Moving from Boston, MA to Phoenix, AZ

Moving from Boston, MA to Phoenix, AZ

Moving from the “Capital of New England” to the southwest corner of Arizona? Phoenix is the largest city in Arizona with a population of more than 1.4 million! Phoenix is the capital of Arizona and it is the anchor of the Phoenix Metropolitan area with a population of 4.2 million. If you feel like seeing more of Arizona, Phoenix is within close proximity to several other Arizona cities, including Glendale and Scottsdale. Phoenix is an excellent place to work and raise a family,

What you can expect from a move from Boston to Phoenix

If you’re driving from Boston to Phoenix in your personal vehicle, you’ll be traveling about 2,647 miles and spending almost two days on the road. There are plenty of beautiful places to stop at on your way to Phoenix: Albany, NY, Buffalo, NY, Cleveland, OH, Dayton, OH, Springfield, MO, Amarillo, TX and Albuquerque, NM.

The weather in Phoenix

You’re in for a change of weather with your move to Phoenix. You’ll get extremely hot summers and warm winters, which is typical of Phoenix’s subtropical desert climate. Boston typically averages low 80s for summer while Phoenix averages upper 90s and low 100s. You can expect to enjoy sunny days nearly 85 percent of the year in Phoenix, so sunglasses are a must! Winter temperatures range from mid-60s to 70s.

Getting around in Phoenix

Valley Metro runs a public transit system to get you around town quickly. They offer train service, buses, and a ride-share program. Phoenix is also bike friendly and has ranked 33rd out of the top 50 most walk-able cities in the United States.

Getting an education

The Phoenix Public School District has 30 school districts. Your kids’ district will be determined by your new home’s location. The city is also fortunate to have several colleges in the area for your continued education: Arizona State University, ASU Downtown Phoenix, University of Arizona College of Medicine, and Northern Arizona University.

Dining & Entertainment in Phoenix

Portland’s Restaurant & Wine Bar is just one of the local favorites you’ll certainly want to try out after your move. Local reviewers would also recommend CIBO and Kincaid’s Restaurant. Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona Capitol Museum, and The Arizona Science Center are ready for you to explore when you get everything moved in.

Welcome to Phoenix, a.k.a “The Valley”!

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