Tucked into a corner of the Superstition Mountains about 35 miles to the east of downtown Phoenix, modest, sun soaked Apache Junction grew up around the intersection of the Apache Trail and U.S. Route 60. After a Death Valley Days movie set was built here in 1958, the area became known as Apacheland.
This high country hamlet was built as a company town and survives today as a gateway to the Tuzigoot National Monument and the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness.
A comfortable bedroom community, Chandler is fast-growing and brimming with planned communities and golf courses.
Sun Lakes: a Large 55+ Community in Chandler, Arizona
This expansive, established 55+ community has a variety of housing, seven golf courses, stocked lakes and more.
Nestled amid forests, mountains and desert in north central Arizona, Flagstaff is a touristy, beautiful metropolis with much of its original Old West character intact. Is it a great place to retire?
Homesteaders first came to this desert region in the late-1800s. Today, Glendale boasts a symphony, a desert botanic gardens, a wide range of neighborhoods and more.
Arrowhead Ranch: Golf Course and Waterfront Homes in Glendale, Arizona
In the shadow of the Thunderbird Mountain Preserve, this large master-planned community boasts golf course homes, waterfront homes and a wide range of prices.
On the shores of shimmering Lake Havasu in western Arizona, Lake Havasu City is a popular vacation destination and home of the original London Bridge. Is it a great place to retire?
The Grand Canyon State was originally part of New Mexico. After the land was ceded to the U.S. in 1848, it became a separate territory. It did not enter the union until February 14, 1912. Copper was discovered in the area in 1848, and metals mining continues to be an important part of the economy. Cattle and tourism are two of the states other vital industries.
Although Arizona can be one of the hottest states in the union, air conditioning continues to bring more and more people to the urban areas. The Colorado Plateau spreads through Arizona from the north and is interspersed with remnants of the Rocky Mountains. The land flattens into desert near Phoenix. The Colorado River forms the state's western borders and snakes through the Grand Canyon.
Arizona is stubborn when it comes to time. It observes Mountain Standard Time on a year round basis.
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