Marquee Madness: Reasons to live in Arizona

Want to know why thousands of residents are relocating to Arizona? Continue reading to find out.

Here is a general overview of the main reasons why so many people are choosing to relocate to Arizona.

Top of the list, is cost of living. Though cost of living has gone up in the past year due to inflation, Arizona is still one of the most affordable places to live in the U.S. Lower housing, energy, taxes and education costs are the main reasons why Arizona is still a very affordable place to live.

Jobs anyone?! How does a six figure salary sound? There are a multitude of high paying jobs that already exist in the state, with many more on the way. Jobs in the medical field, all form of tech jobs, construction and any infrastructure jobs are plentiful and still unfilled. As businesses continue to relocate to AZ, more high paying jobs are expected in the near future.

Everyone knows Phoenix is hot as hell in the summer! The summer months are cooled by monsoon like rains, which help make those few months more bearable. During the spring, fall and winter, Arizona is the perfect climate for any outdoor activity.

  • Cost of living

-The 2022 average annual cost to live in Arizona is $35,264

-This figure puts AZ in the top half of the most affordable states in which to live

  • Jobs

-Job demand in Arizona today is at a feverish pitch

-The state is most in need of construction workers, medical professionals and anyone with tech expertise

  • Weather

-The average median temperature between October 1st and May 31st is 81 degrees

-People who are looking to escape the summer heat, tend to return in mid-November

Arizona has also become one of the top states in population growth in the past year. Phoenix was the fastest-growing city in the U.S. between 2010 and 2020 as it added 163,000 more residents, according to data released in August by the Census Bureau. Growth across the Phoenix metro area drove up Maricopa County’s population by 15.8%.  According to a study conducted by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia, Arizona’s population is projected to expand by 26.1% between 2020 and 2040 – an increase of 1,897,585 people. By 2030, Arizona is expected to reach a total population of 8,284,681 people.

Arizona is an excellent choice for business and personal relocation. It’s a safe and family friendly state. Based on all the reasons above, it’s no surprise why so many people are choosing to call Arizona home!

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