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Old 02-19-2013, 03:19 PM
 
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Moving from Colorado. House budget around $800,000. Will be working in Scottsdale airpark. Need advice on where to starting looking for a house to purhcase. Most important is my family, so I don’t want to sit in the car forever (less than 45 minutes) for a commute and it is important to find a safe neighborhood with good public schools. I don’t have any Any advice on where to start would be much appreciated?
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:25 PM
 
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North Scottsdale/Paradise Valley is a good start. Upscale and good schools and really close to the airpark.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:26 PM
 
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The airpark is in a great area. With $800k and kids, I'd be in DC Ranch without question.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Oregon & Sunsites Arizona
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Pretty well where ever you want.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:34 PM
 
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Does anyone have any specific neighborhood suggestions within Scottsdale? DC Ranch was one suggestion.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:36 PM
 
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Specifically, neighborhood suggestions for $800k home, good schools, family friendly near or in Scottsdale, but not a dumpy old home.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Scottsdale Ranch if you want to live on the water (not the greatest idea if you have young children), McDowell Mountain Ranch is an older established area at the base of the McDowells, Grayhawk is newer with easy freeway access, and Troon is a bit further out in the desert and more removed from the hustle and bustle. You pretty much have your choice of areas with that budget and they will all be safe and have good schools, so it just depends what else you are looking for.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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My office is in the Airpark and we moved to Anthem from PA. I can be at the office in about 40 minutes if there's traffic. I usually stay off the highways though, since there are usually backups on the 101 in the morning, so that is 40 minutes on Carefree Highway and Scottsdale Rd, very pleasant drive.

Anthem is a great community with a lot of nice amenities and good schools, easily in your budget. As others mentioned, however, you can afford some of the nicer areas closer to or in Scottsdale with that price range.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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As others have mentioned in your price bracket you can choose from many areas. So a lot depends on what amenities you want in your community. Certainly DC Ranch, Grayhawk and McDowell Mountain Ranch are all possibilities. These are huge developments with multiple sections and varying amenities. Windgate Ranch is a very popular newer development with young professionals. Some smaller more intimate communities include Tarantini Estates, Hermosa Heights, Pima Acres. Generally you can look in the 85255, 85260 zipcodes and be pretty safe.

But do not discount some of the wonderful developments further north like Bellasera, Terravita, or Troon. You will find a more peaceful, upscale lifestyle.
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