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Sep 23, 2006 1:40 pm

Any thoughts on best cities to work in the Phoenix area. Is Scottsdale the best to work or is this overrated? Have heard there is plenty of assets, money in the Sun City, Peoria areas. All ideas/thoughts welcome. Looking to work for a bank brokerage or credit union.

Sep 23, 2006 1:58 pm

Why have you set such a low goal?

Sep 23, 2006 3:39 pm

What to you is a low goal? What is a high goal?

Sep 23, 2006 5:42 pm
charlie2:

What to you is a low goal? What is a high goal?


Low goal = "Looking to work for a bank brokerage or credit union."

Sep 23, 2006 6:16 pm

I live in the second bedroom at my mom's apartment, its sweet no rent and no food costs.  I network at the complex mailbox on the first Tuesday of the month when the Social Security checks hit.  Haven't landed anything yet but its just a matter of time and persistence.

Sep 23, 2006 6:41 pm

I live in Tucson and know a lot of people from the Phoenix area.  Scotsdale used to be really nice but is now getting a little bit crowded and people are moving further and further out.  Still the best nice place by far to live in Phoenix.  PV is basically the same area, a little bit older and not as hip, but still nice.  There is wealth all over the valley but it is definatly more concentrated in the NE (Scotsdale and PV)  I would not go to Sun City it is all old people and although that might be alright for finding clients I would not want to live/work there.  It is not as isolated as it used to be but still preaty far out.


Tucson in really nice, a lot smaller and quiter than Phoenix.  Not as much money as Phoenix and a lot of people live here only part of the year.  Quite a few less brokers I think per capita, but not sure.


One thing to consider is that the vast majority of people who have great wealth in AZ got it from Real Estate.  If you can get them to liquidate its great.  But just warning you, if you are coming from out of state, people have big net worths but not much money to invest.  But again that is not always the case.

Sep 24, 2006 2:01 am

I live in the Phoenix area.  Scottsdale is nice but is older and
pricy like others have said.  Sun City is not the kind of place
you want to live if you are going to have a family as all the old
people tend to vote against giving the school districts any money and
things like that.  It might be alright to work there though with
all the retired money.  There is a lot of growth in the whole
metro in general.



I went to school in Tucson.  I wouldn't want to live there however
the foothills are nice, the rest of the town isn't anything special and
you will have to take city streets everywhere as there isn't a freeway
system.



There are a lot of people moving to Arizona from California.  Lots
of them sold their high priced homes there and bought cheaper ones in
AZ and would have a large amount to invest.

Sep 24, 2006 9:03 am

I went skydiving in Tucson in 1990.