What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Jessica Morin
What is your first and last name?
How old are you?
What current city do you reside in?
How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?
Did you grow up in Arizona?
Why’d you decide to stay?
Lifestyle, Family/Friends, Affordability (can own a home), Job Opportunities
What college/university did you graduate from and what’s your degree?
Arizona State University – Economics
Grand Canyon University (current) – MBA
Where do you currently work and what is your title?
CBRE, Senior Research Analyst
What do you like to do in Greater Phoenix on the weekends?
Play sand volleyball, go to local restaurants/coffee shops with friends, see a show/bar hop in downtown Phoenix, shop at outdoor/indoor malls, swim/go to splash pads with my niece/nephew, go to outdoor parks/events/festivals/farmers markets, attend sporting events.
What’s your go-to staycation spot and why?
Either staying at one of the many resorts in the metro or going on a day trip to escape the heat in Sedona or Prescott. Both are fairly inexpensive ways to treat yourself.
What’s your favorite restaurant and why?
This is hard. Any restaurant in Downtown Gilbert. Otherwise, Bobby Qs for good BBQ.
How do you stay “cool” in the Arizona summers?
Go on day trips up north (Prescott or Sedona), go to a D-backs game, indoor mall, TopGolf, splashpad/swimming pool, go to the movies
What do you like about our winters and why?
I love the fact that I never needed to learn how to scrape a windshield, drive in the show, or shovel a driveway. If I do want to see and play in the snow, I only have to drive a few hours to experience it. It’s also possible to play sand volleyball outside during the Phoenix winter, which is not an option during winters in other parts of the country.
What do you love most about living in Greater Phoenix?
It’s a friendly place to live and because Greater Phoenix is generally young, each year it keeps growing and adding new interesting amenities that lifts the quality of life.
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