Relocating from Pennsylvania to Maricopa Arizona
You decided, or plainly have to, relocate from the Keystone State to the desert of Arizona. Whether you’re from Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or anywhere in between you have to admit it will be a big change. A little about me… I relocated a few years ago from South Jersey to Maricopa, AZ. I grew up in New Jersey my whole life. I graduated from Temple University and worked there in the Boyer College of Music and Dance for 11 years. It was a big change to relocate to the Phoenix, AZ metro area. I do miss Philadelphia… the culture, the people, the great food, and I hate to say it but I even miss the cold weather sometimes.
When I relocated to Arizona I bought a house site unseen, drove across the country in a moving truck with one car hitched to the back, flew back to NJ, and drove the second car across the country again with my family. I wouldn’t want to do that again! The drive is about 35 hours of driving time.
Related: Moving to Maricopa, AZ Checklist
In Arizona, you will experience beautiful weather year round. Sure, it can get up to 120 degrees in the summer but there’s practically no humidity. So it’s not as bad as it sounds. But for instance, I am writing this on January 19th and it’s a high of 77 degrees today. Not bad considering all of my friends on Facebook back on the east coast are complaining of ice all over the roads. If you find yourself missing the cold you can always take a day trip to Flagstaff, AZ and even see some snow. Check the annual average temperatures here.
Why do people move to Arizona? It’s a lower cost of living with low property taxes. The low humidity actual helps some health conditions. There’s top notch shopping, golf and entertainment. Beautiful views everywhere you look. It’s pretty laid back and relaxing.
If you are curious and want to browse Arizona homes for sale please click this link to search directly from my MLS. If you decide you want to buy a house, please let me know. I can help you through the process from start to finish. If you are unable to visit to see homes in person I can provide video tours of the ones you like, or anything else that will assist you. I primarily work real estate in Maricopa but can serve anywhere in Arizona if needed.
If you came across this blog and already moved to AZ from PA please comment below about your thoughts, experiences and how you like it.
To Buy or Sell a Home Contact:
Jason Bechtold, Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company