I was a teenager, we lived in North Phoenix on the edge of the desert…..and now it’s the center of town! My thoughts and opinions of where I would move happen to mirror this guy’s list, so check these out (I’ve been to every place he mentioned). He has a bunch of other videos about moving to Arizona too!
Where to Move – Phoenix
by Jim the Realtor | Feb 27, 2020 | Jim's Take on the Market, Where to Move | 8 comments
Thats guy covers pretty much the whole state except Yuma, Gila Bend, Tucson and Bisbee.
I’m headed to Scottsdale next weekend to see Diamondbacks, Rockies and our Brown and Gold Padres. March in AZ is pretty much the perfect scenario of weather and things to do.
If I had to pick a spot to live there after visiting frequently for 30 years it would be the Arcadia neighborhood of Scottsdale. Not many people outside of locals talk about it. But…would need the North San Diego County escape of the AZ summer heat for 3-4 months.
Agree about Arcadia, in spite of the sting one night while pitching for our American Legion team one summer at Arcadia HS.
A guy hit a home run off me that was still rising when it passed the lights in the outfield! The baseball was never found.
I still get kidded about it to this day by people who were there.
Here’s one of the cheaper houses in the neighborhood:
You are better at pitching real estate than baseballs Jim! Arcadia’s sweet spot is North of the canal, west to Arcadia, east to 64th and south of the Phoenician resort. But it has gotten pricey over the last decade. I have been fortunate over the last 3 decades to spend over a year combined in stays at the Phoenician resort as I used to do business with them so I know the hoods pretty well around there.
Yep, it was tough to find a listing around a million. Plenty at $5,000,000++!!
My cousins live at the end of East Ocotillo Dr. The fancy bit to the north where Arcadians aspire to live. The first time I visited not all the N-@ number streets were paved.
The first time I visited not all the N-@ number streets were paved.
True, many of the finest estates were at the end of non-paved roads. We had real desert roads – made of soft sandy DG.
We lived in a more modest home – my parents sold for around $66,000 in 1978 and moved backed to Cali (to the OC):
I cleaned that pool hundreds of times! Once we rode our bikes off the flat roof of the house into the pool.
People need to know that Phoenix is huge and very spread out. Square miles wise, Phoenix is bigger than Los Angeles. So, make sure to get good help!