Escape the Cold of Winter by Visiting Phoenix, “The City of the Sun”

Phoenix is a unique city in the middle of the great Sonoran Desert that dates back to early Native American civilizations. Today, being the fifth largest city in the United States and the capital of the state of Arizona, the city has become a popular tourist destination that offers visitors world famous sites like Arizona Science Center, Phoenix Art Museum, Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park, Heard Museum and Desert Botanical Garden. Due to its hot weather tourists flock to Phoenix mostly in the winter when the temperature remains around 65 degree Fahrenheit.

The early economy of Phoenix was basically agricultural but with rapid urbanization and development it has prospered in different types of industries that generate thousands of jobs throughout the year. Arizona University has helped provide more job opportunities for research professionals with its growing development of research capabilities. There are also seven Fortune 1000 companies that have branches in Arizona, including Intel Corporation.

Phoenix is a bustling city with lot of new people coming in, and if you are thinking about relocation, Phoenix might be a good option for you. Real estate in Phoenix and that of the surrounding cities in Arizona are inexpensive and are a real deal if you can stand the hot climate that is characteristic of a desert region. In Phoenix homes are very affordable, many available at $100,000 or less. Condominiums and apartments are also being sold at one third of the rate of other booming cities in the United States. To find a home suitable for your needs as well as the needs of your family, lets discuss the neighborhoods of Phoenix a little.

Downtown- the heart of the city and home of some historic neighborhoods. These days, some areas like Willo and Encanto-Palmcroft districts are high in demand among Realtors and real estate in Phoenix is really on a roll in these areas.

F.Q. Story Historic District- this is one of the areas which many Phoenix real estate agents favor. Home to many historic buildings and architecture, F.Q. Story Historic District is one of the best known places in the city.

Maryvale- if you are looking for Phoenix homes for sale at reasonable rates; this is the place for you. Once crimes were frequent in this area, but these days, the government has done a brilliant job cutting it down.

Glendale- A suburb area which is coming into the limelight real fast due to its fast developments. Home to celebrities like Jordin Sparks, David Hernandez, Stephenie Meyer, Eric Bischoff and V. L. Carter; Glendale can be the perfect setting for your Phoenix home.

South Phoenix- also called South Mountain District or SoMo, South Phoenix is one of the most important areas of the city. A number of homes for sale in Phoenix are available in this area. South Phoenix is one of the most populous regions of the city.

Ahwatukee- this L shaped residential area of town is known as one of the bustling parts of Phoenix. Really well connected with the rest of the city, a variety of Phoenix homes are available in this neighborhood.

Phoenix boasts one of the best educational systems in the United States. It’s divided into 30 school districts with the Phoenix Union High School Districts operating most of the public schools in the area. There are also many private and charter schools like North Pointe in Phoenix. The main seat of higher education is the University of Arizona with 4 different campuses across the country, it supports a medical Unit with 2 campuses. Apart from this, Grand Canyon University, Thunderbird School of Global management, Western Governors University, University of Phoenix the country’s largest open University with branches all over America and even in Mexico, Canada and Netherlands, and the University of Advancing Technology, have given Phoenix a dignified position of educational excellence in the United States.

Described as the “Valley of the Sun” this city packs quite a punch for travelers as it represents somehow a hybrid version of Los Angeles and Las Vegas. With a population of more than a million people in the city and over two million in the metropolitan area, Phoenix is one of the fastest growing cities of US. Phoenix was built with the concept of being a great tourist destination and has several restaurants offering delicious cuisines from around the world right in the heart of the desert. Carolina’s Mexican Food, Pizzeria Bianco, Tutti Santi, Old Spaghetti Factory, China Chilli, Fazitas, Farm at South Mountain, Alexis Grill, and Durant’s are highly recommended. Try them out for some lip smacking true Chinese, Mexican and Italian cuisine.

Apart from Heard’s museum and Taliesin West, Phoenix also boasts the famous resort called the Sun City that draws tourists from across the world. During the winter, people in cold northern climates visit Phoenix to warm up their bones at the resorts and spas and soak in the sun. They also enjoy being able to participate in outdoor activities like swimming, hiking and golf, that winter cold prevents them from doing. Some of the most famous hotels and spas include Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa, JW Marriott Desert resort, Pointe Hilton Peak resort, Embassy Suites phoenix, The Ridge Carlton Phoenix, Arizona Grand Resort, Legacy golf resort, Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliff Resort, and Hyatt regency Phoenix. Almost all of the resort offer massage centers and spas. They also provide services for desert tours, local sightseeing, and chauffeur car services to help you enjoy and get the most our of your vacation.