This is the view out my front door here in Yuma. I love all the shades of brown and the textures. The neighborhood is very interesting. All of the lots allow a home, a mobile home or up to 2 RV’s. I have never seen zoning like this before and it is quite interesting. Each morning I ride my bike around the many streets and enjoy the beautiful homes and the desert landscaping. Each one is unique. Some of the homes fill the lots. Some lots have simply an RV parked on them. Some have an RV and a small casita with a washer/dryer and storage. Most have awesome views of the mountains. My sister’s lot has a gazebo in the middle, a storage unit with a spare refrigerator and another building that has a washer/dryer, a bathroom with shower and a futon for guests.
Yuma has a population of about 100,000 until the snowbirds arrive in the winter. Then it doubles. I think most of them are gone now so we are seeing the better part. I think it will feel much different in the winter. (We will be here again in the fall and may stay the winter with all the other snowbirds.) We have been visiting here for years and years. Sometimes we would stop and spend the night at a motel on our way to or from Mexico when our boat was there. We even owned a rental home here for a few years. We have seen the growth and the change. There is a new fantastic hospital downtown which with all the old people probably gets a lot of business. They built a big mall after we headed east. Our grocery store is probably the largest, most well stocked store I have ever seen. I could spend hours in there (and all my money) – if you can think it, they probably have it. I had forgotten that the produce in the west is better than on the east coast. (I don’t know about the mid-west) It is less expensive and fresher. I am loving that!
So, for now we are here in Yuma and enjoying family!