Quality Arizona schools can be found everywhere in the valley and with ASU continually graduating excellent teachers we are fortunate to keep the cream of the crop. Having lived in Florida, New Hampshire, and California myself, I can honestly say the quality of education in Arizona is superior. Check out our AZ Dept. of Education link (http://www.ade.state.az.us/) to research report cards on each school and school districts. Teacher certification is also available at this site.
Most natives find that living within 15-20 minutes of work is preferred and then they narrow it down to excellent schools and before you know it, you’ve found a home. However, I find that most newcomers like to know as much as possible and many times are willing to travel to work in order to be “away from the city”. So the first decision you must make is to decide what Arizona lifestyle is most important to you and your family.
Please understand, “away from the city” here is 60 minutes or less to the major job centers, yet shopping and restaurants are almost always within 1-3 miles of your home.
Let me know what lifestyle you want, work location, size of home desired and I’ll compare areas for you to choose from!
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