Phoenix, AZ

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    Feb 16, 2007 4:32 PM GMT
    OK gents,
    My partner and I may be moving to Phoenix in the next few months for a great job oppurtunity for him. We've only visited Phoenix once and thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm curious about any particularly nasty neighbourhoods/areas to stay away from, good Realtor recommendations, good private gyms, gay-friendly neighbourhoods... Any info on or perspective of Phoenix would be mightily appreciated!

    Cheers, all

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    Feb 16, 2007 7:43 PM GMT
    Welcome! The Phoenix area is vast with no real "Gaybourhood", although the area around Central Ave-North of I-10, Biltmore area, and central Scottsdale have higher concentration of Gays and Gay friendly places. For the most part you'll find family just about everywhere. Avoid south-central Phoenix and the area North of South Mountain, its changing but it's not ready yet. Mom's an agent, if you want here contact info, let me know. Good Luck.
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    Feb 17, 2007 12:11 AM GMT
    Hi, I agree with Daks in terms of the areas you may want to look to invest in. I can send you Property Listing for all over Valley, Giving you an idea of what homes are like here in the Valley of the Sun.

    Shoot me an email with details. Give me an Idea of what you like in Home. I'll send you properties for you both to look at.

    What area of the Valley we'll you be working in? Give's me an Idea which area to look into.

    Let me know.

    phxguy



  • blkdevil66

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    Apr 10, 2007 4:22 AM GMT
    He ww1969,
    hope if you do move here you have a safe move. You will find so great deals on not just previously owned homes (my bf gets mad as i call them used homes) and a ton of really nice specs. Not all but there are a lot out there. We just had to give up on a house we had built in Peoria in an area called vistancia, we love it out there and if our home ever sales we plan on still moving there.
    if you are looking east valley chandler is nice but expensive, Gilbert also has some nice homes, even some new builds with basement options, which I want.
    Gym wise, there are tons, I belong to pure fitness and 24hour fitness both great, but not a lot of locations in az so far for either one.

  • luckybrand88

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    Apr 26, 2007 6:40 AM GMT
    Stay away from West Mesa, Tempe, South and West Phoenix, Glendale, and be a little unsure about South Scottsdale, East Gilbert, East Phoenix, and any of the Northwest cities such as Sun City, Sun City West and the like. Scottsdale is gay friendly. They have Fashion Square with is a 2 floor mall... its pretty big. And they have the Biltmore which is a upper class mall. Also the Phoenician which is more paradise valley, its a world class spa in the side of camelback mountain. Downtown Phoenix is pretty gay friendly too. Enjoy.
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    Jun 07, 2007 3:25 PM GMT
    I'm in Phoenix, I'm renting my 3 bedroom at the Biltmore. I moved into a house I was rentiing in SunnySlope, which is really north central Phoenix. Sunnyslope is actually going to be a booming area. Very cute 2 and 3 BR houses from the 1940's, very well built, great views of the mountains and priced very low. Some areas of the Slope are rough but that's going to change, as central Phoenix did.

    SunnySlope is really a good buy I think. many gays moving here becuase you can still be in central Phoenix, have a cute house with charm and history, great views, close to everything and AFFORDABLE.
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    Jun 07, 2007 3:28 PM GMT
    Scottsdale Fashion is 3 stories. Not 2. But I'm pretty sure you're already here - right?
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    Jun 08, 2007 4:01 AM GMT
    well buy this time you already have where you want to live all picked out i would guess. lots to do and pleanty of places to go too. ;) but seriosly get a coppy of the Echo and have a look at whats gay friendly. also the New Times. More the Echo though. Hope you like it here.

    A desert native.
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    Apr 24, 2012 5:05 AM GMT
    There's nothing wrong with Tempe. Its young with a lot of energy due to ASU plus it's not ghetto and quite diverse.
  • FriscoJansen

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    Apr 24, 2012 5:15 AM GMT
    Or Ahwatukee Foothills which borders Tempe, Chandler and with easy access to the 10. Everything is right close by in Tukee, from shopping, restaurants, malls, etc. and it's not chaotic but a safe, pleasant area. You'll see lots of outdoor exercising going on as well, from jogging to cycling and even golf, so lots of people really maintain an active lifestyle. Drive around and see how you like it. I've been living here since 2000 myself and I wouldn't prefer any other area.
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    Apr 24, 2012 5:22 AM GMT
    fasterpace saidThere's nothing wrong with Tempe. Its young with a lot of energy due to ASU plus it's not ghetto and quite diverse.
    So far my only experience with Tempe is the marketplace...kinda cool place to hang out for dinner and a drink, and only 40 minute drive for me. Seems very gay friendly (no problems with male2male PDA so far). That's usually where I like to meet people.
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    Apr 24, 2012 5:30 AM GMT
    You will love the new Down Town Phoenix with the light rail. One of my favorite places to go is the Phoenix Public Market. I also sell home grown items there every Saturday. The booth is called "one of a kind". Phoenix is very gay and gay friendly. There are many up and coming places. I like the Roosevelt district and have many friends who are in the arts live in this area. Look around and you will see. It's cool!
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    Apr 24, 2012 5:33 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    fasterpace saidThere's nothing wrong with Tempe. Its young with a lot of energy due to ASU plus it's not ghetto and quite diverse.
    So far my only experience with Tempe is the marketplace...kinda cool place to hang out for dinner and a drink, and only 40 minute drive for me. Seems very gay friendly (no problems with male2male PDA so far). That's usually where I like to meet people.


    Mill Avenue is a nice place for dining and night life. It also has Hayden Butte an easy but nice hike and down the road is the Tempe Lake with miles of bike and running paths. A pedestrian bridge was recently built as well. South Mountain is also just a couple miles west.
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    Apr 24, 2012 5:34 AM GMT
    and who can forget IKEA? it's only TWO miles away from me in Tempe
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    Apr 24, 2012 5:37 AM GMT
    fasterpace saidThere's nothing wrong with Tempe. Its young with a lot of energy due to ASU plus it's not ghetto and quite diverse.


    Tempe is probably the most liberal city because of the diversity and the college atmosphere BUT I would not live around the ASU area

    Chandler/Tempe or South Tempe and Ahwatukee/Tempe borders are the best in my opinion. More families and less crazy college neighborhoods

    Stay away from West Phoenix, SOME parts of Tempe, South Phoenix and Mesa
    Granted, "ghetto" for here is NOTHING like LA or Detriot or even NYC

    Glendale, Scottsdale, Gilbert and Chandler are nice but are very suburban
    Downtown, Central, North and East Phoenix are urban with nice neighbohoods

    Gayest neighborhood I can think of is the Willo District in Downtown Phoenix



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    Jul 23, 2012 10:50 PM GMT
    I am moving to Glendale in a few weeks, attending Midwestern University. Anyone know of fun things to do in the area? Hopefully I won't be studying all the time.
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    Jul 23, 2012 10:57 PM GMT
    MarronB81 saidI am moving to Glendale in a few weeks, attending Midwestern University. Anyone know of fun things to do in the area? Hopefully I won't be studying all the time.


    Glendale is a nice, up and coming area, but it's kind of out there, tbh. you'll have to travel to Tempe, Phoenix or Scottsdale for anything truly exciting. Though Jobing.com arena is in Glendale and more and more things are opening up in that area. But alot of is family-geared since it's suburban.
  • Import

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    Jul 23, 2012 10:59 PM GMT
    it's hot. It's landlocked, it's nothing but suburban sprawl.


    enjoy the weather tho.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jul 23, 2012 11:01 PM GMT
    Did he disappear on us? I was going to offer my real estate services icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 23, 2012 11:01 PM GMT
    My advice, move elsewhere.
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    Jul 23, 2012 11:02 PM GMT
    MarronB81 saidI am moving to Glendale in a few weeks, attending Midwestern University. Anyone know of fun things to do in the area? Hopefully I won't be studying all the time.
    Drive a couple hours north to Flagstaff...if you like outdoorsy nature stuff.

    About the only thing Glendale has to offer is the Jobbing.com arena and shopping center; and best thing it has is the 101 loop out of town. icon_twisted.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 23, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidDid he disappear on us? I was going to offer my real estate services icon_lol.gif

    Yep, he disappeared since starting the thread over 5 years ago...
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    Jul 23, 2012 11:07 PM GMT
    Oh, well homes will be MUCH cheaper now then icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 23, 2012 11:13 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidDid he disappear on us? I was going to offer my real estate services icon_lol.gif


    We're here to help Marron now, who's moving to Glendale soon. Pay attention!
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    Jul 23, 2012 11:14 PM GMT
    It's so hot here right now I could die.