in the late 80's and I will say it has changed a lot. There are so many exquisite homes there now. I must say as an Arizona native I am a little surprised. However, it is absolutely beautiful. For all who say it is too expensive I would suggest spending some time online and looking at what it will run you to live in Boulder, Golden, or any Northern California town. If you are in fact comparing one small "mountainous" town to another. The prices seem like a bargain to me. I have lived in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Littleton, Orange County, and Los Angeles. As many of you already know a 45-60 minute (one way) commute is typical in a big city and most public class rooms run about 30-40 kids per teacher. Don't get me started on air quality -yuk!

Flagstaff is a small town, offering almost no commute, clean air, small classrooms, friendly people, and easy access to some of the most beautiful desert regions in the world. When considering a new area to Read More

Living in Flagstaff - 9/16/2012
I lived in Flagstaff in the late 80's and I will say it has changed a lot. There are so many exquisite homes there now. I must say as an Arizona native I am a little surprised. However, it is absolutely beautiful. For all who say it is too expensive I would suggest spending some time online and looking at what it will run you to live in Boulder, Golden, or any Northern California town. If you are in fact comparing one small "mountainous" town to another. The prices seem like a bargain to me. I have lived in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Littleton, Orange County, and Los Angeles. As many of you already know a 45-60 minute (one way) commute is typical in a big city and most public class rooms run about 30-40 kids per teacher. Don't get me started on air quality -yuk!

Flagstaff is a small town, offering almost no commute, clean air, small classrooms, friendly people, and easy access to some of the most beautiful desert regions in the world. When considering a new area to Read More

Poverty with a View - 8/1/2012
It is "poverty with a view." It's a neat little town for it's size. But it is very expensive and wages are low. Most people move here end up leaving after a couple of years. That is probably why there is "no sense of community" as someone else put it. The train does not sound the horn through town anymore due to a city agreement between them and the railroad. It was insane. I have heard that city employees are 18% below market rate. I am a city employee and have been making less each year that I have started. It has been an emotional struggle trying to keep your chin up and survive here. People can be a little stuck up here at first, but others can be friendly. Very tough to make a lot of friends here. Good Read More

Is the Crime in Flagstaff really that bad? - 5/26/2011
The crime factor shows a 6/8 which is higher than any town its size in the southwest. Is that really accurate?  Read More

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Living in Flagstaff - 3/10/2010
I moved to Flagstaff in June 2008. I came here for the natural beauty and small community , having lived in big cities since I was 18. Before I moved here, I had heard "poverty with a view", the low wages and high cost of living .This did not deter me ..after all I was highly educated, highly experienced, skilled and highly bred. Well, I have been looking for work every day, have networked/joined every group imaginable and nothing. I feel no sense of community and yes it is a high cost of living , low wages and low standards. Employers would rather hire two students at very low wages than one experienced,quality person. As far as poverty with a view..well..I'm now on food stamps. Need I say more. Read More


Beauty for a price! - 10/16/2009
Flagstaff is a great place to live. Especially for those who love the outdoors. Many rereation opportuities within the city as well as the surrounding area. A very difficult place to make a liviving. Housing prices are unreal. 40-60% higher than Phoenix. Bring your money with you is the Read More


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