Where to Live When Moving to Phoenix, AZ
If you plan on relocating to the Phoenix area from somewhere else in the world you will certainly have lots of questions about living in Arizona and what to expect. I’m sure you will research online and find all kinds of information to prepare you for your move. But you may be thinking… I’m moving to Phoenix so where do I live?
When moving to Phoenix and wondering where you should live, I would suggest looking seriously into Maricopa, AZ. Why Move to Maricopa? There are some great reasons but the big one is the home prices. You get much more house for your money in Maricopa. It’s also within commuting distance of the Phoenix area.
Maricopa, AZ is about 16 miles south of Chandler, AZ. If you’ll be working in Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Mesa, Gilbert, Scottsdale or in Phoenix you’re commute should only be about 45 minutes at most. So why bother with having a commute when you can just move closer to work? Well, I’d suggest you look at the homes for sale in Maricopa, AZ and see what you can get for your money. It’s very enticing.
Why are the home prices so attractive in Maricopa? Well, before 2003 it was mostly just cow farms but then home builders came in and started building homes in Maricopa and selling them like hot cakes. Then the market crashed in 2008 and Maricopa was known nationally for all of its foreclosures. Prices dropped down to the $50k’s for these nice new homes as Maricopa and the rest of the country started recovering from the market crash. Ever since, the homes have steadily regained value and continue to do so. Plus, since Maricopa is outside of the Phoenix area it will always be a bit more attractive on price.
You may be wondering if Maricopa, AZ is safe. Well, it was ranked #5 safest cities in Arizona in 2017 by safewise.com. School rating may also be a concern for you and you can see all of the Maricopa school ratings here. It offers a small town feel, it’s quiet, it has everything you could need, and it’s young and expanding at a fast rate. You can expect to see many great developments over the next few years.
I titled this blog Moving to Phoenix: Where to Live because I think Maricopa, AZ is a great choice. I moved from New Jersey to Maricopa, AZ in 2011 and have never regretted my decision. I’ve been raising my family here and we all love it.
I’m an Arizona real estate agent and whether you choose to move to Maricopa or anywhere else in the Phoenix area, I’d love to assist you in your home search. I can be your eyes and ears out here and if you can’t see a home in person prior to purchasing I can provide you with a virtual tour or set up a FaceTime or Skype walk through. Anything you need to make the move easier, I’ll be there for you. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or to set up a home search from the MLS.
To Buy or Sell a Home Contact:
Jason Bechtold, Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company
Call or Text: (732) 306-7971