Flagstaff used to be a relaxed community of friends with a small university. Now it's a big traffic jam with tourist town prices. Quality of life is low because prices and traffic density are high. It's a shame because the natural environment of the area is incredibly beautiful and the town could have been a paradise for residents with some diligent leadership. Instead the city leaders have decided to make tourists and NAU the priorities at the expense of quality of life for residents. It's an ok place to visit, but if you move here be advised, it's like living in an amusement park; crowds of distracted strangers, high prices, roads full of lost tourists, terrible service at overpriced restaurants and the list goes on. It's a town without a soul and zero sense of community. It's a place designed to bring people in, quickly separate them from their money (resident,visitor and student) and move them on down the road. If you move here and are over the age of 30, be advised, it will be almost impossible to make true friends because the people you meet are planning on moving away soon or they expect that you won't live here long enough to bother getting to know you. Best advice regarding Flagstaff, bring lots of money and don't stay long.
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Considering moving to Flag, but have 3 questions. Thanks,We are considering moving to Flag from Birmingham, Al. as our son is moving there. Upon visiting the city, we enjoyed (what appeared to be) a very laid back atmosphere, with a distinctly Liberal orientation. Yes, there are Liberals in Alabama... Just have 3 questions: (1) We plan to rent the 1st year and buy later. Can anyone suggest neighborhoods (without lots of college students) where home or condo/apartment …
Aug 28, 2015
Flagstaff single sceen for adultsHi, I'm 49, single and no kids. Thinking about moving to Flagstaff and want to know if it would a good move to meet people my age for social and fun and maybe love or is a place more for retirees? Where is a good central place to live (rent) that is moderately fair in price? Thanks Sadie