Monday, February 3, 2014

10 reasons you will 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, and Antelope Canyon, Boyce Thompson Aroretum.

#4 Spring Training Games- 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 the low, low cost of a $7 ticket. Love it.

#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 Lemon.  Each of these places gets 4 seasons and snow…if you ever decide you get homesick and want to see it.

#7 Location- Phoenix is in one of the best locations.  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 3 hr. 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.

#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.