You can rent a home in darned near any part of the Valley, for $1000-$1200/month. You'll have hundreds of choices for a comfortable, under 10 year old home with 3 bedrooms in basically every part of the city.
If you're interested in renting a condo or townhome, I could set up a customized search for you of everything in the MLS in the metro Phoenix area. There are reasonable deals all over The Valley of the Sun, but I'm partial to the southeast valley: Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler. If you're interested in the search I mentioned, just email me directly from my Trulia profile, or the link below.
Keep on truckin'! :)