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Small town life in Arizona

movingmanNot everyone wants to relocate to a big city, so why not consider one of the smaller towns on offer? The town of Wickenburg is not far from Phoenix, offering an easy commute and a much quieter, laid-back life.

While the population of Wickenburg has grown over the last 15 years, it is still less than 9,000 people – ideal if you want to live somewhere where the neighbors all seem to know each other. The average cost of a home is just under $185,000. This is higher than some cities and you need to be aware that house prices here are on the rise, with an average increase of 18.6% over the last year. Those who want to relocate to Arizona need to move quickly if they want to buy before prices get too high.

Small town life does not always mean that you can live on a small budget. The cost of living here is slightly higher than the national average but not as high as in some of the cities; therefore, those who have a little extra to spend on a monthly basis could be quite happy to live here. For schools there is a low spend per student but also a fairly low student-teacher ratio.

Moving to Arizona also means that you need to know about job prospects. The unemployment rate in Wickenburg is lower than the national average and the number of jobs here has increased over the last year. With the forecast for the future good for the jobs market, moving here means that you are likely to be able to find work that suits you.

 

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