Post # 1
Has anyone relocated for work? My husband and I both work for the same company that just opened a new operations center in Phoenix. Our company offers fantastic relocation benefits, I guess I’m just a little nervous because I’ve never lived anywhere else. We have spent time in Phoenix, especially DH for spring training. I should add we live in Missouri, and our new positions would be fairly significant promotions. Any tips?
Post # 3
I’ve never relocated for work (well, at least not that far), but my FI’s parents have moved for/through their work something like 6 times now, and we helped out a lot for their last one. My biggest advice, I suppose, is to review your relocation beneifts CAREFULLY because moving a household is really expensive. For example, they received $10,000 to pay for moving services, which was a workable amount, but in no way excessive. It completely baffled me how much it cost.
Post # 4
We are actually relocating from Phoenix pretty soon!! Phoenix is pretty cheap, though maybe not compared to Missouri. I woudl recommend living in Scottsdale if you can afford it. I really dislike the Phoenix area, and if we had to stay, I would insist on living in Scottsdale. It’s a little snooty, but it’s prettier than the rest of “the valley” and just a nicer area. If you have kids, or are planning to, the schools are really bad here except for some parts of Scottsdale, Chandler, and Awatukee. Anyway, it will be a big change, and AZ is a pretty weird place IMO, but plenty of people like it. If you have any specific questions about the area, shoot!
Post # 5
We moved to a new place for my husband’s job over three years ago. If you both are working, it will be easier to meet people and figure fun stuff to do. When we first moved, my husband was traveling a lot and I wasn’t working so I didn’t really get a chance to meet many people.
It’s worth moving around to see if you like another place better though!
Post # 6
Not sure if you’re planning on having kids, but be very careful with school districts if you are. I taught this summer in Phoenix and many of their school systems are just.. well, not good. There have been some heartbreaking things happenning in education in AZ, so just something to consider.
Post # 7
I relocated twice. The last one was almost 12 years ago and was the best career decision I ever made.