Like many of the sections of Phoenix, Arizona, Alahambra is a neighborhood that is generally a safe, spacious, and nice place to live. I had the opportunity to live in Alahambra briefly, and I found the experience to be something of a change from many of the cities in which I've lived before. Those that are interested in moving to Alahambra can expect to find a well maintained community that caters towards those interested in living a family oriented lifestyle. The neighborhoods are safe. Plenty of schools, religious institutions, and locations within the community exist for those seeking a lifestyle that will allow their children to be sheltered. The shopping, nightlife, and restaurants are nice, and they are typically not too outlandish or extravagant. If someone wants to live in Alahambra and is the type of person that can live without the kinds of attractions, pleasures, and adult freedoms that make cities in surrounding states thrilling places to visit, then moving to Alahambra won't necessarily mean any kind of loss of quality of life.
For adults who are accustomed to living their lives in cities like Las Vegas and Los Angeles that offer more open opportunities for adult entertainment and excitement, Alahambra is likely to seem a little drab, something of a bore, and somewhat less free. One of the things I noticed right way was the reality that the public transportation in Alahambra, like other parts of Phoenix, Arizona, seemed to sometimes be lacking with regards to efficiency and reliability. Most people accustomed to relying on their own vehicles might not mind that, but it can be quite a nuisance for those who are accustomed to using public transportation. Standing out in the glowering summer heat in this part of the country in order to wait for a bus or taxicab can be a real ordeal, and the slower pace of things can be stifling.