Are you ready for a change? Whether you’re seeking a place to retire, work, or relax, here are my favorite reasons to love living in Arizona.
#1 Weather - With over 300 days of sunshine a year….you can’t really go wrong. I can assure you though, that we are ok braving the heat for 3-4 months out the year and being in the 70-80’s the rest of the rest of the year.
#2 Golf - If you are a golf fanatic….I don’t know why you aren’t here already. Phoenix has over 185 golf courses in just the metro area. 9 months a year of perfect weather…3 months of dirt cheap rounds….no brainer.
#3 Natural Wonders - Home of the Grand Canyon…but we don’t stop there. You are missing out if you don’t go see Kartchner Caverns, Petrified Forest, Lake Havasu,Sedona, Lake Powell, Saguaro National Park, Ciricahua National Monument, andAntelope Canyon, Boyce Thompson Aroretum.
#4 Major League Baseball Spring Training Cactus League - It’s that time of year...where we just want to lay out in the sun, grab an ice cold beer and hot dog and watch our favorite baseball teams. We love it…because we get to watch The San Francisco Giants, Cubs, Colorado Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers and (many more teams) all for a reasonable cost.
#5 Sunsets - Most everyone will agree you can’t find a more beautiful sunset as Arizona.
#6 Snow - I have often had clients tell me that they are unsure about living in a place that doesn’t have 4 seasons, or snow I can assure you that we have both…if you want them. Three hours north of Phoenix is Flagstaff, and The White Mountains, 1-1/2 hours to Mt Lemmon. Each of these places gets 4 seasons and snow…if you ever decide you get homesick and want to see it.
#7 Location - The East valley, including Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek, and San Tan Valley are the best locations for singles, couples, families, and retirees. We constantly get cheap flights to LA, Las Vegas, Hawaii and Mexico….or if you are feeling up to it…it is just a 5.5 hour drive to LA or Vegas, and only a three hour drive to the beach in Rocky Point, Mexico.
#8 Zero Yard Work - No shoveling snow off the driveway, no mowing the lawn on the weekend. Most of us go for “desert landscaping” which requires practically no work at all….maybe a weed or 100 if you care to take care of it… but for the gardener, you can grow many of your favorites with little to no effort...Just ask and I can provide a list!
#9 Jobs - According to a recent Forbes article, Phoenix is listed as #1 for job growth for the next 5 years. No matter if you are looking for a new job or if you are thinking of Starting up a company, there are many perks to do it in Arizona. Gilbert is a great place to work and has a growing technology sector.
#10 Affordable Living/Housing- With low property taxes and average home prices hovering around the $200,000 to 230,000 it is the perfect place to move to, have a second home, or retire to.
Are you ready to make the move? The Beery Team would love to help!