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Convenient neighborhood in Phoenix

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Convenient neighborhood in Phoenix

Looking to spend a few days in Phoenix at the end of a fly/drive next year and, not being familiar with the public transportation system in Phoenix, (as the plan is to return the car when we arrive in Phoenix and so avoid any parking issues) was wondering which neighborhoods would be most convenient for access to Chase Field (as my husband hopes to catch a couple of games there) and also Taliesin (as I am a big Frank Lloyd Wright fan).....we are looking to book an apartment so not governed by hotel budgets as such, just looking for a district which affords easy use of the transit system (understand you have a light rail, not sure about metro...but would probably prefer either of these to the bus)

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1. Re: Convenient neighborhood in Phoenix

You will need to keep the rental car. Public transportation here is minimal.

I'd recommend staying in Tempe or Old Town Scottsdale. Tempe has light rail stops that can take you downtown to Chase Field. Nothing goes out to Taliesin.

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2. Re: Convenient neighborhood in Phoenix

You most definitely need to keep the car. Parking is generally not an issue, but not having your own car is not practical since the city is very spread out with minimal public transportation.

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3. Re: Convenient neighborhood in Phoenix

Would have to agree with all the above. As fellow Brits we have found a car a necessity as public transport is no where near what we are used to. As far as parking goes I think all hotels in the area offer free parking so no problems there. Try looking at Scottsdale for accommodation as well as it really is a great area although very spread out - hence the car!

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4. Re: Convenient neighborhood in Phoenix

The Light Rail runs east/west through Mesa and Tempe through downtown Phoenix then turns to run north/south on Central Avenue in Phoenix. Westbound, it runs a block north of Chase Field, and, eastbound, stops at Chase.

However, Taliesin West is in central Scottsdale, miles from the Light Rail, and a long, long walk from any bus lines.

Keep your rental car. You will probably need it to run to a store if you rent an apartment. It will also be handy if you want to explore other sites in the Phoenix area.

Areas to look for apartments, might include Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale and along Central Ave. in Phoenix. There are park-and-ride stations for the Light Rail in Mesa and Tempe, but finding a convenient parking place near Chase if usually easy for night games.

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5. Re: Convenient neighborhood in Phoenix

There are also places along the Light Rail where you can park and then take the train to Chase Field. Much better than driving to a game. Where are you thinking of renting? I live 2 blocks from Chase and can be of help with the area around downtown.

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