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Mon Jul 14, 2008
Steve Belt answered:
I live in McDowell Mountain Ranch (and have for the last 10 years). I assume that's where you mean...not McCormick Ranch, which is in central Scottsdale. Windgate Ranch is also in this area. It's new construction built by Toll Brothers, though I'm not sure there's a $750K home that will make sense for your family. Toll offers homes at that price, but then you add in options and lot premiums, and I think you'll find a better value in resale.

For your money McDowell Mountain Ranch will get you more house than both Grayhawk and DC Ranch. DC Ranch being the most expensive, and then Grayhawk in the middle.

For 750K, you can absolutely get what you want in McDowell Mountain Ranch, and quite possibly Grayhawk, but probably not in DC Ranch. The sense of community in each of those 3 master plans is quite a bit different, as well. Speaking of schools, it should be noted that Grayhawk is not part of the Scottsdale Unified School district. You could choose to open enroll in Scottsdale, but by default, they would be in the PV District.

Of course, for high school, Notre Dame is right in the middle of this area, which is a private Catholic High School. I someone figure you knew that, however.

If I can help further, please don't hesitate to contact me.
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Wed Jul 22, 2009
Todd Lee answered:
There are several areas that fit your needs. There are some nice areas in NW Phoenix around the I17 and Happy Valley that may fit what you are looking for. There are also some nice areas around South Mountain that you might like. I would be happy to help you out in any way I can. Please feel free to contact me! ... more
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Wed Apr 8, 2009
Joe Janus - Phoenix Realtor answered:
The Madison School district as well as Arcadia have traditionally been and continue to be well performing schools. I'd be happy to help in anyway I can. I have a full package I can send you with information on schools, areas, and a "real-world" area and neighborhood guide. My buyers find the information extremely useful. Please feel free to visit my website below for additional information or contact me on 602-620-6267. ... more
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Fri Dec 19, 2008
Tobie Ward answered:
Hi S,
I've sold a couple condos in that area and they are very nice. Most of the residents seem to be winter visitors and young couples. They do have nice amenities. I might suggest a similar area that is more family oriented would be the Desert Ridge development where you can get a 3 bedroom home in the low 300s. ... more
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Tue Apr 29, 2008
Dan Mullarkey answered:
Interesting, never heard that before. I did a Yahoo search and didn't find much but this website: which has some info on "haunted" Arizona but nothing about an indian burial ground. ... more
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Sat Jun 7, 2008
Steve Belt answered:
You are correct that that corner of Phoenix is a very industrial area. There are a number of warehouses in that area, resulting in a lot of trucking that goes up and down 67th Ave and the major streets around there, as the trucks get on and off the freeway.

I can't speak for the specific subdivision that you are referring to, but I manage 3 rental properties at 51st Ave and Southern, which is fairly close. Crossing the Salt River to the south of Van Buren, you get a more neighborhood feel, as this area is primarily converted farm land. It's only a few miles south of where you are talking about, and you may find the traffic, and general neighborhood more to your liking. Plus, Southern (as an example) offers and alternative to getting downtown when the freeway is jammed up.

I do have a rental coming available right now, if you are interested in a 4 bedroom home. Something to think about anyway.
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Sun Aug 26, 2007
Paul Slaybaugh answered:
Right in our own backyard, Robert, GoDaddy is reasonable.
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Thu Jul 19, 2007
Chris Tesch answered:
Dear Robert,
I haven't had this issue, but look forward to finding out about it in case I do in the future!
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Thu Jul 12, 2007
Steve Belt answered:

Approximately 20,000 people live in the greater Anthem area, with average household income around $72,000.

However, as to true business conducted in the Anthem area, that's fairly limited. There are a couple of smaller commercial centers, and they are growing rapidly, but the vast majority of those who live in Anthem commute south to at least a north Phoenix location.

The Deer Valley Airpark is growing by leaps and bounds right now, as is one the biggest employers in North Phoenix: USAA. American Express, Discover Card, and a host of other large businesses are all located in North Phoenix as well.

Best Regards,

Steve Belt, GRI
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Sat Aug 27, 2016
Scott Sonken, Assoc Broker answered:
Dear Jennifer,
There are lots of areas in the Phoenix area to live in. I would like to get more information of the type of home you are looking for, the price range, number of bedrooms, number of bathrroms, square footage of the house, etc.
After I get some basic information, I would be glad to supply you with many homes that meet your search criteria.
I am an experienced Realtor and also am a senior loan officer. This means that I can also be sure that you get the best financing available on your home purchase.
I will be glad to help you find and finance your home.
Also, please feel free to visit my website at for lots of helpful free information.

Scott Sonken, ABR, CBR, SRES, GRI, E-Pro, CPA, Senior Loan Officer
Keller Williams Realty Professional Partners
14239 W. Bell Road #101
Surprise, AZ 85374
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Fri Jun 18, 2010
Heather Fernandez answered:
Hi Susan - I'd check out Craigslist for Phoenix. You can browse rental prices - and it's totally free.
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Sat Jun 28, 2008
Tony Marriott answered:
Donovan's of Phoenix and Voltaire are a pair of fine dining suggestions to add to Jeff's suggestions.

There is so much to choose from that I have not doubt you will find more places where you have good service and food. ... more
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Thu Jan 29, 2009
Heather Fernandez answered:
Thanks Jay - very helpful answer and I appreciate you sending me to multiple resources!
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