I personally moved from Chicago, and I love it here.
Residential Real Estate Professional / Prestige Realty
Bianca Bennett / 602-570-7898
If your answer is yes, maybe Scottsdale is for you.
I myself am a transplant from Detroit. I know how cold the winters are and how humid the summers can be! I love Arizona, been here since September of 1995. The heat can get to you at times BUT the winters are short and not so cold. If you find a place with a pool, then you should e set for the rest of the seasons.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Best of luck to you!
Envoy Mortgage, Ltd.
NMLS# 947738 / AZ# 0921717
If you like warmer weather, I think Scottsdale may be an awesome place for you!
If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to contact me.
I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Realty ONE Group
West USA Realty
While I'm sure that there are plenty of opportunities in AZ they are going to pale in comparison to what you'll find here in Michigan. The Great Lakes and their contributing watersheds are the single best freshwater fishery in the world and the Au Sable river is among the Top 5 trout streams in North America. In fact, the steelhead fishing here in Michigan is so good that people go out in hyper-cold temperatures to pull a few out of the river on the west side of the state. See video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te1YpuPtztU
Grouse hunting, duck hunting, and of course deer hunting are all to be found here in steady supply.
I've thought about moving my family to Florida where it's warmer but when I think about what I'd be leaving behind where life experiences that I'll share with my kids and grandkids, I soon remove the idea from my mind. When they bury me it will be in a Veteran's cemetary and I'm going to request that they tow my casket there in a fishing boat kind of like they did for this guy here: http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/free/20140116pennsylvania-o
I am forever - Pure Michigan
Scottsdale is one of the best run cities in the nation. Lots of sunshine, golf, shopping and culture. I moved from the East Coast and do not regret the move to the Valley of the Sun. I would like the opportunity to share with you more information regarding Scottsdale and other Phoenix metro areas.
Please contact me should you be interested.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Would welcome the opportunity to help you or provide more insight!
Anne & Joe
The Putt for Par Team
Arizona Premier Realty
As an "escapee" from the cold northeastern part of our country I have to say an unqualified "yes". I came here in 1978 and have never looked back except to chuckle! I have lived in an loved Scottsdale ever since!
Scottsdale offers a variety of housing options from moderately priced condos to the classic upscale mega mansions and everything in between!
If you want the real scoop I'm here.
Realty One Group
If you have the resources to move, then by all means, YES.
You just need to get used to the summers and there are many options for you here, whether you decide to rent or purchase a house in or near the 85257 zip code.
When you do decide to move in Scottsdale, let me be the first to welcome you in Arizona!
Have a great day.
Long Realty The FOX Group
You can't help but feel better living here, and that to me is reason enough to consider making the move. I would suggest a visit, in which I would be happy to give you a tour and show you what you could expect to get for your money and we could sit down and discuss the pros of moving here.
I hope to hear from you!
The "ENERGIZED" Realtor
One thing people coming from out of state should keep in mind is that the Phoenix/Scottsdale area is the first metropolitan area in the country to come through the foreclosure crisis. The Phoenix area experienced the highest price increases in the country inn 2012-2013 because our prices dropped so severely during the foreclosure/short-sale world of 2008-2011... statistics show increases of as much as 32 percent during 2012-2013.
I say this because out-of-staters who think they are going to find the bargain of the century in Scottsdale or Phoenix real estate need to know that they're a year or two behind the curve and that most of the bargain-seekers have moved on to other states where the foreclosure mess is still in effect.
There's a reason why so many people are moving from the Midwest and Canada to Scottsdale, or who buy a second home here. The lifestyle here is unbeatable -- minimal inclement weather, continued growth, good educational opportunities, and major businesses are continuing to move to the Valley of the Sun.
Detroit and Scottsdale are apples and oranges -- a city recovering from near-bankruptcy versus an upscale suburb, slumped real estate prices versus recovered real estate prices. If you think Scottsdale is the place for you, I would be happy to help you.
Realtor & Associate Broker
Maricopa County Real Estate Special Commissioner
HomeSmart Elite Realty
Feel free to call and discuss in more detail, as well as search the the entire MLS of the most up to date data on my site: http://www.judyblakerealestate.com.
Glad to assist.