Moving to Arizona?
Arizona, while primarily known as the home of the Grand Canyon, one of the most awe-inspiring
and breathtaking landscapes in all of America, is covered with about 3,928 mountain peaks and summits in total. Arizona
has a total of about 26 peaks which are more than 10,000 feet in elevation.
Arizona alone has 90 wilderness
areas, while the Midwest only has 50. Arizona is the 6th largest state in the nation in regards to land size and the
largest solar telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory is located in Arizona. Among all the states in the U.S, Arizona
has the largest percentage of land designated as Indian lands.
If you’re moving to Arizona, there are a lot
of things you’re going to need to know. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place.
Things to Know When Moving to Arizona
The climate of Arizona is quite varied, and the weather is popularly categorized as hot and dry. Central Arizonans
are basking in the mild weather with cool breezes in January, southern Arizonans will be sunbathing in the summer,
and the North Arizonans might slip on sweaters and enjoy the crisp night air. A visitor to Arizona will find
beautiful weather throughout the year, no matter what time it is. (Helpful Link: Arizona Weather)
Registering your Car:
Upon moving to the state of Arizona, you are only required by law to update two things
as a new resident of the state: your driver’s license and your registration. You can take care of both at any
state MDV location. You are also required to have insurance for your vehicle when you register your car in Arizona.
(Helpful Link: Arizona DMV)
Obtaining a Arizona Driver's License:
As with the registration, your driver’s license from another state
can be transferred to an Arizona driver’s license rather simply at any MDV location in Arizona, provided you
have the proper insurance and registration for your vehicle.
As of 2011, Arizona was ranked 31st out of 50 states in violent crime, with a total of less than 35 violent crimes for every 100,000 people in the state.
The economy of Arizona is generated mostly through the service industries. Tourism also plays a significant
role in provides the state’s income and revenue. About 47% of the agricultural production of Arizona is in livestock
and 53% is in crops. The most important mined product of Arizona is copper. The community, personal and business sectors
generate more revenue than any other sectors. Arizona’s finance, insurance and real estate industries rank second in
the service sector. Real estate plays one of the most important roles in the state’s economical landscape.
As of early 2012, the state of Arizona had an unemployment rate of 8.6 percent, which is only a few percentage points
higher than the national average. (Helpful Link: Department of Labor)
The median household income in the state of Arizona is $47,093, while the average per capita income
for the state is $26,838.
Moving and Storage
If you are looking for a moving company or storage facility to help you with anything,
you should check to make sure the company is registered with the United States Department of Transportation or
with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. (Helpful Link: Arizona State Moving Resource Page)
The average listing price for homes in Arizona is $305,799, while the median sales price is just
over $248,229. The Arizona Association of Realtors
is the official real estate resource for the state of Arizona.
Major landmarks and attractions
Titan Missile Museum; Grand Canyon; SkyWalk; London Bridge; Casa Grande Ruins;
Hi Jolly Tombstone Monument; Joshua Tree; Lake Mead (Helpful Link: Top Tourist Attractions in Arizona)
Largest Cities: Phoenix,Tucson,Mesa,Chandler,Flagstaff,Tempe,Glendale,Scottsdale,Peoria,Yuma
The education In Arizona has come forth with a mission ensuring every child has access to excellent education. The
Arizona Department of Education provides students with a uniform public school system, including kindergarten
schools, common schools, high schools and normal schools. The department of education in Arizona has over 2,200
public schools, 60,000 certified teachers and over 1,000,000 students. In addition to the vast public school
system enjoyed by the elementary, middle and high school students of Arizona, there are a several excellent institutions
of higher learning within the state including the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and Northern
Arizona University. (Helpful Link:
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Tucson International Airport
Yuma International Airport
Flagstaff Pulliam Airport
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport