Investigate the Neighborhood
Look into the schools nearby
- Arizona school websites, listed by district
- Find Arizona Charter Schools – through the AZ Dept of Ed website
- GreatSchools.Net – find and compare schools nationwide
Check crime stats
- Family Watchdog (national sex offender registry)
- Arizona’s Sex Offender Registry
- Phoenix Police Department
- Phoenix Fire Department
Contact local authorities
Links to local government websites.
- City of Phoenix
- City of Scottsdale
- City of Glendale
- Town of Paradise Valley
- City of Peoria
- Maricopa County
- State of Arizona
Get Your New Life in Shape!
- AZ Department of Motor Vehicles
- Phone, Internet and TV – You can get these from Cox or from CenturyLink
- Water, sewer, trash, etc – contact the city you’re moving to (use website links on this page)
- Electric – Contact either SRP or APS
- Southwest Gas – not all homes in the metro Phoenix region have gas. Gas is usually found in older homes (1960s and before) and in newer, upscale homes.
- Meetup.com is an amazing way to meet new people with common interests. Book clubs, hiking clubs, you name it.
- Check out local businesses at the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, theScottsdale Chamber of Commerce or the Glendale Chamber of Commerce
- The award winning website for the metro daily newspaper, The Arizona Republic, is a great place to start a job search (some content behind a paywall)