U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Arizona > Phoenix area
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-04-2010, 06:29 PM
 
333 posts, read 668,435 times
Reputation: 185

Advertisements

Hi Everyone-
My Wife and I as wel as our two sons (3 yrs and 3 months) are moving to AZ within the next year. I would truly love to get anyones opinion on some great family oriented communities. I value all opinions since I am only going to be able to visit the area once beforehand. I have researched verrado, buckeye, chandler, gilbert and estrella so far. I do like the mindset of the verrado community, however I heard the downturn of the economy hit the area hard. I am a golfer so we would need to be near courses. We don't need nightlife but we do need things to do with our sons. I will truly value any help or info anyone here can offer.
Thanks so much
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-04-2010, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
27 posts, read 145,279 times
Reputation: 33
I think the coolest areas to live with a family would be East Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Tempe. Chandler or Gilbert would be my recommendation of the places you listed.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-04-2010, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
2,109 posts, read 4,333,569 times
Reputation: 3160
There are many great family communties in Chandler, Glendale, Goodyear, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale Surprise and others. I think you need to know where you plan on working and where your friends, family, church, etc will be.

Verrado is a great community but it is very far west. I don't think you will enjoy a 40 mile commute to work. If you want to go to a ballgame or concert or even to the mall, you will be very unhappy.

Check out this link: Welcome to Phoenix

It is the Phoenix relocation. You can download a copy. It will provide you some good information about the communities in Phoenix.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-04-2010, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Rockvale, Tennessee
100 posts, read 311,214 times
Reputation: 62
Quote:
Originally Posted by padad1 View Post
Hi Everyone-
My Wife and I as wel as our two sons (3 yrs and 3 months) are moving to AZ within the next year. I would truly love to get anyones opinion on some great family oriented communities. I value all opinions since I am only going to be able to visit the area once beforehand. I have researched verrado, buckeye, chandler, gilbert and estrella so far. I do like the mindset of the verrado community, however I heard the downturn of the economy hit the area hard. I am a golfer so we would need to be near courses. We don't need nightlife but we do need things to do with our sons. I will truly value any help or info anyone here can offer.
Thanks so much
there are alot of family communities around Phoenix.. I for one LOVE surprise. I currently live in buckeye and let me tell you it's in the boonies.. it seems to take forever to get anywhere and there is not much to do here for the young ones.. I have a 6 and a 10 year old.. We will be moving back to Surprise or surrounding area's by the end of this year.. there is alot more stuff to do in Surprise.. I have been to Goodyear and we like it there as well.. We lived in Surprise for a year and we fell in love with it.. it just depends on your family life... and what you want and don't want to do...

Good luck! i dont think this help'd but thats just my .02 cents
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-04-2010, 08:00 PM
 
2,942 posts, read 5,859,710 times
Reputation: 1206
Estrella or Verrado would be my choices. You can't go wrong with either, but I like Estrella a bit more than Verrado. Also, Verrado is a New-Urbanism community, and whatever your feelings are on that may or may not make a difference.

New Urbanism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Verrado - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Estrella, Arizona - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Estrella - Goodyear, Arizona
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-05-2010, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Surprise, Az
3,502 posts, read 8,829,596 times
Reputation: 1855
Gilbert and Surprise are your best choices for the safest/family oriented areas. There are many subdivisions in each city that range from high end homes with acre lots to new urbanism types of areas.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-05-2010, 01:50 PM
 
2,942 posts, read 5,859,710 times
Reputation: 1206
"Gilbert and Surprise are your best choices for the safest/family oriented areas. There are many subdivisions in each city that range from high end homes with acre lots to new urbanism types of areas."

Surprise and Gilbert are both nice, young towns. One thing I wanted to state, though, is that Verrado is the only new-urbanism community in Arizona. Most master-planned communities have some aspects of new-urbanism--a few have many aspects of new-urbanism--but Verrado stands alone as a true new-urbanism community in Arizona.
Like I said in my last post, that may or may not make a difference in one's decision, but at least that information is made available in case one has certain feelings or attitudes towards new-urbanism (whether good or bad).
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-05-2010, 01:55 PM
 
9,093 posts, read 17,205,711 times
Reputation: 6922
You can find good communities all over the place and you listed off quite a few good ones .... main thing is where you'll need to make your daily drive

You wouldn't want to work off the eastern portion of the 101 and drive in from verrado any more than you'd want to work on the western portion of the 101 and drive in from gilbert
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-05-2010, 02:15 PM
 
333 posts, read 668,435 times
Reputation: 185
Default thanks

awesome, thanks so much to everyone who chimed in so far, i kinda like the idea of the verrado community and all that it offers, we live in PA now like i stated and it takes about 30 minutes to get to most places aside from food store and basic neccessities
thanks again everyone
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-05-2010, 03:26 PM
 
3,909 posts, read 7,692,402 times
Reputation: 3749
The best places from the list you gave (as far as good schools, employment and property values) are Chandler and Gilbert. There's golf courses in all areas, except I'm not sure about in the city of Surprise.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Arizona > Phoenix area
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top