If you’re thinking of making a move to Arizona, you probably already know that it’s a state full of stunning desert beauty, uniquely southwestern culture, and plenty of opportunities, not to mention all that there is to see and do. Even better, Arizona is a state with several warm, welcoming, and wonderful LGBTQ cities. If you are a part of the LGBTQ community and you have been thinking of making a move to Arizona, there will be no shortage of unique and charming places to choose from. Some of the cities you might want to consider include:
- Phoenix: Phoenix is the capital of Arizona and the fifth-largest city in the United States. It’s also one of the sunniest cities in the world. Phoenix has a rich southwestern heritage but is also a progressive, forward-thinking city that offers plenty to see and do for residents and visitors alike. Truly, for those who want a warm, sunny location with endless opportunity, it would be a wonderful place to call home. Read the full Phoenix Gay City Guide here.
- Scottsdale: Scottsdale has often been called Arizona’s version of South Beach because of its vibrant, active nightlife and all that it offers to see and do. It’s proximity to Phoenix and other suburbs also means that it offers plenty of opportunities, and many great neighborhoods to live in – in fact, it has often been named as one of America’s “most livable” cities by a variety of publications. It’s a thriving, diverse, friendly city that would make a wonderful place to call home. Read the full Scottsdale Gay City Guide here.
- Tucson: Situated on the edge of the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Tucson is the picture of southwestern beauty. It is the second-largest city in the state of Arizona and the oldest. Tucson is nicknamed the Optics City because of the many optics companies that are located there – but that’s only part of what makes Tucson unique. It also has a thriving visual and performing arts scene, a diverse and eclectic culinary culture, and a vibrant, diverse, multicultural heritage where all are welcomed and celebrated for what they can add to the city. It’s truly a sunny southwestern city with something for everyone. Read the full Tucson Gay City Guide here.
- Mesa: Although located in the East Valley portion of the Phoenix metropolitan area, Mesa is a unique and vibrant city in its own right. With a population of over 500,000 people, Mesa is the largest suburban city by population in the United States, and it is the third-largest city in Arizona, behind only Phoenix and Tucson. Offering beautiful scenery, a stunning desert landscape, and a diverse, warm, and welcoming community, Mesa is a sunny southwestern city that would truly make a great place to call home. Read the full Mesa Gay City Guide here.
- Tempe: Tempe, Arizona, is home to more than 150,000 people. This city is on the East Valley side of the Phoenix metro, which means that even though it’s not home to a huge number of people, residents can easily get to everything Phoenix offers. The city is home to several businesses, including the headquarters of the American Airlines Group and Arizona State University. According to residents, Tempe is one of the most gay-friendly cities in the country, and many who want to live in Arizona settle in the area, even if they commute to work in Phoenix or one of the other suburbs. The city’s visitors bureau has been recognized multiple times for promoting the city as an LGBT vacation destination and a great city to live in. Read more about some of the wonderful neighborhoods in Tempe here.
After you’ve decided which city in Arizona is the best fit for you, your next step should be to connect with a realtor who knows that city and its neighborhoods well, and who can help you find a home that you will love and enjoy for many years to come. If you’re ready to do exactly that, we have over 2,000 LGBTQ realtors in our extensive network at www.GayRealEstate.com, and we are ready to help! Choose an agent and start a conversation – there is never a cost or obligation. We look forward to helping you find your perfect Arizona home!