The Arizona Republic Condo Living - Walkability 101
February 11, 2018
"A community is walkable if amentities such as a supermarket, restaurants and shopping are close at hand," agreed Jason Mitchell, founder and president of The Jason Mitchell Group at Scottsdale-based My Home Group. Mitchell represents Montecito, a luxury townhome community in the Biltmore area in Phoenix, and Envy Residences, a luxury condo community in the heart of Scottsdale. "We also consider a community walkable if you can hop on a bike to get to places you want to go or if it's near a light-rail station," he said. "We have found that our buyers are looking for walkability because they are looking to be in their cars less and outside more," Vos said. "As they plan for retirement, they would like to be in a vibrant part of town that allows them to walk to many places such as the greenbelt or the Scottsdale Civic Center Park."
Voc pointed out that Main Street Place is close to numerous popular venues including the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, the Giants' Spring Training Stadium, the arts district, entertainment district, Old Town Scottsdale restaurants and more.
Meanwhile, Mitchell said the Envy Residences are within walking distance to great art galleries, bars and restaurants. He added that Montecito is walking distance from Biltmore Fashion Park. "Montecito is only a quarter-mile away from the intersection of 24th Street and Camelback, the second-busiest street corner in Arizona," he said. "There are a variety of restaurants there along with unlimited shopping and you're also walking distance to the Biltmore Golf Course."
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