My Walk Along College Ave. to Arizona State University

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Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 SA585680000

A question from a potential Buyer about the home for sale in 512 E Balboa Dr. prompted me to take this walk along College Ave to Arizona State University, Tempe Campus. The lovely weather and the breeze today made my stroll quite enjoyable and I learned more details about the history of the neighborhood, too.

Walking or biking along College Avenue feels like you are in a park.

Along the street, there are trees for us to enjoy and for the birds to perch on and sing, there is public art to entertain us, there are poems to tell us about the history of the place. Traffic on the street is calmed by islands with trees and art installations, and the pedestrian pavement is protected from high speed scooters, too. The pedestrian route has traffic calmers, too.

What did I see on my way? I passed by two schools, several kindergartens, several places of worship, Daley park and Meet me at Daley Park Mural (click 77 on the interactive map), the George ditch, the rail tracks, the pretty home with the roses. The free Tempe circulator passed by me several times, nodding me invitingly to hop on it. No, today I am walking to Gammage on Tempe ASU campus.

 

 

If we start feeling pressed for time, we can always jump on a scooter or on the Tempe Orbit Bus - it is free of charge and stops when somebody waives for them. 

Daley park is a about mid-way from the home in 512 E Balboa Drive.  There were several scooters neatly arranged by the bus stop. I still did not feel like getting a scooter to get faster to my destination.

The poem "For the Future" on the panel is from the Collected Poems of Wendell Berry - it starts like this:

I am the George Ditch.

 Benjamin and Virginia 

   George dug me in 1883 to 

      bring water to their ranch ....

On the photo below, a lawn is being watered by flood irrigation. 

 

And here is Gammage, the performing arts theater on ASU campus, where Broadway shows are performed 10 months of the year. 

 

 

I reached my destination for today.

 Then, I  turned back to head to the opposite side of College Ave. for a stop by the newly-opened Fate Brewery.

 Please visit the lovely, updated home for sale in this neighborhood - it was built in the sixties and meticulously modernized in the past year. I can be reached in person at 480-966-9353 or on my website http://talktosteffy.com

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Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor®

HomeSmart Elite Group
Tel:  (480) 966-9353

10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100
Scottsdale AZ 85260

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Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
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This is great information to share with those who are considering the area.

May 28, 2019 08:11 AM #1
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Michael Jacobs
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Good morning, Steffy - I like this post as it shows once again how important knowing community details are to the real estate experience:  as a consumer and as a practitioner.  

May 28, 2019 08:34 AM #2
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You highlight a beautiful walk that will certainly help this home sell quickly, good luck my friend!

May 28, 2019 09:13 AM #3
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Steffy. I took this walk about 40 years ago when I had a friend there in graduate school.

May 28, 2019 09:18 AM #4
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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That's a very pleasant looking walk, Steffy.  I like how some of the larger structures seem to have kept a dessert theme.  

May 28, 2019 12:43 PM #5
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Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Roy Kelley , thanks for stopping by. I always learn so much when I walk the neighborhood, especially with a camera in hand.

May 29, 2019 07:17 AM #6
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Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Michael Jacobs , when writing I often keep in mind your excellend market reports about subdivisions. They were so easy to read and contained tons of information. Thaks for your comment.

May 29, 2019 07:19 AM #7
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Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Brian England , thanks for the good thoughts. We have great activity so far.

May 29, 2019 07:19 AM #8
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Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Sheila Anderson , you must be enjoying to see it, and you probably remember how it looked like. You may have seen the events described in the poem by the George Ditch.

May 29, 2019 07:22 AM #9
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Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat , I agree, in the campus buildings and the schools structures we can feel the influence of Frank Lloyd Wright. I think McKemy Middle School campus was built by the local award-winning architect for school architecture James Abell.

May 29, 2019 07:26 AM #10
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Steffy Hristova Knowing the community neighborhoods by foot affords one the opportunities to share with nature, observe more beauty at a slower pace than driving by, excising the mind and body, and appreciating all the great reasons why a buyer would want to move to your area. 

What a great and informative post! You're very creative and knowledgable about your area too!

Jun 04, 2019 03:55 AM #11
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Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP , thanks for the wonderful words. I always get inspired by your posts, and I look forward to your comments, too.

Jun 06, 2019 03:51 PM #12
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Steffy loved the post and all the wonderful pictures to illustrate your point, I did not know that the platform could handle more than four pictures, every time I did  it gave me a glitch.... so that is good information as well:)Endre

Jun 06, 2019 11:50 PM #13
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Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. , it seems when I cerate the blog in the Microsoft Edge browser, I have fewer or none glitches. I had lost photos and text in some of the other browsers. Thanks for stopping by.

Jun 07, 2019 08:15 PM #14
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