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Tell me about Phoenix

Discussion in 'Grand Canyon Glockers' started by mudmanfloyd, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. mudmanfloyd

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    Hey guys. I am thinking of attending the law school at ASU and wanted to hear your thoughts on the area. Weather, crime, gun friendliness, places to shoot, cost of living, etc.

    I was born in Chandler but grew up in California and have spent the last several years in Utah. I am married with my first child on the way.

    Thanks a lot.
     
  2. blueiron

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    University of Arizona has a better college of law, if you haven't been formally accepted to ASU. A great deal depends on where you plan to reside. Cost of living is going up, the weather is hot, and crime isn't good.
     


  3. asu-g23

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    i say go somewhere else, the board of regents just approved a $11.9 million cut just for asu and president Crow is an overpaid piece who is wasting unversity money
     
  4. Delta-x

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    Yeah plus its hot as hell there....:steamed:
     
  5. Silent_Runner

    Silent_Runner Can you hear me

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    Off the Deep End!
    Nice in the Winter and HOTTTTT in the Summer.....
     
  6. James Cox

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    Crime rate in certain parts of the metro area are very high, west of the 17, anywhere in Mesa or AJ, steer well clear of southside phoenix, most places are gun friendly, but we have one of the highest populations of illegals in north phoenix, so watch it. Weather is extremely dry and superbly hot. Expect 120 in the shade, 130+ in the sun. Drink a LOT of water, don't expect to get cool in july, and never walk on the concrete without shoes. Not too many places to shoot, Caswells, Shooter's World, SGC, Ben Avery, you can drive for about a half hour out of town and find desert that's cool, just make sure it's not annexed or state trust, otherwise bad things happen. Millions of acres, can't use much of it. Tempe is a pretty decent place to live, but all of phoenix has a high cost of living. Not super high, but places like Scottsdale are VERY expensive. Good luck.
     
  7. MR. Fantastic

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    but we have one of the highest populations of illegals in north phoenix, so watch it.

    Watch what?
     
  8. James Cox

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    Robberies, attacks, murders. Watch the dark parking lots. This is coming from personal experience(s).
     
  9. SundevilFan

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    Currently, AU is ranked slightly higher than ASU in US News and World Report, but their rankings have traditionally gone back and forth (during the early 2000's ASU was ranked slightly ahead). The difference in my opinion is the "experience" of the university as a whole. I have friends that have graduated from both schools and I get the feeling that ASU provides a better overall experience, especially at the grad level. Granted, I'm biased because I attended ASU as an undergrad and I wouldn't trade my college years for anything and you will get different opinions from people who attended each school based on loyalty. One thing the OP will soon find out if he/she attends ASU, is that the rivalry in this state is very bitter and even a grad student will experience it.

    And to the original question, the Phoenix/Tempe area is great. You have one of the largest metro areas in the country to study and intern. The weather is absolutely fantastic 8 months out of the year and the recreational activities are phenomenal. If you're into night life, Tempe and Scottsdale are fantastic as well. Public school system still needs improvement, but cost of living is good for a very large metro area. We're only 5.5 hours to a beach and 1.5 hours to the mountains. Stay close to a pool in the summer and most people love it here. There's a reason over 100,000 people a year move here. Good luck in school!
     
  10. jtk

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    I'm a student here now. I was personally robbed at gunpoint by who is now a convicted double murderer...at apache and mcclintock...which is literally less than a block from campus...This ****hole we know as Tempe is the reason why I carry any time I walk out the door.
     
  11. BOM

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    Carry permits take 3 days to get, take your gun almost anywhere, great gun shops, lots of crime, HOT, HOT, HOT, and alot of fun.

    Carry your gun.

    Tempe has an excellent police force, as do most of the cities.
     
  12. James Cox

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    There's a real good reason for that too:upeyes:
    Sad state of things.
     
  13. jtk

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    if by real good, you mean A LOT...then yes, that would be true...
     
  14. SundevilFan

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    I'm really sorry to hear that. What a horrible experience that must have been. I know situations like the one you talk about can occur at any university, but it hits home when you hear about it at the school you spend so much time at.