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Old 05-02-2011, 05:44 PM
 
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Default Retirement in Scottsdale

Hi-looking for feedback please. My husband and I would like to spend our winter months (balance of year near Chicago) to be near our son and grandchildren. We are hoping for a townhome/condo (preferably new construction) somewhere in the 200k range. We would like a place that might be close to old town Scottsdale or at least somewhere where we can stroll or walk to Starbucks (not sure if we can AFFORD once we retire) or a grocery store, etc. Is this practical or are my expectations not realistic? Any recommendations for areas of Scottsdale that would be best would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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Old 05-02-2011, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Scottsdale, AZ
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if being near downtown Scotts. is most important, then look at the various real estate websites for places in the 85251 zip code.....if you want to be able to walk a lot to places, try finding a place S of Chaparral, E of 68th St, N of Osborn, and W of Miller or Hayden - approximately....

you might have trouble finding new construction for $200K in this area....but you'll definitely find condo conversions (former apartments) at that price and less.....
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Well you will not find any newer construction near downtown at this price point. This section of town is older. But you can find some nice older complexes.

There are other very nice areas further north that may fit your needs.

Another area you might consider is Fountain Hills, a lovely small town atmosphere with a nice walkable downtown.

As for Starbucks, et al, you can find one that is walking distance to just about anywhere in the valley. There is one on every street corner.
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