I am looking to relocate to Arizona and will be seeking employment. I am looking for a decent area that is convenient to public transportation.

Asked by Susan Mirro, Goodyear, AZ Wed May 29, 2013

I have grown children in Tucson and Goodyear. I am told that Glendale or Phoenix might be a good choice.

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Ann Griffin, Agent, Mesa, AZ
Wed May 29, 2013
Look at the valley metro map (link below for you), figure out what is a comfortable walking or cycling distance for you, and let that be your search area. All the buses and the light rail have spaces for bicycles, and considering we don't have too many hills here in the valley, it may be an option for you.

It also depends on what other needs and wants you have: condo? house? age 55+? price?

You'll have to check out crime statistics on your own; we agents are not allowed to do that for you, so go to the police website of any of the cities in the valley for that info.

Phoenix has the biggest concentration of jobs, and you may even get lucky and find a place to live very close to your employer. Tempe's downtown and ASU areas are pretty walkable as well.

Best of luck,
Ann Griffin, Realtor
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Jean-Leon Ma…, Agent, Tempe, AZ
Mon Sep 9, 2013
Looks like you've got a lot of good advise here ! I would consider a few other factors, like what do you enjoy doing with your free time, what would you like to be near (food, entertainment, etc), and your budget. If you would like to speak to a professional who can help you for free, feel free to contact me directly. Thanks, good luck !
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Bianca Benne…, Agent, Glendale, AZ
Fri Sep 6, 2013
Do you plan to buy or rent when you relocate?

Best Regards,

Real Estate Professional / Prestige Realty
Bianca Bennett / 602-570-7898
Website: http://www.InvestInArizonaHomes.com
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Michael Sedi…, Agent, Phoenix, AZ
Mon Jul 8, 2013

Susan, welcome to Phoenix. Those are both good areas. I wanted to forward my lender contact information for the future , if you are looking to purchas a home here once you settle in.

Let me know how I may help!

City North/ Desert Ridge Location
Timothy Potempa
Sr. Loan Officer
Office/Cell: 623.570.0781
Fax: 602.464.7396

5450 E. High Street Suite 260
Phoenix, AZ 85054

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Grace Adewumi, Agent, SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sat Jun 1, 2013
Hi Susan,
I specialize in relocation and have helped several people relocate to Arizona. I will be happy to help you relocate to AZ. Phoenix and Glendale have more rental properties and easy access to public transportation.
Grace Adewumi
Realty One Group
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Jeffrey Masi…, Agent, Scottsdale, AZ
Wed May 29, 2013
Dear Susan:

Phoenix is the 5th largest city in the United States just passing Philadelphia. Therefore you will find employment of all types. Their are several large cities with employment in the metro area like Glendale, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler etc. Gilbert and Chandler were selected by Money Magazine as two of the top 100 small cities to live in the US. Phoenix has the lignt rail going from downtown to Tempe and Mesa and an extensive bus system.

Call me with any questions.

Jeff Masich, Realtor, GRI, MBA
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Jamie Opic P…, Agent, Scottsdale, AZ
Wed May 29, 2013
If you are looking for a rental property, I have a fabulous rental located at 13th Ave/Camelback (steps to the light rail). 3 bed/2 bath single family completely updated and gorgeous! $1200/mo. Feel free to contact me directly at 480-220-6977 Jamie Opic West USA
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Justin Schle…, Agent, Glendale, AZ
Wed May 29, 2013
Hi Susan... currently Phoenix is where our light rail system is located, but that is continuing to expand. Glendale is the immediate western suburb and a large city on its own. The majority of the metro Phoenix area runs together and tends to feel the same. Employment opportunities are everywhere so it really depends upon what type you are seeking. I grew up in Glendale and live in Peoria today, which is just West of Glendale so know the area well. Geographically, the valley is quite large and spread out so not all parts of Phoenix or Glendale are created equal. Bus transportation can be accessed from either of these cities along with many others in the valley.
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