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allrsdup 01-23-2011 01:07 PM

moving to arizona need help from u guys..
 
ok so i will be moving to arizona in june-july tie frame. we will be moving to rancho sahuarita, probaly renting a 3 bedroom house for a year or so till we can buy our own. my question is im from new york so can u guys give me an idea of utility bills i should expect to pay like. how much should a water bill be for 3 people, how much is an ang electric bill in a house this size for 3 people things like this. also tv, satellite or cable? and how much. also need internet no phone service i have my cell. thanks if u guys can help i would apreciate it.

Andrew H 01-23-2011 01:09 PM

Depends on the time of the year and size of the house.

TriCo and some other power company serve Sahuarita. The Town of Sahuarita does their own water, I think you can get Comcast or Cox out there. If the house has gas then Southwest Gas is the company that serves that area.

Why did decide on Sahuarita? Its a nice little town and all but really isn't much out there. Takes about thirty minutes to get into Tucson. Green Valley is the town south of Sahuarita and thats mostly a 55+ retirement community.

Andrew H 01-23-2011 01:11 PM

My old three bedroom was about $150 in the summer due to AC being on. Most of the time of year it was around $50-$70. Water bill around $30. Cable now is like $110 cause I'm not a new customer anymore.

allrsdup 01-23-2011 02:46 PM

wow that's cheap electric here on long island electric bill is like 250$ all year lol plus oil for heating in winter is crazy money. sahuarita because we know poeple there and i love the community rancho sahuarita i visited it was gorgeous. thanks for the input. cox is the cable company do u think i should go that or satalite?

Andrew H 01-23-2011 02:49 PM

It is a nice looking community. A lot of military and border patrol guys live out there. Just when the market tanked a lot of shady people moved out there. Ran on some fucked up calls when I was working down there.

allrsdup 01-23-2011 03:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Andrew H (Post 2639021)
It is a nice looking community. A lot of military and border patrol guys live out there. Just when the market tanked a lot of shady people moved out there. Ran on some fucked up calls when I was working down there.

wow really..so what do u do?

AriZonaD54 01-23-2011 06:03 PM

Rancho Sahuarita is one of Arizona's newer master plan communities. Arizona is full of these "master plan" communities. Lots of homes, tons of amenities (parks, trails, clubhouses, water-parks), retail shopping, etc. It's what homebuyers want, so developers/ builders build their communities this way; well, most of them. Ranch Sahuarita is/was one of the fastest selling residential communities in the US while the market was normal and pre-bubble. I believe for many years, it was second only to a master plan community in Las Vegas.

Rancho Sahuarita, as you may or may not, is about a solid 15 minute highway drive south of Tucson. But, most of your needs (grocery stores, movie theatres, shopping, even a casino) are within that same 15 minute drive.

Typically for all of your bills combined, at the most expensive time of year (summer month of July/ August), will run in the range of $300 - $400. This includes running A/C almost 24 hours/ day during the Arizona summer, cable internet, cable/ satellite tv, water, trash pick-up. This number is more indicative of the WORST CASE scenario, as I assume you may have a 2-story house, which are more strenuous on the A/C handler to cool. If the house is smaller, drop the number by 20-30%.

As you know, there's shady people all over the US. Including the greater Southern Arizona region. But, Rancho Sahuarita is a very welcoming, kid and family friendly community. Don't let Andrew scare you away. ;)

AriZonaD54 01-23-2011 06:25 PM

Here's more info. This location of shopping on I-19 (known as The Spectrum) will be your largest grouping of stores around you. It is, like I said, about a 15-minute drive from Rancho Sahaurita. Move further north into Tucson, and more options become available. The Spectrum is fully built and occupied. Opened up in like 2007/8.

http://tucsoncitizen.com/morgue/2008...erved-no-more/

Here's the list of major anchor tenants;

1 Olive Garden
2 Starbucks
3 Food City
4 The Home Depot
5 Target
6 OfficeMax
7 Ross Dress For Less
8 Marshalls
9 PetSmart
10 Old Navy
11 Sports Authority
12 Bed, Bath & Beyond
13 J.C. Penney
14 Best Buy
15 Shoe Pavilion
16 Applebee’s
17 Harkins 18-screen movie theater

Andrew H 01-23-2011 06:32 PM

I wasn't trying to scare him away. In PMs I told him some of the calls I had out there and that the economy effected everyone and everywhere.

But how many times do you hear of someone running away from the cops, driving through two police cars that were set up as a barrier, then flipping and catching on fire.

Ranchos slogan is "its all in your backyard".

That was the running joke at the station I worked at. Cause it literally is all in your backyard.

AriZonaD54 01-23-2011 06:34 PM

FYI... when I lived in Tucson, I worked Pulte's land development group. Pulte had several offerings in Rancho Sahuarita, from traditional to active adult (known as Sonora). Pulte is still actively selling homes down there, although at a much slower clip than 2004-2007. I no longer work for Pulte and have since moved to Phoenix, but I worked for an developer and still use the engineering consultant who was/ still is responsible for the RS master plan.

Andrew H 01-23-2011 06:35 PM

I'll end it by saying I'd rather live in Sahuarita than live in Tucson.

City of Tucson is gheeeeeeeeeeettooooooooooooo!

AriZonaD54 01-23-2011 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Andrew H (Post 2639909)
I wasn't trying to scare him away. In PMs I told him some of the calls I had out there and that the economy effected everyone and everywhere.

But how many times do you hear of someone running away from the cops, driving through two police cars that were set up as a barrier, then flipping and catching on fire.

Ranchos slogan is "its all in your backyard".

That was the running joke at the station I worked at. Cause it literally is all in your backyard.

Happens 24/7 in Grant Theft Auto San Andreas ;)

AriZonaD54 01-23-2011 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Andrew H (Post 2639930)
I'll end it by saying I'd rather live in Sahuarita than live in Tucson.

City of Tucson is gheeeeeeeeeeettooooooooooooo!

Agreed. If you had to live in Southern Arizona, I'd probably choose Continental Ranch/ Continental Reserve/ the nice Marana (east of the freeway) and Oro Valley areas. Everything else is either too expensive, "yucky" or has no true amenities surrounding it (like Vail on the SE side of Tucson).

Andrew H 01-23-2011 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by AriZonaD54 (Post 2639926)
FYI... when I lived in Tucson, I worked Pulte's land development group. Pulte had several offerings in Rancho Sahuarita, from traditional to active adult (known as Sonora). Pulte is still actively selling homes down there, although at a much slower clip than 2004-2007. I no longer work for Pulte and have since moved to Phoenix, but I worked for an developer and still use the engineering consultant who was/ still is responsible for the RS master plan.

Don't get me wrong man I think the neighborhood looks awesome. I'd rather just live on the NW of town outside of Tucson because I am young and there is a lot more for me to do up here.

Andrew H 01-23-2011 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by AriZonaD54 (Post 2639943)
Agreed. If you had to live in Southern Arizona, I'd probably choose Continental Ranch/ Continental Reserve/ the nice Marana (east of the freeway) and Oro Valley areas. Everything else is either too expensive, "yucky" or has no true amenities surrounding it (like Vail on the SE side of Tucson).

x2 but more so OV for me. Anything west of I-10 is a bitch to get cause of traffic and the train tracks. If I was rich I'd live in the Catalina Foothills.

allrsdup 01-23-2011 06:39 PM

thanks arizonad54- i was in rancho sahuarita last year this time. visiting friends and i fell in love with the community. i went up to tuscon and we went out to dinner a few nights buffalo wild wings is not far and thats a favorite of mine, haha...im kinda nervous moving across the country from a place i lived my whole life but i am so excited to start a new life. job hunt is next. thanks for the help and i look forward to some tacoma meets i hope im stil welcome since i now drive an fj.. lol

Andrew H 01-23-2011 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by allrsdup (Post 2639955)
thanks arizonad54- i was in rancho sahuarita last year this time. visiting friends and i fell in love with the community. i went up to tuscon and we went out to dinner a few nights buffalo wild wings is not far and thats a favorite of mine, haha...im kinda nervous moving across the country from a place i lived my whole life but i am so excited to start a new life. job hunt is next. thanks for the help and i look forward to some tacoma meets i hope im stil welcome since i now drive an fj.. lol

theres a big group of guys on here with FJs. Everyones welcome.

AriZonaD54 01-23-2011 06:53 PM

Since you are moving in the summer.. just be sure to hydrate when you are moving and whatnot. It will be hot from 9am - 7pm, and will still be plenty warm after 7-9pm or 10pm. But once October hits, you are solid for amazing weather until late April/ early May.

allrsdup 01-23-2011 08:23 PM

:) thanks
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Originally Posted by AriZonaD54 (Post 2640071)
Since you are moving in the summer.. just be sure to hydrate when you are moving and whatnot. It will be hot from 9am - 7pm, and will still be plenty warm after 7-9pm or 10pm. But once October hits, you are solid for amazing weather until late April/ early May.


Corvidae 01-24-2011 06:45 AM

I pay $135 a month for my electric bill in a 1600 sqft house but I am on one of those plans were I pay the same rate each month. It helps during the summer when my electric bill would normally be around $180. My winter bill would be less than $135 but not by much.

I use Cox for Internet and TV, pay about $75 a month between the two. Water is around $50. I used to have Satellite TV but despise it when it gets stormy out.


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