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Old 02-17-2008, 08:18 PM
 
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[SIZE=2]2910 N. 44th Street? I'm actually going to be visiting a company at this address this week and hopefully will receive a job offer that starts in May. My wife and I are interested in buying a house eventually, but we think that it will be best to rent for a little while first so that we can get to know the area before buying a house. We are hoping to spend no more than $1000, maybe even a bit less than that if we can.

So what is a good area to rent that would be near my work? Also, are there very many basement apartments in houses? Or are most apartments in large complexes?

What are the best ways to look for available apartments? I know there are a lot of listings on craigslist. Are there any other websites or services that are helpful for searching for an apartment?

Thanks in advance for any help and ideas!
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:28 PM
 
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Most apartments are in large complexes. Here are two attractive complexes within a mile or two of the address you have provided:

The Palms in Phoenix AZ - Apartments for rent - Equity Apartments

Phoenix Arizona Apartments - Home - The Cascades

These are both in a neighborhood known as Arcadia, which is a desirable area on the east side of Phoenix.
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:12 PM
 
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[SIZE=2]2910 N. 44th Street? I'm actually going to be visiting a company at this address this week and hopefully will receive a job offer that starts in May. My wife and I are interested in buying a house eventually, but we think that it will be best to rent for a little while first so that we can get to know the area before buying a house. We are hoping to spend no more than $1000, maybe even a bit less than that if we can. [/SIZE]

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[SIZE=2]What are the best ways to look for available apartments? I know there are a lot of listings on craigslist. Are there any other websites or services that are helpful for searching for an apartment?[/SIZE]
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You might also check out the Mirage on the northest corner of 40th St and Camelback. Also part of the Arcadia area and convenient to everything. Rents appear to be under 1000.http://www.apartmentcities.com/phoenix-apartments/d/mirage_on_camelback_AZ.aspThe (broken link) nice thing about renting in Phoenix is that you can often get 3 month or 6 month leases. Those are helpful if you plan on buying a house. Gives you time to get acquainted with the area without getting stuck in a long term agreement.Basements in homes are extremely rare. Homes are typically built on concrete slabs just about everywhere.The apartments suggested here are in large complexes with lots of facilities for reasonable rent.There are plenty of small apartment complexes but the amenities and security diminishes as the number of units get fewer and fewer.When you get here, get a map, and drive along the main thoroughfares eas/west and north/south. Many apartment complexes have big signs announcing move-in deals. You can't miss them.
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:49 PM
 
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Good call on the Mirage. I knew there was a nice complex at that corner but couldn't remember the name.

Another nearby choice is the Ingleside, which is run by the same company as the Palms mentioned above.

Ingleside in Phoenix AZ - Apartments for rent - Equity Apartments
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:06 PM
 
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I'm an alumnus. I lived there for 6 months when I first moved here in 1972. It was called Oakwood Gardens and was popular with the young and single.
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:20 PM
 
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Thanks a lot for the suggestions. I'll have to check out some of these complexes when I am in town this Friday. The fact that they will be so close to my job and that they may offer short term leases is very appealing as my wife and i want to buy a home pretty soon.

My wife and I lived in a small apartment complex when we were first married and the noise from the upstairs neighbors drove us crazy. I don't know if it's normal to hear everything in other apartments or if the place we lived in just had really thin walls. Are any of you guys familiar with how much you can hear neighbors in these large complexes?
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:39 PM
 
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I know that area like the back of my hand....pm me if you have any questions.
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:08 PM
 
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Thanks a lot for the suggestions. I'll have to check out some of these complexes when I am in town this Friday. The fact that they will be so close to my job and that they may offer short term leases is very appealing as my wife and i want to buy a home pretty soon.

My wife and I lived in a small apartment complex when we were first married and the noise from the upstairs neighbors drove us crazy. I don't know if it's normal to hear everything in other apartments or if the place we lived in just had really thin walls. Are any of you guys familiar with how much you can hear neighbors in these large complexes?
I always had problems with noise from my neighbors. We only lived in large, luxury complexes. Usually it's the stereos that we heard and VERY loud. If you complain enough it's usually taken care of, but hopefully you don't have psychotic neighbors!
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Old 02-21-2008, 11:49 PM
 
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Craigslist - do a search for Arcadia

You are also next door to central/Old town and South Scottsdale. I live in the latter and head to Arcadia all the time - 10 minutes.

It's a great area to live and play.
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