My family and I moved here the summer of 2009 from Ohio. Two of the biggest reasons we moved her was for the weather and more opportunities for our 3 daughters. We where instantly wowed by the beauty of the desert, and everything there is to do. In one day you could go to (Flagstaff or the White Mountains) in the morning to snow ski, and be back in the valley that evening to play around of golf. If your into hiking, we have the best trails to hike.
Thanksgiving dinner on the patio, New Year’s hikes up South Mountain what else could you ask for. Two thriving downtown’s and another awakening. Where weather was long the area’s main appeal- and remains a big seller – the attraction has broadened. There is a lifestyle for virtually everyone but diehard New Yorkers and their big-city brethren. Do you Llke sports? Phoenix fields a team in every major professional sport- you might spot Diamondbacks pitcher Randy Johnson at the Paradise Valley Blimpies, chatting with former D-back fan favorite Luis Gonzalez. There is also a rich college rivalry in Arizona State University vs. the University of Arizona and several national sporting events including the Fiesta Bowl, FBR Open and two NASCAR races.
Outdoor enthusiasts have a ring of mountains to choose from, not to mention the incomparable Grand Canyon a few hours away.
If your moving here for a job or just a new start in life, no metropolitan area can match Greater Phoenix’s job growth. Real-estate and service jobs reign supreme, but efforts to diversify have drawn a promising new cluster of biotech companies and research. You will hardly feel alone. Metropolitan Phoenix gets 100,000 newcomers every year, more than double the national average, so there is a lot of people looking to make new friends. “Where are you from?” is as common as “Where do you live?” Homesickness is not likely because friends and family are within easy reach.