Ranking #7 on the Weidner Best Cities list and #44 on the US News Best Places to Live List, Phoenix, AZ, is best known for its year-round sunny climate. Phoenix residents can expect an average of 296 sunny days per year, making it a favorite destination for golfers and outdoor enthusiasts.
Aptly nicknamed “Valley of the Sun,” Phoenix offers a relatively low cost of living along with a burgeoning job market, making it an attractive choice for single professionals and families alike. Phoenix is larger than it may appear due to its sprawling geography and is now considered the 5th largest city in the U.S. with an estimated 1,615,017 residents.
With all these sunny days to work with, Arizona’s capital offers a full menu of things to do.
Things to Do, See, and Taste in Arizona
Things to do in Phoenix will always start with the outdoors. First, don your sunscreen and second, choose from a long list of adventures. At more than 16,000 acres, South Mountain Park and Preserve is considered one of the country’s largest city parks at 16,000 acres. The Desert Botanical Garden features 50 acres of desert garden and more than 21,000 plant varieties and also serves as a backdrop for many community and seasonal events. Camelback Mountain has some of the most popular hiking trails in Phoenix where hikers can get a view of the sprawling city at the 1,200-foot summit.
If golfing is a passion or hobby of yours, you’re in for a treat! The Papago Golf Course, Legacy Golf Course, and Raven Phoenix are among the top-rated courses. There are also numerous golf resorts located in neighboring Scottsdale. Golfers have plenty of resorts and courses to choose from and again, 296 sunny days as a backdrop to their favorite sport.
When it comes to dining and shopping, there is quite literally something for every palette and style. Little Miss BBQ, Steak 44, Barrio Café, and Matt’s Big Breakfast are among the favorites of Phoenix residents.
Looking for a wide variety of shopping? Our Downtown Phoenix apartments are just minutes away from tons of trendy and vintage boutiques found in the Melrose District to larger shopping malls including Biltmore Fashion Park, Desert Ridge Marketplace, and Phoenix Premium Outlets.
Culturally, Phoenix is home to some spectacular museums including the Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona Science Center and the Arizona Capital Museum. The Phoenix Center for the Arts has an annual arts festival featuring more than 150 art and food vendors and typically runs in the month of December.
Employment and Education in Phoenix
Phoenix offers a thriving job market with opportunities to work with companies such as the State of Arizona, Banner Health, Wal-Mart, and Wells Fargo. From private to public schools, Phoenix offers high-ranking schools along with colleges and universities including Phoenix College, Grand Canyon University, and Arizona State University.
Weidner Communities in Phoenix Arizona
Weidner is pleased to offer quality apartment homes for rent in Phoenix, AZ. We cater to your need for convenient and stylish amenities in a setting that compliments the natural setting and beauty of the desert. From luxury apartments to active Downtown living, your ideal home is just a call away. Whether you are a student or single professional or you have a growing family, our one, two, and three bedroom apartment homes are the ideal place to call home. Take a look at our Phoenix properties and then give us a call to schedule your personal tour. We’re so happy to welcome you home!
-The Weidner Team