Household Moving Tips to Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix is the largest city by population in the state of Arizona and also sits as the capital and the county seat of Maricopa County. The city is currently home to a population of over 1.45 million residents, making it the sixth-largest city by population in the entire United States. Phoenix also anchors the Phoenix Metropolitan Statistical Area, home to over 4.3 million residents and ranking as the 13th largest metro area in the country. Phoenix is one of the most popular household moving locations in the United States as well and is a major snowbird destination – customers who own houses in both the northern and southern United States and switch between the two to take advantage of seasonal differences.
U.S. census records date back to 1870, when the city had just 240 residents. In 1950 it was home to over 106,000, but did not see any real substantial growth until the introduction of electric air conditioning. Remember, Phoenix sits in the middle of Arizona, in the vast southwestern American desert, so temperatures are generally hot and dry and often in triple-digits during the summer months. Between 1950 and 1960 the population jumped from 106,000 to over 439,000, the largest ten-year increase in the city’s history. If you haven’t noticed, it’s a popular place for people to move to, which makes it easier and generally cheaper to find household moving quotes and services to and from Phoenix.
While Phoenix is a major city and anchors a sprawling metropolitan area, much of the city’s growth and development came after the invention of the automobile, so many more downtown streets were built with cars and trucks in mind. This generally makes it easier for household moving carriers to get to more areas of Phoenix and its surrounding metropolitan area, though there will likely be some areas that a nationwide moving company can’t get to or from. If your household mover cannot physically get to your pickup or delivery location due to the sie of their truck, they’ll have to hire a local mover with smaller trucks to pick your goods up and then transfer them to a nationwide hauler in a more easily accessible area.
If you’re interested in moving to or from Phoenix, take a minute to fill out our free household moving quote request form on our Household Moving Articles page. In addition to gaining access to our free, dedicated household moving quote form, you’ll get access to our free household moving articles, which give great information about how the industry works and what you can expect when shipping household items. You can also fill out our free online auto transport quote request form and check the box that pertains to getting household moving quotes, if you have to ship both personal items and your personal vehicle. You can also talk to one of our own agents toll-free at 800-930-7417, who can help you get both household moving and auto transport quotes and who can also answer any questions you may have.