Has anyone ever been stationed in Yuma Arizona?

Kimberly - posted on 01/08/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My husband, daughter and I are moving to a Marine Air Base in Yuma Arizona and I have no idea what to expect.

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Irma - posted on 02/28/2011

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Yuma is a great place. I should know, I grew up there! While it is a rapidly growing community, it still has a small town feel. The summers are hot, but its a dry, arid heat as opposed to a humid, muggy heat. There are lots of snowbirds in the winter, but they are usually gone by march. Winters are amazing, they are cool without being freezing. You are about a 2 1/2 hour drive to either Phoenix or San Diego, which is always a nice get away option. Any other questions, just ask! Best of luck to you, and I hope you love my hometown as much as I do!

Rebecca - posted on 02/24/2011

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I'm from AZ originally.....only about an hour or so from there actually.
Yes, hot, dry heat. Very hot sand. Drinking water is definitely a MUST. Also, during monsoon season, if there is water in any ditch, DO NOT drive through it. Flash floods happen soooo fast there. Make sure you have a hose, and sprinkler on it, find the nearest pool, and keep very cool during the summer.
But yes, if you have any other questions, just message me. I lived in AZ for 20 yrs. :)

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Hi! We just got orders there too as of last week! We have been trying to find out things about yuma as well. What base houses are like, what kind of houses are on the market, what areas to stay away from etc. It's crazy to know we are going somewhere we've never been before. I definately do not look forward to the cross country trip!!

Anne - posted on 01/13/2010

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I have lived in Prescott, Tucson, and Sierra Vista (Ft. Huachuca), AZ. Yuma is very hot--which you will love in the winter. In the summer it is a dry heat, so you might not find it as bad as living in the South East with its humidity. I have relatives who enjoy 4-wheeling at the sand dunes nearby. You are a ways away from Phoenix and Tucson, but if you don't mind smaller towns it should be OK.

Kayla - posted on 01/13/2010

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My very best friend has lived in Yuma for almost 15 years. She loves it. I've been there many times. It's a good community and growing - very hot in the summer and lots of "snowbirds" in the winter months! You're just under 3 hours from Phoenix and San Diego. I love to go there and visit whenever I can. I hope you enjoy it!

Stacey - posted on 01/12/2010

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We just left 29 Palms, CA. My husband went to Yuma for a visit. Everyone I have talked to says it is very nice there. Small, but really nice. Hope that helps.

Jessica - posted on 01/12/2010

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Hot dry heat!! Drink LOTS of water and sunscreen even on cloudy days or u will burn!! and dont walk outside with out sandles on you will literally burn your feet!!! any other question send me an email im from AZ and two of my 4 girls where born there.

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