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Old 01-01-2010, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Anchored in Phoenix
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Watch out on some parts of Bell Road. 7th and Bell is very accident prone. One of the top ten worst intersections in the U.S. Also I think 7th and Thunderbird.

Driving in Phoenix is a sport, to most Phoenicians. We don't know what a turn signal lever is anymore.
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Can someone give me a little info about the area in Scottsdale near Camelback and N. Hayden Rd? There is a condo in Scottsdale Shadows that looks really nice, Thanks again for all the replies.
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Anchored in Phoenix
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I used to live a half mile south of there in 2000 to 2004. I used to think it was for old folks. Those are the buildings that are six or seven stories? Well they seem to be the lowest priced loft types in that area.

If you are interested in Sunscape Villas south of Indian School Road, they are only converted from apartments. So they have no garages and the washers and dryers are compact. Yuck! They are overpriced and advertised as condos.

I think you are better off looking at the one story condos/townhomes north of Chaparrel and Hayden. I knew a rich young woman who had a condo in the area. It's within walking distance still of old town Scottsdale bars and such. There are other condos along the greenbelt further north. I like that area quite a bit. The greenbelt trail makes the area a gem of a place to live.
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Old 01-03-2010, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Kelowna
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This drives me nuts about the valley. I'm from Canada where everyone signals (you can get a ticket there for not signalling) and it's amazing how much better and safer it is to drive there, especially in heavy traffic.

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Driving in Phoenix is a sport, to most Phoenicians. We don't know what a turn signal lever is anymore.
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Anchored in Phoenix
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I believe it. You'd be amazed, I met people who say they don't signal because if they do, someone would autmatically slip in front of them, within the safe distance for the speed. Bunk.

Signalling saves lives, is courteous, and is a "wake up call" to nearby motorists of what you intend to do. In most of my experiences, other motorists back off a bit when I signal my lane change. The saddest thing to see, however, are LE motorists, such as DPS, who change lanes without signalling. They are setting a poor example.


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This drives me nuts about the valley. I'm from Canada where everyone signals (you can get a ticket there for not signalling) and it's amazing how much better and safer it is to drive there, especially in heavy traffic.
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Scottsdale, AZ
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Scottsdale Shadows was built in the early 70s, I think, and may be a bit dated...several six-ish story buildings, as Howard says.....may be a bit stodgy.....

as Howard also says, anything on the Hayden greenbelt along the Indian Bend Wash would be great....fantastic public park system, very convenient, great location....probably should stay N of Osborn and watch out for overpriced condo conversions....lots of them still around.....
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Old 01-04-2010, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Take a look at The Edge in Grayhawk. Nice community, good schools, safe upscale neighborhood. 2BD/2BA from the $800.

By the way, 1920 Bell Rd (Parkside) is a very nice gated community with lots of young people. These are newer multi-story units with garages. The schools in this neighborhood might not be the best, but if your child is only 4 it might not be an issue.
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