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Old 11-21-2006, 11:31 PM
 
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I have been scouring the internet for awhile trying to gather information on this area as I am a potential buyer of a condo conversion there. Beyond raw crime statistics and some school district info, I haven't found very much.

I'm looking for information on the area around W Tuckey LN more than anything, and I'm looking for things like home values in the area, trends, and what its like to live there. Its old, but it seems like its in a revitilzation phase (my prospect is not the only rennovation in the area), but there are still some really dodgy complexes on that street that look shabby and perhaps overpopulated. I was told that a lot of the complexes in the area are Section 8/HUD housing, but I couldn't find confirmation of that anywhere, and if true, that is something I am concerned will negatively affect the resale value of the property.

I am a first-time homebuyer, so this is all very new to me. If there are any resources that I could use to better educate myself, I would appreciate being pointed in the right direction. I would also appreciate hearing from those of you who are familiar with the area. It SEEMS very peaceful and like it might be a good prospect for a starter home (I love the Fry's Marketplace up the road), but I keep getting very mixed reports from people I've spoken to, so I thought I might try a broader information spectrum.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-22-2006, 08:15 AM
 
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I had the opportunity to live in that area a couple of times, once in the luxery apts at 19th ave and glandale and a house in The Golden Keys at 20 something ave and glendale. I chose not to both times and I'm glad I made that decision. However, I do really like the Central Corridor area a lot. And there are neighborhoods tucked away that are nice and some that don't look so nice. I prefer the area east of 7th ave to almost 7th st from about glendale to just south of bethany home. (I take central each morning to get to work.)

So, really I don't have any facts or figures for you, just my feeling about the area. I suggest to go through the area and see how you FEEL about it. You will get an answer. If you're having second doubts screaming at you than you may want to think again, if not than it may be for you.

And about section 8, they are everywhere and I can almost certainly gaurantee there are some or many in that area.

Good luck!
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Old 11-22-2006, 06:59 PM
 
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I have been scouring the internet for awhile trying to gather information on this area as I am a potential buyer of a condo conversion there. Beyond raw crime statistics and some school district info, I haven't found very much.

I'm looking for information on the area around W Tuckey LN more than anything, and I'm looking for things like home values in the area, trends, and what its like to live there. Its old, but it seems like its in a revitilzation phase (my prospect is not the only rennovation in the area), but there are still some really dodgy complexes on that street that look shabby and perhaps overpopulated. I was told that a lot of the complexes in the area are Section 8/HUD housing, but I couldn't find confirmation of that anywhere, and if true, that is something I am concerned will negatively affect the resale value of the property.

I am a first-time homebuyer, so this is all very new to me. If there are any resources that I could use to better educate myself, I would appreciate being pointed in the right direction. I would also appreciate hearing from those of you who are familiar with the area. It SEEMS very peaceful and like it might be a good prospect for a starter home (I love the Fry's Marketplace up the road), but I keep getting very mixed reports from people I've spoken to, so I thought I might try a broader information spectrum.

Thanks in advance!

Are you kidding? That's a big NO!!!!
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Old 11-22-2006, 09:07 PM
 
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Hi again,

I drove past there on the way to work this morning and my answer would be a no, too. I had to picture it again and yep, I don't care for that area at all. And a big yes on section 8, it's all over that area.
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Old 01-08-2007, 05:06 AM
 
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Try looking At 15th Street (not Ave.) and Glendale.
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Old 01-08-2007, 07:48 AM
 
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My in-laws live right off of 15th Ave and just north of Glendale. That area is very diverse, in my in-law's neighborhood a fixer-upper starts at $400-500,000. Two blocks away you have million dollar homes. But if you go a couple of blocks in the other direction you have low income housing and some really run down neighborhoods. Typical Arizona zoning, you can't look at the general area and see if it is good, you have to go block by block because an area can change 180 degrees in the course of a quarter mile.
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Old 01-09-2007, 01:07 AM
 
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This may be helpful to those wanting to get some kind of feel for the areas of Phoenix that have been pinpointed in effort to fight blight/crime.
http://phoenix.gov/NSD/fightbck.html
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:49 PM
 
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Thanks!

I ended up taking a chance and bought, and last week, someone broke into my car and stole my stereo. Ah, the naivete of youth and inexperience, right?

My hope, as well as the hope of my neighbors, is that the apartment complex immediately next to us will be purchased and rennovated because that is the big sore spot in the area.

Anyway, thanks for the info!
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