Moving to Maricopa, AZ

Relocating to Maricopa Arizona

Have you been searching homes for sale in the Phoenix area and saw that Maricopa has a lot more house for your money?  You may be wondering what the deal is with this city. Well, this site will let you know everything there is to know about Maricopa and what it’s like to live there.

I’m a realtor who lives and works in Maricopa so if you’re thinking about moving here I would love to assist.  Whatever it is you’re looking for… buying a home with your family, relocating for a job, purchasing a vacation home… Maricopa is a great place to be.  It’s expanding at a fast pace, provides attractive home prices, and is still within commuting distance to Phoenix.  However, if you decide against this city and would like another town in the Phoenix area I’d love to help with that as well.

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This site has everything you need to know about Maricopa so browse around!  And when you’re ready…

Contact me to find your new home!

To Buy or Sell a Home in Maricopa Contact:
Jason Bechtold, Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company
Call or Text: (732) 306-7971
JasonBechtoldRealtor@gmail.com

Moving to Maricopa, AZ Checklist

Checklist of Everything You’ll Need to Move to Maricopa, AZ

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So you have decided to move to Maricopa, AZ and the many fine details of moving are scrambled in your mind.  If you are under contract to purchase a home the clock has started ticking.  You usually have 30-60 days before the house is yours.  Where do you even start?  Well, this article is a great starting point!  I’m a real estate agent who lives, loves and works Maricopa and I would love to help you relocate to the city of Maricopa.  My contact information is below so please reach out.

Once You’re Under Contract

❒  Research Maricopa.  This website is a great place to start.  Where will you live?  Where are the schools?  Where can you find childcare?

❒  Medical Records.  Start accumulating your doctor and dentist records for easy transfer to a new medical provider.

❒  Create a moving file.  Accumulate legal and financial documents and moving quotes.  Start a file to keep everything together.

❒  Create a budget.  You will want to write down all costs associated with your move.

Related: Why Move to Maricopa, AZ and Pros and Cons of Living in Maricopa, AZ

Six Weeks Prior to Your Move

❒  Scale Down.  There are probably lots of items that you no longer need.  Hold a yard sale and start scaling down on your possession to make your move lighter.  What doesn’t sell you can donate.

❒  Moving Out of the Ordinary Items.  Think about how you will move your plants, food, and pets.

❒  Begin Packing.  Start to box up your things that you don’t use often.  Make sure to label each box and where it will go in your new home.  This will save on a lot of frustration later.

One Month Before

❒  Make Your Reservations.  This is a good time to make appointments with moving companies.

❒  Call the utility companies.  You will want to notify your current utility companies and the new ones for when service should be transferred over.  Remember there is water and sewer (Global Water), electric (Electrical District 3), gas (Southwest Gas), trash (Waste Management), cable, internet, and phone.

Two Weeks Before

❒  Change Address.  Set up the date you’d like to change your address with the post office.  You can also do this online.

❒  Update Address.  Call or update your address everywhere you can think of.  This should include credit card companies, DMV, IRS, social security, auto insurance, magazines, monthly memberships, etc.

❒  Arrange to be off work.  Let your employer know you will be out a day or so to dedicate to moving.  And get some friends to help out that day if needed.

Contact me to help find your home…

One Week Before

❒  Pack a box for essentials.  When you move there are things you will need right to get to right away.  Think of this as packing a suitcase for small trip.

❒  Do a final walkthrough.  Check the home you’re leaving for anything you may have forgotten or left behind.  Also, check the new home to make sure it’s still in satisfactory condition.

❒  Talk to your Real Estate Agent.  Ask your realtor if there is a mailbox key and which mailbox number it is if the mail comes in cluster boxes.  Are there garage and ceiling fan remotes left at the home?  Any extra keys you may need?

Move In Day

❒  Cleaning.  You should prepare to clean up your new home while it’s still vacant to make things easier on yourself.  If it’s in move-in condition you may want to just do a quick floor mopping and wipe down.

❒  Unpack.  Begin organizing your home and unpacking your boxes.

❒  Settle In.  Check with the post office for any held mail.  Get a new driver’s license, license plate if needed and registration.  Tie up any loose ends.

To Buy or Sell a Home in Maricopa Contact:
Jason Bechtold, Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company
Cell: (732) 306-7971
jasonbechtoldrealtor@gmail.com

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Pros and cons of living in Maricopa, AZ

Should I Move to Maricopa Arizona?

Are you thinking about relocating to Maricopa, AZ?  There are some advantages and disadvantages to living in Maricopa.  Below are the Pro’s and Con’s.  Enjoy and contact me for all your real estate needs…

To Buy or Sell a Home in Maricopa Contact:
Jason Bechtold, Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company
Call or Text: (732) 306-7971
JasonBechtoldRealtor@gmail.com

I live in Maricopa and love it!  There is a lot of commercial development going on.  They recently built a new 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.  We are also supposed to be getting a Denny’s, an expansion to the Ak Chin Harrah’s casino, and 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.  They are also planning on building a Ross, Burger King, Goodwill, Planet Fitness, Brakes Plus, Dunkin Donuts and possibly a Denny’s.  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 can add some time to your commute if you get stuck waiting for it at the station.  However, on a positive note, there are plans in the works to build an overpass so traffic will no longer be affected by the train.  If commuting isn’t an issue for you 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.  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.

Related: What subdivision in Maricopa should I live in?What’s it like living in Maricopa?, Is Maricopa Safe?, All Maricopa Homes for Sale

Pros:

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

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!

Let’s get started.  Contact me below to begin your home search in Maricopa…

Great Links:
How to Buy a Home in Arizona
How to Prepare your Arizona Home for a Sale
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Moving to Maricopa AZ? 5 Reasons to Move

Thinking about Moving to Maricopa AZ?

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Thinking about moving to Maricopa AZ?  There are many reasons why you should.  I moved here in 2011 and have loved every minute of it.  I’ve watched it go through many changes and grow.  I made a great choice by relocating here.  So, why should you relocate?  Here are 5 reasons to move to Maricopa AZ:

1.  You get more house for your money.  Search for homes here.  First of all, try searching different towns using one price range.  Then search that price range in Maricopa and see the results.  Sure, the prices aren’t as low as they were a few years ago but it still is a great time to buy.  It’s still a great time for moving to Maricopa AZ.

2.  Maricopa is young and expanding.  In looking at the 5 reasons to move to Maricopa AZ you will want to know about the future of the city.  The city of Maricopa was established in 1857 but it was incorporated in 2003.  2003 is when they began to build all of the centrally located subdivision homes.  So you know you will be getting a newer house.  There is also lots of great places that have been built here… Harrahs Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino (currently expanding), Ultrastar Multitainment Center (movies, bowling, arcade, laser tag, sports bar, and restaurants), a new city hall, a Central Arizona College campus, Maricopa Station shopping center, and the list goes on.  We are also supposed to get a Denny’s, Ross, Burger King and Dunkin Donuts. 🙂

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3.  Commuting distance to Phoenix.  Many people live in Maricopa but work in the valley area.  The drive to East Phoenix is about 25 minutes.  The distance from Maricopa to central Phoenix is 34 miles.  There are plans in the works to make a highway in a straight line from Maricopa to Phoenix which will be a great short cut.

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4.  Maricopa has that small town feel.  Do you like carnivals, festivals, live music and community events?  Fortunately, Maricopa has its share of events annually.   Check out the city’s events calendar.  It’s also likely you will run into people you know at the supermarket.  The people are friendly and care about the community and each other.  However, the valley is right around the corner if you are seeking something Copa doesn’t have to offer.  Moving to Maricopa AZ is a good choice!

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5.  It has everything you need.  There are two supermarkets, CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Restaurants, Starbucks, Entertainment, Urgent Care, Doctors, Pharmacies, a Community College (Central Arizona College), Salons, Golfing, Real Estate Agents (hehe)… the list goes on.

So, there are the 5 reasons to move to Maricopa AZ.  I do think Moving to Maricopa AZ is a great idea.  I don’t hear many complaints and overall it’s a great place to live.  If you have considered moving to Maricopa, let me know.  In conclusion, I can help with anything you need.  I am a Maricopa, AZ realtor who lives, loves and works in Maricopa.

To Buy or Sell a Home Contact:
Jason Bechtold, Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company
Call or Text: (732) 306-7971
JasonBechtoldRealtor@gmail.com


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