<I am considering a relo from the northeast
to work just outside of Phoenix. It seems to me that Tempe is more of a
college town and that Scottsdale may be more of what my wife and I are
looking for (with our two little kids).>
You will be near
a lot of the college-type locations in Tempe if you are within one mile
of downtown. Other than that, it's mostly friendly neighborhoods.
on the average, is more expensive than Tempe. If you're looking for a
house over $400K, then you'll probably want north Scottsdale or south Tempe.
You'll find similar housing in both, but lower population and more house
styles in Tempe. Anywhere in the 85284 zip code of Tempe can be easily
confused with north Scottsdale.
Another possible option is to
head east (from Scottsdale) in to Fountain Hills. This area is very nice,
and houses start around $300K. This area is much more secluded. Of course,
the downside with that is that it puts you about 10-15 minutes further
from the airport as being in Scottsdale does, on average.
am not fans of either, and my wife is getting freaked out because all we
see is the pest references and references to dust storms,etc. But I just
know AZ has got a lot of good stuff to offer....>
tend to find these more in north Scottsdale and Fountain Hills (in areas
that are pushing the outer-development of the valley).. but not so much
in Tempe. As I've mentioned here in previous posts, I'm an Arizona
lived in Phoenix, Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, and probably a couple others.
I have yet to see a scorpion in the wild.
The State of Arizona comprises the extreme south-western portion of the United States. It is bounded on the north by Utah, on the east by New Mexico, on the south by Mexico, and on the west by California and Nevada.