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Flagstaff, AZ | 3 Review(s)

Originally from Grand Rapids, MI moved to AZ in 1982. Moved to FLG in Sept 1999 and lived here every since. I work for WL Gore for 11 years and love the quality of life. However the terrible cost of living is driving me away to somewhere less expensive.


Life Stage: Mature Single
Occupation: Supply Chain/Logistics
Enjoys: Hiking, backpacking, photography, the Old West.


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Flagstaff, AZ

re: Flagged Out - 5/12/2009
- 6/29/2013
Amen to that! Local gov sells its soul for tourists, doesn't give a damn about the locals!

Flagstaff, AZ

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 it!

Flagstaff, AZ

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 it!

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