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Old 08-24-2008, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Why I say that was I just got back from the Costco @ 44th St just S of Thomas and was looking across 44th St at the neighborhoods with the mature trees, sidewalks and so on..........

I may trash the newer neighborhoods due to the 'plastic' factor; but, the older enclaves, in particular the areas built prior to ca. 1969---------I would have no problem living in 'em if I were slated to live in the Valley the rest of my life
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Old 08-25-2008, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I used to live in that area and I loved it. I was close to everything.
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Yeah, the close in, historic (especially) neighborhoods are the best! Maybe someday I will be able to afford to move from the "suburban" side of Phx to the real thing. . . .
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Old 08-26-2008, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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To each his own! That area looks rundown and 60's to me. The arterials are ugly, devoid of landscaping, and cluttered with strip parking in front of endless rows of dilapidated sign shops, dry cleaners, check cashers, and Chinese eateries. Give me clean, modern and 21st century.

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Old 08-26-2008, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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To each his own! That area looks rundown and 60's to me. The arterials are ugly, devoid of landscaping, and cluttered with strip parking in front of endless rows of dilapidated sign shops, dry cleaners, check cashers, and Chinese eateries. Give me clean, modern and 21st century.
Aside from the 'rundown' image (due to simple wear and tear)----------I vastly prefer 1960's styling/architecture, etc. to what is being built today.

If anything: the 1950's-70's was an era of simple, clean styling building whereas today's buildings look like Young Ghetto...........too much dreck. Being a hardcore Bauhaus fan; I detest most 'bling'.

Modern Phoenix
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Take a look at some of the historic districts (F Q Story is my personl favorite). These homes were built from about 1911 to the 1930's; lots of very attractive bungalows, craftsmans style, etc. Many are quite small, by modern standards, but they are on large lots that allow for expansion, and the charm of these neighborhoods cannot be beat!
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:52 AM
 
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I LOVE ME SOME MID-CENTURY HOMES! Looking to get one right now in the S. Scottsdale area.
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:40 PM
 
Location: USA
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Give me clean, modern and 21st century.
With that, comes awesome price gouging and Phoenix is as bad as people say. I'll be one of those 3/5 people that leave Phoenix, waiting to finish lower college before moving
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Take a look at some of the historic districts (F Q Story is my personl favorite). These homes were built from about 1911 to the 1930's; lots of very attractive bungalows, craftsmans style, etc. Many are quite small, by modern standards, but they are on large lots that allow for expansion, and the charm of these neighborhoods cannot be beat!
Check out Idylwilde near 12th St/Indian School.

Yes; some of the homes nearby are a touch ratty but still.............
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Old 08-27-2008, 04:58 PM
 
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The Spalding House looks like a gingerbread house. Nothing like an old house.
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