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Moving from Chicago to Phoenix

Moving from Chicago to Phoenix

Moving from Chicago to Phoenix, all the way from Midwest to the Sonoran desert, is exciting!  Adventurous, and yet daring, as there are many aspects to consider in advance. Researching about Phoenix, checking out moving services, and budgeting on all related costs can take some time. In this article, we aim at giving you relevant information and pointing to the right questions to ask, to help you make the moving process more efficient and smooth.

Why do people move to Phoenix?

Phoenix is a charming place, with increasing popularity and job opportunities as people shy away from more crowded metropolitan areas. Tourism has traditionally been the primary employing industry – and for a good reason. Phoenix cherishes a beautiful nature composed of mountains, green parks, botanic gardens, and the contrasts of the desert view. Even those who are not outdoorsy will love visiting all these sites.

In addition to tourism, the financial and technology industries have also been flourishing in Phoenix. Major US banks, Amazon, and developing technology hubs are making the area a decent competitor to the Chicago job market.

This is reflected in increasing housing prices. Zillow’s home value index indicated an increase of 30% of property values from 2020 to 2021. Though this might be bad news for those seeking to buy a house in the near future, it still is a signal that Phoenix is growing.

Last, but not least, more than 300 days of sunshine a year come as a bonus for those who have had enough of Chicago’s cold winters. The warm weather gives more chances to explore the beautiful nature of Phoenix. Be aware of some very hot summer days, though, and of course of the dust storms.

How much does it cost to move from Chicago to Phoenix?

Moving costs depend on several factors related to the number of items that you are packing, the moving containers, the type of items, the time of the year, and sometimes even the difficulty in loading or unloading (e.g.. via elevator or stairs). Nevertheless, for the Chicago to Phoenix distance, the price range for a 2-3 bedroom apartment may vary from $2000 to $4500.

As you can see, the range is broad and there are some ways that you can get a lower quote. One way could be getting your own packing boxes. Moreover, you can also ask friends to help you pack and load the boxes in the truck. This will save many costs if you are on a strict budget.

What are some mistakes to avoid when moving to Phoenix?

Do not leave planning to the last minute.

Give yourself time to research and prepare a moving budget. This not only will help you to get better deals but will also give you flexibility and help you avoid surprises.

Ask your friends and colleagues for moving advice.

If you are in touch with friends, family, or future colleagues in Phoenix, consider reaching out to them to ask for advice. Online research can give a lot of hints, but after all, there is nothing like the advice of someone who knows you.

Check the requirements for car registration and Arizona driver’s license. You can also find other useful information about living in the city on the official Phoenix page.

Do not rely solely on public transportation. Coming from Chicago, you may be used to public transportation. However, in Phoenix, the rail network is very limited. This is why you should consider either bringing or buying a car in Phoenix, in order to better navigate the city and its surroundings.

How can I ship my car from Chicago to Phoenix?

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Considering the long drive from Chicago, shipping a car from Chicago to Phoenix is the best option.

While searching for auto shipping companies, some criteria to have in mind are reliability, experience, and transparency.

Your car will be essential as you get settled in Phoenix and you do not want any delays or damages. The type of carrier is also important and depends on the type of car you are shipping. For example, if you are shipping a luxury car, then an enclosed carrier may be the best fit as it would protect it from any dust and weather damage. If you are on a budget, then an open carrier could be the best option.

The carrier, service type, and quotes should be tailored to your particular situation.  So, when you communicate with the vehicle relocation agent, you should be as precise as possible regarding your destination and car model, in order to receive adequate service.

At Corsia Logistics, we thrive on transparency. We know how important your car is, and our logistics experts are ready to offer comprehensive advice and deliver the first-class service. Shipping your car with peace of mind is our goal, so do not hesitate to reach us at any time – call (818) 850-5258 or fill out our simple quote request form to get your free, no-obligation quote. We wish you a stress-free move!

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Corsia has been amazing. Their prices are really competitive but more importantly their customer service has been 5-Star. Elena followed up with me every step of the way, making sure there was no miscommunication between me & the driver. We are using them to ship a 2nd vehicle & would not hesitate to use them again!
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I have recently used Corsia for long time family car with sentimental value that was moved I have recently used Corsia for shipment of my vehicle from Oregon to Arizona by recommendation from other family member who also used Corsia in the past. I am very pleased on the service and the communication throughout shipment. Ken was my direct contact and kept me informed along the move The car was picked up and delivered as communicated. I did use a enclosed mover and the driver was also clean cut professional and treated car as his own. I would definitely recommend Corsia again with the experience I have had. Thank you. T
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Thanks, Corsia! Pickup was so clean, efficient, and wonderful -- my only recommendation is to make sure you schedule it during the day so you can fully review the car in the daylight. Drop off was equally wonderful, and the whole trip went down without a hitch (pun intended!). Seriously, Corsia delivered my Jeep from CT to California with no issues or bumps in the road!
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