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Old 03-25-2008, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Hey guys,

I'm moving from Chicago (I love it here) to the Phoenix/Scottsdale/Tempe area in June for work. I'll be working in Phoenix but would prefer living in a safe, young neighborhood that's close to restaurants, shops, and nightlife.

I won't know anyone there and I want to meet people in their 20s.

What areas/neighborhoods do you recommend? Please be specific, like giving cross streets or names of apartment/condo complexes. So far people said to look into Scottsdale and Tempe but I don't know where in Scottsdale/Tempe.
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:37 AM
 
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If you find a map and draw a box with Hayden/McClintock on the East, 56th Street/Priest on the West, Camelback to the North, and Broadway on the South, you'll have a basic idea of the general Scottsdale/Tempe area people are pointing you towards.

Scottsdale's downtown (20 somethings with money) is centered on Scottsdale Road and Indian School Rd., and Tempe's Downtown (20 somethings with student loans) is centered on University and Mill Avenue. The Loop 202 essentially divides the two cities and provides a route to downtown Phoenix.
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:53 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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What part of Phoenix is the job in? Is it along the light rail route under construction? If so (and even if it's not), you might want to consider one of the new apartment complexes/ townhomes along Washington St between Mill/Curry and 56th st, walking distance to a light rail station. What's your budget for rent? That will play a huge role in the suggestions we can give you.
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Try and find yourself a place near Old Town in Scottsdale. Either that or somewhere near Mill St. in Tempe, if you can handle the idiot college crowd.
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:40 AM
 
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Try and find yourself a place near Old Town in Scottsdale. Either that or somewhere near Mill St. in Tempe, if you can handle the idiot college crowd.
I was thinking the same recommendation.
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:01 PM
 
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Hey guys,

I'm moving from Chicago (I love it here) to the Phoenix/Scottsdale/Tempe area in June for work. I'll be working in Phoenix but would prefer living in a safe, young neighborhood that's close to restaurants, shops, and nightlife.

I won't know anyone there and I want to meet people in their 20s.

Ok, I hear young neighborhood, restuarants, nightlife, and 20s people. If you really want a much more fun scene than you will find in Phoenix, head a couple more hours west to LA. Just my opinion though. There are alot of problems there too but for what you described, I think it is much easier to have a good time with young people and nightlife in LA than Phoenix. It would also resemble Chicago alot more than Phoenix would in terms of young people and nightlife.

Also, if you love Chicago like you said, why are you moving???
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:09 PM
 
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Ok, I hear young neighborhood, restuarants, nightlife, and 20s people. If you really want a much more fun scene than you will find in Phoenix, head a couple more hours west to LA. Just my opinion though. There are alot of problems there too but for what you described, I think it is much easier to have a good time with young people and nightlife in LA than Phoenix. It would also resemble Chicago alot more than Phoenix would in terms of young people and nightlife.

Also, if you love Chicago like you said, why are you moving???
Oh I hate LA. To each his own!
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Spokane, WA
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I would recommend the complex that I live in. It's called Colonial Grand at Old Town Scottsdale. There are two complexes under the same name situated a couple blocks from each other. The south complex is approximately at the north west corner of Scottsdale Rd and Thomas Rd. I live in the north complex, which I would recommend more so, it is approximately at the south west corner of Scottsdale Rd and Osborn Rd. This is the beginning of Old Town Scottsdale which is where you will find people in their 20's along with a ton of bars, restaurant, shops etc. The closest bars/restaurants are about a 10 minute walk(Sugar Daddy's, Salty Senorita's, RA Sushi, Oregano's and Furio). It is about a 25 minute walk up to Camelback Rd, which is the northern extent of Old Town, and in between you'll find a ton more bars and restaurants (Dos Gringos, Stingray Sushi, Giligins, Martini Ranch, Drift, Myst, Saddle Ranch, Scottsdale Fashion Square, Scottsdale Waterfront, the list goes on and on). Also within walking distance there are a couple of museums, art gallaries, Scottsdale Stadium (SF Giant's spring training). It's also pretty close to Tempe if you want to head down to Mill Ave, which is the main strip of bars and restaurants for ASU. Personally I like living in Old Town vs Tempe because there isnt as much of a college crowd, there are still plenty of college kids but also a ton of young professionals.

The complex is pretty nice, they have started remodling the units as people move out of them, but even the older ones are decent. We pay $1450 for a remodeled 3bd/2ba. There are pool parties pretty much every sat/sun starting in April and throughout the summer and you'll pretty much always have something to do. Google Old Town Scottsdale as well as all those bars and restaurants I mentioned and keep in mind thats only about half the bars/restaurants there are in the area. The address for the complex is 3131 N 70th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 if you want to Google that for the location too. There are other nice complexes and some that arent quite as nice but still offer a good location in Old Town, so depending on your budget I'm sure you can find something, but I'd try to stay somewhere in between Thomas Rd to the south, Chaparral Rd to the north, 64th St to the west and Hayden to the east. Good luck.
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Old 04-03-2008, 01:17 PM
 
Location: When will Hell Freeze Phoenix, AZ
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If you love Chicago you might not be too happy with living out here...just a thought
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Old 04-04-2008, 08:33 AM
 
Location: St Louis,MO
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If you love Chicago you might not be too happy with living out here...just a thought
I recommend a good couple of visits to "test drive" Phoenix!

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