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Where in Arizona is a good place to live?

Asked by Taylor, Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY Fri May 29, 2009

My family and I are moving to Arizona. We have thought about moving to the Higley area in Gilbert, but are still unsure.

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That's a great question! There are some many factors that can affect if any place is good for someone to live. Each person is different, so what works for one, might not be the best for someone else. What is of most importance? Proximity to the airport, downtown, nightlife, cultural events, forest preserves, professional sports, etc.
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Hi Taylor,

You certainly shouldn't have trouble finding a dry area to live here in Arizona. I would suggest taking a drive around Phoenix when you are able to come visit and get a sense for yourself. The Phoenix area has many great neighborhoods, so you and your family are probably the best judge of the one that fits your family.

I'm a local lender if you have any mortgage questions or need to be prequalified once you have decided on a place to land.

Best of luck with the decision!
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just need a good dry place to live. looking for opportunities. i have a bad back and shoulder need dry climate
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 13, 2014

Since you asked directly I can tell you that Higley and Gilbert are both great areas, I live and do a lot my business in the SE Valley and I'm very familiar with the area. All areas everywhere are good for somebody, depending on their target price and personal preferences.

As expressed before we can not tell you which are good area and which are bad. We can however provide you with information and advice, based on your criteria so you can select the best option for you. Some agents will advice you about a specific area, without even knowing what you are looking for, and that is just wrong - most probably they are steering you to the areas they work and have their best interest in mind, not yours.

Gather information about the different areas and make a selection based on your personal preferences.

Carlos J Ramirez, PC, ABR, CNE
Associate Broker, HomeSmart -
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 30, 2009

You will recieve a varity of answers from agents! A number of my buyers really like Anthem and are considering that area as it is quite new and some good shopping and golf and a great community pool and large park for family and community get togethers(also a quick trip to Sedona and Flagstaff just North of the Valley). However there are few other communites that are similiar. Gold Canyon, Cavecreek and Gilbert are also great! It will depend on what amenities you are looking for and if you are in transit every day for employment!

Feel free to contact me anytime for a step by step process in choosing the community you would like to live in!

Lucinda Tkach
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Higley is a great place to live Taylor....near the 202 freeway.....a nice, new, vibrant area.

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Hi Taylor, it depends on what you are looking for! I have a great Relocation Guide on my website and lots of other great information on schools and statistics on various areas/communities. Check it out and let me know what other questions you have. As Realtors, we can not advise you on a "good place to live", but we can provide you with information and point you in the right direction to conduct research. Best of luck -- you will love our beautiful State!!! We have SO much to offer!! And coming from Baltimore, Maryland, I can tell you that you will not miss the freezing cold winters!


Lori Bonnell
Windermere Central Phoenix
(602) 380-3107
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 29, 2009
That depends on what is good for you. We can't answer that. You might try checking out a forum like city-data.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 29, 2009
Anywhere in the shade or anywhere other than Buffalo in January.
We have a great state with several location to choose from.

I am a big fan of Gilbert, Tempe, Chandler, & Scottsdale.
Of course that really depends on where you are working, and how long of a commute you care for. Choosing a school district is very important

Here are a couple of Videos of Gilbert & Tempe communities




If you are not working with a Realtor, I would be happy to assist you

Good Luck
Web Reference: http://www.AZRE.TV
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Mr.P, Other/Just Looking in Arizona
Arizona is a great place to live especially if you're looking for warmer weather. In order to answer your question better, however, you'll need to be more specific about your situation. For example, do you know where you'll be working? It sounds like you have a family so possibly the school district will be important unless they will go to a private school or will be home schooled. Knowing your interests will also be helpful. Are you a younger family that is active and would like to be near other young families or is a retirement area what you're looking for? The more specific you can be, the better a Realtor will be able to help you find what you're looking for.
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