What do you think of Yuma, AZ?

I would like to get out of the midwest and relocate to the southwest. (Can't stand the cold winters and humid summers here). I know that Tucson and Phoenix would be too big for me. Has anyone here been to, or lived in Yuma? How's the ecomomy, crime rate, cost of living, etc. Thanks!

10 Answers

  • Lynn
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    I wouldn't recommend Yuma unless you love sweltering more

    months of the year, than not. It along with Lake Havasu, are

    two of the hottest spots in Arizona. I've been there a couple

    of times, and it didn't hold any attraction for me. I did enjoy

    seeing the old prison there tho. And you're really close to

    the Mexican border. But jobs aren't all that plentiful as I recall.

    It's more a retirement area for those who can stand extreme

    heat. I was there with my husband on business otherwise I

    wouldn't have gone down there. You make your appts' for

    morning and forget about working in the afternoons. Staying

    under the A/C during that time.

    Phoenix is also a sweat bath during the monsoon weather.

    It can come early in the summer or it can wait as long as August. But it is absolutely miserable after May. There are

    increased swimming pools, irrigation canals, and sprinkling

    systems galore that all contribute to the humidity that is now

    commonplace. It's no longer a 'dry heat' as they still adver-

    tise to draw people.

    From what people have told me, New Mexico is far more

    temporate for heat, than Arizona. You have higher altitude and

    it is a bit cooler. I've talked to people who lived there, who

    were temporarily working on a job assignment in Phoenix

    and the men said they loved it in New Mexico, and hated the

    heat of Phoenix, and were in a hurry to get back.

    I have heard Colorado has some very warm summers,

    but they have snow during the winter at their ski resorts. But

    I don't know if that is statewide or not. Vegas is also a hot

    box during the summer, but I don't know about the humidity

    due to the swimming pools there. I would think it's still cooler

    than the Phoenix area, since there isn't as much vegitation.

    But it's a fast growing city, so it won't be too long before

    it will look more like a metropolis than a desert town.

    If I had to pick a town in Arizona for what I'd think a more

    perfect climate, then I'd choose the small town of Prescott

    north of Phoenix. It could pass for any town in the US. It

    has lots of tall trees and a nice breeze on warm days and

    nearby lakes and lots of other sites to visit. With the red

    rock country of Sedona to the north which is beautiful. If

    you are more flexible in your job hunting, that could be your

    haven you're seeking. I would have loved living there and

    said so many times. It has so much appeal, in addition to

    its' history. It just seems to look like 'home', no matter where

    you're from.

  • beez
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Nothing going for Yuma. Check out Prescott or Flagstaff north of Phoenix or Santa Fe and other small northern New Mexico towns. Forget Albuquerque. It's too violent.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yuma gets humid in the summer time it is right on the river. It is about 10 degrees hotter than Phoenix. Nothing really to do there.

  • 1 decade ago

    boring as hell and probably the hottest place in AZ after Lake Havasu. If you want a smaller place to live, look south of Tuscon (like Sahuarita or Green Valley) or north of Phoenix (maybe Prescott or Parker).

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  • 4 years ago

    Yes. I used to live 30 miles west of Phoenix, just east of Buckeye. So I've been to quite a few places in Arizona. I loved living there.

  • 1 decade ago

    Even though they are building new stuff in Yuma, I don't recommend it. There are plenty of other places in AZ that fit your requirements.

  • very humid in summer,, but glamis is right there and thats fun,, mexico too thats a blast, i like yuma just not in the summer

  • 1 decade ago

    Yuma no way

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    maybe good choice medium size town clean close to border.. only 370 miles from ocean. same kinda climate is kingman about same size..a little coolerin winter/ than yuma.

    Yuma hot during summer!!!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago




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