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Old 02-07-2007, 09:07 AM
 
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I am thinking about relocating to Arizona and i'm looking into a few different areas. Right now i'm currently looking at Queen Creek and I know on mapquest it's 45 min from Phoenix but does anyone know how long it would actually take to get to work if you were working regular work hours between 8-5???
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:40 AM
 
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1 1/2 hours but probably more. It's about a 50 mile drive.
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:55 AM
 
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Unhappy Sorry no good news

I’d pack a lunch for the trip. You’ll be in that looong parking lot called the freeway.

You’re looking at 90 minutes each way and most likely more at times.

Queen Creek is a nice area if you work at home, or in the area, but not so nice making the drive each day.
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Old 02-07-2007, 10:29 AM
 
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My first time posting here but I just HAD to respond...This is how it is for me...I live in South Chandler (very close to Queen Creek), Arizona...I drive 12.5 miles to work (for the past 12 years) so I drive it day in and day out...In that 12 miles there are 25 street traffic lights...it takes me from 35 minutes to sometimes an hour to travel to or from work...co-worker's who have built new homes in Queen Creek tell me just getting "out" of their subdivision's in the mornings can take them 15 minutes or more...like AksarbeN said "pack a lunch for the trip"....on a positive note it will be 80 here today
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Old 02-07-2007, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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FYI, there was an article in the AZ Republic a few days ago that said Pinal county home values and QC areas were being hit really hard because of the double wammy of over-building on speculation and the cost of gas/miles/time away from employment in Phoenix. I don't think you could find a spot in metro PHX with a worse commute than QC and that is going to hurt property sales out there for a long time. On the other hand, if you land a job out that way, then it is a nice place to be.

If you are looking for lower home prices in a growing and probably future quality area, consider Buckeye. The homes going in there are right near I-10. For the next couple years, I-10 is going to be a bear coming in, but a widening project should provide some relief by '09. Even without it, it would be better than all the backroad, stop lights, stop signs out of QC.

There are also some lower-priced home S of MC85/Buckeye Road from around 115th Ave to 67th Ave. This area is all new subdivisions and pretty convenient, especially to downtown. There are lots of people moving in there and a lot of shopping going up etc. But the schools are not the best, the crime rate is higher, and the neighborhood may decline in the next 5-10 years. So you kind of take your chances there in return for lower costs.
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:16 PM
 
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I know nothing about AZ. All i think about is heat and desert. Never visited or anything. I am totally clueless, i do plan on visitng before moving but I want to have a few key locations picked out. I currently live in northern VA so I know a little about traffic but I wanted to avoid more of it as much as possible. Can anyone tell me of any cities/town around phoenix to where I would be able to find a job without commuting so far or for so long??? I could deal with about an hour worth or travel one way. I am currently in the medical clerical field dealing with insurance and things along that way and this spring I will have my associate's in administrative support so i'm looking for something around that area. Thanks to all who have already replied. I WAS excited about moving but now i'm really stressed lol.
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:18 PM
 
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Also i'm a young one so i'm looking for affordable housing as well and am looking to buy.
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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I know nothing about AZ. All i think about is heat and desert. Never visited or anything. I am totally clueless, i do plan on visitng before moving but I want to have a few key locations picked out. I currently live in northern VA so I know a little about traffic but I wanted to avoid more of it as much as possible. Can anyone tell me of any cities/town around phoenix to where I would be able to find a job without commuting so far or for so long??? I could deal with about an hour worth or travel one way. I am currently in the medical clerical field dealing with insurance and things along that way and this spring I will have my associate's in administrative support so i'm looking for something around that area. Thanks to all who have already replied. I WAS excited about moving but now i'm really stressed lol.
You could end up working just about anywhere in the metro area. Jobs like you describe are in every part. I think it best to find a job first and then go look for somewhere to live that is reasonably nearby. Problem is that when you are young, you are more likely to be making career moves and changing jobs. So what is a convenient place may end up being a disaster of a commute.

It might make sense to rent for a few months. There are a lot of apartments that cater to young people in the vicinity of ASU in Tempe. And Tempe is centrally located and probably within an hour of just about anything in the metro area.
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:32 PM
 
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The only problem is, is that I have 2 big dogs and 3 kitties that i refuse to give up so I figured it would be easier to buy then trying to find a place to rent with all of them.
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Old 02-07-2007, 10:26 PM
 
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Default Arizona Republic Link

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Do you have the link from the AZ Republic discussing the Queen Creek drives times/ house values?

If so, it would be appreciated.

TT
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