Scottsdale & Phoenix AZ
If you have considered moving to Arizona, you’re not alone. The U.S. Census Bureau indicates that more than 750 relocated to Arizona daily with about 200 settling in Maricopa County where Phoenix and its suburbs are located. There are plenty of good reasons too. Arizona is a land of opportunity. Here are five top reasons to make your move.
Abundant Housing at all Price Levels
You’ll find few cookie cutter subdivisions here as many have a mixture of architectural styles ranging from ranches and bungalows to Spanish mission, Mediterranean and 21st century modern. Single-family and townhome communities abound, while urban condos have become increasingly common. Best of all, real estate is affordable with median home price at $299,000, according to Zillow.
Climate is a big factor for many people, especially baby boomers that decide to relocate. Most of Arizona is pleasant in spring and fall and generally you only need to wear a light jacket on most days in the winter. While summers are hot, with daily temperatures often well over 100° F in Phoenix, residents can escape to the mountains where the temperatures can be 20° cooler or take a dip in their backyard or private community pools. Many feel the tradeoff of living with extreme heat and never shoveling snow is worthwhile.
Finding the right school district is sometimes difficult, but Arizona is full of exceptional districts. Top K-12 districts in the Phoenix area include Chandler, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Peoria, Deer Park, Glendale, Fountain Hills and Cave Creek. You’ll also find U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Schools in these districts. The state is also home to Arizona State University in Tempe, as well as University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University and other top schools that offer affordable tuition to residents.
Arizona’s job growth ranks second in the United States, adding 84,400 jobs in 2019, with industries such as healthcare, technology and financial services booming. Arizona is also friendly to entrepreneurs as the state has fewer regulations for many businesses.
Lower Cost of Living
In addition to getting more for your real estate dollar, Arizona also has a lower overall cost of living when compared with many other states. Real estate taxes are generally lower, as well the state’s individual income tax rate (4.54%) and sales tax rate (6.6%). Combine that with lower vehicle insurance and license fees as well as overall lower consumer prices and you’ll step into a new life that provides you with more possibilities.
About the Author – Scottsdale & Phoenix Real Estate Agent Andrew Holm
Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, The Holm Group is a nationally recognized team of real estate specialists and a former member of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices since 2002 and is now a part of Platinum Living Realty. Our mission is to provide the most professional, informative, reliable and dedicated service in the industry. The best interests of our clients will always come first and we will place the clients’ concerns ahead of our own in each and every transaction, as we are dedicated to the development of long-term client relationships! Our team-approach philosophy ensures your needs are important to each and every member of our organization throughout the transaction.
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