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Old 07-23-2010, 12:08 PM
 
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My husband would be working outside of Phoenix. But are there any suburbs, or small cities that are great to live at, such as low crime & great schools. Also, are the private Catholic Schools expensive there? We are relocating from a suburb 45 mins away from Nashville known as Clarksville, Tn. We want something that you can raise a fairly large family.
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Coastal San Diego
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What's your housing budget?
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:42 PM
 
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Gilbert and Chandler are good cities south of phoenix that have low crime, good schools, and on the lower end of the spectrum for home prices. Stay away from the South Mountain area, which is directly south of downtown phoenix, while its possible to find a decent place in that area, its very hit or miss, and if you miss you are in the worst part of phoenix.
From what I know, there aren't many private catholic schools, especially not high schools. Xavier (all girl) and Brophy (all boy) are the only ones that really stand out (they're usually among the top rated) and they are very expensive, they are known as the rich schools.
The public schools aren't too bad here, if you choose well. AZ is one of the worst states for education, I know, I know, but I'm sure our good schools compare just fine with ones around the country. I am a product of the Scottsdale school district and I turned out fine, I have a masters degree now and a good job.
Scottsdale and Gilbert usually have the best schools in the Valley, but Scottsdale is the most pricey area in which to live so it really depends on what you can afford.
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Old 07-23-2010, 03:29 PM
 
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Where will your husband be working? That could help give a better answer....
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Metro Phoenix, AZ USA
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Only in the title of your post do you mention "south of Phoenix". If that has something to do with where your husband will be working, it would help us to know that. Phoenix has a lot of suburbs/surrounding communities, but not all will be a convenient commute.
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