Don't move here
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 hiding from a flaky past back in..say.. Illinois, or Minnesota (Wisconsin people are the exception; they're generally nice). They wanted to start fresh but they're the same bad people, repeating the same behavior. A lot of people bring their mental illnesses here.
Crime is horrible. Gangs are prevalent. I don't know anyone there who hasn't had things stolen. Dating is easy if you flash big money. Otherwise you're stuck with a tatted-up chick missing teeth. I know few people there who weren't cheated on.
Duke | Houston, TX