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Old 07-24-2010, 08:13 AM
 
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Default Looking to move from NYC to Tempe..need advice :)

Hi there

Im a single 37 year old looking to move to tempe for a job. I have lived in NYC for 15 years and am rather tired of it. I used to live in New Mexico and loved the lifestyle, so I would be excited about that factor. The downside is the idea of having to drive, and I dont wanted to be limited to college students. Any advice?
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Tempe
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Hi there

Im a single 37 year old looking to move to tempe for a job. I have lived in NYC for 15 years and am rather tired of it. I used to live in New Mexico and loved the lifestyle, so I would be excited about that factor. The downside is the idea of having to drive, and I dont wanted to be limited to college students. Any advice?
I live in Tempe a couple miles from ASU and you cant tell the college is down the street. No wild parties out here. Just stay away from the immediate area around the campus and you will have a low college presence.
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Old 07-24-2010, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Anchored in Phoenix
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I lived in South Scottsdale a few years ago. It is five miles on the greenbelt bike path southward to ASU. And it was full of noisy college students. So it's hit or miss. Most weekniights/mornings you could tell the bars closed because the cRAP "music" thumping from white kids' cars in the parking lot would politely serenade the responsible people who have to work for a living at mortal hours ( the parking lot in that apartment complex/turned condo). That was around 1:30 a.m.

Although there is a downtown Phoenix campus of ASU, maybe it's quieter in the area. Consider renting a loft in a high rise and take the light rail into Tempe for your work. That is one way to make it without a car.

Otherwise if you have a car, consider Chandler or Ahwatukee (near the south-facing base of South Mountain). It's a quick drive to/from ASU and far enough to discourage the college drunks.
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Old 07-25-2010, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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I'm not sure the lifestyle here is the same as New Mexico's. NM's way less urban or even suburban
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