Saturday, May 13, 2017
Is It a Trend?
I recently noticed these new apartments located near a heavily commercial part of central Phoenix. The colors caught my eye so I stopped to take a few photos.
They are called Trend at 51 and the 51 means the state route 51, a freeway that cuts north and south through central Phoenix. You actually can see the highway from this complex.
I checked their website to see what these apartments might run and I have to say I was a bit shocked by the prices they are charging. They seem quite expensive for the area and in my opinion they don't really look upscale at all. It made me think about that Frontline investigative report that was on my local PBS station this week about affordable housing. Did anyone see that? I found it quite disturbing. It talked about how we (the taxpayers) are paying more in tax money to subsidize housing for the poor but there are less and less affordable housing places being built. You probably guessed the problem. Some developers have figured out how to scam the system to make themselves rich. Couple that with the neighborhoods that fight against any affordable housing being built in their areas and you have a double hit. Don't you just love it? Grrrrr....