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Old 02-24-2017, 09:12 AM
 
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Morning All -

I am considering relocation to the area in the next few months for a position at BNI (St. Joseph's Hospital).
I am looking for specific areas to focus my housing search on....I am a single female in my mid-30s. Since I will be living alone, safety is important.

I'd like to be in an area with more of a singles scene versus families; but not looking for a huge party (college) crowd either. Easily walk-able/bike-able to shops/restaurants/etc. - I spent a significant amount of my life in Charleston (SC) and love a "downtown" feel.

I am fairly flexible on "type" of housing (condo, apartment, townhouse, house, etc.); ideally a two or three-bedroom place. Semi-flexible on my budget, but ideally would be around $1,250.

Also important to me is commuting distance - would like to be less than 30 minutes each way or close to public transit (or even a "park and ride" site.)

Would plan to rent for the first year or two, before purchase.

Thanks!
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Old 02-24-2017, 09:34 AM
 
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Midtown Phoenix is the way to go for you. Good public transit up and down Central Avenue to uptown and downtown Phoenix, short walk to the hospital from the rail station.
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Old 02-24-2017, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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With your budget I agree you can afford a lot of nice places, either upscale apartments or smaller single family homes in some of the more desirable parts of midtown Phoenix. Being near Central Ave would probably be fun for you, light rail, lot of restaurants and bars, easy access to downtown and Tempe and all that.
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Old 02-24-2017, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
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Yup, central corridor/Midtown, maybe the Arcadia area if you can find rent cheap enough...
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Old 02-24-2017, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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Roosevelt Row or downtown. Then light rail to work.
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Old 02-24-2017, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Plenty of nice options right in the area near St Joe's and just to the north. In fact you could probably get within walking distance. One of the few areas in Phoenix metro where you could actually get away without a car.
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Old 02-24-2017, 06:28 PM
 
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Sounds like Arcadia is best for you.
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