Phoenix, Arizona 

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Burning hell - 10/2/2020
I've lived in Michigan, New York, New Jersey and Maryland. I moved to the Phoenix metro due to my job. I must say this place is one of the sh!ttest places to live in the US. From April to October sunshine is a death ray. In the summer it feels like living in a gigantic oven that is on all the time. The air quality is terrible and the tap water quality is beyond terrible. And all kinds of insects everywhere. Humans should not live in this burning hell on earth. The day I'll get out of this hell on earth will be one of the happiest days of my life! Read More

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Beautiful City! Why would you live anywhere else? - 9/21/2020
Wonderful City. I don't understand why some of these people call Phoenix a "dirt bag" when they come from Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, etc. It is such a clean city! Such a beautiful landscape! The mountains never get old. The summer heat isn't bad once you get used to it. I would suggest visiting in the summer if your going to be moving there just so you can have a taste of the summer heat. If you ever get tired of the heat just drive 2 hours north to Flagstaff and it will be in the upper 70s low 80s in the summer. It is also very conservative. I consider that a huge plus! It is the most conservative large metro area in the country. I think that's why it's so Read More

Phoenix isn't that bad - 8/18/2020
It really isn't that bad, I don't know why everyone on here is freaking out. I've lived in Mesa to the east for more than 15 years. Phoenix isn't the best city in the world but it's more than livable and it's perfect if you hate weather. There are more than enough amenities to make up for the bad parts but at the end of the day Phoenix is a big city and big cities have issues like homelessness, crime and a higher cost of living. If you're looking for a big city that doesn't snow and is relatively cheap compared to the job market then Phoenix might be for you. Just also make sure you look into the surrounding suburbs like Mesa, Scottsdale, Glendale etc. There's even ski access 3 hours north in Flagstaff if you are dying to get out of the heat.

Pros:
- big city amenities
- great city for music lovers, there are live shows everywhere
- some of the best food in the US, especially the Mexican food
- Tempe has college town amenities
- great job Read More

Don't move here - 7/3/2020
Phoenix is a dirt-bag city. I have lived in many other cities and this place was hands-down the worst.
The people are rude, uncouth, uncultured, judgmental, dumb, cold and ruthless. The educational level is low. Yes these idiots think they know what's right for YOU. I just love when uneducated, functionally illiterate redneck types try to tell me how to live my life. You're judged by your wallet, or your looks.
The city is dirty and there's no culture. The summers are horrid. No breaks in the summer weather. Summer AC bills are awful. You have to run your errands early in the morning to avoid the furnace-blast heat. If you want nice weather and some nice terrain go to San Diego. You have to get out from November through May for activities like the zoo.
Employers are cheap and don't care about you. (yes I have a degree but the cost of living is high for what they pay). There's no sense of community. People really don't want to make friends with you. Most are Read More

It is not the paradise you think it is. - 6/16/2020
I have lived here for 20 years and due to family issues not able to move. The pros - very little weather - if you like that. Except in August when you may get hit by a microburst - we did three years in a row and the last one was a $21,000 claim followed by a huge insurance premium hike. November - March is very pretty though. If you enjoy a range of weather you will not get that here. The summers are basically hell. If you are from the midwest you know how crabby people are in by the end of winter. It is the same here. By August / September people are done with the heat and crabby. You won't see many of your neighbors out chatting with one another. You will see your neighbors pull straight into their garage and shut the door before they get out so they do not risk interaction. The property taxes are actually pretty low. But you will pay for that. The education system is TERRIBLE. Arizona has the 3 WORST school system in the country and it shows. I am constantly Read More

The desert is not all you think it is... - 6/9/2020
So you want to live in the sun, eh? Well, trust me my friends. You will change how you see the sun when you hardly ever get any rain. It will become a energy drain where you will want to stay inside for 8 months out of the year. Oh yea, and a sunny apartment? Nah, you will keep the blinds closed to keep out the heat to try and shave a few dollars off your $300 energy Read More

Phoenix Sucks compared to Tucson - 6/9/2020
Main St ,Tempe , Mesa, Van Buren , Downtown, Sh#@ Holes , Many Homeless and Drug Addicts ,Car Theft very High in Phoenix , Many unreported shootings and killings in Phoenix , Poor Medical and Dental Facilities in Phoenix , Most Tradesmen You'll work with in Phoenix are Underskilled compared to Tucson Workers Read More

Save your money and stay out of red states - 5/21/2020
I lived in Phoenix for 10 years......definitely a sh!thole. I moved and tried Tempe, another sh!thole and now I live in Tucson......well it is different and a bit cooler and wetter, and prettier but it is still a sh!thole.......What causes this phenomenon is the state government run by Mormons.....yes they have ruined this state too. Do not come here. It is a right to work red state, which means you have no rights. Very bad medical, abusive employers and a corrupt governor and Read More

AZ is the best - 3/10/2020
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Should be last option - 1/10/2020
There are pros and cons of living anywhere in the world, no place is perfect, but when it comes to choosing somewhere to live and settle down, the pros should generally outweigh the cons. That is not the case with Phoenix. For a city in the middle of the desert you would expect less traffic and cheaper cost of living, not the case. Gas here is 1$ more than the Midwest states (the states that EVERYONE seem to complain about) and you HAVE to drive here because our public transportation is a big joke, apartment and house prices have raised these past couple years because of the influx of people moving here, making it not practical anymore to purchase a house unless maybe you're fine with living an hour away from downtown. Everything is brown and beige, the houses are all cookie cutter its a true eye sore, air quality is really bad (pollution and dust), which can lead to sinus problems and overall health issues. The heat starts from late April and can last till late October as was the Read More


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