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Old 07-05-2010, 12:12 AM
 
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So I curious to see what you guys put as your top 3 favorite neighborhoods in the metro area to either live/shop/relax?

For me in no particular order....
Norterra area - Love the mountain preserve to go hiking and the outdoor scenery.

Desert Ridge - Upscale, very clean and friendly people as well, with a good amount of shopping stores.

Kierland area - Same reasons as Desert Ridge but taken up a bit further.

 
Old 07-05-2010, 02:19 AM
 
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So I curious to see what you guys put as your top 3 favorite neighborhoods in the metro area to either live/shop/relax?

For me in no particular order....
Norterra area - Love the mountain preserve to go hiking and the outdoor scenery.

Desert Ridge - Upscale, very clean and friendly people as well, with a good amount of shopping stores.

Kierland area - Same reasons as Desert Ridge but taken up a bit further.
For me:

Haha, you just listed my 3 favorite areas of the valley, for the same reasons too.

I lived in the Desert Ridge area, went to Explorer and Pinnacle, great area, low crime, tons of shopping, close to 51 and 101!
 
Old 07-05-2010, 02:51 AM
 
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Ditto the OP. Norterra and Tramonto though are a toss up for me. Kierland and Desert ridge are tied for my favorite.
 
Old 07-05-2010, 02:52 AM
 
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The entire strech along frank llyod right and bell from 56th st to Scottsdale is amazing neighborhoods, would love to own a house around there.
 
Old 07-05-2010, 01:39 PM
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Where is the Desert Ridge area?
 
Old 07-05-2010, 01:44 PM
 
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Arcadia, Willo and Encanto
 
Old 07-05-2010, 01:45 PM
 
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1. The area south of Missouri between 24th and 20th Street - north of Camelback. That is a hidden pocket of Frank Lloyd Right homes sitting on small acreages.

2. Most of the districts in the East Camelback village where I live now.

3. The nicer parts of Arcadia.
 
Old 07-05-2010, 02:45 PM
 
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Where is the Desert Ridge area?
it's the very large area N of 101 on both side of Tatum...was developed starting in the early 1990s, about....Desert Ridge shopping center is popular at Tatum and 101 and there's a very nice Marriott resort nearby....there's a "Tatum Ranch" in there somewhere, too, but don't know if it's separate from Desert Ridge.....

I think DR has been "popular" with foreclosures and short sales....not a bad area, but somewhat "cookie-cutter"-ish and you'll learn to love your car (or hate it).....
 
Old 07-05-2010, 03:29 PM
 
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Arcadia, Coronado, Royal Palm.
 
Old 07-05-2010, 06:58 PM
 
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Hmm...I guess I have to check out the Norterra area of Phoenix. I've been a Phoenix area resident for nearly ten years (next month) but never heard of it.

I lived in near North Point (Pointe Tapatio), South Scottsdale, and the Ahwatukee areas. I don't know much, but I like Ahwatukee for the clean neighborhoods that remind me of Orange County without the desert. I also like the quietness of Ahwatukee. I like North Point for the proximity to the preserve and may buy real estate there in the future. I like North Scottsdale for upscale places and proximity to some of my mountain biking areas.

If I can list a fourth area, I would pick Desert Ridge. There used to be a restaurant called Salute that my sister and I really raved about. I guess we had bad taste because the restaurant there went out of business. They have another restaurant near North Point that my sister did not like - the service.

Last edited by Howard Roark; 07-05-2010 at 07:06 PM..
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