Phoenix Relocation, Scottsdale Relocation
Thinking about moving to the Phoenix area? It is a wonderful place to live!
10 Reasons Why You Should Move to Phoenix
Why move to Phoenix? Phoenix is the fifth largest city in the country, is the capital of the Grand Canyon state and has a population of more than 1.5 million people. Phoenix is considered the “Hub of the Southwest” with Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, Denver, Albuquerque, and Hermosillo, Mexico all within 500 miles.
Many visitors to Phoenix fall in love with the city and decide to move to great weather, affordable housing, a growing job market, good schools, professional sports, an expanding arts and culture scene and ample recreational opportunities.
- CLIMATE: For many, the weather is the main attraction. Phoenix is a premier destination boasting more than 300 sun-filled days a year and an average temperature of 73 degrees.
- REAL ESTATE: Phoenix remains one of the most affordable housing markets in the country. Apartment dwellers also will find a nice selection of affordable communities designed to fit their lifestyles.
- CRIME: Phoenix is safe by big-city standards. Taking Phoenix’s growing population into account, the crime rate per 100,000 decreased by 25 percent between 1998 and 2007. This represents a 26 percent decrease in the property crime rate and a 15 percent decrease in the violent crime rate per 100,000.
- JOB MARKET: The local job market continues to grow at a steady rate, with more than 85,000 new jobs forecast for 2007-2008. In 2007, Phoenix created more new jobs that Los Angeles, Denver, Portland and Austin. Phoenix has a young, educated and growing workforce. (Source: Arizona Workforce Forecast Report, AZ Dept. of Economic Security - September 2007 and the US Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics - December 2007)
- BUSINESS/ECONOMY: Phoenix is one of 10 megapolitans expected to see the bulk of an estimated $25 trillion of investment in the U.S. by 2030. This region also will remain the top destination for Americans moving from other states. (Source: Business 2.0 Magazine)
- EDUCATION: Newcomers will find a wide selection of charter, public and private schools . Student test scores are improving, computers are highly available and schools are safe. Phoenix is also home to Arizona State University at the West Campus , ASU Downtown , community colleges and private colleges such as the University of Phoenix and Grand Canyon University . In addition, leading genomics scientists from around the world have relocated to Phoenix due to the city's strategic investment in the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).
- OUTDOOR RECREATION: Enjoy all the weather has to offer with one of the many outdoor educational opportunities including the Desert Botanical Gardens , the Phoenix Zoo and the Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park . Phoenix has one of the largest mountain park preserves in the nation with the 17,000 acre South Mountain, the largest municipal park in the world. The National Golf Foundation named Phoenix the “Golf Capital of the World.” Recreation opportunities include golfing , hiking , bicycling , and boating at nearby lakes. Phoenix, and Arizona in general, is a major travel destination for "eco-tourists," especially those who enjoy bird watching. The Sonoran Desert has more species of hummingbirds than any other part of the world.
- ARTS & CULTURE: Phoenix’s exciting arts and culture scene includes the Phoenix Museum of History, Arizona Science Center, Herberger Theater, Phoenix Symphony Hall , Dodge Theatre and the historic Orpheum Theater. Visitors can also see the Ballet Arizona , Arizona Opera , and the Valley Youth Theatre . Art lovers can visit the Phoenix Art Museum and the famous Heard Museum , and many other arts organizations .
- SPORTS: Collegiate and professional sports thrive in the Phoenix area. Phoenix is the home of the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Rattlers and Phoenix Mercury. On any given day, Phoenix attracts more than 5 million sports fans.
- LIGHT RAIL: The metropolitan area’s new light rail system will begin operation in 2008 and will run through the heart of downtown and provide convenient transportation for downtown workers, residents and visitors.
More information is available online about Downtown Phoenix Copper Square, and relocating to Phoenix.
"Phoenix really is a city with a heart – a place filled with energy and excitement, opportunity and hope."
-- City of Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon