I live in Chandler (South East of Phoenix) and when I watch the news we and Queen Creek are generally a couple of degrees cooler. I don't think it makes a big difference in the grand schemes of things. The outskirts of the valley tend to get cooler but can also get hit hard when thunderstorms roll in. Hope that helps!... more
Ahwatukee! It's only 10 minutes from the airport. The schools are in Kyrene School District, which is the highest ranked district in the state. Nestled next to South Mountain for tons of outdoor hiking/mountain biking. Mountain Park Ranch is an national award-winning master-planned development.
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Here are some options. There will be amny more in addition to these. I am assuming active adult communities are acceptable.
Trilogy at power ranch has some homes right at the $200,000 range. Trilogy is located in Southwest Gilbert and is located about 4 miles from the new freeway. There are lots of new shopping areas going in along the freeway.
Sun Lakes is located just south of Chandler. There are homes of all price ranges there. There is a lot to do in the vicinity. Very good access to freeway and airport.
Gold Canyon will have some options right at the $200,000 range. Gold Canyon is nice as it sits at the base of one of the nicest mountains in the valley. It is a bit further out, but has great freeway access. There is decent shopping within 15 minutes.
Of course I can help you out with any of these areas. I am sure there will be other agents recommending other areas also. Myself and many of the agents who will respond will have access to great tools to make your search easire. As you know this is a great time for Canadians to buy and we have helped many recently and in the past, eh...
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Define cheap. How much can you afford. Typically the more popular the are the higher the rent. Same thing for schoold districts, etc... But Phoenix in general is very affordable, I am sure you will be able to find a nice place for you.... more
There are many desirable areas in metro Phoenix and answers to your questions should be provided over the phone due to the depth and length of possible answers, and for allowing you to ask additional questions. I'm an AZ native and have 29 years experience serving Valley homebuyers and would be happy to provide you with information. You have many choices on where to "retire." Please give me a call and let's chat.
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I think it depends on what YOU define as "nice". There are MANY active adult communities to chose from in the Phoenix area. "Nice" to me may mean access to a great golf course. "Nice" to you may mean you cold give a flip about golf, but are there a lot of community activities. Someone else may want a gated/guarded community.
Personally, though I don't yet qualify to live in an active adult community, I like Leisure World in Mesa. Why? I like the styles of homes there, I like all their community center has to offer, the beautiful grounds, and I like that it's not just gated, but there is a guard at the gate. And yes, I'd love to sell a Leisure World home we currently have listed!
The great thing about active adult communities in the Phoenix area is the selection that's available. There is literally something out there for anyone.
See the link below for an example of a home we currently have listed in Leisure World.... more
Smog from LA is very well dispersed by the time it gets past Palm Springs. In bound, from the west, our biggest "smog" problem is really dust from the desert floor on windy days (which are rare enough). If you drive from Phoenix to LA, you stop seeing "smog" about 40 miles west of Phoenix, and don't see it again until around San Bernadino.... more
I can take the time to do a search for you,feel free to contact me through my site and I will give you a plan to find the home you would like. There are also some available for rent to own. It does takes time to research though.... more
A pool needs a permit to be built, but once built, as far as I know, there are no additional taxes or fees. Although, I'm not 100% sure how local governments use the knowledge of a pool in assessing your property taxes. As far as I can tell, they don't use a pool in establishing your property taxes, and rather use lot size and property size, but perhaps a pool does come a little into the equation.
You might check maricopa.gov to see if there's any mention of pools from the assessor's office.
For sure, there is not an explicit pool tax.... more
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"We have two young children and have been told that a school is opening in the area, also a market, but at the moment there is nothing around."
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I think you answered your own question.... more