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Old 04-11-2008, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Wherever ya live in the valley, you must not keep your garage door open unattended. Thieves will take anything not nailed down. And they work fast.

Being in your back yard means "unattended".

Vehicles locked if you're not in 'em.

Yep, even if you're stopping into a convenience store for two minutes.

A good alarm system for your vehicle too.

Having lived in the midwest for most of my life, this thing about locking your car was a little hard for me to get used to. (Cold weather, keepin' the heater on)

I was inclined at first to keep the motor running with the AC on.

That's a big no-no here.
Wow, where do you live? I leave my garage door open a lot and have never had anything stolen. I don't recommend it but you make it sound a lot worse than my experience has been.
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:40 PM
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Location: Phoenix,AZ
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I'm in North Central area, Cactus & 35th ave.

Not the greatest area, I know, but better than Detroit.

We're planning on moving farther north in the near future.
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Surprise, Az
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Wow, where do you live? I leave my garage door open a lot and have never had anything stolen. I don't recommend it but you make it sound a lot worse than my experience has been.
I leave the garage door open all the time...nothing gets stolen

The neighbors kids leave their bikes out on the Cul-de-sac (in the street!!) overnight and they never get stolen.

Yikes!! My daughter (who walks to school) accidentally left our front door open all day and nothing was stolen from the house.
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Old 04-11-2008, 04:06 PM
 
Location: The Miami Of Canada
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Besides the resorts and such in Scottsdale I can't see a difference in the neighborhoods around the Valley.
Exactly! I could never understand why such a big deal is made out of Scottsdale. Don't get me wrong, I think it's a nice area, but I don't think it's only for the wealthy to live in.

This is why I believe it's so important to go see a place in person, than only believe what others say or write about for an area. My idea of safe may not be someone else's and vice-versa.

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Old 04-12-2008, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Mesa, az
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Exactly! I could never understand why such a big deal is made out of Scottsdale. Don't get me wrong, I think it's a nice area, but I don't think it's only for the wealthy to live in.

This is why I believe it's so important to go see a place in person, than only believe what others say or write about for an area. My idea of safe may not be someone else's and vice-versa.
nah paradise valleys more of a rich only community. however north scottsdale is full of mansion sized homes
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Old 04-12-2008, 02:32 PM
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Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Just stay away from Sunnyslope, Maryvale, anything west of 43rd ave and east of 24th st. You are generally safe North of Greenway rd. Camelback rd between cental and 24th st is generally ok. Central ave between Camelback and Northern is a nice upscale area.
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Old 04-13-2008, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Mesa, az
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Just stay away from Sunnyslope, Maryvale, anything west of 43rd ave and east of 24th st. You are generally safe North of Greenway rd. Camelback rd between cental and 24th st is generally ok. Central ave between Camelback and Northern is a nice upscale area.
also apache junctions really bad
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Old 04-13-2008, 04:17 PM
 
Location: St Louis,MO
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Default Surprise, AZ

I'm in Surprise and it feels relatively safe.

My wife has accidently left the garage door open when we leave the house empty and has forgotten to lock the front door on occasion after being gone from house for extended periods!

So far, nothing has happened to our things....

I would not recommend making a habit of leaving front door unlocked or always leaving garage door open if you are goingto be gone from house for extended periods, etc.
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Old 04-13-2008, 04:24 PM
 
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I'm in Surprise and it feels relatively safe.

My wife has accidently left the garage door open when we leave the house empty and has forgotten to lock the front door on occasion after being gone from house for extended periods!

So far, nothing has happened to our things....

I would not recommend making a habit of leaving front door unlocked or always leaving garage door open if you are goingto be gone from house for extended periods, etc.
Recently, we left the garage door open overnight accidentally. It was open from 5pm til 9am the next morning. I was actually kinda surprised that a neighbor didn't come over to tell us. But, all three of our cars (2 sports cars) were still there (we don't keep anything else in the garage!).
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Old 04-13-2008, 04:28 PM
 
Location: St Louis,MO
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Default Garage items

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Recently, we left the garage door open overnight accidentally. It was open from 5pm til 9am the next morning. I was actually kinda surprised that a neighbor didn't come over to tell us. But, all three of our cars (2 sports cars) were still there (we don't keep anything else in the garage!).
Unfortunately, we keep a ton of items in our garage... including extra food and drinks in our second refrigerator!

Lawn mower, 7 foot step ladder, weed eater, kids radioflyer wagon, bikes, etc.
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