It’s that time of year when the cold, gray skies and wintery weather is starting to take its toll on many across the country.  Many get a glimpse of the temperatures in Arizona and start to dream of a vacation to the desert noticing the average highs in the 60’s or 70’s, providing the perfect setting for a golf getaway or spring training trip toward the end of the colder months.

The allure of clear blue skies, endless sunshine, and picturesque landscapes are just a few of the things that await you in Phoenix.  The area is high on the list because of its comfortable temperatures, low rainfall and roughly 325 sunny days per year.

There’s something for everyone in Phoenix. Whether you’re into shopping or eating, outdoor activities or lazy afternoons relaxing by the pool, this is a city with plenty to offer.

Phoenix is located in the valley, surrounded by 22 different communities with people from all walks of life.  There are a lot of transplants, folks who decided that Phoenix would best be called home, rather than just a place to visit.

Surrounding the valley the landscape reaches into mountains.  Neighboring cities, landmarks and towns with deep history and surely also worth a visit are Flagstaff, Tombstone, Tucson, Sedona, the Navajo Reservation, and the Grand Canyon.


Transportation is very manageable.  There are many options, rental cars, shuttles and ground transportation.  If you chose a rental car, the city is easy to maneuver; the city was laid out on a grid system, so finding your way around couldn’t be easier.

So, leave your parka and snow boots at home and trade them for hiking boots and sunscreen.  Not only is the greater Phoenix area a great place to visit, it’s also a great place to consider living one day.