Phoenix Independent Living
"The Valley of the Sun," as the Phoenix metropolitan area is known, is home to more than four million residents, making it one of the largest and fastest-growing areas of the country. And the nickname is well-chosen: Phoenix enjoys an average of 325 days of sunshine every year.
Summers can be very hot, as you would expect for a desert community; but from November through April the climate is sunny and the temperatures mild. Golf courses abound, along with spas, world-class restaurants, and art galleries (Scottsdale, in particular, has one of the largest populations of artists in the United States).
The metropolitan area includes Maricopa County and large parts of Pinal County, and contains the cities of Phoenix, Mesa, Glendale, Tempe, and Scottsdale, along with other smaller communities.
Casa del Sol Resort East in Glendale, Arizona is an age-qualified (55+) community that provides an ideal blend of a peaceful gated community environment, with the excitement that comes with its extensive range of activities and resort-style amenities. Read more...
Arizona - Things to Do - RSS
Oct 27, 2016 8:35 pm
Planned as a home for local artists, $63 million venue to "disrupt" programming with edgy acts from around the country.        ...
Oct 27, 2016 8:19 pm
When it comes to Phoenix and its scorching summer weather, the jokes and misery are plentiful. And so are the urban myths.       &#...
Oct 27, 2016 6:28 pm
If you're looking for fun things to do with your kids this week and weekend, kids.azcentral.com has you covered.
Oct 27, 2016 6:08 pm
There are thousands of pets in the Valley looking and waiting for their furever home. Find yours today.
Oct 27, 2016 6:05 pm
Valley mixologist Matt Doerr shows how to make some bone-chilling cocktails for your Halloween bash.
Oct 27, 2016 6:00 pm
Coming up: Downtown Phoenix Zombie Walk, Alice Cooper's Solid Rock Spooktacular and the State Fair.
Oct 27, 2016 3:35 pm
"No one is going to say, 'Baez, you sound like (expletive)!'"
Arizona History - RSS
Oct 20, 2016 2:42 pm
It was thought to be too far from Phoenix and from Scottsdale?s established business district to be commercially viable
Oct 20, 2016 2:30 pm
Les Lindvig, his wife, and two sons built a menagerie of aviaries in their backyard
Oct 20, 2016 2:22 pm
Confident of success, the Midway Theater owners obtained a five-year lease in another Goodwin brother?s building
Oct 20, 2016 2:10 pm
The trial engaged the community?s attention as it represented two of the town?s most popular and esteemed citizens
Oct 20, 2016 2:01 pm
We are grateful to all of the citizens from the Ramon Bernal bloodlines for your contributions to Gilbert?s heritage
Oct 18, 2016 12:04 pm
Only in Arizona: The property's dubious past lives on through close encounters with the unexplained
Oct 14, 2016 4:03 pm
A revival of efforts to come up with a unique nickname for new high schools doesn't always hit the mark