I grew up being a Phoenician and have never really considered leaving. Our entire family resides in AZ and the weather isn’t as bad as people make it out to be. Yes, the summers are HOT, but that’s why AC was invented, right?!
Here are a few reasons why I love living in Arizona
1. The views are breathtaking.
Not only are you surrounded by miles and miles of rich desert landscape but, there are amazing mountains and peaks surrounding all of Arizona. No matter where you go in AZ, you will have a view!
2. The Weather!
Yes, June – September can be pretty brutal with temperatures reaching 115 degrees! But the great part about bad weather means you need to find other activities to stay comfortable. Just like in the mid west when it snows, we too have to find other ways to beat the heat! Going to a movie, swimming in the pool, and believe it or not we do have ice skating rinks. But the best part about the weather in Arizona is during the FALL! It’s a perfect crisp 60 degrees and 80 at the highest up until April or May. PERFECTION!
The commute around the city has been planned with excellence. With some many freeways available and so many of them connecting to one another, getting around this larger city is a piece of cake. This means that traffic isn’t as bad as some places like LA or Chicago
(not to say we don’t have traffic).
Overall, the price you pay for a home in AZ is pretty cheap compared to other placed around the US. Our real estate is priced appropriately to the city you want to live in. Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Peoria are priced on a higher end scale due to demand, location and overall desired living.
5. Sunrise and Sunset
We have some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Even Forrest Gump made 3 different appearances in his film due to the beautiful nature of Arizona! Check out the clip here!
6. The Grand Canyon… need I say more?
We have some really amazing places you can visit in Arizona.
If you are looking for cold weather with snow, we got it.
If you are looking for a tale gate weekend at an NFL game, we got it.
If you are looking for a great aquarium, waterpark or theme park, we got it.
If you are looking for the best Mexican, Italian or French foods, we got it.
If you are looking for sand dunes and off road racing, we got it.
If you are looking for haunted hotels or spooky towns, we got it.
If you are looking for a relaxing day in a botanical garden, we got it.
If you are looking for a weekend on the lake, we got it.
If you are looking to hike some of the most beautiful places, we got it.
If you are looking to escape the freezing col and enjoy the sun, we got it.
Comment and let me know where you live and why you love living there!
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I'm Kristyn from sunny Peoria, Arizona. I'm married to my amazing husband Jeremy, a mother to our incredible boys Benjamin and Bowen. I love inspiring and empowering others to see their true beauty and fight against the stigmas that society has created about beauty.