QUOTE(ABC in NYC @ Jan 24 2007, 01:45 PM) [snapback]2676834[/snapback]
I hear its nice to retire out there...... is it nice?
To me, yeah, Arizona was nice. It's very desert-like, of course, but the weather was freezing while I was in AZ this past weekend. As a matter of fact, the taxi cab driver told me it snowed in the higher elevated areas of Phoenix this past Sunday.
The terrain looked awesome too. Cactus, shrubs, palm trees, a neat combination of plants. However, if you live in New York, and like the Pine trees, well, you will then have to venture to the northern parts of Arizona near Grand Canyon.
If you like hiking, campus and other miscellaneous outdoor activities, then Arizona is a great place to visit.
I also wouldn't mind retiring in AZ.
The houses are cheap, though the prices have risen in the last two years, and they are damn beautiful.
My relatives live in a newly devloped area in Mesa.
On the other hand, if you're looking to only socialize with Asians, well....I don't know of any places in the Phoenix area that has an Asian enclave.
I heard there's a growing Korean and Chinese population in Phoenix.
QUOTE(Mizz_Luv3r @ Jan 24 2007, 01:48 PM) [snapback]2676843[/snapback]
I know a few who does live there and some that will be moving there. Houses in AZ are cheap!!!!!!!! They're nice but cheap.
Houses in Arizona are cheap. But the prices are rising, so the good deals were available two years ago.
however, houses in Arizona are still cheaper than houses in California, Hawaii, New york (I guess), Massachusetts (depending on where you live), and maybe Seattle.
My cousin told me that you can get a three-bedroom house for $250K! LOL! Well, that was probably the price my uncle and aunt paid when they've purchased their house.