Here Comes The Real Estate Boom

Gila Bend, 60 miles from downtown Phoenix, doesn't have much of anything -- except low real estate prices, which could mean it could get a lot more real soon.
March 13, 2006, 6am PST | David Gest
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"You'd think that the great real estate boom engulfing the Phoenix metropolitan area would bypass the dusty, decrepit town of Gila Bend.

The main drag bisecting this wayside of about 2,000 folks 60 miles southwest of downtown Phoenix is littered with crumbling commercial buildings, abandoned motor inns, half a dozen service stations and a couple of tire-repair joints."

"...it's only a matter of time before Gila Bend is enmeshed in Arizona's real estate juggernaut. Speculators fronted by their Phoenix powerhouse law firms are beginning to move in.

They are coming for one reason: Gila Bend, at the crossroads of State Highway 85 and Interstate 8, has astoundingly low real estate prices compared to the rest of the county."

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Published on Thursday, March 9, 2006 in Phoenix New Times
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