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Living in Phoenix

I'll keep the topic short: I've been offered a job in Phoenix. Ever live there? How do you like it?
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Paradise, plain and simple.

Let us know when you arrive and good luck.

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What jmlmjmhm said. I lived in Mesa a few miles away in the 80's and it is beautiful. Great weather, the amenities of a large city and the desert and mountain lakes for outdoor activities.

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As long as you like 100 degree plus temps for about 8 months out of the year you'll love Phoenix.

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If you're coming from the north you will have four seasons: hot; really hot; bleep'n awful; and paradise. After you adjust, however, you will agree with jmlmjmhn. I couldn't imagine living anywhere else. Pretty sure I rode every day in the last 365.
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Thanks guys, I'm really considering it. I spent last weekend out there and saw the sights, rented a couple sportsters to go up 87 a bit. I had a blast, I just live in NY right now and it would just be such a complete reversal. People seemed friendly enough, the tough part would be finding decent friends. I have one good buddy out there, at least.
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Pheonix is great in the winter and in the summer you can ride up to payson where I live...It's not as hot up here.
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Let us know when you arrive and good luck.
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Don't live there, but done a lot of riding on the V in PHX area and its great. One of your first trips should be up to Tortilla Flats, tiny old pioneer town near Lake Roosevelt. If you don't get stuck behind a motor-home, one of the best roads in the State on a V! There's lots of good mild off-road stuff as well.

I live part time in Seattle area and part time Southern CA. In WA state we get 3 fairly good months and 9 crappy ones. In AZ you'll get 3 crappy (bloody hot) and nearly 9 of excellent riding weather!

Good luck with your new job.

BTW, WATCH OUT for stationery and mobile speed cameras on the PHX freeways as well as Traffic light cameras. If you have an iPhone there's a App called Trapster that shows where they are-i.e. everywhere.

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BTW, WATCH OUT for stationery and mobile speed cameras on the PHX freeways as well as Traffic light cameras. If you have an iPhone there's a App called Trapster that shows where they are-i.e. everywhere.

Check out the PHX area here;
http://www.trapster.com/

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The cameras will ticket you at 11 mph OVER the posted limit, and there're signs saying "photo speed enforcement area" just before them.

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Any ocean out there ?
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Phoenix is a great place, I've lived here for about 20 years.
I ride here 365 days a year, yes, it is bloody hot in July and August... but we don't get those insane blizards everyone else has.


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I ride here 365 days a year, yes, it is bloody hot in July and August... but we don't get those insane blizards everyone else has.
Don't know what you're talking about.
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Sorta.... Buddy has a house in Gilbert, on a lake that takes about 2 hours to go around the shores in his electric boat - sort of a smaller houseboat.

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Sorta.... Buddy has a house in Gilbert, on a lake that takes about 2 hours to go around the shores in his electric boat - sort of a smaller houseboat.
That's OK, I got plenty of time.
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I'm taking the job. I'm young, unattached, it's time to try new things. Hell, that's why I bought the Versys.
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Lived there for 10 years. It isn't the worst, and it isn't the best. However, I have yet to live in a true perfect place.

Note: You visited during the Paradise season, so of course it is easy to fall in love with it. For me, although I love dry climate, my nose did not. I woke up most mornings with a raw, dry nose. The good thing for you is, you will be one of the few people with a job there, and this is the best time to buy a home there. Depending on what part of the city you want to live in, currently you can find a 2,200+ sq ft, 3 car garage home there for as little as $130K. Just don't loose your job there because the market is tough. Also, be prepared to pay astronomically high vehicle licensing fees there. They are some of the highest in the country. Gas prices are considered to be on the low, to moderate low side. Groceries are cheap compared to other places I have lived (not sure why).

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