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Old 09-19-2010, 11:32 PM
 
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There is a little home community called Beacon Creek one block north of Union Hills Dr and includes 3 blocks on 4th Dr, and 4th & 5th avenues. Is this a decent area of Phoenix? It looks like a convenient area with 101 just north, 17 just west, and 51 just east, and seems like every conceivable restaurant is within 1 or 2 miles of there. I have lived in east valley (tempe, mesa) for 30 yrs, but don't know the north part of phoenix at all.

Would love some input and opinions. Thanks.
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:54 AM
 
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The area is not bad, I grew up in the area actually. I lived on the east side of 7th ave, north of union hills, about 3 blocks to the north.

The houses are older, but not in a bad way. You have a good mix of middle class families, not too many illegals around.

The area is pretty safe, a lot safer than many other areas of Phoenix.
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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You have a good mix of middle class families, not too many illegals around.
Were you in a position to check residents' backgrounds when you lived there or are you just one of those people with the talent to identify illegals on sight? I've always wondered, does that radar work with Swedes and Irish and Japanese, or just Latinos?
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, Az (unfortunately still here)
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I used to live not very far from Union Hills (off of E. Bell Rd. and Tatum Blvd.). I thought it was a nice area to live in, but that was back from 2002-2004. I have no idea what it's like now.
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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It’s a good established area and has some positive advantages for living there. You shouldn’t see much of a change over the next few years there and it will continue to maintain as a nice area and neighborhood.
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Rural Michigan
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+1 for this hood - it's great because of the proximity to multiple highways - downtown & the airport are both a pretty easy run - one of Phoenix's better hospitals is nearby (John C Lincoln) - plus, you're right smack dab in between not one, but TWO Costco's!
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:07 PM
 
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I used to live not very far from Union Hills (off of E. Bell Rd. and Tatum Blvd.). I thought it was a nice area to live in, but that was back from 2002-2004. I have no idea what it's like now.
That area is nowhere near where the OP is referring to.
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:52 AM
 
Location: North Phoenix
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Were you in a position to check residents' backgrounds when you lived there or are you just one of those people with the talent to identify illegals on sight? I've always wondered, does that radar work with Swedes and Irish and Japanese, or just Latinos?

Yeah, you didn't know some people have an inordinate sense of instinct when it comes to "knowing" who's legal and who isnt? It's just amazing isn't it?
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:19 AM
 
Location: Palmer, Alaska
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Not a bad place if I remember correctly. My dad used to live on 7th and Bell, at the Canyon Sands Apt for a few years. I liked it, but I was a kid, this was 10-12 years ago. I rode my bike all over that place
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:26 AM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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that area's fine. i hung out around that intersection for years growing up and it's just tame suburbia.
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