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"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.
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So, the time is right and you are actively considering a move to a retirement community. For some, the idea may be exciting. To others, the mere thought is stressful or frightening. Either way, it is a significant life decision and one that needs to be th Read more...
Arizona - Things to Do - RSS
Jan 17, 2017 6:29 pm
Idina Menzel, Mastodon, Adrian Belew, Foreigner, Cheap Trick, A Perfect Circle and the xx are headed to Phoenix.
Jan 17, 2017 6:24 pm
From balloon races to rides, Arizona Balloon classic will light up the skies from Jan. 20 to 22.
Jan 17, 2017 6:18 pm
Lisa Dahl has been asked to return for an encore performance at the Beard House in New York City. Her dinner is Jan. 18.       ...
Jan 17, 2017 4:48 pm
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Jan 17, 2017 3:07 pm
The roads less traveled lead to these less-visited gems.
Jan 17, 2017 2:09 pm
"I?ll just say the timing felt right," producer Joe Wallace says of the dismissal.
Jan 17, 2017 2:05 am
Robby Krieger is among the least nostalgic artists I have ever interviewed. But he still plays his old hits on his current tour.       ...
Arizona History - RSS
Jan 12, 2017 2:04 pm
Papago Park has been many things these past 75 years.
Jan 12, 2017 2:03 pm
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Tempe leaders concluded it was in the financial interests of the town to promote splitting up gigantic Maricopa County.
Jan 7, 2017 1:42 am
Here is a partial list of Arizona elected officials whose actions have drawn legal scrutiny over the years.
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Arizona was ground zero for Japanese internment during World War II as the Exclusion Line ran directly through the Valley.
Jan 5, 2017 2:00 pm
During the 1930s and 1940s, the drugstore with its soda fountain was a community gathering place