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Old 07-14-2013, 10:28 PM
 
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I was wondering what people thought of areas to work.
Would you work in Old Town Scottsdale, or City North which is next to Desert Ridge?
If it was a great job, would you consider it based on the location or would the location not be an issue.

If you were a young Graduate out of College, would you think bars and nightlife were important (old Town) to be close too, or if the job was up in north Scottsdale would that be an issue with commuting and limited nightlife.
Thanks in advance
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:23 PM
 
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if, if, if....

is this hypothetical or do you have a real job offer with these choices?

only you can make these decisions....each spot has pros and cons to me which may not even be issues for you....I don't think we can help you....

however, if the choice really is between CityNorth and downtown Scotts, that's easy!!.....CityNorth is a failed development in a somewhat desolate area....downtown Scottsdale is, well, downtown Scottsdale.....
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:14 AM
 
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and CityNorth is in Phoenix not Scottsdale.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Metro Phoenix, AZ USA
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and CityNorth is in Phoenix not Scottsdale.
Right. "North Scottsdale" and CityNorth are two very different places, in my mind. And, to the OP - the question is all very hypothetical and very dependent on your personal preferences, including where you would be living. Very difficult to answer in any meaningful way.
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:25 AM
 
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Right. "North Scottsdale" and CityNorth are two very different places, in my mind.
They might be different in your mind, but City North is right on top of North Scottsdale on a map - it's not like we are discussing areas that are 50 miles apart. Living in North Scottsdale & working near City North would be a very easy "reverse" commute..

As for "nightlife", if you're into that I'd suggest you move within easy walking distance to your preferred "nightlife" hangouts. Drunk driving arrests are big business all over the Phoenix metro, and Scottsdale (both north and south) is crawling with cops. The locals here often say, "come on vacation, leave on probation" , and that statement is rooted in fact.
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Metro Phoenix, AZ USA
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They might be different in your mind, but City North is right on top of North Scottsdale on a map - it's not like we are discussing areas that are 50 miles apart. Living in North Scottsdale & working near City North would be a very easy "reverse" commute..

As for "nightlife", if you're into that I'd suggest you move within easy walking distance to your preferred "nightlife" hangouts. Drunk driving arrests are big business all over the Phoenix metro, and Scottsdale (both north and south) is crawling with cops. The locals here often say, "come on vacation, leave on probation" , and that statement is rooted in fact.
I didn't say they were far apart geographically, but they are distinct locations each with a different feel. Your advice to the OP regarding "nightlife" is spot on. If I were the OP, I'd be living and working in the same area. Makes Old Town for work, and living, sound more appealing. Going back and forth on the 101 after an evening of "nightlife" is, as you suggest, not the best idea.
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:54 AM
 
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Obviously, only you can decide. But, I would take the best job. You can live right in between and enjoy both.
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:23 PM
 
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I'm getting on this thread a little late, but the most important issue as far as job location should be the salary ... not how close to the nightlife it is. Of course, commute time would be a large part of the decision as well. If somebody lives in Desert Ridge and was offered a job at CityNorth, then the commute wouldn't be much of an issue at all. But for somebody who lives in Avondale or Gilbert, the long commute would be something to consider. Another thing to keep in mind is most (not all) of the higher paying jobs are generally in established or centrally located areas ... so if it's nightlife & good restaurant proximity you're wanting, it's always better to consider a more centralized area.
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:23 PM
 
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A job is where you make a living. Wherever you get paid the most with the least amount of hassle. You can easily drive to recreational places.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:28 PM
 
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I worked in Old Town for 5 years and now work at 56th and the 101 right across the street from Desert Ridge. I would say that I liked Old Town better but that was because I had a bunch of places to go with my co-workers to lunch within walking distance. Old Town was a pain during spring training and when all of the snow birds came into town but I still liked it better.
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