Living in Phoenix

As one of the largest cities in the U.S., Phoenix and the surrounding Valley area offers everything a major metropolitan area possible can. From an ever-growing dining scene to performing arts, endless parks and every major professional sports team, there are activities to match the interests of anyone.

Unlike many major metro areas, the cost of living has not become restrictive here in Phoenix. Throughout the various neighborhoods of the Phoenix-Scottsdale area there are a variety of housing options to suit the needs of any resident.

With year-round weather allowing for outdoor activities, the Phoenix Valley is full of hiking, biking and jogging paths. Within the city limits, numerous mountain parks offer great hiking including the ever-popular Camelback Mountain.

For even more outdoor adventures, short drives to Sedona, Flagstaff and other cities allow those who live in Phoenix to explore true mountain nature. In the winter months, Flagstaff and Show Low offer mountain skiing just a few hours away. With our weather and mountain altitude in northern Arizona, you can go from water skiing to downhill skiing without ever leaving the state.

In short, you’ll find that Phoenix has something to offer everyone throughout the entire year. Spring training baseball, trips to the many lakes for boating and water sports, major Broadway shows and restaurant week are just a few more examples of events occurring throughout the year. There’s a reason why our area is a prime tourist destination and why our metro area continues to expand each and every year.

Check out the top ten Phoenix Attractions at VisitPhoenix.com