I am now living in Cottonwood, about 1 ½ hour south of Flagstaff, but I used to live in Flag and loved it! I just mostly loved the weather. I didn’t have children at the time I lived there so I don’t know what kind of stuff they have going there, but I am sure that there is much. There is also a lot of great hiking in the area which I loved.
I live in Sierra Vista now, but if I could be where I wish, it would be Flagstaff. My husband and I left Flagstaff April of last year. His son (my step-son) lives here in Vista with his mother, and the visitation was just too difficult with the distance. Flagstaff is so incredible. There are so many conscious individuals gathered there. I beleive it to be an energy point, and so many people are drawn there and through there. There is a sense of community in Flag, that I have been unable to find elsewhere. I was very involved with a community center/garden. I met so many natural mommas and amazing wemoon. There is so much going on...Lots of activism, lots of music, poetry, dance. I felt truly at home for one of the first times in Flagstaff. We go back to visit whenever we can, and living there again is definetely in our future. I hope that you love it there! I would love to give you links to some great playgroups and natural mommas up there.<br><br>
i'm living in flag. the things i like most about it are: it's in the mountains, absolutely beautiful. it's not a huge city. there's lots of natural living type people. i like NAU cuz the classes are pretty small and there's a lot of opportunity to be involved. things i don't like about flag: property is really expensive, along the same lines the cost of living is high. the wind blows all the time. for the most part, it is an excellent place to live, if you can afford it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
*waves* I love it here in Flag. Lots of crunchy, natural-living folks. The LLL has *4* leaders and the morning meetings are HUGE, if that tells you anything. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> It's very scenic, lots of trails, and lots of family-oriented activities around town. I was salivating over all the goodies at the farmer's market downtown on Sunday. I agree with pp, the only drawbacks are the high property costs (we will be renters for the forseeable future) and the wind (love it in the summer, not so much in the winter).