"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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Arizona - Things to Do - RSS
Dec 7, 2016 7:29 am
Check out critic Bill Goodykoontz's list of the year's Top 10 films.
Dec 7, 2016 7:24 am
Not all movies are good, as these five prove.
Dec 7, 2016 1:56 am
Kings of Leon rock the ALT AZ 93.3 Ugly Sweater Holiday Party in a month that also features Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Dec 6, 2016 9:15 pm
Phoenix concert announcements: Chris Rock, D.R.A.M., AFI, Dead & Company, Neil Diamond anniversary tour.
Dec 6, 2016 7:43 pm
Dec 6, 2016 5:46 pm
Find everything from ceramics, jewelry, unique clothing, glass creations, mixed media items, paintings and drawings, photography and textile items.      &...
Dec 6, 2016 5:20 pm
Nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Awards, airing Sunday, Feb. 12 with host James Corden.
Arizona History - RSS
Dec 5, 2016 11:52 pm
Here's a look at all of Arizona's governors, starting with Gov. George W.P. Hunt in 1912.
Dec 1, 2016 2:22 pm
Mark Vinson has had a long-time fascination with the mid-century architecture that populates the East Valley
Dec 1, 2016 2:14 pm
Fans of the Hitchcock movie "Psycho" are heartened to find many of the buildings captured in the flick are still extant        ...
Dec 1, 2016 2:05 pm
From the late 1940s to the 1970s, Scottsdale hosted a parade that re-enacted the ?Miracle of the Roses?
Nov 24, 2016 2:12 pm
Mesa has always prided itself on being a beautiful community
Nov 23, 2016 12:07 pm
Only in Arizona: Experience a "Mother Road" moment along the 158-mile stretch between Ashfork and the Colorado River
Nov 21, 2016 8:17 pm
A marker to the Japanese-Americans who were imprisoned during World War II as "threats to national security."