If you are realizing that the home prices outside Phoenix pale in comparison to the prices in the city, then Maricopa AZ might very well be the destination for you. Just a short commute to Phoenix, Maricopa serves as the perfect location for commuters who need to work in the Phoenix metro area but would prefer a small town living experience.
Small Town Feel
Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and this especially true when you are coming home from a long day at work. There is a pleasure in coming home and not being surrounded by buildings, but in an inviting neighborhood. Living where you know your neighbors, and they take an interest in you and your life; the friendliness alone serves as reason enough to consider making Maricopa your home.
Housing is Cheap
House prices are cheap in Maricopa – a 2200 square foot home can be purchased for just $227,000, much cheaper than the surrounding areas. Before you make a purchase of this size, it makes sense to find some short-term living, and there are a lot of apartments with affordable rent prices and short-term leasing. If this is the route you opt for, it might be smart to get a self-storage unit to make the transition a bit more gradual. This is more important if you find yourself moving with a family. This will help ease the move as you settle into your new home.
Despite the small-town feel, Maricopa is going through a lot of growth; much of this growth is because a lot of people are finding that Phoenix and Chandler suburbs are getting more expensive and finding the little area a bit more inviting. Because of this there are new things to do almost every week; so, if trying out new restaurants or activities before anyone else is how you like to spend your time, Maricopa is the perfect place for you.
Loads of Activities for All Ages
Moving with a family, and need things to do together? There are plenty of activities for your family to do, ranging from trips to Pacana park – home to a soccer field, football field, tennis courts, and covered playground – a 22-acre park to the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center. There are plenty of family friendly activities, but if you’re in the mood for something a bit more adult, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino is just down the road on the reservation. The casino features fine dining options, holds concerts and other entertainment, and of course, gambling. The range of activities available is truly a wonder in a small-town.
Maricopa makes a great home for families and serves as a good location if you need to commute to Chandler or Phoenix. Living here is a bit slower, more in line with small-town living, but it offers plenty of activities to keep busy. Maricopa is the perfect home for young professionals looking to start a family and they will be in good company when they get there. Because sometimes you just want to go where everybody knows your name.