Originally Posted by GrizzlyBear67
In my original post I was referring to the Phoenix area in general but here was our take on Anthem:
In two years there were two body dumps, one on New River road and the other at the end of Anthem Pkwy, two AZ highway Patrol shootings on the 17 near Anthem Pkwy, a serial burglar at the community center, rampant vandalism, misconduct at one of the middle schools that I can't describe here, bomb threats at the High School and a shooting at the Sonic. On the weekends the outlets were full of people that appeared to be immitating the dress and actions of gang members. I'm sure I was just misunderstanding them of course. I could go on but I try not to dwell on the negative so much, that's just what I remember off the top of my head that happened in the two years we lived there.
It's a shame because it does have the appearance of a beautiful community as you pass through. A lot of good people live there and it seems like a eutopia at first but I think the crime of Phoenix spills over.
What a shame. Anthem is only what--8 years old? Yeah, I had to get out of there, decided to move to Salt Lake, I now live on the side of town many people consider to be the "ghetto", and although crime IS higher, I have heard gunshots once in a year, never seen a helicopter(None of the cities even have one, they use the UHP chopper when they do need it), and never had my cars broken into. It's far from perfect, but a nice change from Az...
As for the OP--I think Tucson is a good choice. Yeah, if you're into skydiving, Marana's good, and Eloy is about 45 minutes north, people come from all over the world to dive at both places...