5 Reasons People are Moving to Scottsdale – In recent years there has been a growing trend to move to smaller communities over large US cities. The affordability, safety, and opportunities presented in smaller cities and towns is increasingly appealing. Scottsdale, Arizona is one of the locations seeing major growth, drawing people from all walks of life, including young professionals, retirees, and young families.
Why are people moving to Scottsdale?
Scottsdale’s cost of living is lower than every major city in America. While the median home price in Scottsdale is about double the national average, it is still far more affordable than Los Angeles, Chicago, or New York, or any of the other major US cities from which many people are coming to Scottsdale. Affordability is relative to what you’re accustomed to now, but if you’re moving from a large city you are likely to find Scottsdale to be far more affordable than your current situation.
Scottsdale is safe and clean, with very low crime rates and a visible cleanliness to the city. Many visitors comment on how well maintained and beautiful Scottsdale is, with little to no litter or graffiti, beautiful landscaping everywhere you go, and well-managed sidewalks and roads. Scottsdale has the ambience many people want while raising a family. The infrastructure of Scottsdale is held to a high standard and it shows.
For multiple years in a row, Scottsdale has been named one of the best cities in the nation to find a job. If you’re looking to relocate and aren’t lucky enough to have a remote job you can bring with you, you’ll likely be able to find new employment in the rapidly growing Scottsdale area.
Scottsdale has excellent schools and many family-friendly attractions. Many neighborhoods have bike paths and well-maintained common areas. There are also plenty of ways to stay entertained as a family, like OdySea Aquarium, Butterfly Wonderland, McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. Sports courts and extracurricular activities are plentiful, and you’ll find a long list of excellent, family-friendly restaurants, too.
It’s no secret that Arizona boasts some of the mildest weather in the nation. Scottsdale has an average of 330 sunny days per year, with pools open year-round and outdoor activities every month of the year. Anyone who loves to golf, hike, bike, or generally be active outside will enjoy the warmth and sunshine of Scottsdale. While the summers mean weeks of triple-digit temps, many people find the dry heat to be much more bearable than a humid heat; pools and central air conditioning are also so common, you’ll have plenty of ways to cool off in the summer months.
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