Deciding to make a big move can be exciting and nerve-racking at the same time. But if you are thinking about moving to Phoenix, you are making a smart decision! There is a great deal to love about this metro area, also known as the Valley of the Sun, that will make your move sweet, successful and fun!
Here are 10 reasons why you will love calling Phoenix, Arizona, your new home.
1. It’s a Dry Heat
Let’s get the heat talk out of the way. Yes, it warms up in the summer, but there’s no humidity that will taunt your freshly combed hair. You can breathe all year long without feeling as though you are suffocating on thick, moist air. Plus, you don’t have to worry about mold in your closets. As a bonus, aside from an occasional dust storm in the summer, you won’t ever have to face disastrous natural events, such as earthquakes and hurricanes. You can thank our mountain-surrounded, landlocked geographical setup for that one.
2. Get Outdoors
Speaking of mountains, they are beautiful and plentiful in Phoenix. You will have many trails to choose from when you are ready to enjoy the beautiful landscape as you go for a hike. The trails range from short and easy to long and difficult (for more advanced hikers). There is a sense of peace and comfort seeing these grey-and-lavender-hued natural structures in and around the city no matter which way you are driving on the freeway.
3. Leave the Desert Behind
If you want to take on even more challenging hiking action, you can simply drive north a couple of hours to get to some of the highest peaks in Arizona. From Devil’s Bridge near Sedona to Tonto Natural Bridge near Payson, there are many beautiful trails to explore. You can also enjoy snow, skiing, sledding and cool camping spots surrounded by beautiful, tall trees. It really takes no time at all to get a change of scenery. The best part is any snow you encounter isn’t yours to shovel. Many people take day trips just to enjoy that northern feeling for a couple of hours.
4. Nearby Destinations
For those times when you are willing to drive a little further, you will be pleased to know that Phoenix is in the center of many other great vacation spots. Phoenix is only a three- to seven-hour drive to Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, New Mexico, Texas and Mexico. You can hit the beach or the casinos without having to spend big on booking a flight.
If you prefer not driving long distance to enjoy a vacation weekend, or simply can’t take too many days off, you are still in luck because Phoenix is also home to several fabulous resorts that serve as ultimate stay-cation spots! You can also take advantage of numerous city pools and parks where people and tourists gather for fun in the sun all year long.
6. Picture Perfect
Phoenix is also a great city for those who love taking beautiful photos. Whether you are an Instagram junkie or a National Geographic-level photographer, the city and the desert is your canvas. There is much beauty and wonder to capture, including wildlife, desert landscapes, amazing sunsets and impressive architecture. Little hummingbirds and lizards will make your very backyard their home, so you don’t even have to get out of your pajamas to get some really great photos.
7. Things to Do
There is always something happening and something to do in Phoenix. The city offers thriving arts and shopping districts, museums, delicious restaurants and events galore. You can enjoy locally roasted coffee while exploring museums, festivals, and fairs all year long. Any given weekend you are sure to find a big-name concert or a themed festival. And if you prefer sporting events, Phoenix has all four major professional sports, plus everything from auto races to golf tournaments.
8. Getting Around
Although public transportation isn’t Phoenix’s strongest offering, the freeways and highways are clean, wide and well maintained. The network of highways created to get people moving from all over the metropolitan area is well organized. The city also offers High Occupancy Vehicle lanes to promote carpooling and alleviate traffic congestion.
9. Job Market
Phoenix offers a thriving job market and an eclectic collection of people. With tons of tech companies, banking institutions, schools, hospitals and entertainment facilities, the opportunity for work is massive. Phoenix is home to many retirees, growing families and college students who come from all over the world to attend Arizona State University or any number of other institutions in Phoenix. It is definitely a hot spot for successful living and for those who are ready to enjoy the fruits of their labor.
10. Low Cost of Living
Most importantly, the cost of living in Phoenix is relatively low when compared to other major cities in the nation. Whether you are renting or looking to own a home, you will find many options within any given budget.
Many families and individuals choose to rent in Phoenix, so there are tons of great rental properties, including apartments, such as those we offer at Heers Management properties.
Phoenix is truly an amazing city, home to people from all over the country and the world. With such a variety of jobs, homes, nightlife, outdoors activities, events and public parks to explore, you can’t go wrong!