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Old 03-29-2011, 11:49 AM
 
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Question Kierland or N.Scottsdale for singles

Just wondering if anybody lives in the Kierland area or around there in n.Scottsdale, and how friendly is the area for younger singles? Not too interested in being around lots of older people or children. Seems there are some good places to eat and hang out around there. Is it pretty walkable to basic services like groceries? Any advice? Thanks.
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:54 PM
 
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Not the most walkable areas for groceries, etc. I suppose it depends on what you mean by "north Scottsdale"-- some places would be within walking distance, but I'd say a majority would not be.
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
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First north Scottsdale is generally a large area. Down Shea is much different than say norther parts like Troon and DC Ranch for example. Id personally do Kierland, Desert Ridge or area around Shea and Scottsdale Rd. Walkable depends exactly where from and to, and knowing it will be 100+ at times, and just how far you like to walk. There are definitely parts that would put you in walking distance. Depending how inclined I was, I could walk to Kierland, Scottsdale Quarter, Promenade and Sonoran Village, or Mayo. I live by the Princess resort just up the street from Kierland. About just a little over a mile to Promenade where Trader Joes is.

Generally most places south of 101 put you walking distance to a decent amount of stuff. Once you get north of 101 and into even norther Scottsdale, not so much.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:30 PM
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Location: East Central Phoenix
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Just wondering if anybody lives in the Kierland area or around there in n.Scottsdale, and how friendly is the area for younger singles? Not too interested in being around lots of older people or children. Seems there are some good places to eat and hang out around there. Is it pretty walkable to basic services like groceries? Any advice? Thanks.
Kierland and Scottsdale Quarter both attract a younger crowd. Most of the shops, eateries, and bars over there are geared for more of the 20 and 30 somethings, but they tend to be on the pricey side. I think there are some midrise lofts which are more for the young singles as well, but you have to have money in order to live and shop around there. No WalMarts or 99 Cent Stores anywhere near there. And yes, Kierland itself is very walkable. Not sure about walkable trips to grocery stores ... you might have to drive or take a bus to those things.
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
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There is Safeway and Frys at Greenway and 64th which would be a doable walk when its under 110 from Kierland. Trader Joes maybe even Whole Foods at Mayo would not be impossible if you are young and like to walk, tho there are buses on Scottsdale and Greenway if the walk home would be a little long carrying groceries.
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Old 04-02-2011, 02:28 PM
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Location: East Central Phoenix
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I know the Kierland and Scottsdale Quarter restaurant, bar, and shopping scene are more for the younger crowd, but I can't see too many young singles residing around there unless they are somewhat on the wealthy side. I think the lofts and some of the other residences there are more formatted for the upwardly mobile types who have higher paying jobs. They might be single, but somewhat older than the 20 somethings. Then again, with real estate prices being unusually cheap right now, there might be some good deals on apartments, condos, or lofts.
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