i think what the valley needs is an OHV park! west of town preferably. out past sun city and surprise. or maybe north west. like up by canyon raceway or vistancia. i would be extremely happy if they sectioned off a sizeable portion of land for this.
Its all what you make of it. It sounds like you have a "grass is greener" syndrome going on, I love phx and AZ. I really can't think of a good reason to move out. We may not have the best whatever it is, but we have our version of it. Museums, the science center, a team in each major sport, tons of open land to off road, camp, hike. There's laser tag in a couple places, couple of waterparks, indoor carting, out door carting, drag racing, road racing, autox, indoor and outdoor shooting ranges, art museums, first fridays downtown, clubs all over the valley.
I bet you think the grand canyon is pretty boring too
I would like to see a Six Flags or Disneyland type of park. A big giant mall would be boring IMO, I don't like regular size malls so I don't think I would like a bigger one any better. OHV specific park would be cool.
Living in NJ ain't exciting either. I visited Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, and Sedona last February (half biz, half pleasure) and I LOVED every second of it. Holy crap.....if I could move out I would.
Oddly enough, my wife and I saw literally 2 kids in Scottsdale (we had dinner there nearly every night) amongst a sea of early 20's folks. Weird. And more exotic sports cars than I've ever seen between Princeton NJ and NYC.
i was born and raised in here in Glendale, and honestly, i could see someone being entertained in here ONLY if they like hanging out with tweens at Arrowhead and Metro Center malls.
Glendale sucks. phoenix sucks.
this whole frappin state sucks.
nothin but hot weather in the summer and old bag snowbirds during the winter.
Life is what you make of it. If you are waiting around to be entertained, it could be a long wait. There are so many things to do in Arizona, but many of them require initiative. You have to go get them, not wait for them to come entertain you. Put down the video game, step away from the computer, and get outside!