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Old 01-22-2008, 02:17 PM
 
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Red face Relocating to Phoenix need help!!

Hello all. I am in desperate need of some advice. My family is being relocated to phoenix and we have NO idea where to live or what the commute will be like. So any input will be greatly appreciated. Okay well my Spouse will be working around the arrowhead mall area in Glendale and I will be going to school at ASU in Tempe. So we have no idea whick location we should live clsoest to. Which commute will be easier, now I will be traveling with my 10 month old son so I would like to avoid a commute if possible.
So my question is, where in your opinion would be the best area for us to move to? Also if you know of any areas that we should NOT live in that would also be helpful. I look forward to your help.
If you also know of any good daycare center near ASU as well.
Thank you,
Misticpeaches
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Old 01-22-2008, 03:14 PM
 
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Are you able to take classes at the ASU West campus? That would be ideal.
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Old 01-22-2008, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Sunny Phoenix Arizona...wishing for a beach.
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Hello all. I am in desperate need of some advice. My family is being relocated to phoenix and we have NO idea where to live or what the commute will be like. So any input will be greatly appreciated. Okay well my Spouse will be working around the arrowhead mall area in Glendale and I will be going to school at ASU in Tempe. So we have no idea whick location we should live clsoest to. Which commute will be easier, now I will be traveling with my 10 month old son so I would like to avoid a commute if possible.
So my question is, where in your opinion would be the best area for us to move to? Also if you know of any areas that we should NOT live in that would also be helpful. I look forward to your help.
If you also know of any good daycare center near ASU as well.
Thank you,
Misticpeaches

Move to Arrowhead and take classes at ASU west if possible as someone else suggested.
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Old 01-23-2008, 01:17 PM
 
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Default A little about PHX

Phoenix is a very large city, 5th in the country. The trip from Arrowhead Mall area to ASU is a fairly long one. Approx. 25-35 miles one way. I would suggest lifing closer to the Arrowhead area. Much more of a private home area. Tempe is mostly apartments for students. ASU also has a campus on the north side of town. 48th Ave. and Thunderbird Road. Arrowhead Mall is about 8th Ave and Bell road. That would be 4 miles west and two miles north of ASU North.
I lived in PHX for 15 years, the weather is great if you can take the heat in summer. 125 degrees is not uncommon in late July and August. PHX has a good public transportation system. Buses go just about everywhere and a new Rapid Rail is being built now.

Areas to stay away from. There is a few.

A large area bordered by Interstaet 10 to the south, I-17 to the east, 75th Avenue to the west and Camelback Road to the north. Half the crime in PHX falls in that area. Also south of McDowell Road from downtown to 44th Street.

Good Luck

X from PHx


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Hello all. I am in desperate need of some advice. My family is being relocated to phoenix and we have NO idea where to live or what the commute will be like. So any input will be greatly appreciated. Okay well my Spouse will be working around the arrowhead mall area in Glendale and I will be going to school at ASU in Tempe. So we have no idea whick location we should live clsoest to. Which commute will be easier, now I will be traveling with my 10 month old son so I would like to avoid a commute if possible.
So my question is, where in your opinion would be the best area for us to move to? Also if you know of any areas that we should NOT live in that would also be helpful. I look forward to your help.
If you also know of any good daycare center near ASU as well.
Thank you,
Misticpeaches
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Old 01-23-2008, 02:10 PM
 
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Phoenix is a very large city, 5th in the country. The trip from Arrowhead Mall area to ASU is a fairly long one. Approx. 25-35 miles one way. I would suggest lifing closer to the Arrowhead area. Much more of a private home area. Tempe is mostly apartments for students. ASU also has a campus on the north side of town. 48th Ave. and Thunderbird Road. Arrowhead Mall is about 8th Ave and Bell road. That would be 4 miles west and two miles north of ASU North.
I lived in PHX for 15 years, the weather is great if you can take the heat in summer. 125 degrees is not uncommon in late July and August. PHX has a good public transportation system. Buses go just about everywhere and a new Rapid Rail is being built now.

Areas to stay away from. There is a few.

A large area bordered by Interstaet 10 to the south, I-17 to the east, 75th Avenue to the west and Camelback Road to the north. Half the crime in PHX falls in that area. Also south of McDowell Road from downtown to 44th Street.

Good Luck

X from PHx
I think you meant to say the Arrowhead Mall is at about 75th ave and Bell, not 8th ave.

To the OP, definitely look at ASU West for classes. That way neither of you would have a long commute. It would also take one more person on our already crowded freeways.
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Old 01-23-2008, 02:24 PM
 
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Welcome soon to AZ!

I agree about going to ASU West instead and living in the NW valley so that you both have an easy commute.

Since you have a family, I recommend the following subdivisions with great schools. Here's a good website for them as well as additional info:
Arizona Neighborhoods Map
Arrowhead
Fletcher Heights
Parkridge
Pleasant Valley
Sierra Verde
Sonoran Mountain Ranch
Terramar
Vistancia
Westwing Mountain
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Old 01-23-2008, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Gilbert - Val Vista Lakes
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...I lived in PHX for 15 years, the weather is great if you can take the heat in summer. 125 degrees is not uncommon in late July and August...
firstvet you had me scared for a minute, I thought I had missed something so I had to go and check on the maximum Phoenix temperatures. They're posted below. Perhaps you made a typo when you typed 125 degrees.

Highest Temperatures ever recorded in Phoenix
122June 26, 1990
121July 28, 1995
120June 25, 1990
118July 16, 1925, June 24, 1929, July 11, 1958, July 4, 1989, June 27, 1990
June 28, 1990, July 27, 1995, July 21 2006
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