I lived in Phoenix for 10 years. I moved to Missouri in 2021 so this can be a latest expertise:
professionals: -lots of occasions/issues to do each in Phoenix and the encompassing cities. in case you are into music there are at all times tons of excellent live shows of each style.
-amazing eating places for actually any delicacies you possibly can think about. a number of individuals have talked about Mexican eating places and that’s true however the number of ethnic cuisines is insane. wanna attempt Ethiopian? Peruvian? Filipino? polish? there are wonderful advantageous eating eating places and tremendous inexpensive native spots. I’ve lived everywhere in the nation, 13 states and Arizona has the most effective restaurant scene palms down.
-winter is unbelievable. I hate snowy Winters a lot. not halving to scrape ice, heat the automobile for 20 min, look ahead to plows, shovel, and many others is so good. your physique undoubtedly acclimated after a pair years. my first few years in AZ, I used to be in shorts in January. im not significantly affected by warmth so the summers weren’t as dangerous for me as some on this thread. to be truthful, when it’s nonetheless over 100 levels in October, it will get previous and over the yr I swear summer season obtained longer and longer however if you happen to work indoors and have some indoor hobbies, it’s advantageous. or if you happen to can journey in the summertime.
-close proximity to chill locations to go to. tremendous low cost, brief flights to Cali or Vegas, fast drives to Sedona, Tucson, Jerome or southern Utah.
-if you will have youngsters, the varsity system is trash. their group Faculty community is definitely actually good although.
-if you will have extreme allergic reactions or are warmth delicate, you can be depressing yr spherical from both one or the opposite or each.
-traffic/drivers are terrible. each state thinks they’ve the worst drivers however please imagine me. I’ve pushed on the shittiest roads within the greatest cities and Arizona is by itself stage. one of many BEST elements of transferring for me has been this variation.
-none of the cities within the valley can sustain with the sheer inflow of individuals. site visitors is even worse one way or the other, hire has sky rocketed.ypur ideas on dwelling pricing will rely upon the place you might be coming from. housing costs have doubled or extra since we purchased our home in 2017.
-the politics are fairly contentious proper now. one can find like-minded teams regardless of which method you lean however there’s a ton of vitriol on the floor stage
All in all, I believe there’s a lot to like about Arizona. for me, it became a “nice to go to however wouldn’t wanna stay there” sort of place. there’s a lot I miss about it however extra that I don’t miss. and a whole lot of it’ll be subjective, after all. I didn’t notice how a lot I missed seeing 4 seasons, inexperienced issues, homes that didn’t look precisely the identical all jammed collectively. I’ve lived tons of locations from main cities to rural backwoods and I’d nonetheless name Phoenix prime 3 for me, primarily based on issues I like.
I’m completely satisfied to reply any questions you will have btw!