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Unread 09-19-2010, 04:38 PM   #121
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Hey you guys!!!

I am without a doubt moving to AZ. I am shooting for a June/July 2011 arrival. All things indicate that I will be working in Scottsdale. I am of the meager budget variety so where around there is ok and where should I avoid. I have been told South Phoenix is a war zone to stay away. I have found some places in North Central Phoenix and up by New River that look perfect.

What are your suggestions?
North Glendale is cool.Stay north of Cactus on the west side of 1-17.East of 1-17 stay North of Thunderbird.New River is nice but pricey and not many routes in or out during rush hour.83rd Ave is as far west as I would go for commuting.

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Unread 09-20-2010, 01:37 AM   #122
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Hey you guys!!!

I am without a doubt moving to AZ. I am shooting for a June/July 2011 arrival. All things indicate that I will be working in Scottsdale. I am of the meager budget variety so where around there is ok and where should I avoid. I have been told South Phoenix is a war zone to stay away. I have found some places in North Central Phoenix and up by New River that look perfect.

What are your suggestions?
yeah south phoenix and maryvale literally is a war zone. all my guys on the phoenix pd tell me a lot about what goes on there. i don't drive through there unless i have my 1911 and my AR-15 with me because of what they have told me.

anywhere else is ok, phoenix ain't that great. personally i would choose to live in tempe or scottsdale. basically east or west valley, north valley is pretty decent as well.

just stay clear of central phoenix, it seems the further from central you get the better off you are.
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Unread 09-20-2010, 06:29 AM   #123
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hey guys just moved to Mesa. near alma and main. waiting for the lift to get here next week then probably gonna need to wheel. if anyone in the area is down let me know
hey brotha welcome to the valley. the city isn't that great imo, but the trails are worth living here. im over in Glendale near 67th ave and Thunderbird. let me know when your headed out and ill join you.

again, welcome!
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Unread 09-20-2010, 01:12 PM   #124
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I checked out Peoria and it looks nice. I may ask for some assistance in the near future when I know a for sure date.
what kind of help do you need?
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Unread 09-20-2010, 01:30 PM   #125
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I have lived in the city for over 10 years now, I've lived in Tempe, South Scottsdale, North Phoenix and now Glendale.

If I could sell my house now I'd look for a place in North Phoenix or somewhere near cave creek. North Phoenix, (North of Union hills) would be convenient for commuting to Scottsdale and there are some pretty nice affordable places out there.
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Unread 09-20-2010, 01:59 PM   #126
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its easy to find nice neighborhoods. its just a matter of how long will it stay that way? my buddy lives out at 163rd and bell. its in old people town, sun city or suprise, can never remember the difference. but it looks like a really nice neighborhood. but if you stay up late, all the crack heads come out. there are alot of drug houses over there.

i really like the north west valley. ive lived here most of my life and its relatively quiet.
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Unread 09-20-2010, 02:49 PM   #127
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its easy to find nice neighborhoods. its just a matter of how long will it stay that way? my buddy lives out at 163rd and bell. its in old people town, sun city or suprise, can never remember the difference. but it looks like a really nice neighborhood. but if you stay up late, all the crack heads come out. there are alot of drug houses over there.

i really like the north west valley. ive lived here most of my life and its relatively quiet.
Yep, houses way out west used to be all retired folks but when the house market crashed they got so cheap that just about anyone could buy them. Just about anyone includes some pretty low income levels and some of the areas out there have dropped quite a bit in class.
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Unread 09-24-2010, 12:36 PM   #128
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Hey guys thanks for resurecting this topic.

I'm mostly looking for help on finding a nice neighbor hood. I wish I had enough money to take a trip out there and see for myself where I would like to live, problem is I am trying to save all I can to move with. I know it sounds really stupid but if you don't live Near Philthadelphia its hard to explain. I am sick and tired of the East Coast and all of the stupid people that inhabit it. I doubt AZ is paradise but I have a good lead on a job and so does my Fiancee.

Cactus Trail Apartments so far looks perfect.
Its at 2403 W Lone Cactus DR. North Pheonix.

Summit looks really nice. Its at 12830 North Paradise Village Parkway in upper Scottsdale.

From what I gather that seems like a nice area.
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Unread 09-24-2010, 12:44 PM   #129
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See if Trillium has anything near where you wantto be and within price. My friend lives in the one near I17 and Pinacle peak and they are nice. No issues with theft etc and they are only a couple years old

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Unread 09-24-2010, 03:22 PM   #130
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trillium is nice. i used to live in camden sierra and they are pretty nice. my sister lives in apartments at 83rd and oraibi between beardsley and union hills. not sure what they are called but they are nice except for the construction they have going on right now... there are some nice condo/apartment looking houses at 107th ave and happy valley. its a bit north west but i live up here and i know they are nice. again. not sure of the name. i could look it up.
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Unread 09-25-2010, 05:21 AM   #131
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Hey guys thanks for resurecting this topic.

I'm mostly looking for help on finding a nice neighbor hood. I wish I had enough money to take a trip out there and see for myself where I would like to live, problem is I am trying to save all I can to move with. I know it sounds really stupid but if you don't live Near Philthadelphia its hard to explain. I am sick and tired of the East Coast and all of the stupid people that inhabit it. I doubt AZ is paradise but I have a good lead on a job and so does my Fiancee.

Cactus Trail Apartments so far looks perfect.
Its at 2403 W Lone Cactus DR. North Pheonix.

Summit looks really nice. Its at 12830 North Paradise Village Parkway in upper Scottsdale.

From what I gather that seems like a nice area.
i know where that is. great pick.
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Unread 09-25-2010, 03:49 PM   #132
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I got some info from Cactus Trail and I dig. $499/mo 2 months free with a 12mo lease. They pay everything except electric. I can't wait to hear back fromt them they are checking to see what they have I asked for a 2br but they have a few different floor plans for that price.

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Unread 09-25-2010, 05:48 PM   #133
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Unread 09-25-2010, 06:00 PM   #134
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I got some info from Cactus Trail and I dig. $499/mo 2 months free with a 12mo lease. They pay everything except electric. I can't wait to hear back fromt them they are checking to see what they have I asked for a 2br but they have a few different floor plans for that price.

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seriously brotha, anything in the north valley you cant go wrong. and the fact that you found something that cheap in that area, makes you a lucky guy. i know what you were sayin about Philadelphia. and the entire east coast for that matter. my family lives in Boston. i like visiting, but i just couldnt imagine living there. just a different frame of mind i guess. and for the record, the I-95 is a nightmare...just sayin. not a fan haha.

back on topic. cant wait for you to make it out here. its always a good thing to hear about someone who is making a positive change. good for you.
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Unread 09-25-2010, 06:17 PM   #135
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The Lone Cactus one is close to the freeway.The noise would suck.There's some ones farther in on 55th ave and Crocus and 51st ave and crocus.If you google the area on Lone Cactus and the ones i mentioned there's a big difference.Also 59th ave and greenway is a good location.If you want the names I can get them for you.
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