Hello! Thank you for stopping by! Arizona! Why move to Arizona? Great question! Let me first tell you I am from Wyoming. I have lived in Maryland, Pittsburgh, and Washington, DC. First I love the East Coast, but the winters are brutal. You suffer through the hot humid summer to be hit with the super cold frigid air of winter. My fingers get cold just typing about it. My electric bill was high in the summer for the AC and high in the winter for the heater. I hated it! I really couldn’t drive anywhere to escape the cold either. Where would I go to? Buffalo New York? Ha!
I moved to Arizona after dealing with the East Coast winters expecting to hate the summers, run from scorpions and get bit by a snake. That is what everyone believes Arizona to be. I have to tell you its quite opposite! My first time driving down here I was met by Flagstaff. A beautiful small town about 3 hours north of Phoenix. It was summer and the temperature was about 80 degrees. I loved it!
As I continued driving I ran into Sedona. The most beautiful place I have ever seen. You come up on red rock, lots of small town shops and meditation places all over. This is the hippie location for Arizona. Once you have seen this place you fall in love instantly. Pictures don’t do it justice.As I continued my trek down south I got to Phoenix. I was expecting desert landscape, cactus and scorpions everywhere. Instead I got dairy farms, pastures and cotton fields. It reminded me a lot of Wyoming. My first summer was hot, but I didn’t stay outside all day long, I was in my air conditioned car and my air conditioned job. So the heat never bothered me that much. My electric bill in the summer is around $200.00 a month and in the winter $60.00 a month. The winter months are amazing! We never see snow in Phoenix but can get a snow fix up in Flagstaff along with all the skiing and snowboarding your heart desires. I saw my first scorpion 7 years after moving here. If you notice what it is, they are something you avoid just like any other spider or animal you may see where you live. They do not kill people, but the sting is not fun, so I have heard. I love Arizona for many reasons. You can get to Vegas in 6 hours, Rock Point Mexico in 5 hours, San Diego in 6 and LA in 6.5. I am a Realtor here in the Valley and love it. If you are looking for purchase or possibly move here I can answer any questions you may have.
Thank you for reading. Enjoy the last photos of Phoenix and call me!