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Old 05-06-2008, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Clayton, MO
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I'm a college student working in Chandler for the summer. I've been trying to decide on a place to live and I basically have it down to living in either Chandler or Tempe.

Tempe - I'll be around a college crowd and nightlife. Plus finding a place for summer is easier due to students leaving for the summer.

Chandler - Commute will be short, but not as much nightlife/college scene.

Where I'm working will be near the intersection of Chandler Ave and Rural Rd. So if I live in Tempe it looks like I would probably take Rural Rd or go east/west to hop on either the 101 or 10 freeway. Any idea how long this commute would take?
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Inside the 101
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The southern end of Tempe and the northern end of Chandler blend so seamlessly that unless you look very carefully at street signs, you won't even know when you have crossed from one city into the other. For that reason, I wouldn't suggest looking for housing with a preconceived notion of choosing one city over the other. Just look at housing you like within an acceptable commuting radius and choose the best option for you regardless of which city it lies in. The college-town side of Tempe really won't become obvious until you venture north of the 60 Freeway.
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Old 05-07-2008, 09:58 AM
 
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Outside of the ASU area, Chandler and Tempe are pretty much the same. You won't notice much much of a difference except that Chandler the further out you go gets quite a bit newer. Tempe is more expensive for what you get.
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Old 05-07-2008, 12:46 PM
 
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Rural, McClintock and the 101 fwy access road are all easy...the 101 itself can be busy at time. Most people have the reverse commute, so yours would take you 20 mins I would guess.
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