I thought I'd give this link up a try from Kelly's Korner, since it's certainly hard to make friends, especially when you're moving somewhere where you basically know no one!
My husband Ed and I are about to make a huge local shift. We've both called the bay area, in Northern California, home for almost a decade (5 of those years together), and have loved every minute of it.
But, Ed just got a job as an assistant professor at ASU, so we are now Phoenix bound! We've bought a gorgeous home in Gilbert and are doing our best to get to know our new area. I'm busy applying for teaching jobs in the east valley and hopefully will find a great school to work at. So far, we've only visited the area twice, but we've liked what we've seen (especially on the longer, second visit in April). It helped that the weather was ideal and we found our dream house, but we still really liked the feel of the area. We can't wait to get to know it better soon.
So, if you live in the general Phoenix area, it would be great to get to know you!