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Old 07-22-2013, 02:13 PM
 
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I am moving to Scottsdale. I am a single woman, 37 year old, no kids, business professional and would like to know where the best apartment complex is to live in Scottsdale. I want something that is close to stuff but yet safe, has amentities and a great place to meet people in their 30's that are similar to me. Any suggestions? Please help. thanks.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:43 PM
 
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many, many dozens of places fit your criteria....

will you be working away from your apartment?...if so, where?....looking for a hip, happenin', central area or is a more low-density, suburban spot more important?....Scottsdale is about four miles wide by about 25 miles long, approx....is it important to be in Scottsdale itself?....
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Centennial, CO
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It depends a lot on where you'll be working. I'd say if it doesn't have to be within the city limits of Scottsdale itself, and assuming your income level permits, that Arcadia or Biltmore would be a good area for you. Anywhere along the Camelback or Indian School Rd corridor east of Central. You'll still be very close to Scottsdale and lots of restaurants, stores, and nicer condos/apartments to choose from. Further north the Desert Ridge area is pretty good and while technically in Phoenix, you are a hop, skip, and jump from north Scottsdale. If it has to be in Scottsdale I'd recommend somewhere closer to Old Town or north. You'll find a few nicer complexes up north in Scottsdale, also, near Bell, Shea, and Cactus. All are decent areas.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Best is a term that may have different meanings for different people. What is your rental budget? What are you looking for in an apartment?
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:37 PM
 
Location: La Jolla, CA
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Scottsdale is twice the size of Boston, and that's if you don't include the variety of apartment listings that claim to be in "Scottsdale", but aren't within miles of it.

It depends on where you are moving from, what you like to do, and what kind of ..."stuff"... you want to be near.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Hey! I'm 31, single woman, no kids as well. I hope to move by the end of the summer or early fall. Perhaps we could set up a meetup (meetup.com) for 30 something's.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:02 AM
 
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The nightlife areas are the upscale areas. You want to live near them. [snip] Everything is moving to Old Town and what was once an array of hidden night clubs 15 years ago has transformed into a mecca of refined upscale living.

I recommend two areas. Old Town Scottsdale and the Scottsdale Quarter area. Old Town is where the bars, lounges and clubs are. It's located in South Scottsdale. This is where the most activity occurs on the weekends. It tends to be a little younger but the location can't be beat. It's close to the airport and downtown Phoenix as well. Scottsdale Quarter is newer and nicer but it also has less in terms of night life. There are upscale restaurants and bars but no clubs (if that's what you are looking for). Some prefer this area because it's a little more upscale and refined. The crown tends to be a little older in this area too. My advice to drive around these areas and then take note of apartments around these areas. There are plenty of upscale apartments around these areas. Both of these areas are off Scottsdale Road so start in Old Town and then drive north to the Scottsdale Quarter/Kierland Commons area.

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Old 07-25-2013, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Centennial, CO
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Hey! I'm 31, single woman, no kids as well. I hope to move by the end of the summer or early fall. Perhaps we could set up a meetup (meetup.com) for 30 something's.
There are already hundreds of Meetups in the Phoenix area, many of which are for people in their 30's. One of the bigger ones (and one I recommend) is called AZ Young Professionals Social Group 20's and 30's. They have events going on on almost every day and there are the organizers are very cool people.
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I am 36 and engaged. We moved from Philly. We live right in the Kierland/Scottsdale Quarter area that was spoken about. There are a couple really nice complexes to chose from. We love our complex because of the area, pool, garage, size of the apartment, gym on site, and it is relatively quiet. The convenience is amazing in this area for shopping, restaurants, grocery stores ect..

I love it because while I like to go out to a happening bar/club every once in awhile I don't want to live near them. Old town is 9 miles away from me and a straight shot down the road. We have also been wondering how to meet some nice people. I think it gets harder the older you get and it is a lot easier for guys to make friends then girls. I will have to check out the meet up site and see what it going on in the area.

Let me know if you need any specific names of complexes to look at in the area.

Good Luck! We love it here :-)
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:13 AM
 
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We have also been wondering how to meet some nice people. I think it gets harder the older you get and it is a lot easier for guys to make friends then girls.


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