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03-28-2014, 05:25 AM
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Hi guys me again. It looks like the move to your area is a go. (pending sale of our soon to be listed house) It's obviously still early but Glendale has a ton of places in our price range.( 85k and lower)
However I see it gets terrible ratings for crime. Is it really that bad? Also with how messed up the financials of the city are should it be a place we avoid moving to ?
The Phoenix metro area and other western cities are weird in that one block can be a slum, and the next block is full of rich people. If you live in the family suburb neighborhoods in Glendale and avoid the run-down areas, you should be fine.

Every suburb city in the Phoenix metro no matter how nice it is, has small areas that are either run-down or full of crime. Overall though, the Phoenix area is one of the safer metro areas in the US.

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The Phoenix metro area and other western cities are weird in that one block can be a slum, and the next block is full of rich people. If you live in the family suburb neighborhoods in Glendale and avoid the run-down areas, you should be fine.

Every suburb city in the Phoenix metro no matter how nice it is, has small areas that are either run-down or full of crime. Overall though, the Phoenix area is one of the safer metro areas in the US.
I dunno, 85k seems like a tough buy to get into someplace that's relatively nice area wise.

The only crime problem I've ever run into is getting something stolen out of your car. Just get a property with a garage if at all possible.

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Not going to read through the entire thread but am coming into town next week for the game...will be going to the game against the Sharks then obviously the Sunday game against Dallas. Any suggestions on places to eat or something to do early in the day on Sunday? Have only been to Glendale/Phoenix one other time and it was just for a day or so on my way to LA.

Staying at the Hampton Inn, should be able to walk to Jobing.com right?

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I can't believe there are still places going for 85kay.

We bought our tiny little 1970s home in Mesa, as a short sale, in the summer of 2011, and it was significantly more than that. Prices, at least in our immediate neighborhood (on our street), have gone way up since then. A few months ago the house directly next door to ours (smaller floor plan, no updates) went for more than fifty percent more than we payed for ours. Within the last few weeks the house directly across the street (larger floor plan and updates) went for more than sixty percent more than we paid for ours.

I know this is as anecdotal as it gets but Mesa isn't great, our home isn't new, and it's tiny. Even so, it's way out of that price range. How bad are things in Glendale? I mean, I'm sick of our neighborhood. My wife and I are expecting our first baby (end of September) and we can't wait to get the heck out of here. We certainly won't be living here by the time our child is ready for school. Heck no. We will be high tailing it to Gilbert or Chandler.

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We bought our tiny little 1970s home in Mesa, as a short sale, in the summer of 2011, and it was significantly more than that. Prices, at least in our immediate neighborhood (on our street), have gone way up since then. A few months ago the house directly next door to ours (smaller floor plan, no updates) went for more than fifty percent more than we payed for ours. Within the last few weeks the house directly across the street (larger floor plan and updates) went for more than sixty percent more than we paid for ours.
There's another bubble forming and it will eventually pop, but not with the steep downside of the previous one. Phoenix is a desirable and speculative market. It will eventually correct itself for the large amount of inventory out there. No way should living here be more expensive than other, more well developed cities of comparable size and stature.

Congrats on the kid, by the way. Reminded me of how long some of us have been around here

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Any suggestions on places to eat or something to do early in the day on Sunday? Have only been to Glendale/Phoenix one other time and it was just for a day or so on my way to LA.
Should be plenty of places to eat, as you'll be near Westgate as well. As far as things to do, given where you're at - if you're at all into golf or hiking, opportunities abound.
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Absolutely. Cross a vacant lot and around the Renaissance Hotel.

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Where to watch nhl Kingman Az?

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Where can someone watch NHL in this town?

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Local sports bar? If they have a major chain restaurant like Applebee's or Chili's, I guarantee you they'll have the NBC channels, which are showing the Habs' games.

Why the heck are you all the way up in Kingman, btw?

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I'm guessing I'm the only one here that lives even remotely close to Kingman. Unfortunately I'm no help as I rarely venture up there and don't know what's there. Short of what CC said I could only think there would be a sports bar somewhere along Stockton Hill Rd or Andy Devine Ave.

Worst case, Bullhead City/Laughlin is a half hour away and there are both a Chili's and Buffalo Wild Wings plus a few sports bars along HWY 95 and the Laughlin strip and casinos.

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Yeah worst case head to Laughlin, I've watched several games before in the sports betting area of the casino.

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I'm guessing I'm the only one here that lives even remotely close to Kingman. Unfortunately I'm no help as I rarely venture up there and don't know what's there. Short of what CC said I could only think there would be a sports bar somewhere along Stockton Hill Rd or Andy Devine Ave.

Worst case, Bullhead City/Laughlin is a half hour away and there are both a Chili's and Buffalo Wild Wings plus a few sports bars along HWY 95 and the Laughlin strip and casinos.
Where r u?

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Just leave Kingman. Leave and never return.

Kingman. Ugh *shudders*

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Hey everyone, I'm going to the Diamondbacks game on Saturday for the first time, can anyone tell me if there any hotels within walking distance of Chase field? Or is there any kind of Train/Metro that has a station nearby?

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I just heard an ad for the Westin in downtown phoenix. I think they said they give free light rail transfers. Light rail stops in front of chase and a ton of hotels in the area.

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Hey everyone, I'm going to the Diamondbacks game on Saturday for the first time, can anyone tell me if there any hotels within walking distance of Chase field? Or is there any kind of Train/Metro that has a station nearby?

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Not sure about hotels, but Chase Field is right off our light rail line. It's super convenient to use it to get to and from Diamondbacks games.

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Hey everyone, I'm going to the Diamondbacks game on Saturday for the first time, can anyone tell me if there any hotels within walking distance of Chase field? Or is there any kind of Train/Metro that has a station nearby?

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Let me Google that for you

There's a Westin, Sheraton, Hyatt, Holiday Inn, Spring Hill Suites, and Super 8 all within manageable distance.

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Stay at the Historic Hotel San Carlos and spend some time next door at Seamus McCaffrey's.

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Stay at the Historic Hotel San Carlos and spend some time next door at Seamus McCaffrey's.
Amazing collection of scotch there as I recall.

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Hello Coyotes fans:

A few of us boys from Winnipeg are looking to come down there in 3 weeks and cause a ruckus. Our buddy is getting married. We arrive on the 19th and leave on the 22nd. One of the friends has a house down there in Avondale so we don't need accommodations. Any recommendations for places to eat, strip joints to terrorize, places to stay away from?

Lots of good info in this thread, thanks for that.

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Any idea how far you're willing to drive? Avondale is on the SW outskirts of the Phoenix metro area. I suspect a lot of the places folks here would recommend will be 30 minutes or more away by car.

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Driving shouldn't be an issue. We're 32 so if we go to a club we want something a little more laid back, we've never been bar stars anyways except one guy.

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Visiting Arizona/Coyotes Game Questions

Hey all!

I'm a Ducks fan from SoCal and my lady and I were thinking about taking a trip to AZ this winter and possibly trying to see a Coyotes game (maybe the EDM-ARI game in Mid-December). I was wondering if you guys would be nice enough to offer some advice on good places to get tickets, best places to sit in the arena, and maybe some other places around the area that would be fun to go to.

Also, I was always a fan of those cool black alternate jerseys but since they're discontinued it seems impossible to get one unless I wear 3XL (I don't). Is there anywhere you guys know of that still sells them in regular sizes?

Once again I appreciate all the help and look forward to visiting! Thank you!

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There's a visitor sticky here that you missed: http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...d.php?t=683599

All seats in the arena are good. Not kidding. Buy on stub hub or straight from the team, tickets aren't expensive.

There isn't a ton to do around the arena itself beyond food and drink, so what options are available to you would largely depend on how long you'll be in the Phoenix area and where you stay.

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Hey all!

I'm a Ducks fan from SoCal and my lady and I were thinking about taking a trip to AZ this winter and possibly trying to see a Coyotes game (maybe the EDM-ARI game in Mid-December). I was wondering if you guys would be nice enough to offer some advice on good places to get tickets, best places to sit in the arena, and maybe some other places around the area that would be fun to go to.

Also, I was always a fan of those cool black alternate jerseys but since they're discontinued it seems impossible to get one unless I wear 3XL (I don't). Is there anywhere you guys know of that still sells them in regular sizes?

Once again I appreciate all the help and look forward to visiting! Thank you!
Every seat in this arena has a good sight line, IMO. I've had seats all over the place and I've settled on 216 Row B. I have great sight lines, I'm close enough to read the names on the sweaters, and I don't get "puck focus" like I do when sitting close. List price is pretty inexpensive compared to some other markets, or you could go to stub hub or NHL's resale site. Scottsdale is where to go for night life, and if you're into it, there are some great pool parties (say my young adult kids). Otherwise, Scottsdale and the Biltmore corridor have incredible and incredibly varied fine dining.

My favorite for the plain weird and excellent is Cowboy Ciao's, where they have a renowned mushroom pan fry main entree (no kidding - superb), a great chopped salad (which has absolutely no lettuce in it), and bacon peanut brickle for dessert. Bourbon Steak is a restaurant that poaches their steaks in butter prior to grilling them. Excellent. At J&G Steakhouse the make an unreal Sole Grenobloise - I can't find it anywhere else west of NYC. A British fish. Prepare to pay top dollar for it. Hope this helps.

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Since Bonsai is doing dining recommendations, I can't help but add my own local favorites.

La Grande Orange is a great restaurant hands down and has a very unique and friendly vibe to it. If you stop in for breakfast, the commuter sandwich is great. Also their English muffins are fantastic.

Since this is Arizona and we are known for our Mexican, I can't help but recommend El Gallo Blanco. They have amazing tacos and their tres leeches dessert is real winner.

Duck and Decanter is a local sandwich shop that is brilliant.

Pane Bianco (located by Pizzeria Bianco) is fantastic. Personally, I think the pizzas are overrated but the lunch sandwiches are so tasty. The caprese sandwich is to die for.

That's all I can think off the top of my head.

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