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Phoenix and its surrounding suburbs rank among the nation’s least-walkable neighborhoods, according to Walk Score, an organization that ranks the ease of navigating an area without a car. Despite the…
Tips for Buying an Investor-Owned Home in Phoenix
Phoenix has a lot of flipped houses — homes that are bought by investors and sold within six months, usually after renovations, according to a report from RealtyTrac, a real-estate data company.…
Tips for Safe Driving in Phoenix During the Summer
Summer weather can bring hazardous driving conditions to Phoenix, with dust storms, monsoon-flooded roads and searing temperatures not uncommon, and each presenting a different type of danger, says Bart Graves,…
How to Keep Fit During Phoenix’s Sizzling Summers
Phoenix’s hot summers can make it tough to exercise outdoors. But the Valley has plenty of indoor fitness options for residents looking to work up a sweat, minus the glare of…
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Homeowners associations (HOAs) and other groups are working with local police to help make neighborhoods safer with commonsense rules and strategies. For example, three years ago, Avondale’s Cashion neighborhood experienced…
Retirement in Phoenix
The Phoenix metro area is the nation’s fastest-growing retirement destination, according to a study by the Brookings Institution. With nearly 300 days of sunshine a year, temperatures that rarely dip…
Keeping your pool clean
It’s no surprise that in Phoenix’s hot desert climate, 30 percent of single-family households have pools, according to the City of Phoenix. In fact, Arizona ranks fourth in the nation for…
Changing Your Name in Phoenix: The New Bride’s Checklist
Your newlywed days are about to begin, and with that comes your new name (if you choose to change it). Since it’s all so fresh, we’ve mapped the ins and…
Phoenix’s Most Popular Parks
Phoenix ranks 28th out of 60 cities in the United States for its parks, according to a recent study by the nonprofit ParkScore. And park amenities extend beyond Arizona’s capital.…
Buying a Home in Phoenix’s Developing Neighborhoods
Phoenix is full of developing neighborhoods, which offer the chance to buy a new home in an up-and-coming area. But before you take the plunge, beware: Neighborhoods don’t always develop…