This town is the poster child for police as well; they are thick as the flies and will pull you over for some minuscule thing with a bad attitude and lack of politeness.
I have lived here for many years before this was an incorporated town and have noticed that with the new lowered home prices and many foreclosures it has brought a new crowd of homeowners that needed the govt. help to purchase a first home and don't make the best neighbors.
I think there are two very different types of people who live in Maricopa. The first are the people who bought during the boom or shortly there after that have lost money in their home, maybe have had to shortsale or have been foreclosed on.These people obiosly are upset, and focus on the negatives such as the distance to central phoenix, the lack of certain amenities such as movie theaters ect.
The second type of person are those who have bought after the price adjustment and see the positives which are a small town that is within commuting distance to phoenix and doesn't have the problems of the larger metro area.
As with all topics the true answer is probably a mix of the two. I for one am a fan of Maricopa, I have met allot of great people there. Like any city there are things that can be improved but as a whole I am a big fan.
Also it is really far from everywhere!
The caliber of people that live here are below average.
If you don't agree with me that is ok, I am expressing my opinion like you and you most likely won't agree with me. Check out 85239, the Maricopa website and you'll find more answers like these.
I assume you are referring to Maricopa City and not Maricopa County. The fact that there is a high foreclosure ratio (and a high number of homes for sale) in the city does not mean that many people are leaving. Practically all the people I know who have sold their homes in Maricopa are renting in the same area.
Maricopa experienced an incredible growth during the boom years, when all the ridiculous loans were given out. Those are the ones who are now facing foreclosure now. For that same reason the rate of foreclosures is one of the highest in and around Phoenix, which in turn creates an incredible buying opportunity. The high supply of homes have created incredible bargains. Many out of state investors are now buying in the area and multiple biddings are very common.
I wouldn't really say that people are moving out of Maricopa.
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