Why should I move to Arizona? Instead of Florida or any other State?

dsc033271I originally thought they same thing. Why Arizona, I can move to Florida and have the beach right there, I can move to California and have amazing times in San Diego, why should I move to Arizona?

When choosing a location to move for retirement, or new job, or just needing a change, lots of things come into play.  What is there to do, how can I make a living, how far do I have to go for beach, exciting places to visit and so many other questions determine your future.

When I was living in Washington, DC I had to ask all of those questions. In DC I could be in New York in 3 hours, the beach in 4 hours, and my other favorite place, PITTSBURGH in about 5 hours.  So I thought where can I go and get the same atmosphere.

Florida, would be perfect, it has the night life I am looking for, it has the beaches, it has it all!!!! Oh ya and it has humidity that makes me feel like I am in a sauna all day long.  It also has some pretty bad hurricanes, ok nope not for me.

Arizona was my second choice, oh the hot weather was the first thing that came up….How can I deal with that hot weather, what do I do for 3 months when it is 120?  I talked to a lot of people and they said,”you will get used to it”, no way did I think that could be true…..but Arizona had it all, everything that I have in DC right now that I thought  I couldn’t find anywhere else.

I have the beach 3 hours south in Rocky Pointe, I have San Diego west about 3.5 hours, Flagstaff for skiing 3 hours north.  LA probably 8 hours away and of course Vegas 4 hours north…..HMMM how can I beat that…..102_10031

So I made the trip out, I drove down with my mom from Wyoming, my home state.  Never did  I imagine that the desert would be so beautiful.  Its not just cactus, it is so much more.  We drove through mountains, open grass land and of course desert with cactus surrounding us everywhere.

I have been here 4 years now and I don’t regret it at all. And for those HOT summers, well let me say I am freezing cold at 77 degrees and the summer nights are amazing.  Anyway, I am not in the HEAT for very long, I go from  my car, to my air conditioned home, officem grocery store and so on. 

arizona-sunsetIf you are having a hard time deciding where to make your next move, give me a call or email me directly I would be more then happy to share more information on what Arizona has to offer. I am a local Realtor as well, so I can assist you in finding a home to purchase or rent.

  Did I mention we have some of the most amazing sunsets, ever?

Rachel Anderson 480-309-7968 or email rachel@phoenixpowersearch.com

3 Responses to “Why should I move to Arizona? Instead of Florida or any other State?”

  1. Jim Bambrough September 16, 2009 at 4:27 pm #

    I agree completely Rachel. When I decided to move from Wisconsin I just knew I wanted to move somewhere warm. I narrowed it down to California, Florida and Arizona. I had been to Florida – too muggy and buggy for me. I loved California, but I know I couldn't afford much of a lifestyle with the expensive housing, etc… so I decided I'd try AZ. Never been here before. But I love it! Sure, it's really hot in the summer. But you do get used to it… plus you don't have to shovel sunshine ;)

  2. DawnM711 March 3, 2010 at 11:18 am #

    My family is considering a move to the Phoenix area. We've been looking in Higley, Gilbert, Chandler & Mesa. We live in Illinois now, so we know that the weather would be a plus. We lived in Florida for 5 years and the biggest problems were the bugs, humidity and my allergies to the mold. We learned to get used to the heat and stay in the house until early afternoon. What other cons besides the heat are there in the area? What about bugs, snakes & scorpions? Another problem for us would be finding a great school district.

  3. DawnM711 March 3, 2010 at 4:18 pm #

    My family is considering a move to the Phoenix area. We've been looking in Higley, Gilbert, Chandler & Mesa. We live in Illinois now, so we know that the weather would be a plus. We lived in Florida for 5 years and the biggest problems were the bugs, humidity and my allergies to the mold. We learned to get used to the heat and stay in the house until early afternoon. What other cons besides the heat are there in the area? What about bugs, snakes & scorpions? Another problem for us would be finding a great school district.

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