Look, not too long ago, Your Survival Guy spent a long weekend at the Scottsdale, AZ Four Seasons and loved it. I can see why wealthy Americans are flocking there. If you like golf and beautiful weather you’re good to go. Check out this article below. When you go through the reasons Paradise Valley, AZ (between Phoenix and Scottsdale) is surging with new residents from other states, one trend stands out to me—more freedom, fewer lockdown restrictions. This is a trend that’s not going away as we begin to realize that COVID is yet another way to suppress your freedom. Make sure you have your freedom carved out for your family in case this COVID deal turns out to be as common as a cold. Libertina Brandt reports in The Wall Street Journal:
Like a number of other transplants, Ms. De Groot, 58, and Mr. Engel, 76, also said politics played a role in their decision to move their primary residence to Arizona. In California, they feel local policies have led to rising crime, higher taxes, congestion and homelessness. In addition, everything was locked down in California, Ms. De Groot said, but in Arizona they were able to go to restaurants and gyms.
In March 2021, they bought a home in Paradise Valley for about $3.3 million. A few months later, a newer home in the town with more space became available, so they bought it for $5.799 million and sold the first house for about $350,000 more than what they paid. Their new property spans over 2 acres with a pool, two casitas, a pickleball court, a citrus orchard and a koi pond. It is about 2,500 square feet larger than their California home, which sits on less than an acre. Still, their taxes are considerably less, Mr. Engel said.
Brandt continues later:
For David Wurtz, a 37-year-old tech industry executive, the warm weather is what pushed him to move to Arizona from Boulder, Colo., with his wife and family last year. Mr. Wurtz, who was familiar with Arizona because he visited growing up, said they moved because pandemic-related lockdowns halted many of their children’s indoor activities. In Paradise Valley, by contrast, most extracurriculars can be held outdoors.
They sold their Boulder home and bought a roughly 14,000-square-foot Spanish Colonial in Paradise Valley for about $13.5 million. The approximately 2.5-acre property includes a swimming pool, a basketball court, and an exercise track that wraps around the perimeter.
“We’re having fun in Paradise Valley,” Mr. Wurtz said.
Action Line: If you’re serious about moving to a Super State where you enjoy more freedom, and lower taxes, it’s time to get moving. If you need help breaking the inertia holding you back from making the move, I can help. Click here to sign up for my monthly Survive & Thrive letter. I’ll push you to make the decisions you need to make to enjoy freedom with your family. But only if you’re serious.
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