It is very easy to see why Phoenix and its suburbs continue to make the top of the best places to move to list year after year. With roughly 300 days of sunshine each year and 9 months of perfect weather (only 3 are a bit warm), young and old alike, especially the snowbirds flock to Phoenix to enjoy the great city. There are so many amenities, activities and things to see in the Valley that no matter if you are from Arizona or Canada, you’ll absolutely love the Phoenix area.

Here are some of the very best things you can expect when deciding to move to Phoenix from Canada:

World-class Shopping– thanks to the number of affluent visitors that visit Phoenix and Scottsdale each year; there are seemingly endless shopping opportunities that cater to every budget. Various malls, unique boutiques, and familiar stores can be found throughout the Valley.

Food- considered by many to be one of the most culinary-diverse cities in the country, you can find any food you crave. From 5-star steakhouses to mind-blowing food trucks and everything you can imagine in-between, the food scene in Phoenix is truly remarkable.

Incredible Hiking in Every Direction– no matter where you are in the city, you are never more than a short drive in any direction from some breathtaking hiking trails. Phoenix is nestled in an actual valley, which means that mountains can be seen in every direction. No matter your skill level, multiple hikes and outdoor activities can be done

Friendly People– unlike the stigma that surrounds the East Coast, the people of Phoenix are extremely friendly and easy going. Let’s face it when the sun shines over 300 days a year, it’s hard to be anything but happy. Not to mention it can be super easy to find fellow Canadians here, especially in the winter time.

Great Schools– from public to charter schools, Phoenix has a great education system and that is an important factor for families. With a seemingly countless number of school choices, you can be sure to find the perfect fit for your family.

Coyotes – we have a team from the main four major professional sports leagues right here in our city. Coyote hockey is getting more and more popular, so you can go see your favorite team take on the Coyotes.

Perfect Weather all Year-round– you don’t have to worry about shoveling your driveway because the weather is great throughout the year. If you do end up missing the snow, Flagstaff is just a short drive north. You can trade your winter parka and boots for sandals and tank tops because the sun shines nearly every day. A Phoenix “winter” will be a walk in the park for you coming down from the “Great White North.”

Golfing and More– with over 200 of golf courses, horse/ORV trails, hiking, biking, fishing, boating and much more can be done year-round throughout the valley.

Location– just a short drive and you can make it to Las Vegas, San Diego, Los Angeles, Albuquerque and Rocky Point, Mexico if you ever need a change of scenery.

Real Estate– tying into the cost of living, the real estate market is on the rise and now is the time to look for your new home for sale in Phoenix. With home values expected to grow over the next year or two, you can’t afford to wait any longer.

Let Jeff Barchi help you find and buy the home of your dreams. With over 17 years of experience, Jeff has served the residents of Phoenix, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley and has provided unmatched client satisfaction. To begin your search today for homes for sale in Phoenix, give Jeff a call: (602) 833-7085