By Philip Haldiman | Independent Newsmedia
Thousands of people are leaving their homes elsewhere, especially California, and laying down roots in the Valley.
Look only as far as social media to learn Peoria in particular has become a destination for many new residents, as well as a focal point for prospective movers.
Almost every day, new residents can be found on the Peoria Arizona Community Page on Facebook asking for a great place to eat in the city or recommendations on a good family doctor. People who have not yet moved inquiring about the quality of life in Peoria also is a common occurrence.