What are the best parts of Phoenix to live that are close to the metro area of Phoenix?

Asked by Evelyn, Phoenix, AZ Wed Apr 6, 2011

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Spirit Messi…, Agent, Tucson, AZ
Thu Apr 7, 2011
Very similar to your other question Evelyn, minus the crime element. Please speak with a local agent or Realtor, they can and will help with your decision. You already had a couple answer your questions, click on their profile, give them a call & see how they can help you. Most of the time, if you are looking to buy something listed off of MLS, there is no charge to you as the buyer, using a buyers agent.

Best of luck.
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scott farmer, Agent, Scottsdale, AZ
Wed Apr 6, 2011
Is this a trick question? You really are not specific enough. Are you wondering where the great schools are - there are website resources for that. Worried about crime - again there are resources on the web available. You may want to begin with the Arizona Department of Real Estate Buyer Advisory document on their website and do some research. This document provides live links to various websites that will help you figure out the answers to the questions you have.

Good luck,

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Carlos Ramir…, Agent, Mesa, AZ
Wed Apr 6, 2011
Same response we have given to your other postings. The answer is completely subjective and we can not determine for you what areas are good or bad. Be aware of any agent steering you to any specific area, or away from any specific area, as that is illegal and the agent might be doing it just to serve his or hers own purpose.

The best thing you can do is to do your own research.

Carlos J. Ramírez, PC, ABR, CNE
Associate Broker/Realtor, HomeSmart -
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James Wehner, Agent, Scottsdale, AZ
Wed Apr 6, 2011
Hi Evelyn,

As real estate agents, we can't steer you into any particular area of the valley, but we can provide you with enough resources to make your own determinations on what may be the best areas. I'm sorry, but its the law.

Web Reference:  http://www.jameswehner.com
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Stephanie We…, Agent, Gilbert, AZ
Wed Apr 6, 2011

There are so many great areas in the metro Phoenix area it's really hard to provide a "one answer fits all" to your question. If you'd like to contact me and provide me more information on your situation (i.e. are you planning on retiring, relocating for a job, wanting a 2nd home), I'd be happy to assist. I have lived in all parts of the valley. Stephanie Weiss
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Todd Gould, Agent, Phoenix, AZ
Wed Apr 6, 2011
That depends upon what is best for your situation. What are your desires in a neighborhood or community? Proximity to employment, cultural activities and entertainment, schools, medical facillities, transportation, hiking and biking trails? Are you looking for a historic district, homes close to a park, acreage? Or maybe a suburban setting or rual appeal. The Phoenix metro area is diverse and offers such a variety of city settings there is a neighborhood to fit almost any need, want and desire.
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Jon Brackett, , Milwaukee, WI
Wed Apr 6, 2011
Scottsdale. You can go to northern Scottsdale but it can get a bit spendy or stay around the stadium if yo are looking for better home prices
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