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Where to Live in AZ?

Discussion in 'Travel' started by SoCal Tom, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. Jan 10, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    SoCal Tom

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    I'm considering a move to AZ and would like to live somewhere near Phoenix. Does anyone know what areas are good? I have small children so I'd prefer a suburb. Any advice would be great. Thanks.
     
  2. Jan 10, 2010 at 7:18 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Im gonna throw a vote in for the East valley area. Lots of parks, lakes, shopping. Close to 3 freeways, off road trails, and golf courses. :)
     
  3. Jan 11, 2010 at 8:05 AM
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    OK, I've got a vote for the north and the east. Is it safe to assume that south and west Phoenix are no good?
     
  4. Jan 11, 2010 at 8:11 AM
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    Its spotty. I think the East valley lifestyle is more comunity oriented, where as the north side is more of a quiet "Keep to yourself" type neigborhood. I have lived on the West side before, and found alot more crime in that location. How it is now, Im unsure, as I moved from there, and havent looked back.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2010 at 8:14 AM
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    I have a 4 & 8 year old and live in Central Phoenix. It all depends on your neighborhood. Even our nicest suburbs have crime. My friend lived in Phoenix for 10 years with now problems. A week after he moved to Scottsdale his home was broken into and cleaned out.

    One thing I can suggest is that if you are planning on sending your kids to public schools then you probably want to stay out of Phoenix. Mine go to a Catholic school about 100 yards from the house. It isn't cheap but it is worth every penny when you look at the alternative. If you need a good realtor in the area let me know. My father -in-law does Phoenix and all the burbs. Real easy guy to work with.
     
  6. Jan 11, 2010 at 8:17 AM
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    Forgive me.

    Central Phoenix is some of THE BEST neighborhoods in the state! I forgot about that location....THe historic district, the Bridle path....Phoenix Mountain Park. Lots of stuff to do in that area, and nicely centrally located.
     
  7. Jan 11, 2010 at 8:26 AM
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    Oh no worries Chris. I wasn't offended. It is funny though how many people don't know about the nicer areas of Phoenix. Thanks
     
  8. Jan 11, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    Yeah...Kinda funny, as My Wife and I try to go down there once a month to have lunch, and walk around that area. :)
     
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