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10 Surprising Things You May Not Expect When Moving To Arizona

Thinking of moving to Arizona in the future? While we aren’t particularly well-known for welcoming newcomers with open arms—we do, after all, have an unofficial motto of “welcome to Arizona, now go home”—we do owe a huge part of our state’s growth to people moving here from other states and countries. In fact, I know from reading the comments that half of Only In Arizona’s readers are originally from other states!

So, if you’re thinking of moving to Arizona, there are a few things you should keep in mind.

Is there anything you would add to this list? What surprised you when you first moved to Arizona? Let us know your thoughts in comments section below!

Monica Spencer
Monica is a Diné freelance writer and the Arizona staff writer for Only In Your State. In addition to writing, she also enjoys taking photos, running, and weaving. She currently lives in Phoenix with her boyfriend and their herd of cats.