As Greater Phoenix Real Estate agents, we’re convinced that moving to Phoenix or any of the surrounding areas is a great decision for a wide variety of reasons!  While we may be somewhat partial having lived and worked in Greater Phoenix for years; we feel the warm weather, sunshine and scenic views are just a few of the perks of Phoenix living

If you are relocating to Avondale, Youngtown, El Mirage, Glendale, Sun City or any of the surrounding Greater Phoenix areas, you may be wondering what there is to do in your new home town.  The answer?  A little bit of everything!  Whether you enjoy spending time outdoors, have a taste for fantastic food, want a cultural experience, are an avid golfer or even shopper; you’ll find your fix in Greater Phoenix

Our goal as Real Estate agents in Greater Phoenix is to not just provide you with excellent service when selling or buying a home, but to be a trusted resource for any questions you have regarding your home or life in the vibrant communities surrounding our state’s capital!  Below are just a few of the highlights of things to do and experience around Phoenix.  Whether you’re going to be moving to Greater Phoenix, are planning a trip to the area or are a current resident, you’ll enjoy getting to know Phoenix better through the following attractions and activities with even more found on the Visit Phoenix website.

Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave, Phoenix
- The internationally acclaimed Heard Museum is one of the best places to experience the myriad cultures and art of Native Americans of the Southwest. The museum's 10 spacious exhibit galleries and beautiful outdoor courtyards feature outstanding traditional and contemporary Native American art.

Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix
- The Desert Botanical Garden offers the world's finest collection of arid-land plants from deserts of the world in a unique outdoor setting. The Garden has more than 50,000 desert plants on display throughout five thematic trails that illustrate topics such as conservation, desert living, plants and people of the Sonoran Desert and desert wildflowers.

Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave, Phoenix
- A community epicenter for nearly fifty years, Phoenix Art Museum presents festivals, live performances, independent art films and educational programs that enlighten, entertain and stimulate. The Museum's outstanding collection of more than 17,000 works is a must-see. Visitors also enjoy PhxArtKids an interactive space for children, vibrant photography exhibitions through the Museum's landmark partnership with the Center for Creative Photography, the lushly landscaped Sculpture Garden, dining at Arcadia Farms at Phoenix Art Museum, and shopping at The Museum Store.

Arizona Science Center

600 E. Washington St, Phoenix
- The Arizona Science Center offers hands-on, eye-opening fun with more than 300 interactive exhibits, a state-of-the-art planetarium, five-story giant-screen theater, live demonstrations, and traveling exhibitions. Explore 350 hands-on exhibits, a five-story theater and a planetarium in a unique setting. Group rates and facility rentals available.

Phoenix Zoo
455 N. Galvin Parkway Papago Park, Phoenix
- More than 1,300 animals, exhibited throughout five unique trails. The Phoenix Zoo offers unique event venues indoors and out and customized group events for 25-5,000+. Visitors will enjoy daily up close animal encounters, keeper talks, bike and boat rentals and a variety of retail and food venues.

Camelback Mountain
5700 N. Echo Canyon Parkway, Phoenix
- Located 20 minutes from downtown Phoenix, Camelback Mountain is a Phoenix icon visited by thousands every year. Trailheads are accessible from Tatum Blvd and McDonald on the north side, or 64th St and Cholla Ln on the east side of the mountain. Two Summit trails are very strenuous and steep, but easier hikes can be found around the base of the mountain.

South Mountain
10919 S. Central Ave, Phoenix
- At over 16,000 acres, South Mountain Park/Preserve often is referred to as the largest municipal park in the country. Enter through the park's main entrance on Central and Dobbins Rd to explore the South Mountain Environmental Education Center, or follow the road to the top of the mountain for spectacular views of the entire valley. The park also boasts more than 51 miles of primary trails for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking for all ability levels.

Aguila Golf Course
8440 S. 35th Ave, Phoenix
- Aguila Golf Course is the latest addition to Phoenix's roster of municipal golf courses. Designed by golf course architect Gary Panks, the $6.5 million, 210-acre facility features an 18-Hole Championship Course and a 9-hole Par 3 Course. Both offer challenging layout and design. Aguila, surrounded by scenic mountain views and Phoenix's downtown skyline, welcomes all levels of golfers.

Encanto 18 Golf Course

2775 N. 15th Ave, Phoenix
- Completed in 1935, Encanto holds the distinction of being the third oldest golf course in Arizona. Encanto is ideally suited for the average golfer. Its level fairways are wide and it has a limited number of hazards. It sports a relaxed atmosphere enhanced by the course's abundance of mature palm and salt cedar trees, plus some truly spectacular views of the downtown Phoenix Skyscape.

Scottsdale Fashion Square
7014 E. Camelback Rd, Scottsdale
- Scottsdale Fashion Square is the Southwest's distinctive address for premier shopping, dining and entertainment. Scottsdale Fashion Square offers a compelling retail experience in the heart of the country’s fastest-growing major metropolitan area.

Kierland Commons
15205 N. Kierland Blvd, Scottsdale
- Kierland Commons is a unique, upscale Main Street lifestyle center that artfully blends retail shopping, dining, and entertainment with urban residential living. Guests may also choose from a variety of the Valley's consistently ranked best restaurants featuring regional cuisine from Continental to French to Sushi, there is something for everybody at Kierland Commons.

Of course these are just a few of the many attractions you’ll find in Greater Phoenix!  If you have questions about living in Phoenix or any of the surrounding cities; please let us know!  We would be happy to talk with you about the what you can expect when you relocate here, the Greater Phoenix Real Estate market and would enjoy the opportunity to walk with you through each step of the home buying process.  Please feel free to contact us anytime to get started!

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