downtown phoenix for sure! i would recommend living along the central cooridor and in one of the historic districts such as willo, encanto, fq story, roosevelt, coronado. otherwise, tempe can be crunchy with all the young college kids. happy moving!
East valley - Chandler, Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert. There are just more young families out here (and it's cheaper). I'm in several moms grps and constantly get people north and west asking where the ap families are...we're out here!!