Phoenix, the Valley of the Sun

Between the 330-plus sunny days on average each year, shopping, highly rated restaurants within the U.S., and excellent hotels, Phoenix and the metropolitan area is truly wonderful!

The Metropolitan Statistical Area of Phoenix consists of various adjoining cities that sprawl more than 80 miles from East to West and 40 Miles from North to South. It spans nearly 1,000 square miles.

When talking about Phoenix and The Valley of the Sun, the whole area includes the following cities within Maricopa County: Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe, Queen Creek, Mesa, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, Carefree, Cave Creek, Glendale, Peoria, Avondale, Litchfield Park, Laveen, Sun City West, Sun City and Surprise.

- Major venues for performing arts: Arizona Opera Company, the Herberger Theater Center, the Orpheum Theatre, and Symphony Hall.

The climate of Phoenix promotes an active way of life outdoors, ranging from swimming, baseball, tennis, biking hiking, horseback riding, jet skiing on one of the many lakes, and of course golf at one of the 200 local public and private courses.

The city of Phoenix offers plenty of neighborhood experiences and attractions to see, from historical buildings to the Phoenix Museum of Art, to cheering for the Diamondbacks, Cardinals, or Suns! There is truly something here for everyone.

With so much to offer in Phoenix, settling down in a specific neighborhood is the next step. There are affluent communities arenconveniently not too far away. Among the luxury neighborhoods in the city of Phoenix are:

The Biltmore District -- This area is often referred to as the Camelback Corridor. The Biltmore area has boundaries on Camelback Road between 24th and 44th streets. It is Phoenix's elite area with boutique shops, high-end homes and hi-rise condos, and a business district.

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