For many years, people have been flocking to sunny Maricopa County, Arizona, to enjoy the favorable desert climate, as well as the abundance of economic and lifestyle opportunities. With an estimated population of 4.1 million residents, Maricopa is easily the most populous county in Arizona, as well as the fourth most populous in the entire nation. While the county seat of Phoenix is the largest and most well-known city in Maricopa, it also includes thriving communities such as Chandler, Buckeye, Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale and Glendale, to name a few.
In this post we will take a look at some of the things you should know if you are considering moving to Maricopa County.
Many people from the Northeast and other colder regions will find the Maricopa County climate to be a most welcome change. While the region is known for its extreme heat in the summer – the average high temperature in July is a scorching 108 F – the winters are mild. You won’t have to worry about shoveling snow! Plus, the breathtaking desert landscapes that can be found throughout much of the county are a sight to behold.
If you are thinking of moving to Phoenix, Mesa or virtually any other Maricopa County city for the economic opportunity, you likely will not be disappointed. The county and pretty much all of Arizona has been experiencing an economic boom in recent years, which makes gainful employment relatively easy to find. Wages are also high in the area – as an example, according to Career Bliss, software developers working at the General Motors facility in Chandler earn about 16 percent more than their counterparts at other GM plants in the U.S. The continued influx of retirees also creates job opportunities in the health care and food service sectors.
If you are hoping to purchase a home in Maricopa County, Zillow.com reports that the median home value in the county as of August 2016 was $227,200, compared to $187,000 for the rest of the U.S. Zillow also indicates that home values have increased by about 8 percent in the past year, while predicting an increase of approximately 3.9 percent over the coming year.
Will You Need a Security System for Home Protection?
While Maricopa County crime rates have been declining in recent years, the region is not immune from property crime. Installing an effective home security system is your best defense against the constant threat of burglary, theft, fire and vandalism. Titan Alarm Inc., widely regarded as the best security system provider in Arizona, is also the most reliable Maricopa County resource for a state-of-the-art home security system that will keep you and your family safe. We feature revolutionary home automation systems with advanced smart technology for simplified remote monitoring, video surveillance, energy management, access control and more.
Contact Titan Alarm Inc. to Learn More About Moving to Maricopa County
Contact us for more useful tips concerning moving to Maricopa County, Arizona – including the selection of the right security system for your home.
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Updated by Titan Alarm on November 5, 2018.