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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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1 posted on 11/15/2012 1:42:08 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: chrisinoc

My parents have lived in Prescott since 1995, and they love it. They usually like the weather, cost of living, and low crime rate. Most of the time that they’ve lived there, they’ve had a republican congressman, republican state senator, and republican state rep.


2 posted on 11/15/2012 1:47:15 PM PST by PhilCollins
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To: PhilCollins

Don’t know anything about the place except that Sturm, Ruger is based there. That alone makes it my kinda town.


3 posted on 11/15/2012 1:51:22 PM PST by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: PhilCollins

Prescott, I’d consider red with occasional lefty transplant. I visit often being from the valley its a weekend get away. The winter months get snow but not like the rim country or Flagstaff. I love the small lakes. Great for kayaking. The summers are much cooler than Metro Phoenix. Would live there if I could , but thanks to Obamanomics I wont be retiring till I’m dead.


4 posted on 11/15/2012 1:54:27 PM PST by hope
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To: chrisinoc

Maybe but if I were you I would be looking at all the crime stats from Arizona in general. They are being over run by the thugs from the southern ‘neighbor’. The kidnappings, assaults, killings, and other atrocities in Arizona don’t get much play in the national media but it is not getting better there. If Mexi-fornia is no longer your cup of tea remember that southern California is being over run too. It is just that the powers that be in California think it is a good thing.


5 posted on 11/15/2012 1:55:03 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Afterguard

Oops it’s BASED in Southport CT but they have a casting/manufacturing plant in Prescott. I’m not as smart as I thought I was....


6 posted on 11/15/2012 1:55:10 PM PST by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: hope

I agree about the weather. My dad told me that, usually, Prescott’s high temp. is the same as Phoenix’s low temp., for the same day.


7 posted on 11/15/2012 1:57:48 PM PST by PhilCollins
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To: Nifster

Not even close! We open carry, we conceal carry. We’ve got Sheriff Joe! Most crime is in the city limits. Us suburbanites don’t see much of it.


8 posted on 11/15/2012 2:00:53 PM PST by hope
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To: chrisinoc

Build your own place on the Ruger Ranch property. Bargains from foreclosures and stuff. Great owners Lodge...
http://www.rugerranch.com/


9 posted on 11/15/2012 2:01:16 PM PST by WVKayaker ("Mitt Romney couldn't keep up with lies and spin of Barack Obama" - Sarah Palin 10/24)
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To: chrisinoc

My family lives there now, and I visit pretty regularly. It is a nice town, but the Republicans that run the town are of the “good old boy” variety, with the attendant corruption and cronyism. Though, you’d probably find the same thing with most small towns.

There are quite a few lefties from CA and other places that live there, along with hippy dippy Prescott College students majoring in Granola Sciences. So, be prepared for a few weirdos in the mix. For example, Howard Mechanic, a 60’s radical that got pardoned by Clinton, lives there and is active in the Dem party there.


10 posted on 11/15/2012 2:01:18 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: chrisinoc

Prescott is home to a conservative shrine—the Yavapai County Court House, where Barry Goldwater began each of his campaigns with an address on the north side of the building.


11 posted on 11/15/2012 2:01:18 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Afterguard

Oops it’s BASED in Southport CT but they have a casting/manufacturing plant in Prescott. I’m not as smart as I thought I was....


12 posted on 11/15/2012 2:01:21 PM PST by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: chrisinoc
Nice town of about 40,000 at just under a mile in elevation. Four seasons.

Now some stats:

Arizona as a state went for Romney 55% to 43% for Obama (after rounding).

Yavapai County (Prescott is the county seat) went for Romney 65% to 33%. This is the third best RED county in the state. Only Graham County and Mohave County outdid it.

I happen to live in Mohave County near the Grand Canyon and Lake Mead. Mohave County went 70.4% Romney.

I'm damn proud of that.

13 posted on 11/15/2012 2:01:44 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: Afterguard

The owners do live in or around Prescott. My sister did some work for the heir to the Ruger dynasty, and got to peak at his private collection of firearms :)


14 posted on 11/15/2012 2:04:29 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: PhilCollins

It is! Plus it’s just a little over an hours drive for me.


15 posted on 11/15/2012 2:04:36 PM PST by hope
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To: chrisinoc
Property a bit overvalued. Do not select Chino Valley as an alternative. Extremely liberal. I'd steer clear of Sedona too. Personally, I love Prescott. Cottonwood is also very nice.
16 posted on 11/15/2012 2:06:40 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: PhilCollins

Yes, it’s usually about 15 degrees cooler than Phoenix temps. They get snow in the winter, but the nice thing is, as soon as the sun comes up, it just evaporates, so no shoveling. The bad part is, nobody there knows how to drive in snow, so even with a light dusting, you are going to see a lot of cars that have skidded right off the road.


17 posted on 11/15/2012 2:09:01 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: chrisinoc

When we were researching a place to relocate, we found a lot of good info here:

http://www.city-data.com/

Give it a shot; it can’t hurt.


18 posted on 11/15/2012 2:10:05 PM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: MayflowerMadam
http://www.city-data.com/

Other than Free Republic, that's my favorite website.

19 posted on 11/15/2012 2:15:59 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: hope
Not even close

“In what officials caution is now a dangerous and even deadly crime wave, Phoenix, Arizona has become the kidnapping capital of America, with more incidents than any other city in the world outside of Mexico City and over 370 cases last year alone. “ on that was 2/2009

In April 2010 the news reporting was that Arizona was proposing its 1070 bill in response to the increased crime rate (including home invasions, robbery, and rape) and lack of federal enforcement of the border.

I don't know what town you live in but ranchers have been murdered by those coming across the border. Your border is porous because of the feds (and ask Brian Terry about violence along the border....oh that's right you can't)

The hordes are coming and they are crossing into Arizona, New Mexico,California, and Texas and spreading out from there

20 posted on 11/15/2012 2:17:02 PM PST by Nifster
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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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