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Fri Apr 19, 2013, 01:18 PM

My stepdaughter is moving to Prescott. What can you tell me about the city?

She and her husband are strong progressives and they live in Cincinnati now. She has just landed a very good job there. From what I read on Google, it looks just beautiful. Are the people there liberal-minded?

Anything you can tell me is great...

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Reply My stepdaughter is moving to Prescott. What can you tell me about the city? (Original post)
CTyankee Apr 2013 OP
Lady Freedom Returns Apr 2013 #1
CTyankee Apr 2013 #3
Lady Freedom Returns Apr 2013 #4
sweetloukillbot Apr 2013 #5
marybourg Apr 2013 #15
sweetloukillbot Apr 2013 #17
marybourg Apr 2013 #18
pnwest Apr 2013 #7
CTyankee Apr 2013 #9
pnwest Apr 2013 #13
CTyankee Apr 2013 #14
sweetloukillbot Apr 2013 #16
CTyankee Apr 2013 #19
Kali Apr 2013 #20
sweetloukillbot Apr 2013 #22
Lady Freedom Returns Apr 2013 #23
Ptah Apr 2013 #24
sweetloukillbot Apr 2013 #12
OffWithTheirHeads Apr 2013 #34
marybourg Apr 2013 #2
sweetloukillbot Apr 2013 #10
tblue Apr 2013 #6
CTyankee Apr 2013 #8
sweetloukillbot Apr 2013 #11
Kali Apr 2013 #21
Sedona Apr 2013 #25
Champion Jack Apr 2013 #26
CTyankee Apr 2013 #27
MountainMama Apr 2013 #28
CTyankee Apr 2013 #29
MountainMama Apr 2013 #30
CTyankee Apr 2013 #31
Ptah Apr 2013 #32
CTyankee Apr 2013 #33
OffWithTheirHeads Apr 2013 #35
CTyankee Apr 2013 #36

Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 01:24 PM

1. Well I can say that if they find it is a little more Conservative than they like...

They can come visit Tucson. It is a nice mix here really. Coming from a border town right next to KS & OK, right there on the MO side. This place is way more liberal than they think they are.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 01:29 PM

3. How far is it from Tucson?

What is the business of Prescott? It doesn't have a huge population. Is it diverse?

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 01:42 PM

4. A little over a 3 hour drive.

It would be a nice day trip.

It is a smaller town, less than 40,000.

It think some of the residence of Prescott can give you more info for the other questions.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 01:43 PM

5. Not especially diverse, very libertarian

It's close to Jerome, which is an arts colony, and Sedona which is, well, Sedona. Flagstaff is very liberal and not far away. Not close to Tucson.

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Response to sweetloukillbot (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 02:27 PM

15. Flagstaff is liberal? Well, that's a change.

Used to be a logging town. With politics to match (I know there are a lot of students now).

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Response to marybourg (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 02:32 PM

17. It's hippies, cowboys and Native Americans now

But the hippies and Native Americans outnumber the cowboys. It's a total college town.

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Response to sweetloukillbot (Reply #17)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 02:34 PM

18. Nice. Maybe I'll break my oath to never go back

there.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 01:45 PM

7. Very far apart, opposite ends of the state. Prescott is

BEAUTIFUL! There are even TREES AND GREEN THINGS there! Lol. It's at a higher elevation, so the summers aren't quite so murderously hot, and winters even see a little snow. But it is a very small "small town" and pretty conservative. They might find a couple of relatable folks, though. When I lived in AZ, I was in Phx. I was a transplant from Indianapolis, and hated every minute of the 13 years I was there. But I did say if I had my druthers, I would like to live in Prescott, ( proper pronunciation PRESS-cut).

Also, very near Flagstaff, beautiful drive between the two, and they might find a few more people they can relate to, there, also.

Best advice, stay in the high country, the rest of the state is a shitstain.

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Response to pnwest (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 01:48 PM

9. She has to be part of that community and live there, given her job...she will be leading

a religious congregation...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 01:54 PM

13. sorry, clarifying: Prescott is high country. I meant

that if she sticks to Prescott and surrounding environs she might be more likely to find like-minded folks.

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Response to pnwest (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 02:05 PM

14. Oh, good. I'm glad. She wouldn't much like living with a huge bunch of right-wingers...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 02:30 PM

16. If she is leading a congregation...

I would assume that the fact that she has been transferred to a church there, she should be able to find a community of like-minded folks. But in reality it is pretty Red area - that's the area that McCain is from, and there are some small towns around there that are hotbeds for conspiracy nuts and militia types. But it is beautiful, and has some really cool places nearby - Arcosanti, Jerome, Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon...

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Response to sweetloukillbot (Reply #16)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 03:27 PM

19. not Christian, but like-minded I am sure. Small congregation, 130 families.

She and her husband are outdoor types, love hiking, camping. And they are in their 30s with a new baby. It's probably an ideal place in some ways. We hope to visit them once they get settled in. I'd like to see what it's like.

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Response to pnwest (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 05:04 PM

20. you don't know much about the state if you are calling everything not in high country a shitstain

rude and a broadbrush slur that is also false

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Response to Kali (Reply #20)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 07:02 PM

22. Arizona is a gorgeous state...

One of the main reasons I stay here.

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Response to pnwest (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 05:01 PM

23. IS NOT!

I put the beauty of Tucson against Flagstaff and Prescott any day!

And dude, it is a little over 3 hour drive. That is not that much. And as I said Tucson would be a great day trip.

And just to add, 4th. ave. is an area here in Tucson that I say is a must visit!

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Response to pnwest (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 05:05 PM

24. Same to you, bub.

the rest of the state is a shitstain.


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Response to CTyankee (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 01:53 PM

12. As far as business...

It has a military flight school, a couple colleges and I think there's a firearms manufacturer in town. Tourism probably too. Lots of people in Phoenix have vacation homes up in the high country.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 05:24 AM

34. Yup. I was pleasantly surprised by Tucson.

 

It was not without some trepidation that we moved from San Jose, California to help take care of my 90 year old mil. All I knew about Arizona was Joe Arpio and that basket case Jan Brewer. After two and a half years here, we have found that Tucson is to the right of the Bay Area by about two degrees. We are completely comfortable here and I'm so far left that my family calls me comrade.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 01:29 PM

2. Prescott is known more for its

conservatives than its liberals, but I'm sure there are some liberals. We're everywhere! Its a real small town, though.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 01:50 PM

10. Bruce Springsteen has been known to blow into town and sit in at local bars though

Seriously.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 01:44 PM

6. Named after Bush's grandpa

I think it was.

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Response to tblue (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 01:45 PM

8. Oh, shit, I actually wondered that (briefly).

Well, there's a blot right there...

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Response to tblue (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 01:51 PM

11. Probably not his grandfather - the town's one of the oldest in AZ

Maybe named after an older ancestor though...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 09:36 AM

25. I lived a year in Prescott when I first arrived in AZ

The libertarian conservo fundies were intolerable.

I moved to Sedona in 1994 and haven't left yet.


I look forward to becoming a Californian by the end of 2014.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 10:45 AM

26. Isn't Prescott College considered one of the leaders in environmental studies...

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Response to Champion Jack (Reply #26)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 10:46 AM

27. I don't know anything about Prescott College. My stepdaughter's job isn't there altho there may

be interaction. I look forward to visiting her there. It sounds like a lovely place, weather wise and beautiful.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 04:41 PM

28. I've been in AZ for close to 10 years

I live in the Valley and hate it. I love Prescott. It's greener, has weather and I've found the people to be friendly.

If they want big city amenities, the north Valley is a little over an hour away. If they want real winter and winter sports, Flagstaff is just to the north and gorgeous. Sedona is marvelous scenery and also close by.

My husband's best friend and his wife bought a foreclosed place recently just outside Prescott. They're remodeling in anticipation of retiring to there eventually. I'm jealous.

If they can stand the culture shock from large city to small-town America, I think they'll like it.

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Response to MountainMama (Reply #28)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 04:49 PM

29. I don't think they want big city amenities so much. They are outdoors people and would

find the good weather a strong inducement. And its physical beauty ain't nothin'.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #29)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 04:56 PM

30. OK

I think they'll love it, then. Good luck to them!

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Response to MountainMama (Reply #30)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 05:16 PM

31. thanks. I think they'll find a liberal niche in their community...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 04:36 PM

32. I lived in Prescott for about two years.

Early nineties.
The congregation I joined was very diverse.
There was a ceremony for a male partnership.

The other thread in this group should not be meant to be representative of the community.


http://www.democraticunderground.com/10381566

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Response to Ptah (Reply #32)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 04:38 PM

33. I'll talk to my stepdaughter at her ordination next month. I can't wait to hear

about. She and her husband have a darling 6 month old baby boy...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 05:40 AM

35. We took a small vacation there last year. All I can say is that we liked it so much

 

That we considered buying a home there. Downtown is very cool and they seem to always have something going on in the plaza major. I hear that the town leans right but you would not know that from visiting Downtown. Hell, we loved it there for the few days we visited. Your kid will be fine.

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Response to OffWithTheirHeads (Reply #35)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 07:04 AM

36. I think she and her husband are thrilled with this opportunity.

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I think they are ready for some good weather after living in Cincinnati during her seminary years. She grew up in Nashville and found the winters in Cincy very hard to take...

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