Uniquely Arizona

These are just a few of the little known but exciting features that Phoenix and the state of Arizona have to offer.


The average annual temperature minimum for Phoenix is 63 and the maximum is 87. The coolest month, December, averages a low of 43 and a high of 63. Yes, it gets hot in the summer, but from October through May, you will enjoy fantastic weather.
When you live in Phoenix, it is possible to ski at Snow Bowl or Sunrise and swim in your backyard pool on the same day. Or, you may prefer to sip champagne while gliding across the valley in a hot air balloon.
The old west is living history in Arizona. You can recapture its flavor in Tombstone or at the Old Tucson famous movie location. Explore the many ghost towns of the mining era or take up the quest for the Lost Dutchman Mine in the Superstition Mountains.
Outdoor recreation? Many boats are owned by Arizonans due to the vast number of lakes in the state. Most people are aware of rafting the Grand Canyon's Colorado River, but did you know that the upper Salt River is one of the nation's best white water rafting trips?
Because of the weather, golf, tennis and mountain biking are the three most popular activities. There are more than 200 golf courses in the state and growing. Your home could be on a fairway.
The Jet Fighter Museum in Mesa opened in late 2004 and is devoted to fighter aircraft and the pilots who flew them. Retired Air Force aircraft are preserved in the "Boneyard" at Tucson's Davis-Monthan AFB.
South Mountain Park in Phoenix has nearly 17,000 acres of rugged desert mountain trails, making it the largest city park in the nation and the largest desert mountain city park in the world. This preserve is backed by the Foothills of Phoenix. These residents enjoy a multitude of hiking, biking and horseback trails right at their doorstep.
Ann Morgan
for Your Future