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Old 05-23-2010, 11:01 PM
 
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Ok so... my girlfriend's parents are seriously considering moving out to the Phoenix area in Arizona. More specifically Glendale. Her father is a FedEx driver and he already put in for a transfer and he got accepted. Her mother is very ill and this is part of the reason they want to move. Her illness keeps her out of work more than in work and they're hoping that by moving to Arizona, they wouldn't be as dependent on her income to survive. California, as we all know, is ridiculously expensive. Well, I'm helping them out by looking into some information for them. If any of you guys could help me out, it would be greatly appreciated. Information on taxes, cost of living would be nice. I know, I know, I can look this all up on the internet but I'd rather get information straight from the source, the residents of Arizona! Maybe there are some members here who are in the same income range who can hand me down some information to hand over to them. Or even better would be some members who made the jump from California to Arizona. Basically, it's just gonna be them two and the dogs. My girlfriend is 22 and her brother is 21 so they'll most likely be staying out here for school, work, friends, family, well all the reasons an early 20's adult wouldn't want to move. I appreciate any info any members can provide. Taxes, cost of living, general well being, etc. Thanks again!
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Old 05-23-2010, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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If you can afford to make it in CA, you'll have no problem in AZ the cost of living is much much lower.\

Before I met my fiancee, I was supporting myself at 20, making about $1200/month after taxes, I had no problem getting by but it was tough at times, but adding her income helped greatly.

Apartments run about $500-$600 for a 1bd, and go up from there, you can find home rentas from $1000-$2000 usually.
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I live up in the I-17 and Carefree Highway area (zip code 85086).

A 3900 sq ft foreclosure recently sold for $230k (need some work, but nothing major), another house 3000 sq ft is currently listed at $220k (move in ready).

There are plenty of houses in the 1600 sq ft to 2000 sq ft ranging from $140k to $200k up here too.
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