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Old 04-14-2010, 08:57 AM
 
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Red face Best place to rent house with small child around Phnx

Husband may be transferred to the Phoenix area. His office would be north Phoenix. We are looking to rent a home (with a pool, of course) spending up to about $1600. Although we are 50, we are raising our 4 year old grandson so we need a place with good schools. We will buy in the area we rent within a year or so (we're taking a HUGE hit on our present house).

Which area's are the best, family friendly, things to do, restaurants. A place that will mess our "mature" personality yet be "Young family"?
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:32 AM
 
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"north Phoenix" could be a large area. You have many options, one of which is Anthem. If you gave cross-streets and prefered commute times, that would help get better answers.
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:08 AM
 
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Unless your husband's work location is in VERY far north Phoenix, I would not consider Anthem. The Interstate 17 commute would get old, and you'd be driving into Phoenix to get to a lot of entertainment and dining options.

Cross streets will help us give you some guidance.
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:13 PM
 
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I don't think Anthem would be too far from, say, the Deer Valley area. That would only be around 15-20 minutes. That's not bad, nor would it get old. There are many new businesses between the Loop 101 and Anthem along I-17, so I don't think that is a concern. The OP's question was: Best place to rent house with small child around [north] Phoenix? There are not many better places in north Phoenix than Anthem. But without knowing where in north Phoenix the job location is, it's tough to know if Anthem would be a good choice or not.
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