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Moving to Casa Grande / Phoenix / Kayenta / Anywhere

Post by PaleoRob » Feb 24 2011 9:09 pm

Well, I guess I'll have to change my screen name soon. My wife and I are going to be moving to Casa Grande before the end of the year. Listing the house for sale up in Page. No job yet, kinda scary, but my wife needs to go back to school full time. Even commuting to and from UofA, with the house prices in CG we'll save money over moving to El Pueblo. Big change - this will be my first time living off The Plateau since '99. Eeek!
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Post by big_load » May 04 2015 9:29 pm

By the way, a giant new townhouse development sprouted in Flagstaff since November, just off Butler by the REI. I couldn't even find the REI, despite knowing exactly where it was, because it's now dwarfed by the massive complex. I wonder how much traffic will increase. The quick through Flagstaff might be I-40 (the real one, not Business 40).

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Post by azbackpackr » May 05 2015 5:43 am

I know it. The infill in Flag is crazy. The town is spreading UP rather than OUT, since it can't go out. And the rents are astronomical, almost like SoCal. The high rent spills over into poor little Williams, with most places going for over $1000 a month. If you work at a typical job in Williams you can't afford $1000+ a month. (I pay $100 to park my RV on a private lot, but I lucked into it.)
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Post by Jim_H » May 05 2015 6:41 am

I'm going to opt out of this lovely opportunity to complain about Flagstaff and NAU, since I still enjoy visiting the place in nice conditions.
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Post by chumley » May 05 2015 12:47 pm

Jim_H wrote:I'm going to opt out of this lovely opportunity to complain
:o
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Post by hippiepunkpirate » May 07 2015 1:19 pm

There are other factors that unfortunately swell the Flagstaff housing prices, but a big part of it is the fact that since its growth is limited (which is GREAT, can you imagine how ridiculous it would be if there was room to grow?), yet there is a high demand to live there, it drives the housing prices up. Simple supply and demand. Yeah, it sucks working a crummy job and trying to make rent in a job market that is dominated by service industry and little else, but that's the nature of the beast. You want to live in a lively college town on the base of a beautiful mountain, less than an hour from glorious Sedona red rocks and less than two hours from the Grandest of Canyons? Well, you gotta pay a premium 'cause a lot of people think it sounds mighty fine too. Except Jim, to whom everywhere is a glass half empty...
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Post by chumley » May 07 2015 1:31 pm

hippiepunkpirate wrote:a glass half empty...
This is Flagstaff's biggest problem. There's no water.
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Post by Alston_Neal » May 07 2015 3:10 pm

hippiepunkpirate wrote: Well, you gotta pay a premium 'cause a lot of people think it sounds mighty fine too.
As I understand it residential prices drop quickly downwind of the Purina plant.
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Post by azbackpackr » Oct 31 2015 6:18 pm

Tomorrow I'm moving, again. This involves driving my motorhome, "The Beast," in the direction of Western Arizona, where I will spend the winter months along the lower Colorado River, as I did last year. Hoping to do a lot of road biking and kayaking, plus hiking and mountain biking. I got the road bike fixed, so this year I plan to ride it.
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Post by cactuscat » Dec 30 2015 8:12 am

Tomorrow is moving day for me and the kitties!
I have accepted a big promotion with AZ State Parks and will be the new assistant manager at Roper Lake SP in Safford.
I went down last week to see the park and my house and meet the manager. It's pretty fabulous and I am very excited. It's also a brand new part of the state for me to explore ... let me know if you have tips or suggestions!
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Post by rcorfman » Dec 30 2015 8:24 am

Just in time to start a daily run up Mt. Graham to get your million in for next year. Good luck with the move and job.
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Post by chumley » Dec 30 2015 8:41 am

cactuscat wrote:I have accepted a big promotion with AZ State Parks and will be the new assistant manager at Roper Lake SP in Safford.
:y: :app:
Congrats! I think you'll like it there.

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Post by cactuscat » Dec 30 2015 8:46 am

Wow, that is a lot of raccoons! Cats are indoor only, but they will enjoy watching the wildlife from our windows.
And thank you - I think I will like it, too!
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Post by sirena » Dec 30 2015 9:03 am

@cactuscat Congrats on the promotion! That part of the state is gorgeous, bet you'll have a blast exploring your new home.
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Post by nikorock28 » Dec 30 2015 9:09 am

@cactuscat
Congratulations Kelly!

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Post by big_load » Dec 30 2015 11:56 am

@cactuscat
Great! There's a lot of good stuff within easy reach of there.

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Post by Jim_H » Dec 30 2015 9:17 pm

I suggest you try the Prime Rib on Tuesdays. It's $9.99 and comes with the salad bar, and your choice of baked potato, or rice pilaf.
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Post by azbackpackr » Jan 05 2016 10:49 am

News just in: Looks like my next summer seasonal job will be in Page/Glen Canyon. I wasn't sure until today--had a job offer last summer, but things change, so I wasn't sure it would pan out. Probably moving up there in early March for training. Can't wait, and I'm super excited!
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Post by Jim_H » Jan 05 2016 10:56 am

I believe there is a nice steak house in Page, and it probably serves Prime Rib on it's busier days.
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Post by azbackpackr » Jan 05 2016 1:03 pm

@Jim_H
You buying?
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Post by SuperstitionGuy » Jan 05 2016 5:30 pm

azbackpackr wrote: my next summer seasonal job will be in Page/Glen Canyon
Dam site, marina, WalMart, scratch that last one - LOL, :whistle: etc., etc. ?
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