corsia logo

Moving to Phoenix, Arizona — the Valley of the Sun

Moving to Phoenix, Arizona — the Valley of the Sun

Why would you want to relocate to a city in the middle of a desert? Well not exactly in the middle. Phoenix, Arizona is located on the upper edge of the Sonoran Desert, but you get the idea.

Is it because you are moving from a cold region of the US and are already fed up with all the ice and snow? Is it because you love to indulge in authentic Mexican food.? (Raise your hand if you’re a taco lover!)

Or is it because you look forward to starting a new life in a vibrant city close to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon?

Only you know the answer to these questions. It truly depends on your specific reasons. What we can do for you is to try and guide you through some things you need to know before you move to Phoenix.

All you need to know about moving to Phoenix

You will never get lost

Isn’t it fun to get lost in a new city and discover hidden gems while at it? Well.. you won’t have that chance in Phoenix. Downtown Phoenix is one of the easiest cities to navigate in the US. Even if you are way too bad with directions, the streets are fixed in a way that you always know if you are heading north, west, south, or east.

Here’s a little tip if you want to get lost on purpose: don’t look for South Mountain. It’s a major orientation spoiler. And if you do need some help with getting around, once again, look for South Mountain. Easy.

Transplants are everywhere

You know that feeling when you move to a new city and you feel out of place? It won’t be the case once you move to the capital of Arizona. People from literally everywhere consider themselves lucky to call Phoenix home.

You can rest assured that you will find only a handful of native Phoenicians. The rest are from New York, Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Los Angeles, Florida… You name it!

In Phoenix, the feeling of belonging is guaranteed. Everyone you meet will be clear proof that you will soon fit right in, just like they did.

The other great thing about the city is that you won’t miss your local food as much. There are plenty of great restaurants that can offer your favorite food, whenever you crave it.

Own many pairs of jeans? No problem!

You see… Phoenix is not the place to wear fancy clothes year-round. If you have many pairs of jeans to pack, don’t feel guilty. The Valley of the Sun is the perfect place to wear them. You can pretty much wear them everywhere since Phoenix is one of the most informal cities in the nation.

Just don’t overdo it and wear pajamas everywhere. Who are we to judge though?

A desert love-hate relationship

Deserts are beautiful. Even if you hate them at the moment, our guess is that you will fall in love with them over time. Go see the Desert Botanical Garden and you’ll see what we are talking about.

Watch out for scorpions!

While there are not a lot of snakes, scorpions might be lurking in close distances. Especially if you live near a mountain. To be on the safe side, make sure you check your shoes and invest in a blacklight.

The Mexican food is amazing!

Any chance you are a big fan of tamales, tacos, quesadillas, and other delicious Mexican food? Then you will enjoy all these special dishes in various restaurants all over Phoenix. Make sure to read online reviews and look for recommendations from locals.

Over 300 days of sunshine per year!

When you move to Phoenix, you might get tempted to get a tan as soon as possible. But think again. If you don’t want to be singled out as a “foreigner”, try to blend in by not bathing in the sun.

Locals try to stay out of the heat and use sunscreen every day. Maybe you should do the same once you head to the Valley of the Sun.

A change of climate

Phoenix has a hot desert climate that is typical for the Sonoran Desert. It is the hottest desert in North America and one of the hottest in the entire world. But you already knew about the heat before you made up your mind to move there, didn’t you?

So be prepared to embrace those sunny days while in Phoenix. Once the long, hot summers and short, mild to warm winters are gone, the rest of the year has pleasant weather.

If you don’t like rainy days, you’re in luck as well. Phoenix averages about 8 inches of rain per year, so don’t even bother packing your umbrella. You won’t need it.

Living costs and economy

Compared to the national average, the rent, utilities, transportation, food, and other monthly costs in Phoenix are much lower. The real estate costs are also less expensive compared to other big cities in the US.

The economy of Phoenix used to be mainly based on cotton, cattle, citrus, climate, and copper. Nowadays its economy is still based on agriculture and natural resources. But other industries such as real estate, finance and insurance, manufacturing, retail trade, healthcare, tourism, and technology affect its economy.

Moving to Phoenix with a car

The bus systems and the light rail are pretty limited in Phoenix. Especially when it comes to their size. Moreover, public transportation is mainly functional for Phoenix tourists. Since you are going to move to this vibrant city, you will need to have at least one car.

Keep in mind that you will have to register your car and submit all the documents that are required to your local Arizona Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) office in person.

Shipping your car to Phoenix, Arizona

car shipping

Imagine you are moving from Chicago to Phoenix – that’s quite a distance to cover, especially when you have to orchestrate the entire move. Hence, shipping a car is better than driving it yourself. That’s a no-brainer for many people. The question is, how do you find a reliable car shipping company that will take good care of your car from start to finish.

This task may seem hard to some and a piece of cake to others. It depends on whether you have shipped a car before or not. If you are new to this, don’t worry.

People relocate ship their cars daily, whether that is from Chicago to Phoenix, or you need to ship a car from Florida to Arizona, or any other route, shipping is the best option.

All you have to do is research carefully, read online customer reviews, request multiple car shipping quotes. Once you make up your mind about some companies, give them a call and ask questions about shipping your car to Phoenix. Talking to the actual companies is always the best way to decide!

Corsia team will make sure to guide you through all the steps of shipping a car. We strive to make the shipping process as simple as possible. Call our team now or request a price quote online to start the pricess. Thank you.

Share our experience:
Are you ready to ship a car?
Recent posts
car shipping quote

Truckers Can Fight Sex Trafficking

If You See Something, Say Something! This is the slogan of the nonprofit group Truckers Against Trafficking, the organization’s main goal is to have more

Shipping a Rivian

Shipping a Rivian

Shipping an electric vehicle like Rivian requires several considerations. Here we will share some key aspects to keep in mind when you need to ship

Read more

Corsia Logistics team works hard every day to ensure reliable expedited car shipping service. Our customer reviews prove that.

5-Star Rated Car Shipping Company


they trusted us

and here's what they say

Simon Moore
Great company
Read More
Looking for a logistics company, to ship my car, from California to Illinois,my first search, then Corsia showed up, skeptical. Call and a very friendly secretary: Elena. She guided me through, I scheduled and as she explained, all when smooth as scheduled Very happy I did the right choice. I'll recommend this great Company to anyone that is thinking to relocate a vehicle. Thanks Corsia logistics for your honesty and professionalism!
Elizabeth Woodward
High five's all around!
Read More
Corsia was highly recommended by a friend in the automobile industry. We needed to transport a cargo van from Seattle to Florida. We contacted Corsia who quickly arranged transport within just a few days. Communication was outstanding! Just a few email confirmations and we were all set. Mike was great and arrived right on time and delivered to Florida on schedule. Tip-avoid the hornets nest of auto brokers on line and just contact Corsia for a truly great experience!
Carrol Tiffany
Read More
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!
Tony Boyd
Definitely recommend
Read More
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
Top notch
Read More
Top notch Transport - Porsche 997 Top notch! As easy and efficient as one could possibly imagine. Great customer service.. thank you Luke. Great prices. Check. Timely communications. Check. Clean transport trailer. Check. Supremely careful driver. Check. Timely arrival. Check. Don't mess around elsewhere, just call Corsica and feel confident your transports needs are going to be exceeded. My Porsche 911 rode like a Queen in her enclosed chariot. I've never needed a transport company before, and I surely will use them every time. Do yourself a favor, seriously. Call now.
Geet Mp Haryana
Reliable, efficient
Read More
Corsia rep (Elena) was very proactive. Helped ship a car from CA to GA. She checked in with me via email quote and several phone calls to find me the best possible quote for the fastest available service. After several communications, Corsia was able to schedule a vehicle pickup the next day. The driver communicated well, and the vehicle arrived in final destination faster than we expected in perfect condition. I highly recommend using Corsia's reliable, efficient service.
Cay Liptak
Clean, efficient, wonderful
Read More
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!
Csaba Kovesdy
Truly positive experience
Read More
Corsia Memphis to LA, mid-size SUV. I looked at 4 different companies amd Corsia was the most responsive of them. While being responsive, they were not unduly aggressive: when I indicated that I need to wait a month before making a decision they stopped contacting me and only came back with a reminder when I really needed it. Once I decided to engage Corsia they found me a transport within two days and the car was delivered (from Memphis to LA) in another two days. I had a truly positive experience.
Kelly Torres
Highly recommend
Read More
Working with Corsia Logistics was a great experience. Working with Corsia Logistics was wonderful. They were able to find a driver right away to transport our car. They were in constant communication as to when the car was getting picked up and dropped off. The driver also communicated with me as to when he would arrive. I would highly recommend Corsia Logistics.
Amy Nelson
Excellent Organization
Read More
Corsia was an excellent company to work with while I transferred my car across the US. A friend of mine suggested I use them as they had been very organized and trustworthy with her own car. I researched a few different place but decided to go with Corsia and I'm so glad I did! Any questions I had throughout the process they answered quickly and clearly. I would definitely use them again in the future and recommend them for others to use.