Benefits of Moving to Arizona

Moving can be a stressful experience, but it doesn’t have to be… especially when the destination to which you’re moving is beautiful sunny Arizona.

Why move to Arizona?

The better question is “Why wouldn’t you move to Arizona?” I recently moved to the Phoenix, Arizona greater metropolitan area and I wonder why I never decided to do so sooner. Granted whittling my choices of where to move in Arizona were even tougher. There is just so much beautiful land, scenery, and sights to behold in this amazing state that choosing one to call home seemed like a huge challenge. I eventually settled on Phoenix, Arizona because of its central location in the state, cost of living, thriving middle class, and proximity to the local mountains.

Of all the landscapes in the great state of Arizona, the desert provides a flat, lush landscape of beautifully transplanted and non-native trees, as well as native palm trees and Saguaro cacti. It’s quite the beautiful sight whether you’re looking to live in Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, or Phoenix, Arizona. Near Phoenix, just outside of Mesa, is Saguaro Lake. Saguaro Lake contains a Marina for boating, trails for hiking, and a beach for swimming–all within an hour’s commute of downtown Phoenix. However, there are tons of other places to live outside of “The Valley” as the natives refer to it.

As someone residing in the Phoenix Valley, Sedona, Arizona is just one of many beautiful tourist destination spots that’s only a day trip away. The forestry there makes it a sight to behold for anyone looking to get away from the city. Prescott, Arizona is another destination with similar landscapes but with a few scattered bodies of water for fishing, canoeing, and taking in some beautiful sights.

Now, as I mentioned previously, the landscapes are enough to draw anyone into this great state, but there are so many more benefits that have yet to be discussed. The cost of living in Arizona isn’t outrageous, and that’s due to a thriving middle class. Many new tech startups begin in Phoenix, as opposed to Silicon Valley, due to the lower cost of living. There is also room for labor growth in Phoenix due to the aforementioned reasons, and new construction is happening all the time, both commercial and residential.


In conclusion, if you haven’t visited Arizona, you definitely should. And once you do, you’ll try to move there ASAP.

Image By Keyes, Cornelius M. (Cornelius Michael), 1944-, Photographer (NARA record: 8463989) (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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