With loads of sunshine, a dry cli- mate and an affordable cost of
living that is slightly below the national
average, Phoenix is a popular destination for those seeking a winter haven,
or a year-round retirement location.
This capital city offers a friendly atmosphere and a wide range of cultural
experiences and activities as the largest
city in the state of Arizona.
Not only will you give your Vitamin D levels of boost with an average
of 325 bright days of sunshine each
year, but the high altitude desert areas
provide a nice mix of moderately high
daytime temperatures and comfortably cool nights.
Phoenix offers more than just cac-
tus views. Just east of the metropolitan
area you’ll find the popular Supersti-
tion Mountains with numerous hiking
trails and the home of the legendary
Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine. 75 miles
east of the area lies the Mogollon Rim,
filled with Ponderosa Pines and pictur-
esque lakes with inspirational views that
stretch from its rocky precipice all the
way to the Four Peaks of the Mazatzals
northeast of Phoenix.
The town of Sedona, famed for its
natural beauty, spectacular red rock
formations, world-class art galleries and
wineries is just a two-hour drive north.
Within the city you’ll find a variety
of cultural attractions with influences of
Native American, Spanish and Mexican
cultures interwoven in the architecture
and varied cuisine. You’ll find numer-
ous museums including the Challenger
Space Center, Arizona Science Center,
the Capitol Museum and the Southwest’s
premier destination for world-class visu-
al arts, the Phoenix Art Museum.
With such a diverse ethnic blend of
cultures, the region is a fascinating place
to live and explore – if you can manage
to spend time away from its amazing
championship golf courses. The ideal
climate provides a perfect complement
to the beautiful course settings; shrouded by mountains and nearly always a
canopy of bright blue skies. While some
occupy remote desert canyons and others are found at luxurious resorts, there
is sure to be a course for everyone’s
tastes and abilities.