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!
- LynnLv 71 decade agoFavorite 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
- beezLv 71 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.
- Steven CLv 71 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.
- a heart so bigLv 61 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.
- 1 decade ago
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
- pugs5678Lv 51 decade ago
Yuma no way
- ?Lv 71 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!!!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
YUMA IS BORING AND HOT AS HELL.
A LOT OF FARMING THERE, WHICH IS GOOD FOR ME AS I SELL PRODUCTS TO THEM.
MOVE TO VEGAS.