Job-Friendly Phoenix Ranks as a Top Moving Destination
Phoenix recently claimed the title of America’s fifth-largest city. This growth is bolstered by Phoenix’s booming job market. In WalletHub’s 2018 report on the best places to find a job, the Phoenix metro area took four of the top five spots. Chandler, AZ, which ranked first, is home to Intel’s headquarters. The concentration of the nation’s best job markets helped make Phoenix the 15th most moved-to destination in 2017 — according to Updater’s annual moving destinations report that ranks the top 15 most moved-to destinations in the U.S.
These aggregated moving trends were determined by analyzing 1,000,0000 anonymous household moves, that took place between Jan. 1 and Oct. 1, 2017.
Renters in Phoenix also have reason to rejoice. According to WalletHub, Phoenix suburbs dominated the best places to rent in America. Based on factors such as rental market and affordability, Phoenix suburbs swept the first four spots on the list — Scottsdale and Peoria ranking as the top two.
The Phoenix metro area has a population of over 4.5 million, with a median home price of $270,000 and an average household income of $58K.
RE/MAX Signature owner and designated broker, Christy Walker, had this to say about the city:
Many people are drawn to Phoenix for the vibrant desert sunsets, scenic golfing, and taking in the creative cuisine and art scenes. However, they relocate here to enjoy much more than a taste of the Sonoran Desert lifestyle. Phoenix truly offers a dynamic and varied employment base, low taxes, great hospitality, and a diversity of people. And when we can't beat the heat, Phoenicians take day trips to lounge on a beach, ski on the slopes, view the Grand Canyon, or explore historic sites within a few hours drive.
Here are a few more stats for why Phoenix is one the top moving destinations in the nation.
The Phoenix metro area boasts:
- South Mountain Park, the nation's largest city park at 16,500 acres and more than 50 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails.
- Some of the most days of sunshine. Being in the Sonoran Desert, Phoenix basks in sunshine almost 300 days a year.
- More than 185 golf courses.
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