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Old 09-04-2011, 11:05 AM
Location: Northern CO.
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Hello, my family and I will be taking our first trip out to the Phoenix area in October. We are seriously considering a move there in May and I want to know what kinds of things we should be looking for or doing while we're there for 4 days. I figured I will come up with a list of schools to tour, maybe look at some apartment complexes, and just drive around to get a feel for the area. I am considering Gilbert, Chandler and possibly Glendale as places to live if we do decide to move. What else should we be looking for/at? We will be taking our second trip in January. Thank you
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Old 09-04-2011, 01:22 PM
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I see the words "school" but I don't see "job". Are you talking about your schooling or schooling for your children? Will you be driving to work or just the grocery store? There are plenty of discussions on this forum about where to live. Transportation is an important consideration and, of course part of the three most important real estate decisions-Location, Location, Location. Tell us more so those who may have similar circumstances can tell you more. October is a weather shoulder month. January can be cold and wet (relatively speaking). Plan to love the weather then but don't forget the rest of the year will be mucho caliente.
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Old 09-04-2011, 01:32 PM
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and once you have location.......it's budget, budget, budget. This will go down as one of the hottest Summers on record. July and August are horrific, but I was actually grilling out last night and in two weeks we will have lows possibly below 70.
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Old 09-05-2011, 10:13 AM
Location: Southeast Valley
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What else is important to you? Shopping - Hiking - Entertainment -Medical facilities - Transportation -Parks - Restaurants..........
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Old 09-05-2011, 10:29 AM
Location: Verde Valley
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May could be a pretty tough time of year to move to AZ, you will expereience the worst of the heat fro about 5 months straight. Sometimes it's better to ease into it after enjoying a beautiful winter.

I suppose it's to coordinate school for the children so maybe you don't have a choice.
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:41 AM
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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I don't see that it's worth the time investment to tour a few schools before you are reasonably sure you know where you want to live. I'd spend the limited days you have driving around towns and, possibly, viewing a few pre-screened apts.

And you really need to determine where you will be working BEFORE you select an area to live.
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