My suggestion is to research the "Eminent Domain" laws for the city of Phoenix: http://pstrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Arizona-Eminent-Domain-2014.pdf and/or review the city of Phoenix "Landlord & Tenant Act:" http://www.maricopacountyattorney.org/pdfs/community/Residential-Landlord-Tenant-Act.pdf
Other than reading the actual statutes, the best idea may be to contact a local Phoenix, AZ attorney who specializes in your specific need.
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Night and Day one is adjacent to a Major metropolitan area and the other is in a rural area near Tucson AZ. One is faster living the other is slower but with great schools. My sister lives in Ahwahtukee its very nice and its schools are decent. It all depends on what you are looking for.... more
You can check out Property Management company websites for available rentals to just to get an idea of what's out there. Just keep in mind that it is very early for you and most of the properties won't be around by the time you are ready. The main companies are Pierce, Journey, TNT and RAM... more
We live at 141st Street and Bajada Drive (south off of Dynamite) and it is always 10 to 15 degrees cooler than Phoenix temperature. The views of the McDowells, 4 peaks and all the hiking and riding trails are wonderful. The price on homes here is considerable less than elsewhere in Scottsdale. And the lots are usually 1 !/4 acre and up. There is room for your horses and quads This area is a hidden gem in Scottsdale.... more
You got an answer from a realtor in NY who knows nothing about Tucson! But as she says, realtors are prohibited from steering buyers to certain neighborhoods (to protect themselves from lawsuits i think). I'm sure you know that the Tucson sheriff dept has a crime map online, but what you wanted was an impression by a local. The crime map will show shoplifting, larceny, assault, traffic violations, etc. because there are a number of stores on St. Mary's, and a lot of traffic. When you go shopping there, often homeless people (or fakers) will beg for your money for various "reasons." Many home owners put security bars on their windows, and deter burglaries. There are a couple of good Mexican food places there, and a very good veterinarian. I think you will avoid violent crimes if you don't hang out at night outdoors and do not provoke criminals. There are a lot of nice families in the area. Good luck.... more