Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I am moving to Arizona!

On a personal note, yesterday my husband accepted a fellowship at the Mayo clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona!! We are so excited to know where the next step in this long road will take us! We have plenty of time to plan (we will not move for a year and a half-summer of 2012). BUT, now that I KNOW where I am going, I cannot help but begin planning and researching and all that fun stuff.

So, I have never been to Scottsdale (Ok-actually I think my parents took me there as a child, but that doesn't really count). So, I need my wonderful readers, friends and family to help me out-what do you know about the Phoenix area near Scottsdale. I need to start looking for the areas we are willing to live. Here is what I am looking for-we will need to RENT a 4 bedroom house (as we will have 7 people by then) in a GOOD school district/area that is affordable on a fellowship salary (which is not much-so think inexpensive...). I am fairly flexible about most everything except the school area.

Also, let me know what fun and exciting activities and stuff I have to look forward to there! Send any advice, you have for me about Arizona as I start my exciting (and long) search...

I am a bit nervous about the summer heat, so maybe it is good that I just experienced the summer of no air conditioning to prepare myself...

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3 comments:

Sarah T. said...

Beckee! CONGRATS on your future move to Scottsdale! It was my first area on my mission and holds a special place in my heart. I would love to tell you the ins and outs I'm aware of from my time there. I don't have all the info you want but I can for sure get you excited about Scottsdale. PLUS, there's a communications agency I want to work for in Scottsdale after graduation. So who knows we both might be there!

Heather said...

I am your newest follower! Scottsdale is a very beautiful city in AZ. We were there last month. They have a really cool Train park for the kids. There's a train to ride on, a carousel, and a nice play area (HUGE) for the kids! We took our son there and he loved it!

http://therailroadpark.com/index1.htm

http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/Events.asp?SourceId=0&EventID=11603 (Holiday light festival there!)

Heather said...

I forgot to say, from Airplanes and Dragonflies, http://www.airplanesanddragonflies.blogspot.com/.