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If you prefer sun over rain or snow, the Grand Canyon State promises you more than 300 sunny days a year. Although the Phoenix region, located in the Sonoran Desert, reaches triple digits in the summer months, milder temperatures prevail during the rest of the year.
In Phoenix, the largest city and the capital, the median price for a home runs close to $181,000 according to the online real estate site Zillow. Although the cost of living in Phoenix generally matches the national average, the U.S. Census data says the costs for housing and utilities (the fifth lowest water and sewer rates) fall below the national average. With these lower costs, you can take what you save and enjoy what the state has to offer.
Popular Arizona tourist destinations include the Grand Canyon, they city of Sedona, Hoover Dam and Scottsdale. Casinos, water parks, museums (especially the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix), galleries and cultural venues also aim to entertain visitors. Golfers can practice their swings on 300 different courses while sports enthusiasts have their choice between watching the Phoenix Suns basketball team (NBA), Arizona Cardinals football team (NFL), Phoenix Coyotes hockey team (NHL) or the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team (MLB).
More of hobby than a sport, car collectors, enthusiasts and car club members have found their niche in Arizona. Their cars rust less in the arid climate and they can attend popular auto auctions like Barrett-Jackson and Russo and Steele.
You might like to apply the money you save on taxes toward one of those collectible cars. Social Security income isn’t taxed and the Grand Canyon State doesn’t have state personal property tax. Prescription drugs aren’t taxed by the state, either. These benefits draw retirees to Arizona in droves. According to the Arizona Division of Aging and Adult Services, adults 60 years and older will make up 25 percent of the state’s population by 2020.
If you’re not retired yet, and looking for work, three large industries employ many of the state’s residents - manufacturing, mining and tourism. Food products, microchips and high-tech products for aerospace are all made here. Sixty percent of all the copper mined comes from Arizona and gold and silver are still mined here, too. With 37 million tourists visiting each year, tourism has become one of the states biggest industries.
When you drive to Four Corners, you can stand in four different states at the same time.
By: Michael Danzig