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
Contact Local Authorities
Links to local government websites.
- City of Phoenix
- City of Scottsdale
- City of Chandler
- Town of Gilbert
- Town of Queen Creek
- City of Mesa
- 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, Gilbert Chamber of Commerce, Chandler Chamber of Commerce, Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce, or the Mesa 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)