- Suburb in Arizona
Fortuna Foothills Reviews
Rating 3 out of 5 22 reviews
Largely ultra-conservative, narrow-minded, Republican neighborhood. Otherwise, a lovely place to live.
Retirement area similar to Palm Springs but at a fraction of the cost, although a few single people and families do reside here. Wonderful place to live, laid back. Excellent grocery shopping (Fry’s, $1 Tree, 99 cents only store, etc) The Foothills community is basically devoid of crime, I don’t even lock my doors most nights. Yuma County Sheriff is at your door in 5 minutes if you call them. Only 15 min drive west to Yuma via I-8 freeway. 2-2.5 hours to either Phoenix or San Diego. Only downside is the 100+ searing heat in the summer, but after all, we ARE in the desert :)
The area is nice and the people are friendly. The weather is very hot in the summers. In the winter, many older people migrate to the foothills from more northern states/countries. Many older drivers cause crashes and drive very slow.
Small area suburb outside of Yuma, AZ. This area has exploded in the last 10 years and continues to expand. There are plenty of small shops and store a few minutes from anywhere and within a few extra minutes you can access Yuma. However, the downside is the extremely hot summers (100+) and the increased snowbird population that doubles the number of people during the winter.
There is little to no crime here due to the fact that there are sheriffs are posted everywhere throughout the neighborhood. There are also an extremely large amount of military and law enforcement living in the neighborhood so you constantly feel very safe.
It's not bad, it just depends of your financial standing
It's okay, not terrible, not wonderful but good enough to keep the people safe
Amazing place to raise a family. Not too big of a city but no too small either. I would live here again
I will never in my life return to Yuma. It was the worst experience in my life. The only thing that I genuinely enjoyed about Yuma was attending the community college and that's beacuse all of the people that live on campus are from different parts of the United States. I would rank Yuma definitely towards the bottom of the country. I see this area in the same place as it is. It has been the same for many years and will continue to be the same in the future.
The bus and cars are very prevelent in Yuma. It's not a big city so there aren't a lot of parking meters and tickets given to unpaid parked cars. Everything is relatively close but for walking it might take a little longer to get there. The Y cat is very common in Yuma. It goes plenty of places and you cand find many areas to get on and off. Traffic is pretty bad in town near the mall and in winter it gets very conjusted due to the winter visitors.
There are not four seasons in Yuma. Since there are no trees or anything green, you don't get to see the beautiful leaves turn yellow or orange. The summers are the absolute worst beacuse it is so hot and the heat is very dry. During winter, it gets cooler out but it's not too bad. The low may get in the 50's but that's not bad at all. In fall, the weather is nice. It's neither cold or hot. It's the perfect temperature.
There aren't very many places to eat. There are the same resturants and it gets old eating at the same places. The best restuarants are the franchises in the strip mall such as, Chilis, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, and Famous Dave's. There are only a couple of bars but a lot of them end up closing beacuse of the low numbers in crowds.
The top jobs in Yuma, Arizona are border patrol and policeman because of the close proximity to Mexico. They are high paying jobs being that Arizona is not very expensive to live in. Also, farmers are very successful because Yuma is a very agricultural driven city. Most people enjoy raising animals, such as goats and steer, and growing crops.
There literally is nothing in this part of town. the only job opportunities are in fast food restaurants or grocery/ pharmaceutical stores. People here are mostly retired elderly people.
There is nothing interesting here to go out and eat at majority of the places are like Jack and McDonalds. Other restaurants include Apple Bees and Dennys but no where that anyone would like to go out on a date to.
The only stores close by are Walmarts and 99 cent stores. there is also a fry's but when it comes to popular stores or retail stores there is little to none.
This area has a lot of jobs for students, and medical oriented people. Most people that live out here travel about 30 minutes to the Yuma Proving Ground for their jobs, or back to town which is about 15 minutes away.