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Denise van den Bossche

Associate Broker, Realtor & Team Leader (602) 980-0737

Denise van den Bossche

Associate Broker, Realtor & Team Leader

Realty Executives Phoenix


Why You Should Live in Phoenix Scottsdale Metropolitan

(Published on - 1/28/2024 2:14:00 PM)

Why choose to reside in the Metro Phoenix Valley of the Sun?

In today's diverse housing landscape, Maricopa County (The Phoenix-Scottsdale Valley of the Sun) stands out as a premier option. It offers a desirable lifestyle without the hefty price tag seen in similar-sized metropolitan areas, and with the added benefit of experiencing sunshine 360 days a year, minimizing weather-related disruptions.


Young & Vibrant with Skilled Work Force

Over the past four decades, the demographics and workforce dynamics have undergone significant transformations. Currently, 70% of residents fall within their most productive years, and the Valley has become a hub for skilled workers, higher wages, and increased income levels. This shift has injected a youthful vibrancy, with the Arizona Commerce Authority projecting a remarkable 20% growth in technology jobs by 2030, positioning Arizona among the nation's fastest-growing states in this sector.


In comparison to other warm-state alternatives, Arizona stands out as a youthful and dynamic choice. For instance, Florida anticipates a substantial increase in its population of residents aged 65 and older, nearly double that of Arizona by 2030.


Here is Tom's Thumb Hiking Trail near Lost Canyon and Silverleaf taken last week


Stable Weather and Infrastructure

Arizona boasts high rankings in infrastructure and low susceptibility to natural disasters, resulting in a more affordable cost of living and conducting business. The state has a minimal history of natural disasters or infrastructure failures, providing homeowners with the assurance of a stable living environment. This translates to lower insurance premiums and some of the country's lowest property taxes, enabling residents to enjoy superior homes for comparable payments.


Activities and Events

Maricopa County's allure extends beyond its exceptional weather and stunning landscapes, receiving national attention as a vibrant and diverse destination.

In the realm of sports, Arizona stands out with its professional teams and serves as a hub for major events. From Spring Training (for over 20 baseball teams) and College Championship Sports to the renowned annual Fiesta Bowl and the "PGA Phoenix People's Open," the area hosts a dynamic array of athletic spectacles. Additionally, Barrett-Jackson and other well-known Collector Car Auctions draw enthusiasts from far and wide. Arabian and other Equestrian events held here enjoy global recognition.

The cultural scene in Arizona is equally compelling. As the 5th largest metropolitan area in the country, the state regularly hosts major events, ranging from the grandeur of the Super Bowl to large conventions. Its appeal extends to entertainment, attracting worldwide performers and speakers.

Scottsdale alone boasts over 200 year-round golf courses, establishing itself as a golfer's paradise. Old Town Scottsdale has emerged as a premier destination, particularly for bachelorette parties, creating a lively and celebratory atmosphere. Nearby Tempe, housing Arizona State University, contributes to the youthful vibrancy of the region. Scottsdale further enhances its appeal with exceptional shopping venues, making it a retail haven. The culinary community views the Valley as a melting pot, providing an ideal environment for experimenting with and establishing new restaurant concepts.

Beyond sports, entertainment, and shopping, Arizona's hotel and resort industry consistently ranks among the world's best. The spa industry adds to the state's allure, making it a top destination for relaxation and rejuvenation.

In essence, Phoenix Metro offers a multifaceted experience, blending sports, entertainment, culture, and recreation. Whether you're a sports enthusiast, a partygoer, or someone seeking a culinary adventure, Arizona's diverse offerings make it a destination that truly has something for everyone.


Wellness, Outdoor Enthusiasts

In the realm of health and fitness, Arizona's commitment to well-being is evident. Scottsdale, aspiring to become a "Blue Zone," offers a plethora of outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, horse riding, boating, and even snow skiing just a few hours away.


Lower Cost of Living

When it comes to the cost of living, Arizona shines as an affordable option. With living costs approximately 17% below the national average and rental rates potentially 60% lower than comparable cities, the state provides a favorable financial environment. Lighter traffic, lower gas prices, and a business-friendly tax climate further contribute to Arizona's appeal as a destination for both residents and businesses.


Central Location

Strategically located, Arizona provides residents with the option to escape the summer heat by exploring nearby pine-covered landscapes, the serene west coast, or cooler destinations in neighboring states like Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico.



In conclusion, residing in the Metro Phoenix Valley of the Sun offers a blend of economic prosperity, recreational diversity, and a high quality of life. That's why I chose it 40 years ago, and why I still think it is the greatest place in the world to live. Call me, I'd love to give you a tour of our diverse Valley. Denise van den Bossche, named #1 Top Solo Production in Maricopa County for Realty Executives International 2022, and #2 Worldwide. Learn more at or call 602-980-0737.



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