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Carson City, NV


re: Very Unhappy in Carson City - 9/22/2009
- 11/29/2014
but my point is:
IT IS GREEN!!!!!
Even if you cannot go there, just do a google earth or sat map. Its no Iowa cornfield in June but its a far cry from "nothing but sagebrush" or "the only green here is a golf course".

AND, if it is sooooo depressing why not hop 30 minutes over to Lake Tahoe or 30 min down to pasture land of Gardnerville where it looks like a dairy cows dream land between the town and the mountain?

I think someone has lost some marbles. I hope you found them Trudy.
btw, its not that I love Carson City. I just dont like ridiculous comments so far off base they are either lies or nuts.

Indian Springs, NV


Dead town of several mobile home parks with numero - 11/29/2014
It appears the military bought up the scraps of all the town on East side of highway to buffer base there or incorporate it in the future, thus leaving several closed businesses falling apart.

On the West side is what is left of town with a nice looking school, a VERY FEW well kept nice looking prefab homes, and 95% mobile home parks. I saw so many abandoned mobile homes I lost count and stopped even noticing them. They dont even bother putting for sale signs on them.

Its really too bad as the location should be good with military, just the right distance form vegas, a little bit of elevation to help with heat, mountain views, and nice hardwood trees for this desert navada.

When I was there looking around, the military people were leaving. About 3/4 of them turned towards Vegas and all appeared to live there despite the 35 minute drive. I would too, even if it was an hour drive. Indian Springs is really that run down.

Cheap property, but highly unlikely you would ever get your money back out of any of it even 20 years from now

San Bernardino, CA


Horrific Air Pollution (& depressing area) - 11/29/2014
I spent 1 month living in RV up by Lake Arrowhead driving down to San Bernardino for misc. and looking down at it every time I drove the highway. It amazed me how many locals claimed the smog was caused by ocean, or fog. I guess the only way to deal with it if you cant or wont leave, is denial. Just do a internet search on air quality for san bernardino. I couldnt imagine living 10 years there let alone raising children.

It was even so bad up in mountains seeing the haze up high in the tall pines, that I actually caught myself twice thinking there was a forest fire but then no smoke smell. It all blows up from LA then adds in with local pollution, and gets funneled and trapped by the mountains there.

On top of that, even the nicest and newest area in town was full of homeless people begging and the depressing visuals of a town going downhill. Very sad and depressing. Sometimes scary.

Pueblo, CO


re: Life in pueblo - 12/29/2011
- 4/1/2014
It has the highest violent crime rate in Colorado. Your state of mind can't change that but you can live naive of risk and live in denial.

Pueblo, CO


re: Good place to live - 3/10/2013
- 4/1/2014
Pueblo has the highest violent crime rate in Colorado. Facts and numbers don't lie. People lie. 'nuf said.

Springfield, IL


over run with crime, drugs, gangs, and poverty - 8/13/2011
The Lincoln connection and historical sites are wonderful but what could have been a very nice town was poorly managed and almost no preventive measures taken to keep Chicago influence out. The crime rate is ridiculous and drugs are everywhere. Gangs from Chicago use this town as a connection point, recruiting ground, and hide away when things get hot in Chicago which all makes for easy influence on Springfield youth. Add in poverty, a abysmal education system, and confusing city/county jurisdiction lines and you got all that is needed for a city that has higher violent crime rate than Chicago, New Orleans, or NYC. There is also very little to do there and with all the poverty and gang influence many parts of town look exceptionally trashy.

Minden, NV


re: Northern Nevada - 3/16/2008
- 8/3/2011
Utilities are NOT expensive. Electric, propane, natural gas, and water are ALL below average for the entire area except for water/sewer being high in Carson City. Every other town and rural area including Minden is well below average. TV, mobile phone, and internet are all available at nation wide rates so nobody can call any of those high or low. I actually got FACTS on rates form the utility companies either directly from their sites or in writing and factored in fees and taxes.

Carson City, NV


re: Very Unhappy in Carson City - 9/22/2009
- 7/25/2011
Maybe you are confusing this with some other city because what you are saying makes almost no sense at all. I have been to and through CC at various times of the year. Maybe you need your vision checked or to actually go further than your yard.

Coggon, IA


very quiet - 6/24/2011
very quiet community where many people are driving to cedar rapids for work. The water is exceptional as coming from very deep and clean well, utilities are reasonable to low, and house prices are low due to being far from any big city. there are several other small towns closer to cedar rapids which helps keep coggons home prices lower.
It is at the very north end of Linn county and they contract police patrolling out to the Linn county sheriff department. Not much ever happens in coggon.

Central City, IA


not great but there are worse - 6/24/2011
This town has recently (meaning past 3 decades) been known as a town of elderly, welfare, and taverns (NOT nightclubs,,,,, taverns). They have tried to revive it and there are a clicky group of self stated city leaders who try to make it something else, but hard to ever change it too much with almost no jobs, many elderly who are not wealthy (else they would be somewhere else), and many poor. Taverns are typically filled with those who are low income trying to drown their sorrows.
It used to have a leading school district for academics but even that slowly has declined where classes offered are simply basic and not top level college prep.

Gardnerville, NV


re: Beautiful, but disappointing - 6/23/2006
- 6/24/2011
WOW! another Cali transfer to another state who gets there and THEN decides he wants the new place to be Cali?!?!? I'm just glad not all people who move out of Cali are as ignorant and naive as this person. Seriously, you move to a town at this elevation, near all this national forest land, with this small of population and THEN complain about pickups and loud mufflers?!?! and, puhleeeeeze, don't try to tell me Cali is all controlling on loud stereos because I have been there enough to know otherwise.
It seems this guy simply lives in an area near a busy street and wants to say it is the city's fault.

Carson City, NV


re: Very Unhappy in Carson City - 9/22/2009
- 6/9/2011
not green, yet pics search shows different and it is even on this websites "greenest cities" list so what gives? Maybe another person who sees one small part of town and then makes out like whole area is same way or maybe another who hasn't lived there a full year yet and has no clue about seasons?

Garland, TX


re: Cheap housing but a Dirty little secet - 6/25/
- 6/6/2011
david had an asian neighbor who did drugs and david hated, so of course he thinks entire town is like that....PATHETIC!

Garland, TX


re: Dirty little secet - 6/25/2010
- 6/6/2011
based on what? your racism? factual stats show no support for ANY of what you claim.

Port St. Lucie, FL


re: Port Saint Lucie 2010 - 4/30/2010
- 6/4/2011
Nice try grumpy old dude, but FACTS don't lie and the FACTS say crime is LOW and even decreased so don't blame an entire town just because of something in a specific part or because of your personal experience. Instead be factual and tell us what happened to you instead of making wide range false claims. I have NEVER been there and yet your lies are childs play for even me to see through. BTW, if you don't want to be raped on plate fees then don't be a fool and wait until tags almost expire to change to Florida. AND, my neighbor has maintained FL tags for 3 years even though living in CO because he pays less to FL and still owns rental property there to maintain FL address for tags.Finally, if you bought a house in jan '10 and made such big improvements you can't get out then who is to blame because home prices were super low in 1-2010!?!? Sounds like a fool and his money and his happiness are soon parted.

Port St. Lucie, FL


re: Taxes and Fees - 6/26/2010
- 6/4/2011
WOW!, where to even begin........how about, PLEASE DON"T MOVE TO NEAR ME JENNY!

Kingman, AZ


re: - 10/25/2009
- 6/3/2011
oh how many wish what you claim was true... the people would rush to Kingman... heck, it is on route 66, don't you think there would be more tourism if it truly was like stepping back to 1960's? I have been to kingman many times but never lived there. I even took child to easter egg hunt there. say what you will but claiming it is a step back in time is about the most ignorant comment I have read here.

Cottonwood, AZ


re: Cost of living catch-22 - 8/29/2007
- 5/27/2011
Not sure where numbers are coming from but I do know the sales tax, property tax, and income taxes in Arizona & Cottonwood are lower than Colorado or Iowa or Oregon. Obviously not much for jobs due to only about 10-15k population town and remote location not ideal for industry.

Medford, OR


re: Not So Attractive - 10/1/2010
- 5/22/2011
I always hate when people bash a place with generalities and NO FACTS! I have never been to Medford but the crime rates are VERY LOW compared to national average as is the Hispanic population estimates (which include illegals), and unemployment is average! So exactly, and I do mean exactly, how is it that crime is rising, illegals everywhere, and no jobs when all statistics say just the opposite? Maybe somebody should read the 1st 3 words of their post and take it to heart instead of doing just the opposite.

Sierra Vista, AZ


If you have children read this....... - 5/15/2011
All in all Sierra Vista looked to be perfect place to live despite closeness to Mexico and slightly higher property taxes. It has very low violent crime, cheap houses, amazing views, perfect weather yet seasonal changes and all the large city businesses in a smaller town. We had already reserved hotels for trip there ourselves until we discovered the dirty secret they don't want you to know.
Who is they? City officials, city businesses, realtors, landlords, and residents who live in denial and need to suck others in to comfort themselves.
Where did WE discover dirty secret? On United States government website and then went to families support website and onto the vast public knowledge available online.
So WHAT is the dirty little secret? Childhood Leukemia ! The government admits the rate to be more than 3 times normal and this is despite negating several victims from study such as girl who was diagnosed 2 weeks after moving from there so the gov't said she doesn't count since she moved. Kinda duh duh on that one.
I have made a living crunching numbers and processing statistics and the bottom line here is, if your child is born and raised in Sierra Vista they have "at least" a 1 in 200 chance of Leukemia.

THAT is scary, and THAT should be told to anybody and everybody who considers moving there with children. In my opinion any realtor who does not tell someone this should be subject to license suspension and civil suit, but then I tend to believe we all should be honest too. Silly me.

If you are thinking to retire there, great, it is a definite candidate for Eden. Just don't take any children there.

SOME suggest the cause is a gene, but as I said I crunch numbers and statistics for a living and the gene very well may be reason to make you more vulnerable but not the cause. The gene is found in 25% of USA population and not all who have gene got sick. The other suggested cause is the very high level of tungsten found in soil, air, and water. The armchair scientists however have suggested possible causes being military fuel line that runs under city, something with military base nearby, or related to over consumption of groundwater by residents (more water is sucked from earth than nature can replenish which is primary cause of river going dry EVERY year).

Sierra Vista, AZ


taxes, utilities, etc. - 5/13/2011
So it seems many "claim" higher taxes in Sierra Vista yet upon checking the facts don't back that up. HOWEVER, one tax that I have found to actually be higher is property tax. The odd thing is it is set by the county and I am confused as to why a $200k house in Sierra Vista has $200+ higher tax than seem priced house in other cities in the same county.
Anyone know why?
I have researched over 20 homes in Sierra Vista in the $170-250k range based on present listing price, sale within last 2 years, or tax appraisal value which looked accurate and all but 2 had higher property tax per $10,000 in value than other cities in same county and 2 other counties I was looking at in Arizona (Yavapai & Mohave).
It is more than houses simply being appraised higher. The tax per appraised value is actually higher by about 13%.

Pueblo West, CO


Temps reported are from Airport NOT near Pueblo We - 5/8/2011
I have lived in Pueblo West many years and always knew Pueblo West was hotter than Pueblo doe to many reasons that seemed logical such as fewer trees, further from river valley, higher elevation (but not high enough to cool it), and soil type. The snow melts faster, the temps on news will not be what you see at bank or your own window thermometer. etc.

People should realize if looking up historical info on weather that almost all is taken from Pueblo airport which is on the east side of Pueblo while Pueblo West is a few miles to West of Pueblo (name kinda gives it away haha). People should also consider that I and others believe the airport temp readings are not reliable either. For example they report by tenths of degree yet when I looked back to a heat wave one year they show 5 days straight of exactly 100.0 for max temp. If you know anything about temp then you realize how unlikely that is. you may have 5a days at 100, but all at 100.0 is quite unbelievable. I suspect the equipment has 100 maximum since I have never found any record above 100 for historical daily data while the records show higher than 100 for record reading. those being from a weather station not allowing inquiry of history for each and every day.

Yesterday was May 7th and I have 3 different type & brand thermometers. I live on an acreage so lots of distance between threrms. One on North side of house just outside window always in shade. One 50 yards away on South side in shade of 2 privacy fences at 25 yards from house. The 3rd being the one on my 2005 vehicle. All 3 read between 97 to 101 in the afternoon and may have all went higher than that even. I only took note of temp at each in early afternoon. YET, the historical records on 2 different sites show the maximum was 89. Even on the lowest reading I got from 3 thermometers there is a 12 degree difference which is HUGE! Today is not much different with report on weather site saying 87 and my LOWEST thermometer showed 94. And boy howdy YES it sure felt hot yesterday and also today but not as bad as yesterday.

Sierra Vista, AZ


re: Overall Cost of Living - 11/13/2005
- 5/3/2011
You are blaming a CITY for your license plate fees? Are YOU the one on drugs? Try talking about the state of AZ on that issue and quit saying taxes are too high based on "seems" without any facts or numbers. Taxes SEEM too high everywhere to most people.

Sierra Vista, AZ


re: Hey Fred, Do Your Homework! - 4/10/2006
- 5/3/2011
Thank you for factual numbers instead of "opinions".

Sierra Vista, AZ


re: Do Your Homework! - 4/10/2006
- 5/3/2011
Thank you!

Sierra Vista, AZ


re: The cost of housing is outrageous. - 4/10/2006
- 5/3/2011
really? home prices were below national and state average so what exactly are you comparing to?
rentals may be high but you get that with some small towns with college or military base.

Sierra Vista, AZ


re: Nothing To Do? Pshaw!!! - 10/15/2007
- 5/3/2011
Some people HAVE TO HAVE the pro team stadiums, art museums, amusement parks, and big name attracting concert centers. Almost all of which also leech off taxpayers and help make places like LA & Chicago go broke.

Sierra Vista, AZ


re: John from Long Island, NY - 7/22/2006
- 5/3/2011
All the taxes there are high. I do not know personally as far as facts on air conditions/quality there but I did read on a city guide/rating sight that it is ranked as one of the worst. I would be curious to know why, but that is just maybe something you might want to further research.
The crime is super low at about 250 violent crimes per 100,000. I believe most towns are 400 or above. There is about 10% of population working in some type of law enforcement so that probably helps.

Pueblo West, CO


Utilities - 5/1/2011
Seems like it is very hard to find actual rates anywhere for any city. Most people have no clue how to read a utility bill and the utilities disguise charges. Well, in Pueblo West there are good and bad.
Garbage is done by private companies which makes it usually cheaper than most cities. I pay $15 per month but use my own container. The driver brings can back up to house when it is empty (not all companies do).
Electric is $8 service fee every month plus $0.13952 per KWH. That is higher than average of about 10 cents per KWH. For an average family it could mean $30 higher bill per month.
Water is supplied by Pueblo West and is about average at $7.95 monthly service fee plus $3.62 per 1000 gallons but rate typically increases for high usage. We use average of 5000 gallons per month. Most people use more than that.
Sewer on acreages is septic and very nice to have no bill for that. Septic systems are VERY easy and cheap to maintain and MOST situations of having to dig it up is simply contractors taking advantage of home owners ignorance. All it is is concrete and giant plastic culverts. there almost nothing to break and should not have to be pumped out more than once every 4 years IF THAT.
Gas is either Propane which is more expensive option or Natural Gas which is ridiculously high compared to immediate area and rest of nation. It has actually gone down due to so much uproar but still at $12.50 service fee plus $1.3638 per Therm. That is less than propane but not by much and most places including other areas serviced by same company are around $1 per therm. For example our April bill for march usage was $150, and based on therms used if we got same bill at previous location we lived at it would have been $100. You can imagine what December & January are like!!!

Las Vegas, NM


re: WOW! what a disappointment - 4/30/2011
- 4/30/2011
YES, I am talking about Las Vegas, NEW MEXICO. The one in Nevada looks saintly compared to this one.

Las Vegas, NM


WOW! what a disappointment - 4/30/2011
I live in Colorado and have driven by Las Vegas at least 20 times and always wished I could stop to visit. I even considered it as an option of future residence until I saw the violent crime numbers. Still I wanted to visit even if not live there.
Well, I finally had opportunity and time to pull off I-25 and visit town and was hugely saddened to see such a disgrace of community. I do take saying negative comments lightly but it is fully earned by the this town and the many who live there.
I drove about 2 miles through town going on main road. this is not a very large town. I stopped at a gas station in downtown business area, a store near edge of town, and city park right by New Mexico State Highway Patrol office.
The town is a festival of litter and poor maintenance. The people I saw all seemed depressed and ones I talked to were very curt and it was a beautiful sunny afternoon.
At the city park there was newer and older playground equipment and a newer ball field. Remember this is right beside State police office and in full view of them. Every glass window at ball field buildings was broken and glass still on ground but dirty enough to see it had been there for long time. There were houses right nest to park and all were very trashy. Maybe they were all rentals but no excuse for trashy yards. The playground was the most shocking - I had been to an Easter egg hunt at another city recently I couldn't help but keep thinking there was actually more garbage on this playground that the number of Easter eggs at other town where at least 100 children ran for eggs. I normally will pick up garbage and mutter in disgust at others laziness, but this amount was just outrageous. All despite several almost empty garbage cans around park. I have NEVER seen so must litter that wasn't at or beside a garbage dump. Then I noticed in the play tunnels that were newer plastic types children had carved profanity all over every tunnel. I knew it to be children because almost all the profanity was misspelled. There were cigarette butts all over sand box and even found a fishing net in middle of park despite no where to fish for miles. 2 shirtless guys came staggering to their car from who knows where, with pants falling down and they were obviously drunk. They were not at park but that is where car was parked which they drove away in drunk at about 3 in afternoon. Then a girl who appeared barely 16 drove up, parked, got out and sat right by car smoking and texting. Shortly thereafter a guy who must have been at least 60 parked on opposite side of park, walked over, talked to her and they left in her car. through their body language it was obvious they were strangers to each other so you can imagine what a teenage girl and 60 year old were doing. All this in middle of afternoon right by main busy road, right by state police building in full view of their windows.
What a disgusting, filthy, poor, immoral town.
I will NEVER go there again and having traveled all across this great country and the world I can easily say it is one of the worst towns I have EVER been to and I have been to thousands. I feel immense pity for the the good people who live there surrounded by the other nasty people who have made it such a filthy place.
Even the golf course was in such poor condition we never realized it was a golf course until 3rd time driving by it.

Kingman, AZ


re: dont move there - 4/20/2006
- 4/30/2011
Always funny when people move to an area and THEN complain they can't find a job and blame the town instead of themselves. If you moved to Kingman without a job then that says a lot about why you can't find one - you are not very intelligent which is also obvious since you moved there not realizing it was hot and dry. Any idiot would know it was going to be hot and dry just from a couple pictures. I very much suspect your problem with the schools is your children are not very bright and the schools are not pampering you and them. PLEASE move soon so the other nice people there can have a better city. I do NOT live there but have visited several times and done work at hospital there. Very nice people and community with a few bad apples who typically moved there from somewhere else and have zero common sense so go around griping all day long. Fortunately you are very few.

Kingman, AZ


re: Kingman, Arizona; A great place to Live - 6/21
- 3/27/2011
Not sure I agree with those numbers. Looks more like 1 hour 45 minutes to Vegas and 5-1/2 to 6 hours to LA (NOT outskirt suburbs), the 1 hour to Rim should be noted as not main canyon area and is controlled by Indian tribe who gouge horribly on prices. There is another awesome area of canyon closer than main south rim area but it is not something I want to advertise as very special the way it is as quiet, secluded, one the most beautiful places int he world, and been in movies. True nature lovers will know it or find it but lets keep out the "get in get out" crowd. What might be worthy of note and left out of your inaccurate "how close" post, is the big lakes such as Lake Mead and Havasu, and the other one at Bullhead City (sorry forget name-Mohave maybe?)

Golden Valley, AZ


Anybody from area got any comments? - 3/27/2011
No comments as of this comment, well except this one. haha
Interesting notes of the area is is is still higher elevation than "the valley" (Bullhead City area) so not quite as hot yet is 200-700 feet lower than Kingman. Would really be nice to know how Kingman & Golden Valley compare for temps. I have never been to either but Golden Valley seems to have benefit of being about 20 minutes from Kingman and Bullhead City so twice the options while negative (or maybe positive) is you would not be near stores and etc.
Also of note is there appear to be several large lots around Golden Valley (40 acres+) but in fine print you will find no water available for those properties so beware. Golden valley itself is supplied (I read and did not verify) by underground lake (aquifer) that is 1000 feet deep and enough according to geologists to supply area for at least 100 years. Can't imagine what cost would be if you had to drill your own well 1000'.

St. George, UT


random sample of ACTUAL July temps - 3/20/2011
I have NEVER been to St George but was curious about temps after reading all the "very hot here" comments. Having lived in midwest and west I know all to well that humidity and elevation can make HUGE affect on how hot it feels. Saint George is a dry climate although not an extreme. The hottest month is July and just for example here are 6 daily highs from throughout month of 2009 (you can get every single day from every year at almanac.com - I just happened to have '09 July handy on a comparison sheet I made) 1st - 93, 6th - 92, 13th - 94, 17th - 101, 21st - 85, 28th - 91. I would gladly take 101 in dry climate over 91 in a humid midwest summer, but personally would prefer less of either. Hope that helps someone.

St. George, UT


re: Be Careful - 4/13/2008
- 3/20/2011
hard to believe "pay through the nose" when you do not state one single item or fact. What costs so much? Groceries? nope, online store ad prices are same as most places. Gas? nope, online gas price monitoring puts it at below national average. Housing? nope, MLS sites show below average prices. So what is costing so much? Would REALLY be nice to know. Would be nice if people posted more informative comments instead of lines of negative bashing about a city.

St. George, UT


re: Red Rock and Heat - 8/23/2008
- 3/20/2011
It appears HOT is relative. Looking at summer temps for St George one finds they are hot but not as hot as Kingman AZ, Vegas, Pueblo, CO, or of course the roaster oven fondly called Pheonix. I lived in Iowa and couldn't stand summer there without A/C.

St. George, UT


re: St George us a great place to raise a family!
- 3/20/2011
nicely put!

St. George, UT


re: Crime - 8/21/2010
- 3/20/2011
as is with MOST of Utah. Funny how people bash LDS yet all high pop LDS towns have low crime and low violence. Hard to knock something that causes ridiculously low crime but can't say I ever lived in LDS area so not sure.

St. George, UT


re: Hot with Scorpions - 1/10/2007
- 3/20/2011
really?!?! kinda strange that historical records contradict your "claims". Which is more likely to exaggerate, human or thermometer?

Flagstaff, AZ


re: Beauty for a price! - 10/16/2009
- 3/12/2011
WOW!! you must be a wee bit confused. just a quick trip to any MLS site will show truth of matter which is Flagstaff is not higher than Phoenix

Flagstaff, AZ


re: Living in Flagstaff - 3/10/2010
- 3/12/2011
what kind of person moves to a city ASSUMING they will magically find work?!?! THEN bashes that city instead of admitting THEY were the fool?!?! I have never lived in Flagstaff but have been there several times and from research can say the nursing wages there statistically are even higher than Hawaii or Dallas so how is that low wages??

Flagstaff, AZ


re: Flagged Out - 5/12/2009
- 3/12/2011
gee, i stayed 3 days at hotel in flagstaff and never noticed a single train whistle.... kinda sukkz when people trash cities based on one specific area or circumstance and leave out all the pertinent details

Kingman, AZ


Temperature & Housing - 3/12/2011
People should realize most sites will give you average temps based on 50+ years of data which will make Kingman seem hot but ok, when reality is the past decade Kingman gets over 100 on almost every single day in July even up to 109. I used July as an example as it is hottest month. August & June are not much cooler.
Housing in Kingman is literally dirt cheap and it is because recoil on Vegas housing explosion and the fact that the land is really not worth much anyway, so you can get pretty nice house on several acres for well below average. Keep in mind the further out you live and larger parcels you & neighbors have then the more dust & wind you will get. This is true of most places in the West.

Kingman, AZ


re: Just say no!!! - 8/11/2007
- 3/12/2011
It is common for apartment renters to always leave comment trashing a town because their rent is too high. Most of what "M" says here and elsewhere can be disregarded as a "users" imagination. Look at other Kingman comments for better idea of place.

Fayetteville, AR


re: Not Very Nice - 8/16/2008
- 3/7/2011
sorry, but how much validity can someone give such negative remarks when you can't even keep "leaving" & "living" straight and offer nothing other than generalizations. These are the kind of comments that help nobody on this site and are better left for banter over your whickey or whatever it is you gulp down before writing.

Prescott, AZ


re: quality of life in Prescott - 8/1/2007
- 2/6/2011
the guy named "S" has wrapped his tinfoil too tight. I will try not to be biased either way here and keep[ it short. Housing is cheaper than most of USA, wages are average but good paying jobs are few-no big industry here. There is tons of competition in market so good prices on services and merchandise. 2 walmarts and 3rd on way which always drives down groceries and etc. Costco w/gas which also helps drive down gas prices which are lower than average-maybe Missouri would have cheaper gas. Crime is very low, notably violent crime. I could easily see people here as being racists against black people but there are plenty of native American and Hispanic that you do not see racism toward them to a large degree - people fear what they are ignorant of and there are very few African Americans. It does appear that there is a above average amount of HOA's here. I have traveled the world, lived in Iowa, Missouri, illinois, colorado, california, and Arizona and can say Prescott has very easy going, polite, non agressive people. The 'right to work state" issue is nothing more than politics for or against and will affect you in no way. Anyone who says different and is for or against it is just trying to stuff their politics down your throat. As far as politics Prescott is mostly conservative but enough liberals to keep some balance I think. You really should spend a good week here to know if it is for you. It is a place that someone used to big city like New York or LA could get bored fast I think.

Pueblo West, CO


Great weather, Dusty, Quiet but military noise - 1/28/2011
It can be windy but far from how bad most people make it out to be. Have lived hear many years and never seen a scorpion so person who said that it very very 'special'. The very few tornados that ever occur right here are so weak you cam shake hands with them. It is almost always sunny and being high elevation the sun can be intense even when only 85 degrees. Today it is January 28th and 66 degrees at 12:30 pm. The one thing people neglect to mention is it is very very dusty here especially if you live in West or North areas where all homes are on 1 acre lots or larger and there are many empty lots. That does lead to it being very quiet though and little traffic. You will get noise from military with low flying aircraft and artillery firings. It isn't every day, but some days it can seem irritating if you are sensitive to noise. The artillery can just barely vibrate windows and sounds like someone closing door somewhere in house which takes a bit to get used to. The low fly overs are worse since recent ok for 300 foot military flights in this area. The north side has less flights but then you are closer to artillery firings. Anyone who owns a snowblower here is insane. I have only had to shovel snow once per year and that is only in shaded porch area to scrape off melting snow turning to ice. We get snow but it melts within 36 hours on roads and concrete such as driveway. But then you still have awesome beauty of snow in the Wet Mountains. Hard to find an acre lot,3/2/2 newer home, 300+ days of sun, large State Park+Lake within 5-10 minutes, and mountain views anywhere else for under $200,000 but here you can easily do that. The crime is another issue as anyone who lives here will almost inevitably have to go to Pueblo which has probably worst violent crime rate in all of Colorado - almost twice as bad as Colorado Springs and 42% increase in 3 years. Then the Pueblo West jurisdiction lies with county sheriff who is a thug and crook and only in office because thugs and crooks are the only cops who get on ballot. SERIOUSLY! Crime in Pueblo west is low except on South East side which is the area of less than 1 acre properties but the future doesn't look promising and could go any direction.

Chino Valley, AZ


re: perfect for conservatives - 6/19/2008
- 1/18/2011
actually that is about average number of police for city that size that has its own police. I live in 105,000 pop city and police is 230 which is actually a higher police to people ratio. Would be nice if you could elaborate about what you mean by "very conservative authoritarian followers".

Prescott, AZ


re: Drought - 7/4/2007
- 1/18/2011
seems to be a lot of lakes with normal to high levels for such a drought? at least the numbers I have found indicate no drought for the lakes. and how much will pipeline cost? you wrote two hundred thousand in numbers but then follow it with million letters so is that one or the other or hybrid combo or add together?

Pueblo, CO


re: Southern Colorado Culture - 4/6/2006
- 1/9/2011
even Wal-mart is like this. Every trip to that store makes me feel like its old Russia with empty shelves.

Pueblo, CO


re: about pueblo - 9/22/2005
- 1/9/2011
open, violent, and plenty of herb and the herb culture. cops don't just look the other way, they shut their eyes completely. You will fit right in!

Pueblo, CO


re: Pueblo - 8/1/2007
- 1/9/2011
I can't help but laugh when you list low crime as a pro!! Pueblo is the Violent crime capital of Colorado. Don't believ it? Just go look at FBI website or drive across Pueblo and honk at any 20-30 year old male.

Pueblo, CO


re: Scary! - 5/3/2010
- 1/9/2011
over 40% increase in violent crime in 3 years. Nothing more needs said!!

Pueblo, CO


re: Pueblo - Pros/Cons - 4/6/2008
- 1/9/2011
LOL!!! Low Crime?!??! What were you smoking?

Mosby, MO


The single worst city in entire USA? - 1/9/2011
To the point, if there was to be one place wiped from the face of the earth it should be Mosby. Nothing but trash, trashy people, crooks who are made into firefighters and cops and the entire festering batch of lowlife crooks who call this home feed like leeches off anyone from the outside they can. Yes, the cops and firefighters will try to steal form you or threaten you into things if you are withing thier jurisdiction. the only reason all this is allowed to happen is they are all protecting each other and town is so small it doesnt make enough disturbance to get state or feds involved. You have been fairly warned, enter this town at your own risk!

Pueblo, CO


Shocking Violent Crime Rate + not all reported - 1/9/2011
Here are the 2 figures that should concern you. In 3 years from 2006 the violent crime rate has increased 42%. As of 2009 the violent crime per capita was 72% higher than neighboring Colorado Springs. The local media is too afraid of bothering city leaders to talk about violent crime rate and since Colorado Springs paper recently addressed it the Police department stated that the numbers were tainted because it includes "attempted" murder. I don't know about you, but that sounds like a violent crime to me and I dont want someone "attempting" to kill me either. The Police also for 2010 suddenly can't report stats to FBI per the same way they have done it for over 10 years. Why? Because they are afraid of the facts and dont want data seen by public. Me? well I have had cops "no show" for 2 calls to 911, gace plate number, stellar description, and requested to press charges on gang punks driving around threatening with gun with result of zero, and when someone chased my vehicle and broke out window trying to rob me I was threatened by police that they would find traffic citations to give me if I filed charges despite assailant caught and admitting guilt while blood from breaking my window gushed from his arm. So just imagine how much crime isn't reported? Despite above average number of officers you can drive across town twice and never see one. Since no cops, if you honk at any young males here they instantly want to fight or run you off the road and NOBODY can drive between the lines around here. I've had enough and my newborn son forced the issue. We are moving to somewhere with same good weather, same low cost housing, same nature, BUT SAFE!! Try Prescott, AZ!
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