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Living in Flagstaff, Arizona:
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The City of Flagstaff is also known as the World’s First International Dark Sky City. The lights in town and on the streets are wrapped in an amber cover, and face down toward the street. This is done so the night sky is preserved for the purpose of studying the stars and planets from the Lowell Observatory.

Ryanne, says: 2020

There are several important things to be considered when planning a move to Flagstaff. be aware that you will be living at 7,000 feet above sea level in this beautiful mountain town. For many, this is a big change and can affect their adjustment. Another thing to consider about Flagstaff, or anywhere really, is cost of living; it can be expensive to live here. Finally, take into consideration that the beautiful scenery, snowy peaks in winter, and temperate weather in summer make this a very tourist-friendly location. This can make traffic a challenge year-round and our lovely downtown pretty crowded. All in all, though, Flag is a great place, full of amazing people, and it comes highly recommended.

Clayton, says: 2020

If you’re moving to Flagstaff, know it is a more expensive city than the national average. Flagstaff has plenty of beautiful scenery and is close to several tourist attractions. There is also a large university located inside the city, and the large student population has led to the opening of many new bars and restaurants. Flagstaff is a great place!

Gwenyth, says: 2020

If you plan on moving to Flagstaff, there are three things you must know. winter is comprised of heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures. This can leave citizens unable to leave their residence for days at a time. The town has a rich history and influences of the lumber industry and arts and crafts style are apparent in the architecture. Finally, Flagstaff is a college town; downtown is comprised of bars and other small coffee shops geared toward this demographic. If you do not like a town with an active nightlife, I suggest moving to Sedona instead.

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