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Old 06-21-2007, 09:41 AM
 
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Default What neighbourhoods to stay away from

Soon moving to phoenix and want to know what areas/neighborhoods to stay away from. Iam basically referring to the so called "ghettos" or "Hoods".

I will be moving within the next month or two and will be looking for a place temporarily, since i will not have time to first visit the area and look for a place myself, i will be relying on what i find online from websites such as craigslist etc and thus my reason of being weary of what areas to avoid or get myself into.

Also if any of you know of places that will offer temporary housing on a mth to mth basis i will really appreciate it. Thanks
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Surprise, Az
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Maryvale
Laveen
South Mountain
Parts of Glendale/Peoria
El Mirage
Parts of Avondale
Parts of Mesa
Parts of Chandler
Older parts of Surprise


I'm sure there are other areas as well. The pockets of bad are mixed in with pockets of good neighborhoods.
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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There are quite a few mixed neighborhoods where you can be in an area of 1/2 million dollar homes than a few blocks away is a bunch of trailers. Some of the most notable areas that I highly suggest you stay away from are:

Maryvale
Most of Glendale
El Mirage
Avondake
MOST of Mesa
South Scottsdale
A good chunk of Phoenix (excluding N. Phoenix)
Suprise
Sun City
Apache Junction
Maricopa

Drive through an area at night and you'll definetly get a better feeling than in the daytime.
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Old 06-21-2007, 11:15 AM
 
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If you have the money, stay east of Central Ave, and North of I-10.

Though there are pockets of nice places in the west valley, I am seeing them swallowed up by the trashiness. It's pretty weird to see a street lined with beautiful 3,000 sq ft homes with graffiti on the street signs and shopping carts laying around.

Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale, and Fountain Hills are supposed to be pretty nice, and I think north of Arrowhead in Peoria. If you're on a budget or don't have a big family, I'd just keep renting in a nice area.
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Old 06-21-2007, 01:32 PM
 
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what is the place around deer valley like. Just north of the 101 and east of I-17. I saw an ad for place in that area for real cheap and wondering what kind of area that is
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Old 06-21-2007, 01:36 PM
 
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what is the place around deer valley like. Just north of the 101 and east of I-17. I saw an ad for place in that area for real cheap and wondering what kind of area that is
It's ok, but certainly not the greatest. Older, rundown homes and condos. If you go west of the 17 it gets better.
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Old 06-21-2007, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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What neighborhoods to stay away from? I'll agree with the crowd here. The number one area would be Maryvale, and South Phoenix.

Another area to stay away from is Sunnyslope, although it has gotten better in the past few years, it's still got some ways to go.

Like somebody mentioned here, in the entire metro area, you'll find pockets of very nice neighborhoods, but just a short distance away, you'll also find areas that have been affected by urban blight.
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Old 06-21-2007, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Don't forget Guadalupe and Central Phoenix.
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Old 06-21-2007, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Sunny Phoenix Arizona...wishing for a beach.
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Don't forget Guadalupe and Central Phoenix.

Guadalupe you crack me up. Can you imagine anyone moving there?
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Old 06-21-2007, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Guadalupe you crack me up. Can you imagine anyone moving there?
Not unless you have a death wish...
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