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Moving to Arizona? Visit this Thread!

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by AriZonaD54, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Jan 17, 2014 at 8:12 AM
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    Moose1988

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    Ive been to Oregon several times.. had family that lived there. Ive been there during summer. 4th of July actually.. and it was pretty miserable. made me miss Az summers.. lol
     
  2. Jan 17, 2014 at 8:14 AM
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    I moved from a cold area, loved the snow, the summers etc - I've told myself every year that I would be moving back - it's now been 8-9 years and I'm going to buy a house here, I'm used to it and I love it now.

    It may be too hot here in the summers - but it's well worth it. Constant sun and beautiful weather for most of the year, insane entertaining monsoon season, the lack of moisture eliminates the problems of mold, rust etc - no hurricanes, tornado's, etc - beautiful sunsets - still close to the snowy mountains up north and vacation spots all around - you have places within the state like the grand canyon, sedona's incredible, flagstaff, all the other interesting city's and a million places for badass camping and some of the best hiking. ASU, UoA and NAU are all good colleges if you have kids, some of the best golf courses in country if your into that. Great mexican and decent bar scene all around and a lot of opportunities for jobs because of the high population out here. We got hit pretty bad with foreclosures and short sales years ago but now the house market is pretty much completely stabilized and on the rise. And lastly, off-roading and AZTW out here has been a great experience for me, something that I've only been involved with for about half a year - and if you ride a motorcycle AZ has a huge presence and community of riders, some really fantastic rides out here.

    The fact is that there is an overwhelming of Pro's to living in the valley that is perfect for a lot of people, especially those on this forum, so it's hard to have a one shot punch to knock out the "its so hott" out there objection; maybe just ask them "so.. what else?" because that's usually all people have to say. It's a combination of the million perks that makes the summer heat all worth it.
     
  3. Jan 17, 2014 at 8:17 AM
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    AZTW is indeed awesome :cool:
     
  4. Jan 17, 2014 at 8:38 AM
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    AZTWFTW!

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  5. Jan 17, 2014 at 10:01 AM
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    Some stuff here and there....
    I use to live in Oregon. What part are you in? And I would deal with the heat and amount of fun I get to have now vs always being rained on. Like they said its dry. In the middle of summer down here I would ride my motorcycle in 115 degree weather with 185 degree engine between my legs. I didn't mind it till the traffic started.
     
  6. Jan 17, 2014 at 10:20 AM
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    Yupp it's really not that bad, and HOV lanes in phoenix = no motorcycle traffic :thumbsup:

    When I had a bike I would also just soak my shirt before leaving, impromtu AC
     
  7. Jan 17, 2014 at 10:26 AM
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    Some stuff here and there....
    Exactly. And I loved going out swimming at midnight in my pool and its still 90+ degrees outside.
     
  8. Jan 17, 2014 at 9:02 PM
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    I do ride, can't wait to ride and not be cold. I live in Medford which is right above the CA border. Deep valley, so days of fog this time of year. In the summer has several days 95+ degrees. Nobody has mentioned culture there. Oregon has very little. Well my part anyways. Lots of narrow minded "rednecks" here. I'm into dirt riding as well. It will just be and my 13 year old son. So will be asking for lots of info on camping, riding, hiking. Just fun things to do. I will miss some things about life here. Mostly friends I think. Going to be hard to replace 20+ year friendships. Can always make new ones.

    The housing is so affordable there. Unless I look in Scottsdale. Wow. Will have to settle for the outskirts for now.

    I'm not concerned about the heat at all. I have ac in my truck. So will my house. Thanks for the replies. Your enthusiasm about the area excites me even more. I feel like I'm 9 and Christmas is tomorrow.
     
  9. Jan 17, 2014 at 10:56 PM
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    Is lane splitting/sharing legal?
     
  10. Jan 18, 2014 at 4:09 AM
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    not that I remember, but things may have changed since I moved away
     
  11. Jan 18, 2014 at 5:00 AM
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    Negative
     
  12. Jan 18, 2014 at 7:19 AM
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    Some stuff here and there....
    Nice I was up in the Portland area. But lots of fishing camping riding etc to do here. And lots of friends to be made. Now that I think of it most of my good friends I met here on tw. Lots of really good guys and gals. Avoid Scottsdale. You dont want anything to do with that place hahaha. Personally I lived in Avondale Peoria Glendale and surprise. Now I'm located up in the mountains about 3 hours away (wanted to be close to the ski resort)

    Lane splitting is illegal. And you will even have some a ssholes open car doors on you. People get pissed off.
     
  13. Jan 18, 2014 at 7:43 AM
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    While I'd never open a car door on somebody doing it... I find lane splitting / sharing to be dangerous and overly aggressive.... and also a good way to get into an accident.

    Just my .02
     
  14. Jan 18, 2014 at 7:49 AM
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    Some stuff here and there....
    Agreed! I dont lane split. Just all around adding more danger to a already dangerous (yet really fun) activity.
     
  15. Jan 18, 2014 at 8:13 AM
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    Proper lane splitting at less than 20mph im near stopped traffic is fine. It's the people doing it at 80mph in dead stopped traffic....
     
  16. Jan 18, 2014 at 8:16 AM
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    Some stuff here and there....
    Like the guys in California. Blows my mind seeing how fast they split. And they tell us our helmet laws are crazy.
     
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    lol
     
  18. Jan 18, 2014 at 10:55 PM
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    I've only had a chance to lane split when I rode in California. Felt reasonably safe to me. I wasn't hauling ass though either. Not a deal breaker either way. Was just curious.

    I've been looking in Avondale...well, all over at housing. First I need to get myself there. Think I will rent an apartment for awhile and scope the place out and find what suits our needs.

    Good to hear about friends being easy to obtain. Haven't really had to look for new friends as an adult, haha. Kind of funny to think about. Looking forward to meeting some of you..
     
  19. Jan 19, 2014 at 7:16 AM
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    Some stuff here and there....
    Thats the best way to go just rent and check out where you want to be located. Good luck on the move and we will see ya at some of the meets. :thumbsup:
     
  20. Jan 19, 2014 at 7:26 AM
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    AZTW is pretty awesome... You'll have no trouble making friends :D
     
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