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Prescott Arizona
11/15/2012 | self

Posted on 11/15/2012 1:42:07 PM PST by chrisinoc

I have become tired of living in the People's Republic of Kalifornia and am looking to move when I retire in three years. I visited Prescott AZ this summer and was impressed by the life style.

Any opinions by people who live or have lived in the Prescott area?

I am planning to check out Prescott in the winter and spring.

Thanks in advance.


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To: MayflowerMadam

Prescott, AZ’s former terretorial capital (pronounced press-cut) is sort of a center of gun culture. Ruger has a factory there. Gunsite, a world famous training facility, is also located there. It’s a deep-red area, but if you need a dose of hippie, for some reason, the B&Bs and galleries of Jerome are just outside of time, and if you want a double-dose of hippie silliness, Sedona’s not too much farther. Grand Canyon is 1.5hrs away via Williams.

The landscape is pinyons and junipers rather than pine trees and hardwoods - it looks sort of like New Mexico above 5,000 ft.


21 posted on 11/15/2012 2:19:35 PM PST by altsehastiin
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To: chrisinoc

I think you should look at SHTF scenarios when choosing a retirement location.

Will the weather and water supply support growing your own food?

Are you far enough from major urban dystopias so to be out of reach of the “zombie” hordes that will stream out to the countryside when the food and water supply dries up?

Do you have like minded and armed neighbors that will help form a militia to protect local food growth and repel the hordes?


22 posted on 11/15/2012 2:21:18 PM PST by Valpal1
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To: MayflowerMadam; Flycatcher

Thanks for posting this link. Amazing information site. Now I know why our freeway into the city is so crowded - 90% of the population in our burb, which has doubled in population in the last ten years, drives alone to work!


23 posted on 11/15/2012 2:31:56 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: chrisinoc

My uncle, grandmother, and ex-husband all live in Prescott. They love it.

Hardly any rain, and it gets windy. Much cooler than Phoenix.


24 posted on 11/15/2012 2:34:13 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (2 Corinthians 4:8)
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To: Grams A
You're welcome. I travel all around the United States almost every day.

Via city-data.com.

And, no, I don't work for them...Lol!

25 posted on 11/15/2012 2:34:46 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: uglybiker

Hey, you got an opinion?


26 posted on 11/15/2012 2:35:45 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: MayflowerMadam

City-data is a decent site, but the forums can be a PC nightmare...


27 posted on 11/15/2012 2:41:19 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: chrisinoc
It used to be fantastic till the Californian rinos moved in ten years ago. Stay away
28 posted on 11/15/2012 2:50:58 PM PST by reluctantwarrior (Strength and Honor, just call me Buzzkill for short......)
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To: chrisinoc

It’s got an In n Out and a Cracker Barrel.


29 posted on 11/15/2012 2:51:02 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: chrisinoc
Chris, two former workmates of mine moved there and enticed me to visit and think of retirement there.

A couple of years ago I bought a home in Prescott Valley and will be finally moving there in about four more months.

I found a lot to like about the place - lower prices on many products (but not all) and very friendly conservatives are the majority. There are a few drawbacks - you have to drive to Phoenix to buy a few things that just aren't available there - but that's just a tad over an hour away.

I don't like the ridiculously low speed limits, and hordes of little unmanned robo-cars parked in random spots that automatically hand out speeding tickets for driving four miles an hour over those excessively low limits.

And there are a few other nit-picky things that rub me the wrong way, but on the plus side I find far more to be happy with than I find objectionable. I think you'll likely find that too.

It's 'off the beaten path' - far enough that there is quite a bit of protection 'built in' to shield the place from the undesirables that wander from place to place (committing crime) along the main thoroughfares that cross the country. That alone helps make the Prescott area one of the safest to live in.

30 posted on 11/15/2012 3:01:23 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: chrisinoc

Local newspaper:

The Daily Courier
http://www.prescottaz.com/


31 posted on 11/15/2012 3:21:56 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: chrisinoc

Just keep an eye on the AZ Dept.of Revenue. They behave stupidly and attempt to get away with illegal actions.


32 posted on 11/15/2012 3:22:10 PM PST by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: chrisinoc

Hi Chris, I grew up in Prescott, AZ...graduated from high school and college (Yavapai College) in Prescott. Also kids were born there. Please send me a PM if you would like more details. I would be glad to share with you my thoughts.


33 posted on 11/15/2012 4:41:49 PM PST by Towed_Jumper (I fart in Muhammed's general direction!)
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To: WVKayaker

Is there any water out there?


34 posted on 11/15/2012 4:43:31 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: chrisinoc
I moved away in the late 90s, but if I let my family and friends talk me into moving back, I'd probably move to Prescott or Flag or some place in between, instead of back in the valley somewhere.

I miss it if I think about it and if things got bad, it would be an easier place to be, assuming you understand what it takes to live in the desert.

35 posted on 11/15/2012 5:41:09 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: WXRGina

Sounds of THE HOSPICE

“I don’t like the ridiculously low speed limits, and hordes of little unmanned robo-cars parked in random spots that automatically hand out speeding tickets for driving four miles an hour over those excessively low limits.”


36 posted on 11/15/2012 8:26:14 PM PST by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: chrisinoc

Keep your Kalistan self over there....we don’t have room for yourself.


37 posted on 11/15/2012 10:43:57 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (That Queer Kenyan muzzy bastard is not my president. ENFORCE the Bill of Rights.)
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