Moving from Phoenix to Maricopa AZ

Move from Phoenix to Maricopa Arizona

Moving from Phoenix to Maricopa AZ

You may be living in the Phoenix area and wondering what the deal is with Maricopa.  Maybe you are considering moving from Phoenix to Maricopa AZ.  This site is packed with information about Maricopa.  Have a look around.

Maricopa is located 16 miles south of Chandler down SR 347.  Moving from Phoenix to Maricopa AZ is a great idea.  It offers attractive home prices and a great community.  It’s a great place to retire, raise your family, or buy a vacation home.  And it’s still within commuting distance to the Phoenix area!  I am a real estate agent who lives and works in Maricopa.  I’d love to assist you with your move and I can also help you sell your house in the valley as well if you need to.  I can make the transition smooth for you.  Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

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This site has everything you need to know about Maricopa so browse around!  And when you’re ready for some moving from Phoenix to Maricopa AZ…

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To Buy or Sell a Home in Maricopa Contact:
Jason Bechtold, Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company
:
JasonBechtoldRealtor@gmail.com

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What’s it like Living in Maricopa AZ

What’s it like living in Maricopa AZ?

What’s it like living in Maricopa AZ?  I can tell you first hand.  I’ve lived here since 2011.  I moved from New Jersey to Arizona, basically because Maricopa was pretty well known during the housing crash of 2008.

My sister lived in Maricopa, Arizona and bought her home before the home prices took a nose dive.  She told me that all these newer houses were incredibly inexpensive.  So I took advantage and moved across the country to start my life in Maricopa.

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What's it Like Living in Maricopa AZ

I felt like New Jersey was squeezing me out of the state with how expensive everything was.   Property taxes were sky high and I had a mortgage payment I could barely manage to pay.  I knew that Arizona wasn’t so expensive.

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So what’s it like living in Maricopa AZ?  There are plenty of articles about living in Arizona so I’ll try to keep this specific to the city.  See the map below to find out where Maricopa, Arizona is.  Check out where it is compared to the Phoenix valley area.  It is about a 40 minute drive to the heart of Phoenix.

Maricopa is in commuting distance to the valley if you work in the Phoenix area.  I don’t have to worry about that though.  I’m a real estate agent in Maricopa so I don’t leave the city too often.  I live, love and work in Maricopa.

What do I do during the week while living in Maricopa, AZ?  Well, in the morning I walk my daughter to school.  She’s in elementary school and the school is within walking distance.  They give out free breakfast to kindergarteners so we sit together before the bell rings and she eats.  Most areas where you live are close to a school.

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After that I prepare for my day.  Since my schedule as a realtor is flexible it can consist of showings, office time, handing out flyers, writing up contacts, etc.  But sometimes my wife has some chores for me!

For food shopping I usually go to Fry’s or Bashas.  They are two supermarkets that are right across the street from each other on John Wayne Pkwy (this is the main road that cuts through town and has a lot of businesses). They have everything you need.  You can also try Walmart on Maricopa-Casa Grande highway for food shopping.

I remember in New Jersey I always dreaded having to deal with huge lines in the market.  However, here, there is usually no more than one person in front of you in line, if any.  It’s very nice.  They also rent out Rug Doctor’s there if you want to steam clean your carpet.

If I just need to pick up one or two items like cold medicine or a birthday card I usually go to CVS or Walgreens.  If I need a bunch of variable things to buy I’ll go to Walmart on Maricopa-Casa Grande highway.

Sometimes I need to fix something in the house like a toilet handle or a door knob.  That’s when I’ll go to Ace Hardware to pick up what I need.  They have all of your basics to make some repairs or for your DIY home projects.

What’s it like Living in Maricopa AZ continued…

I like to keep our cars clean so when I have take care of that I head over to the car wash on John Wayne Pkwy.  They have plenty of free vacuums to use and the car wash itself is state of the art.  I’ve made a youtube video going through the car wash so if you want to see it.  I have lots of videos of different things to see in Maricopa on my channel.

After a day of work and chores I walk back to the school and pick up my daughter and we play until mom gets home.  The nights are very dark.  There aren’t many street lights.  The city likes to keep it that way to make stargazing a better experience.  If you go to a real dark spot on a clear night you won’t believe how many stars you can see.  It’s amazing.

One thing to think about while asking what’s it like living in Maricopa AZ is that I rarely ever use my sweaters and winter jackets that I used so often on the east coast.  They just take up extra space in my closet.  The only time I use them is when I go up to Flagstaff, AZ to see snow.  Flagstaff is a nice place to make a day trip.  It’s only about 3 hours away from Maricopa, Arizona and offers skiing, snow at times, and a great downtown area.

Other nice day trips from Maricopa are Tucson, Sedona, Tombstone, Prescott, Jerome, Lake Havasu, and the Grand Canyon… just to name a few.  And some weekend trips or longer trips can be Las Vegas, San Diego, or Los Angeles.

Regarding entertainment, when asking what’s it like living in Maricopa AZ there are fun things to do… movies, bowling, pool, bars, Harrah’s casino, carnivals, community events and restaurants.  Yard sales are very big here.  Every weekend there are signs all over pointing you to a yard sale.

But the Phoenix valley area is always just 20 minutes away if you can’t find what you’re looking for in ‘Copa.  Plus you may see the wild horses by the side of SR 347 as you head up that way.

On occasion I’ve seen scorpions, rattlesnakes and coyotes, oh my!  Check out my articles about them as well.  Do you have more questions about what’s it like living in Maricopa AZ?  Just ask me 🙂

What’s it like living in Maricopa Arizona?  Just ask me…

Contact Jason and Tammy to buy or sell a home in Maricopa, Arizona:

To Buy or Sell a Home in Maricopa Contact:
Jason Bechtold, Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company
Cell:
jasonbechtoldrealtor@gmail.com


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The Pros and Cons of Living in Maricopa AZ

Should I Move to Maricopa Arizona?

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Are you thinking about relocating to Maricopa, AZ?  There are some advantages and disadvantages to living in Maricopa.  Below are the pros and cons of living in Maricopa AZ.  Enjoy and contact me at the info below for all your real estate needs…

Text Jason and Tammy at (732) 306-7971

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Before I begin, I’d like to let you know that if you’re considering moving to Maricopa I have a page of essentials to look at prior to your move.  It is packed with information about utilities, is it safe, schools, things to do in Maricopa, 5 reasons to relocate, homes for sale, and much more!

I live in Maricopa and love it!  There is a lot of commercial development going on.  They recently built a shopping center at 21423 N. John Wayne Pkwy called Maricopa Station that includes a Starbucks, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Sports Clips and Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers.  They also added a Ross and Goodwill.

We got a Denny’s, Dutch Bros, an expansion to the Ak Chin Harrah’s casino, and may be getting a highway that will be a straight line directly into Phoenix, instead of everyone having to use SR 347.  This will cut down on commuting time if you work in the Phoenix area.  Maricopa continues to develop at a rapid speed!

If you will be commuting into the Phoenix area, depending on how far, buying a home on the north side of Maricopa can help cut down on your commute.  The Amtrak Train used to add some time to your commute if you got stuck waiting for it at the station.  However, on a positive note, they recently built an overpass so traffic will no longer be affected by the train.

There are great homes for sale in subdivisions south of the tracks… Maricopa Meadows, Alterra, Palo Brea, Santa Rosa Springs, and Desert Cedars.  Plus these subdivisions are closer to Copper Sky Recreation Complex, Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center, and Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino.  Try searching homes for sale by subdivision.

To me, Maricopa is all pro’s and no cons.  So the answer is clear when looking at the pros and cons of living in Maricopa AZ.  I raise my family here, work here, and have lots of fun here.  No complaints from me.  There’s opportunity in Maricopa to grow towards the future along with the city itself.  You should definitely consider planting your roots here.

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The Pros and Cons of Living in  Maricopa AZ

Pros:

  • More house for your money – attractive prices!
  • Beautiful winter weather
  • Small town feel
  • Quiet
  • Young and expanding
  • Has everything you need
  • Great schools

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Cons:

  • Sometimes you smell cows from nearby farms
  • Some say utility bills are higher than in the valley
  • May be a bit too far of a commuting distance for some if you work in Phoenix or further north and there are complaints of the traffic and safety on SR 347.
  •  Has a bad wrap from the housing crash where it was saturated with foreclosures.
  • Some folks only know of Maricopa as a vast empty desert wasteland in the middle of nowhere.  Boy, have things changed since pre-2000’s!

What are the Maricopa crime statistics?  Is Maricopa safe?  Safewise.com ranked Maricopa #5 safest cities in Arizona for 2017.  Check out the stats here.

Maricopa is a quiet city, nestled outside of the Phoenix area about 15 minutes through the desert via State Road 347… away from the hustle and bustle of the valley.  It’s a great place to live or purchase an investment or vacation home.  Maricopa is young and expanding at a fast pace so we can expect to see a lot of exciting developments in the next few years.  It’s a great time to buy!

After seeing the pros and cons of living in Maricopa AZ you may decide you’d like to purchase a home there.  Let’s get started.  Contact me below to begin your home search in Maricopa…

Contact Jason and Tammy to buy or sell a home in Maricopa, Arizona:

To Buy or Sell a Home in Maricopa Contact:
Jason Bechtold, Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company
JasonBechtoldRealtor@gmail.com

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