The Neighborhoods of Phoenix
Downtown Phoenix – Like many large cities across the U.S. downtown Phoenix is experiencing a revitalization, with 20 new residential developments in the works to encourage people to live there, not just work there. Fall is when downtown really comes to life with festivals featuring everything from zombies to hot peppers.
Chandler – Chandler is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, with a population that has increased from 30,000 in 1980 to over 450,000 today. Its parks and recreation program, which boasts several aquatic centers, children’s programs, and special events, combined with strong schools makes it a great place to raise a family.
Glendale – Probably best known for being home to the Arizona Cardinals and Phoenix Coyotes, Glendale also has attractions for the non-sports-minded. The Westgate entertainment district has shopping, restaurants, bars, a movie theater, and lots of neon. If you prefer quaint, visit Caitlin Court in downtown Glendale, known for its unique boutiques and cafes.
Surprise – What was once a small farming community 45 mile northwest of downtown Phoenix is now the 10th largest city in Arizona. In the spring residents and visitors alike flock to the Surprise Stadium, the spring training home for the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals.
Roosevelt Row – Affectionately called RoRo, this neighborhood was in serious decline in the 90s. Taking advantage of the low leasing rates, artists took up residence here and now it is full of galleries, nightclubs, and hip restaurants. The first Friday of every month, the galleries and shops stay open late to take advantage of the nighttime crowds.
Arcadia – To some, the tree-lined streets and green lawns of Arcadia may seem out of place in Arizona, but that hasn’t stopped it from being one of the most desired neighborhoods to live in. It is also a popular tourist destination with many resorts, including the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, and upscale shopping.
Things to do in Phoenix, Arizona
Things to do in Phoenix, Arizona range from indoor museums to outdoor adventures. Four museums dedicated to music, Native American culture, art and kids make the top ten list on Trip Advisor. For the more adventurous, there is hiking at Camelback Mountain, South Mountain Park, and Piestewa Peak, as well as helicopter and hot-air balloon rides.
Phoenix, Arizona Weather
It’s hot. And dry. With average temperatures at 100 degrees or higher for four months of the year and annual rainfall barely breaking eight inches, Phoenix residents see a lot of sun. Sunshine Experts can help residents manage the sunlight, directing it to different places in the home, diffusing it, or eliminating it altogether in certain areas.
Even in Arizona, most homes have interior rooms that could use a bit more light. Skylights provide natural light, as well as ventilation and a sky view. When the additional light isn’t needed or wanted, skylight blinds can be closed remotely to block it out. If the room is a bit more difficult to reach due to upstairs rooms, rafters, or ceiling joists, Solatube daylighting is smaller and more flexible than a traditional skylight. During the skylight or solar tube installation, an attic fan can also be installed to help beat the heat. If a break from the sun is needed, Sunshine Experts can help with that too, with awnings and outdoor roller/sun shades.
From unique neighborhoods and outdoor adventures to museums, restaurants, and never-ending sunshine, there is much to enjoy in Phoenix, Arizona!