There are plenty of reasons to consider living in Arizona. While living in Arizona, you will get to experience natural beauty, great weather, and plenty of entertainment. You will have access to numerous recreational activities, be able to live in a modern metropolis like Phoenix, or enjoy a mountainous way of life by settling in Flagstaff. Phoenix real estate isn’t that expensive. Many families are moving to Phoenix and renting for the first year. Below are some things to expect when owning in Phoenix. 

Year-round remodeling

Living in other parts of the country, like the east coast, home renovations experience many setbacks due to weather. However, In Phoenix – there is no bad time to start renovations or remodel. The cooperative weather year-round is the perfect opportunity for contractors to work year-round. 

Direction Home Is Facing

The direction a home faces is something buyers want to know. There are days it may be comfortable to open windows to allow fresh air to flow through your home, so knowing wind flow patterns in the area where you intend to buy property. If you are building a home, all the better. You can angle the direction your home is situated on your property to allow for sufficient airflow on those cooler days. Typically a south-facing home gets sun for most of the day, especially at the front of the house, and is therefore usually brighter and warmer. A north-facing home gets sun at the back of the house and is typically darker and naturally cooler than a south-facing one. 

No cold water

Interesting fact –  tap water only gets as cool as it is outside. Since the weather rarely gets cold enough to freeze anything in Phoenix, the pipes aren’t buried very deep in the ground. You may have hot water coming out of the cold tap all summer long that is actually hotter than the hot tap. 

Dust storms

Remember, Arizona is a desert. The high winds can produce dangerous dust walls called ‘haboobs.’ Haboobs reduce visibility to zero when they roll through. Additionally, the dust in a Phoenix dust storm tends to produce very small grains of sand. That means if you’re outside, some of it will end up in your lungs. 

 

Neighborhoods

Some of the best neighborhoods in Phoenix are located downtown. Restaurants, art galleries, shops, and businesses have moved in, spurring a series of new developments, ranging from apartment complexes to new hotels and high-rises.