They call it the Valley of the Sun-- and with good reason. In a city with over 300 days of sunshine per year, between the North Mountain and the South Mountain, Phoenix couldn't possibly fit that descriptor better. It also speaks to Phoenix residents in a metaphorical way, too. Not long after moving here, many do feel they've moved into a place where the sun shines a little brighter. This is the home of some of America's most solvent companies, including Best Western and U-Haul International. With its growing economy, and ongoing new construction, a wealth of opportunity will open up when you make the move West, to Phoenix, the city at the intersection of the Salt and Gila Rivers.
Phoenix is fascinating to explore because of its distinctive neighborhoods and towns-- you won't mistake Glendale for Scottsdale, that's for sure. Here's a primer on what to expect as you tour your new home. Glendale is where the metropolitan area comes out for football, the Cardinals. Scottsdale is where you'll find yourself on a Saturday night, trying the newest, hottest bar in the city, and possibly the state. Mesa, Chandler, and Gilbert make great homes for young families, with good schools and a family-oriented atmosphere. North Valley is the city's "scenic route," where life moves a little slower in the classic Southwestern towns north of Phoenix.
Phoenix is known for some of the best museums west of the Mississippi. Take a weekend or two and see them all-- from the Native American Heard Museum, which highlights the artistic and cultural innovation of Arizona's oldest peoples, to the Scottsdale Museum of Modern Art, which features up-to-the-minute contemporary art. Smaller, off-the-wall museums abound too. Ever heard of the Firefighting Museum? Neither have we-- but it can't be a bad way to spend an afternoon. How about the Musical Instrument Museum? Phoenix may not be a huge city, but it has a cultural breadth and depth you'd be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.
During the cooler months of the year, Phoenix-Mesa morphs into an outdoor paradise. Celebrate your freedom from the air conditioner by going for a hike up Camelback or South Mountain. For a more refined experience of the outdoors, visit the Desert Botanical Garden, a conservancy of the Southwest's brilliant flora.
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