South Phoenix Realtor®
Moving to Arizona
You may not know this, but I have lived in South Phoenix for decades, ever since 1981. When my family initially moved to Phoenix, we lived in Central Phoenix. We stayed with one of my dad’s friends and his family, someone that he had met back in Mexico. His home was near Central Avenue and Indian School Road. We only stayed there for a few months.
It wasn’t long before my parents saved enough money to get our own place. That turned out to be a rental house near 16th Street and Southern. I remember my parents shopping for furniture for that house. In my mind’s eye the home seemed so big. I was four, almost five, when we moved into that rental.
Home Ownership Is Important
My parents’ goal was to buy a house and fulfill the American Dream of home ownership. It took a little over a year in the rental house before my parents were ready to start house hunting. I vaguely recall going out to preview homes with them and their real estate agent. They chose a home near 7th Avenue and Southern.
That was almost forty years ago! Our family home is still in our family; my mom and my oldest nephew live there. And my dad lives closer to 16th Street and Southern again. I live near 7th Avenue and Dobbins with my family. Not too far from my Mama.
If you are looking for an agent that knows the local neighborhoods, that would be me! I know where the parks are, the schools, the restaurants; I know the history of places here. Having seen so many of our communities built from the ground up is knowledge that can be used to help you sell or buy a home here. My high school was the Academies at South Mountain, formerly known as South Mountain High School. And I am a product of the Roosevelt School District, too.
This is one of my favorite areas of Phoenix and I love living here. We are not too far from downtown Phoenix. There’s easy access to freeways. We enjoy a small town feel in the midst of our huge metropolis. Plus, one of the nation’s largest municipal parks is nearby, South Mountain Park.