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Old 12-22-2016, 10:26 AM
 
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Just wondering how you like it and what your total utilities have been like? Also, did moving to the 85004 zip code have any affect on your car insurance?
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Old 12-22-2016, 11:41 AM
 
Location: East Central Phoenix
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I'm guessing this is CityScape Residences:


I haven't looked into this particular location, but when I retire in another 12 years or so, I'm thinking of moving into a place with less maintenance, and a condo would be high on the list. I'll definitely keep this place in mind. What I'd be curious about is if a place like this is occupied mostly by adults, or are there families with kids? Seems to me it would be more suitable for singles and older adults than families. Also, good question about car insurance rates. I'm wondering if people who live in these condos would even need to drive all that much since most things are within walking distance & transit options are widely available.
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Old 12-22-2016, 12:50 PM
 
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From what I could tell from my visit, there were several empty-nesters there and they all spoke highly of the community and living downtown.
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Old 12-22-2016, 02:00 PM
 
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A friend of mine lived there for several years before moving to Texas. She loved it. She tends to like urban areas, and for Phoenix - not known for being urban - that's one of the most "city" areas in the entire Valley. You're by everything, including light rail, and it's walkable to multiple restaurants, movie theaters, and stores - some of which, like CVS, are literally downstairs.
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Old 12-22-2016, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Willo Historic District, Phoenix, AZ
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I'm guessing this is CityScape Residences:


I haven't looked into this particular location, but when I retire in another 12 years or so, I'm thinking of moving into a place with less maintenance, and a condo would be high on the list. I'll definitely keep this place in mind. What I'd be curious about is if a place like this is occupied mostly by adults, or are there families with kids? Seems to me it would be more suitable for singles and older adults than families. Also, good question about car insurance rates. I'm wondering if people who live in these condos would even need to drive all that much since most things are within walking distance & transit options are widely available.
CityScape Residences consists of apartments, not condos.
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Old 12-22-2016, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
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Just wondering how you like it and what your total utilities have been like? Also, did moving to the 85004 zip code have any affect on your car insurance?
Don't live at Cityscape, but when I moved to 85004 (from 85323) my rates went up a few percent. Not too bad, but it did increase.
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Old 12-26-2016, 06:50 PM
 
Location: East Central Phoenix
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CityScape Residences consists of apartments, not condos.
Thanks for the correction. In that case, CityScape Residences would be lower on my list for a future move because I'd more than likely be looking to buy instead of rent. I'm hoping more condos will be built downtown, or along the Central Corridor ... and not just 5 to 10 story buildings either. I'd be looking for something more in the highrise category, which I would think would be a higher priority for developers, considering the increased demand for living more centrally located, as well as becoming more dense.
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Old 12-27-2016, 08:00 AM
 
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Thanks for the correction. In that case, CityScape Residences would be lower on my list for a future move because I'd more than likely be looking to buy instead of rent. I'm hoping more condos will be built downtown, or along the Central Corridor ... and not just 5 to 10 story buildings either. I'd be looking for something more in the highrise category, which I would think would be a higher priority for developers, considering the increased demand for living more centrally located, as well as becoming more dense.
Have you looked at 44 Monroe, Orpheum Lofts, Portland on the Park and Summit? Regency House could also be a fit depending on if the uptown area is acceptable to you.

Other then that for "high-rise" condos it'll be some time before some of the recently proposed projects come online. You may want to keep an eye on the Frys development, the Derby, and the Stewart.
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Old 12-28-2016, 11:37 AM
 
Location: East Central Phoenix
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Have you looked at 44 Monroe, Orpheum Lofts, Portland on the Park and Summit? Regency House could also be a fit depending on if the uptown area is acceptable to you.

Other then that for "high-rise" condos it'll be some time before some of the recently proposed projects come online. You may want to keep an eye on the Frys development, the Derby, and the Stewart.
Haven't looked at any of those yet, except I am somewhat familiar with Regency being that it's one of the older towers, and yes it is in a nice location. I probably won't even begin to think about moving until I retire, which is still another 12 years away. Hopefully by that time, there will be even more options to choose from in the highrise line. Where I live now is ideal, but there's going to come a day when I will no longer have a need for house/yard maintenance. I'm already becoming tired of the costs & upkeep of lawns & trees, but I still highly prefer that over rock/xeriscape.
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Old 12-28-2016, 12:35 PM
 
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I know a lot of empty nesters that recently moved downtown. All of them love it and say they wish they would have done it sooner. They go out nearly every night. Everything is in walking distance. The development is increasing and they say it's changed from even 3 years ago. The community tends to be educated and worldly. After what I observed, I will definitely be moving to downtown in about 5 years when I get the last of my kids out of the house.
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