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(AZ Family)   People living in Phoenix are mystified as to why someone living in Los Angeles would say Phoenix is a bad place to live. "I think jealousy is sort of an ugly thing"   (azfamily.com) divider line 114
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2013-03-15 05:11:18 PM
"I think we have a hearty stock of people who are going to be creative with solar energy and figure out how to do better with our water and we'll be just fine thank you very much Los Angeles."

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/LA doesn't rely on an industry which depends on grass staying green (Golf)
//OMG I actually defended LA
///Sides with the "PHX is the next LA" camp
////SF Tops them all
 
2013-03-15 05:50:22 PM

Mrtraveler01: "I think we have a hearty stock of people who are going to be creative with solar energy and figure out how to do better with our water and we'll be just fine thank you very much Los Angeles."



/LA doesn't rely on an industry which depends on grass staying green (Golf)
//OMG I actually defended LA
///Sides with the "PHX is the next LA" camp
////SF Tops them all


LA actually uses more water than Phoenix, Vegas, and Denver COMBINED, they are only not having a crisis because they get the biggest cut of the water because the others didnt exist as we know them back in the 30s when the water split was made by FDR.
 
2013-03-15 06:28:17 PM

FizixJunkee: LadyBelgara:   The scary part is Phoenix is still better than Tucson.

You're just itching for a fight, aren't you?


No.  I grew up in Tucson.  Farking hate the place with a passion.  Phoenix was about our only quasi-decent escape.

It's also possible I like Phoenix more that Tucson because just about every time I was in Phoenix, it was because we were flying out of Sky Harbor and it meant I got to leave.
 
2013-03-15 06:37:52 PM
Seems like both places kinda suck. Phoenix kinda sucks because it's in Arizona. Which is basically like a mostly desert version of Texas. And LA sucks because (pick one): traffic, crime, cost, and as others have pointed out, LA has a water problem too. In fact, all of southern California is gonna have a water problem, if they don't already have one.

Note: have never been to either place. I'm sure they have some things that are nice. Southern CA weather seems to be mostly pleasant.
 
2013-03-15 06:43:14 PM

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Seems like both places kinda suck. Phoenix kinda sucks because it's in Arizona. Which is basically like a mostly desert version of Texas.


That's only the southern half of Arizona.

www.fs.usda.gov
 
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2013-03-15 07:02:31 PM

Carlo Spicy-Wiener: I remember one of the first times I drove through Phoenix.  I didn't take a turn I needed to and ended up going through Guadalupe.  My friend looked around as we trundled through at the speed limit of 25mph and said, "How the hell did we end up in Mexico?"


Yeah, we've all had that experience. It doesn't look so good in there around 6pm when it's getting dusk in the winter and one is trying to find Fry's Electronics.

They have fixed the curbs along Avienda del Yaqui though, and the road isn't as bad as it used to be. I still wouldn't want to go through there on-foot at night, but I don't feel like my life is in danger if I drive through.


rickythepenguin: in fairness, macayo's isn't baaaaaaaaaaaad, there are just a ton of other places that are better.  maybe not the same ambience (carolina's near the ballpark, 7th and mojave i tink).  El Gallo Blanco (!), los dos molinos, secreto, barrio cafe.....hell i prefer manuel's and mama rosita's over macayo's.


I grew up eating at Macayo's. I think the first time I ate there was about 1985, so I admit that I'm biased. It's just that their taco shells are amazingly thin and the shredded beef is always perfectly cooked...

Never ate at Rositas, which is funny 'cause I used to live across Hardy from the Tempe location.

If you want an interesting Mexican Food experience, go to "Via Delosantos" up on north Central in Sunnyslope. Parking is a biatch, but the food is good, and the tequila selection is excellent.
 
2013-03-15 08:44:58 PM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: "In Phoenix the convergence of heat, drought and violent winds is creating an ever-more-worrisome situation."

Not here it's not.  Sounds like someone is looking for page hits...or trying to discourage people from leaving LA (and California) in droves.


Whatever makes you feel better.
 
2013-03-15 08:47:36 PM

natas6.0: there are other reasons..but I'm bored


read: I'm just talking out of my ass
 
2013-03-15 10:26:29 PM
Both suck as places to live.  Arizona is nothing but hot, dry death.  Just last week I was looking online at houses around Tempe since a recruiter had made me aware of a good opportunity there.  I ended up declining after I realized what the area was like.  Based on cost of living comparison I would have lost 3k/year.  I initially looked at it as chance to buy the rural home I have always dreamed of but every rural house there was on an empty sand lot.  Havent Arizonans heard of trees or grass? Even worse, many of the larger lots had manufactured houses on them.

LA is no better. Its a giant, grotesquely overcrowded, polluted, crime ridden cyst on the pus infected anus of humanity.
 
2013-03-15 11:18:48 PM

Ima4nic8or:  Havent Arizonans heard of trees or grass?


You mean that stuff that's not native and requires a huge amount of water to maintain in the desert?
 
2013-03-16 12:41:54 AM

GhettoWinter: SouthParkCon: spiderpaz: Ned Stark: ThatGuyGreg: First clue: you're in Arizona.

Yeah, but at least they aren't in LA.

There are some really really farking nice parts of LA.  And some really shiatty parts too.  Phoenix on the other hand ... does it really have any places nearly as nice as the nice parts of LA?  But it sure has the shiatty parts down.

Unless your pulling in $200k+ a year you aren't living anywhere near a "nice" part of LA. If you head down to OC, Irvine, Lake Forrest, etc, then it gets a little bit more reasonable but your still going to need to pull in six figures to have a decent home and quality of life.

Then again most farkers are happy with some Ramen Noodles and a Netflix account so what each individual considers a good quality of life will vary.

Know how i know you have no farking idea what you're talking about? Traffic sucks, transit sucks.  But this isn't even a competition.  World class city with world class entertainment, restaurants and museums.  The "nice" parts of phoenix look like the shopping malls all merged into one giant stucko piece of shiat.


Considering I was born and raised in Diamond Bar and moved around inside of LA and OC until my mid-late 20's I actually have quite a bit of knowledge about it. Getting away from pretentious arseholes like you is a bonus. I'd take DC over LA any day of the week and the Phoenix suburbs over DC by a mile.
 
2013-03-16 01:05:30 AM
I left LA for a West Phoenix suburb ten years ago and never ever looked back.
 
2013-03-16 02:42:59 AM
TotallyHeadless:  I grew up in the bay area and now live in LA, and I would say the same attitude is seen between SF and LA. In SF, everyone loves to hate on LA, but when I move down south the only thing I heard about SF was "Oh SF? Nice city, love to visit."


This.  The point is no one in LA gives 2 shiats about Phoenix, unless they have some connection to Phoenix.  Just like most people in LA really don't care about any other city with the exception of NYC.

And I'm not saying Phoenix isn't a nice town.
 
2013-03-16 03:36:20 AM
L.A. is just a couple of decades from turning into Tijuana, but it will always have amazing weather.

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jun/24/local/la-me-06-23-southeast- co rruption-20120624
 
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