Phoenix Chosen by Cleveland Aerospace Company to Open $12.5M Plant Bringing 200 Jobs to Area

An aerospace company based out of Clevland named Constant Aviation announced on May 8th, 2017 that an agreement was reached with Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.

Phoenix Mesa Gateway AirportConstant’s CEO, said “Our goal is to have the Mesa location operational in the third quarter of 2017. We will be working diligently to identify and hire top talent, as well as secure all necessary equipment.”

They will be utilizing approximately $50,000 square feet of hangar space and it will create approximately 200 jobs by moving here with an average yearly salary of $60,000, Constant will invest roughly $12.5 million in the facility over the next three years.

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Phoenix Officially Becomes 5th Largest City in the U.S.

For years Phoenix has been known for many things, great food, attracting Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies, outdoor activities such as golf and hiking to name a few.

Phoenix was ranked just behind Philidelphia as the 6th largest city.  But as of last Thursday, the U.S. Census Bureau officially named Phoenix the U.S’s 5th largest city with a total population of 1,615,017.

Phoenix 5th largest city

Phoenix is also the quickest growing city in the entire country and it’s little wonder why we are adding an average of 88 people a day.  As if this wasn’t enough, Maricopa County is the largest growing County in the U.S. as well.

Mayor Greg Stanton told AZ Central “It’s a positive thing, people are voting with their feet and coming to Phoenix,”

Overall, New York has the highest population among all cities in the U.S. with 8,537,673. Los Angeles is second (3,976,322), Chicago is third (2,704,958) and Houston is fourth (2,303,482).

Phoenix beat Philly (1,567,872) by less than 100,000 people.

For Real Estate, this means our current inventory will remain low for at least the next 2 years, which means median home prices will be going up in value and Time on Market will stay low as prospective homeowners compete over properties being sold.

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Top Cities To Raise a Family in Arizona

A recent report/survey by the Arizona Daily Independent listed the best and worst cities in Arizona to raise a family.

semper find my home best cities to live in AZThe top three cities to raise a family were Gilbert, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. With Arizona’s economy expected to grow faster than any other city in the entire nation and our population expected to grow which will make us the fourth largest city in the U.S. by 2020, this spells good news.

Some more interesting statistics were:

Best vs. Worst

  • Fountain Hills has the most playgrounds per 100,000 residents, 8.58, which is 10 times more than in Phoenix, the city with the fewest at 0.86.
  • Buckeye has the fewest violent crimes per 1,000 residents, 0.45, which is 14.6 times fewer than in Tucson, the city with the most at 6.55.
  • Paradise Valley has the highest median annual family income (adjusted for cost of living), $103,502, which is 3.1 times higher than in San Luis, the city with the lowest at $33,272.
  • Paradise Valley has the lowest separation and divorce rate, 10.24 percent, which is 3.8 times lower than in Douglas, the city with the highest at 39.26 percent.
  • Anthem has the lowest share of families living below the poverty line, 2.20 percent, which is 13.7 times lower than in Somerton, the city with the highest at 30.20 percent.

Best/Worst Cities for Raising a Family

   1 Gilbert
2 Scottsdale
3 Paradise Valley
4 Chandler
5 Sahuarita
6 Anthem
7 Oro Valley
8 Peoria
9 Queen Creek
10 Marana
56 New Kingman-Butler, AZ
57 Chino Valley, AZ
58 Nogales, AZ
59 Somerton, AZ
60 San Luis, AZ
61 Tucson, AZ
62 Coolidge, AZ
63 Camp Verde, AZ
64 Douglas, AZ
65 Eloy, AZ

So for those newcomers moving here, this report is a great tool that can assist you when you’re deciding to buy, rent or sell your home and here at Semper Find My Home are glad to assist you in any way possible.

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Phoenix Arizona Projected to Grow To Fourth Largest City In U.S. By 2020

For the longest time Phoenix, AZ has been one of the fastest growing and most eclectic metropolitan cities in the entire US, with a population of over 4 million people.

Phoenix to become 4th largest city Semper Find my HomeCurrently Phoenix is the 5th largest city in the US, however, the U.S. Census Bureau forecasts that Phoenix will become the 4th largest city by 2020. Adjacent cities include Mesa, Gilbert, Goodyear, Surprise, Scottsdale, Chandler and Glendale.

Projections estimate that by 2030 the population of Phoenix will grow to 2.2 million, and the entire metro area will reach 6.3 million.

Real estate will continue to boom in order to meet the number of people moving from all over the US, it’s little wonder the Phoenix metro area’s population has increased nearly 4% per year for the past 40 years.

Did you know that Arizona is #1 in the U.S. for solar power per capita, and #2 for annual solar installation?

If you’ve never seen how advanced solar panels have become you should consider looking at Tesla’s new solar tiles that come in four different styles and don’t even look like solar panels.

There’s so much that Phoenix has to offer in terms of lifestyle and quality of life for anyone considering moving here. The proof is in the pudding and the numbers show that people are moving here in droves and searching for real estate bargains.

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Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Restaurants Voted #2 In The Nation As Best To Eat At

A recent study and survey conducted by Reward Expert has listed the top 5 airports with the best restaurants, chosen from the top 20 most trafficked airports in the US. They further reviewed a whopping 75,000 restaurants and gathered menu and pricing options to determine the best airport in terms of overall restaurant quality, variety, as well as the top airports for different dining categories.  Phoenix Sky Harbor came in at #2

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport came in at number 2.   Not bad for the nations fifth largest city, actually, it’s awesome. Sky Harbor in my humble opinion is one of the easiest airports to navigate and most efficient too. Denver came in at #1 by the way.

But back to Phoenix, the restaurants had almost 5,500 reviews that were tallied; Chelsea’s Kitchen a place I frequent often is one the gems listed. However, here are a few more unbelievable fine-dining places now in the airport. How Phoenix didn’t come in at #1 is beyond us.

Honestly, I leave early prior to flying out to sit at these fine dining experiences and eat some food, grab a drink and get some much-needed work done. Congratulations Phoenix for investing in the future of our town and making visitors want to come back because of places like these.

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Why Arizona Will Never Observe Daylight Savings Time

This coming Sunday morning, most of the nation will “spring forward” for Daylight Savings Time and will lose an hour of sleep. Hawaii and Arizona are the only two states that will not.

daylight savings time semper find my homeFor all of us here in Arizona it means we will no longer be on MST but rather the same time as all the states west of us and we’ll be three hours behind the East Coast instead of the two that we are now.

Most people don’t know the origins of DST though. It began in 1918 and was known as “war time” in order to save fuel during WWI.

It was re-instated for WWII and was permanently brought back by the Uniform time Act of 1966. Arizona partook in it for one summer, and quickly withdrew from it because it meant having more sunlight in the evening, which meant more air conditioning and more energy being used along with more water usage, a valuable commodity in this part of the country.

In 1967 the State legislators, almost unanimously, voted to opt out of DST. Another cool tidbit of information is that the Navajo Indian Nation in the northeast quarter of the state does observe DST. So Arizonans, this Sunday, sit back, relax and don’t touch that clock.

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Top Things To Do In Phoenix And Local Real Estate

According to Expedia there are almost 119 top things to do in Phoenix and here are but a few of them.

#1Self-Peddled Party-Bike Tour of Old Town Scottsdale.

#2 Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride. 

#3 Premier Golf Package at Phoenix-Scottsdale Golf Courses.

#4 Sedona, Jerome & Montezuma Castle Tour.

#5 Stand Up Paddle Board Rental in Tempe Town Lake or Lake Pleasant 

Personally, at Semper Find My Home, we’re all pretty impartial to Down Town Phoenix, Central Phoenix, Biltmore, and Scottsdale areas.

The real estate market in these neighborhoods varies by price, however, they are well worth the investment and provide easy access to many of the above amenities.

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