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Readers Respond: Do You Love Living in Phoenix or Hate Living in Phoenix?

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From the article: I Love Phoenix, Arizona
Some people love living in the Phoenix area, and some people hate living in Phoenix. If you are like me, there are some things that you like and some that you don't. Tell us -- what do you love or what do you hate about living in Greater Phoenix? Tell Us How You Feel

Oh dear.....

After reading these reviews, I want to stab myself in the face. I am a Southern belle with manners. I will be eaten alive I am moving to Phoenix in a week from Va. Sigh
—Guest Lisa l

People here are trying WAY too hard

It's funny this is on here because I just moved here from L.A about 8 months ago and was thinking the same thing kind of. lol It's ironic because a lot of people in Scottsdale have an attitude, but don't have the credentials to back it. There are a lot of wannabes in L.A too, don't get me wrong, but you also have a lot of people in the entertainment industry, so you do have a lot of ACTUAL success there. The funny thing is that in L.A, the people tend to be a lot more easygoing and laid back. The attitude here is so much worse and for no good reason. It's like they're overcompensating for the fact that they're seriously lacking. It kind of makes me laugh in a way because I mean, here in Scottsdale - WHO are these people again? Yeah...no one.
—Guest ImissCali

Love it !! HATE IT !!

I Have lived in Phoenix for 17 years and then time that i have spent in the valley of the sun ! all i can say is that i fell in love with AZ ( Phx ) but again I did not like it because of the ppl that live in Phoenix some are RUDE !! others are so stupid but over all if i had the change to move back I WOULD IN A HEART BEAT
—Guest Frombehind 408

PHOENIX SUCKS

ASPHALT JUNGLE, TERRIBLE FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL,Move to Tucson cooler and People are a lot nicer!!
—Guest meanlittleboy2

Phoenix is HOT and the people are ANGRY

It's a hostile city with drunk, drugged, and aggressive drivers. Did I mention HOT? The heat is miserable.
—Guest Ed Stein

Phoenix is too ** Right Wing **

After living here in Scottsdale for 27 years…YES, 27 years of this miserable summer heat, it's about time I move back to home state of SoCal. Oh, how Imiss the cooler climes. Yes, I overstayed (to say the least) due to marriage constrictions. Arizona's climate has changed dramatically. When first moved here, first time, back in the '70s, I can remember when the month of March was actually cold. Not anymore. The heat has taken a toll on this state, not to mention the politics of this state. Very Bad. If you are a diehard Republican, then this is the state for you. If not, get the hell out of dodge. You won't be welcomed.
—Guest Tina

grafitti is back dawg!

51st and indian school rules. wouldn't be anywheres else!
—Guest loco

love/hate - soo close!

After reading, I noticed love=natural environment hate=people and I agree w/u all, but not all of us are racist bigots, u included it you are still here. I'm from Carlsbad CA so how can I see this desert as better than that? cheaper... yes, but the consensus is correct about ignorance in general. I live in lower Alabama, so I no the south is no better, but they keep their ignorance to themselves (not polite). That's about the only difference. I was even told in AL that I could not have a drivers lic bcs my birth cert. looked to much like POTUS! even though I possessed a Class A Alabama teaching cert! I'm white, and the reverse of discrimination was experience there. Here, I'm accepted, as long as I don't open my mouth! I'm too liberal for both of them! I want to go back home, but I can't afford it. So, I'll keep doing the right thing, calling out publicly those that are the ones everyone that hates AZ pointed out, and voting Democratic! Alas- too poor to leave, yet! I'll keep praying;
—Guest surfer stuck on a catus

People in Scottsdale are phony wannabes

Recently, I had the misfortune of moving to Arizona for reasons beyond my control. I’ve lived all throughout southern California, and now I live in Scottsdale. I despise this place more than the Ebola virus. It’s as though the sun has literally sucked their personalities dry to match the (lack of) vegetation. The people here are self-impressed a-holes who think they’re above everyone else for reasons unbeknownst to me – tons of wannabes, phonies who are so quick to pass judgment on anyone and everyone who is “different.” By “different,” I mean anyone who doesn’t completely and utterly suck. There is zero diversity here, which is a shame. People who are free-spirited and liberal-minded are as rare as a UFO sighting, and if I have to deal with one more jackass in this town, I’m seriously going to slap somebody. I’ve never understood why the people in Scottsdale are so dry, uptight, and disdainful. Just because there is wealth here, they think they’re entitled to look down their noses.
—Guest J.J

hate it here

wish i was dead every day living here. about sums it up.
—Guest phoenix sucks

explore the state

For all of the complainers, you haven't explored the state. I can literally and without question go skiing or snowboarding all day in Flagstaff and then drive two hours back to the valley and swim in my outdoor pool! This state has so much to offer it is amazing. The opportunities for outdoor activities in never ending. If you are an aviation enthusiast the weather here is as perfect as you will ever get for flying nearly any and every day of the year. You can purchase a pass for 50 bucks per car load and visit the Grand Canyon as often as you like for a year. Yes, one of the greatest natural wonders on the planet is only three hours from Phoenix. Hiking, biking, cycling, camping, the list goes on and on. Do you like riding motorcycles? 8 months out of the year you can ride all over the state in beautiful weather 99 percent of the time. Is Arizona a desert? You bet. But if you like boating try Lake Havasu and the Colorado River. Its beautiful. I wear shorts every day.
—Guest dubbs900

Still the 20th century here

Lived here for ten years and know this city inside and out. Every place I've visited was paradise in comparison. Here is an example of the typical kind of mentality you will encounter in this cultureless wasteland: "some kind of idiot?? whoever wrote the complaint about Phoenix must have been living in a slum warehouse and didn't see 95% of the city, much less all the beautiful areas surrounding the city, not to mention the rest of this beautiful state. AZ has so many choices you just have to look around to find some of them. The poor pathetic idiot who wrote the complaint just missed out. Oh well, we already have too many people here who don't make the effort to appreciate the area. Let some of them move away." Most people in Phoenix sound like an angry drunk college students.
—Guest FreeAtLast

I am moving to Pheonix Arizona

I am moving from Seattle to pheonix and yes I am a liberal and what attracted me to the pheonix area is the fact that most people are transplants and I think I would love the fact that buying a home in Arizona is reasonable and the cost of living is afforadable. The fact that people stay in their homes to me is normal. Isn't that what people buy a home for the privacy! Where I am moving from which is considered a liberal state has had it's problems like the fact the police are way too over the top abusive has anyone been watching the news lately. It seems to me that the complainers should leave the state they hate! How do dogs do in Arizona! I am more concerned about my dogs surviving then the people in Arizona. So far, no one has really made too much sense as to the real problems. I think when people don't understand the meaning of privacy there is a problem. People here are too nosey and don't mind their own business. I need to move somewhere where people know about diversity.
—Guest Washington

love/hate relationship

Phoenix has grown physically but managed to remain a mental midget. My question is why? It's almost like they're trying to reinvent the wheel. Also too spread out to be practical...and learn from your own mistakes, never mind others mistakes. We have a vested interest in this place and so we care. Other than that,we love it here...maybe summers too! Good place to raise family etc. With all the feasibility studies that have been done for numerous projects,over the years is anything going to be feasible? Light rail took forever, and we don't think they got it quite right even so. Now we're going to see how the sky train works in conjunction with it. It is all a long time coming, but better late than never. Oh, by the way what's the deal with all those new but empty buses. Somebody is obviously missing the point...they look like state of the art vehicles and deserve to be full. Are the locals so glued to their cars even in these challenging times? I don't get it. Are you to park them?
—Guest arun singh

RE GUEST KELLY

You have no idea what you are talking about or you just like to whine and moan for attention. PHOENIX IS NOT HUMID, THE HEAT IS DRY. Why dont you all go away if you dont like it.. Go back to where you came from and let us live in peace. There is nothing worse than a whiny little punk complaining about the heat. Please go away all of you
—Guest RJ

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