Phoenix and its surrounding cities and suburbs are a wonderful place to live, and it is not surprising that people are flocking to the desert from all over the country, including the East Coast, West Coast, and even from California.

We ourselves are desert transplants, so we understand the unique circumstances of relocating to the Valley of the Sun. Prior to moving to the Phoenix area, we lived in Connecticut for many years. After living through cold, harsh winters and continually paying the high taxes that everyone on the East Coast is familiar with, Arizona beckoned us and we couldn’t be happier living here. 

If you are considering relocating to the Phoenix Metro area, it is important to know the following facts:

1. Home Prices are Affordable

If you are moving from the Connecticut, Illinois, or even California, you are likely to be shocked by how far your dollar can be stretched when purchasing a home in the Phoenix Metro area. Even highly desirable areas, such as Fountain Hills and Scottsdale, feature amazing homes that are well below the average price per square foot in major cities on the East Coast or in the coastal areas of California.

2. Yes, It Really Is That Hot Here in the Summer

Phoenix is in the desert, and during the summer months, the temperatures are sometimes in the triple digits during the day. Luckily, almost all homes have central air conditioning and many homes have pools to help cool off from the heat. There are also a number of indoor, air-conditioned places throughout the Metro area to visit for entertainment when it’s hot outside.

One of the good things about the Phoenix heat is the fact that it rarely is accompanied by the high humidity levels that can be common on the East Coast and other parts of the country. The summer heat also plays a part in the desert monsoon season, which can produce amazing rain storms that Phoenicians look forward to.

3. You Can Have Access to All Four Seasons

While the Phoenix area is in the desert, Arizona has a wide variety of climate zones so you can easily enjoy fall leaves and winter snow with just a short drive. Flagstaff, the Mogollon Rim, and the White Mountains are all within a few hours drive of the Phoenix Metro area, making them a great place to get away for the weekend to see the leaves change color, play in the snow, or escape the summer heat up in the mountains.

4. Winters are Amazing

One of the absolute best things about the Phoenix area is the fantastic winter weather. Temperatures can get a little chilly during the evenings, but most days feature moderate temperatures and a lot of sunshine. If you’re moving from a cold climate on the East Coast or Midwest, you are sure to enjoy the fact that you will never have to shovel snow again, and you can spend time outside every day from November through March barely needing more than a light jacket at most times.

Whether it’s taking in the spectacular always-captivating mountain views or the awe-inspiring sunrises and strikingly colorful sunsets, Arizona never disappoints.  

Whatever your plans, you’ll never stop being amazed. Tour some of the most beautiful homes in the Valley of the Sun and get ready to be nestled into a rewarding new way of life.