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Old 01-02-2007, 11:56 AM
Location: Salt Lake City
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Hi everyone, I was just offered a job in the Tempe area and it pays a little more than what I earn now. I've been to the Phoenix area a handful of times, once in the summer and several times in the spring. I enjoyed the spring and hated the summer. I have lived in Salt Lake City for the past 11 years and really like the area minus the LDS culture and liquor laws. Living in Salt Lake I have a full 12 months of outdoor recreation (biking/skiing) available to me within close proximity. With that said would a move to Tempe be worth it for an enthusiastic outdoor type? I mostly mtn bike so I would want to know how close are the trail systems and are they very crowded. I am 28 and single and Tempe seems to offer a good night life not that its high on my list of priorities.
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Old 01-02-2007, 05:04 PM
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You may also want to look into moving to Scottsdale, it's not that far from Camelback Mountain and there are some good hiking and biking trails there. Also, stay out of central Tempe. It's either going downhill because it's controlled by the university, or it's still controlled by the LDS members in the area. If you don't like the Mormon church's influence in the community, you'll probably want to stay out of Mesa and Gilbert as well. YOu might like Ahwahtukee, and it's close to the 10 and 101 freeways.
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Old 01-04-2007, 12:17 AM
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I have lived in "central" Tempe (very close to Arizona State) for over 20 years and LOVE it. I am not LDS, don't feel like the LDS community is as overwhelming as previous poster suggests. I think for someone your age and with your interests, Tempe would be hard to beat. Thriving downtown, Town Lake, lots of good places to dine on the cheap (lots of students, you know). Tempeans have a "love/hate" with the university, but as a whole, I think having the university is a PLUS. SO MUCH TO DO!
Home prices have skyrocketed (good news for established, not so good for newcomers) and Tempe has the most rental units of any other area in metro Phoenix (lots of students, you know), but you can definitely find VERY nice places away from the party crowds. Good luck!
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Old 01-04-2007, 04:03 PM
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The college vibe sets Tempe apart from the rest of the valley. And the Town Lake area is developing nicely.
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