Phoenix, Arizona, with an approximate population of 1.6 million, is located in beautiful Maricopa County. The first settlers arrived in the 1860s near the Gila and Salt Rivers, establishing an agricultural area. Phoenix was soon recognized in 1868. Pioneers continued to move to the area and the area continued to grow. The Salt River Valley Town Association administered a townsite to the town in 1870, and it was incorporated as a city in 1881.
There is such a diversity of things of interest in Phoenix. Those who enjoy being outdoors will want to check out The Camelback Mountain Trail, so named because it looks like a kneeling camel. There are two trails that take a person up the Echo Canyon as well as Cholla. If you make it to the summit, you’ll have traveled 1,200 feet. The Desert Botanical garden offers a desert garden sitting on 50 acres with winding paths. Here you’ll observe arid plants and saguaros. The South Mountain Park and Preserve covers 16,000 acres in the Sonoran Desert. There are trails available for hiking or biking. Historians will appreciate the heard Museum Hoop Dance, where you can study the tradition as well as the culture of American Indian tribes from the region. Additional culture can be seen at the Musical Instrument Museum. This museum offers headsets for listening to the musical tour as you walk through the galleries. Art lovers will find the Phoenix Art Museum features fine art and collects from America, Asia, and Europe.
The diverse Phoenix real estate will give you many options in home choices. There are many suburbs and neighborhoods with a variety of different styles. Depending on location, you’ll find newer luxury custom built homes in Phoenix, as well as ranch styles and traditional style single-family homes. The schools have a good reputation, and there are many fun things to do. Even though it has the many amenities of a big city, many residents have stated it has a small-town neighborhood feel. When you consider all the options this thriving city offers, you will see this is a must-consider destination for homebuyers in the area. If you would like more information on homes for sale in Phoenix, Arizona, please contact us today and allow us to assist you.
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