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Glendale: property taxes, Peoria school district, nice families, established neighborhoods

 
Old 10-03-2006, 03:17 PM
 
Location: fontana, california
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We just came back this weekend from visiting my cousin that lives in Glendale 59th/Bell Rd. Originally from california never lived any where else but we are seriously thinking of moving to Arizona. I did not realize how nice it is there. Seems like your dollar goes long way then in cali, property taxes are nothing compared to calif but just needed some info beside my cousing trying to get me out to arizona??
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Old 10-03-2006, 04:15 PM
 
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We just came back this weekend from visiting my cousin that lives in Glendale 59th/Bell Rd. Originally from california never lived any where else but we are seriously thinking of moving to Arizona. I did not realize how nice it is there. Seems like your dollar goes long way then in cali, property taxes are nothing compared to calif but just needed some info beside my cousing trying to get me out to arizona??

What would you like to know about Glendale?

I can tell you I lived there for 6 years and I really liked it. My kids went to Peoria school district and it was really good. We met some really nice families there. My kids were into sports so that helps meet people also. They do have some nice established older neighborhoods that aren't bad and a lot of original owners are still there believe it not. It has a cute downtown, antique type of area. I heard they were revamping it. I wouldn't consider living anywhere south of Cactus anymore, that's just my opinion, others may say something different. I live in Gilbert now but I do have fond memories of Glendale.
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:20 PM
 
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Talking Phoenix Metro Bigger than I thought...

I just visited the Phoenix area this past weekend. It is big. And, the cities outside are big as well. I don't know where to start.

I stayed in Goodyear, not a bad area. I also drove around but didn't get a feel for a lot of areas - need more time, more visits.

Glendale, Peoria - need to know what areas are good v. bad.
Chandler, Gilbert - need to revisit; saw some nice homes but need to know more about the cities
Goodyear - liked it a lot

I noticed that there were not a lot of sign twirlers on the streets so it was difficult to find new developments in these areas. I actually only saw one community - Estrella Mountain Ranch - it was very, very nice. But I'd still like to see some master planned communities in the East Valley. Any help is welcomed.

Overall I enjoyed my visit.
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:39 PM
 
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Glendale isn't a bad place to live. I live near I-17 and Happy Valley, which is North Glendale/ very close to phx boundary! Anyhow, I agree with the other poster about not living south of Cactus. If you get closer to Arrowhead (a bit more west than you were) then you will deal with a lot of traffic! We lived last year near 83rd ave and Union Hills (one mile north of Bell) and it was insanely busy near the Arrowhead Mall. I was technically in Peoria, right next to the Glendale border. That's a good area, but very congested! Where I live now isn't bad with traffic (except for the freeway!!). I would highly suggest Arrowhead Ranch, perferably north of the 101 freeway near 59th ave. Very nice place to live!!! More pricey than most areas, but compared to Cali, it's cheap.

Yes, your dollar can go further here than Cali! That is why we have so many Cali people here! It's not a horrible place to live I suppose. Even though I have my moments that I hate it. The sun gets old. We have had just over 100 days of temps over 100 degrees this year (I'm pretty sure that's average). I'm a native here and I am still having a hard time with it. We had more humidity this summer with the monsoon than usual. Yuck! I spent the weekend a little while ago in orange county and absolutely fell in love with the weather! I seriously did not want to come home.

Besides housing, what else are you looking for to move here?
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Old 10-04-2006, 08:36 AM
 
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I lived in the north Glendale/Arrowhead area for about 8 years. We moved to NE Phx about a year ago (an opportunity arose that was too good to pass up). But the north Glendale is a very nice area, and am strongly considering moving back in the area.

I would recommend staying north of Union Hills, and west of 59th, or up along Pinnacle Peak/51st ave area (which is actually Phoenix). With the 101, the Cardinals and Coyotes games are only 10-15 minutes away, if you're into sports.
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