Located in the heart of the American Southwest, Arizona is filled with spectacular natural wonders, vibrant cities, and charming small towns
Greater Phoenix is the fifth largest metropolitan area in the United States, encompassing more than 20 communities including Tempe, Peoria, Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Glendale, Chandler and many more.
While cities and towns like Phoenix and Sedona make great vacation destinations, Snowbird can also head beyond the urban centers to discover Native American cliff dwellings and remnants of ancient cultures, historic ghost towns from the mining days, and a landscape perfect for outdoor adventures. Arizona is home to the Sonoran desert, lakes, mountains, canyons, saguaro cactus, buttes, waterfalls, cowboy towns and even downhill skiing, all of which offer a world of possibilities for Canadian Snowbirds buying real estate in Arizona.
AT A GLANCE:
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, dubbed America’s Friendliest Airport, is the main airport for the Greater Phoenix area. Sky Harbor serves more than 100 domestic and international destinations. With 1,200 daily flights—about 500 of them nonstop—Sky Harbor is one of the most convenient airports in the United States.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is served by 17 competitively priced carriers. The airport is located in the middle of Greater Phoenix, less than ten minutes from downtown, and within 20 miles of almost all of our towns and cities.
Convenient transportation to the airport comes by way of PHX Sky Train. This driverless people mover transports Valley Metro Light Rail passengers to the airport from the 44th Street/Washington Street station.
Phoenix has a subtropical desert climate which is typical of the Sonoran Desert. Phoenix has long, extremely hot summers and short, mild to warm winters. The city is located within the sunniest region in the world. Measuring 3,872 hours of bright sunshine annually, Phoenix receives the most sunshine of any major city on Earth.
Average Winter Temperatures for Snowbirds: Low/High
Sept 74.5°F 97.4°F
Oct 62.9°F 86.4°F
Nov 50.0°F 73.3°F
Dec 43.5°F 65.0°F
Jan 43.4°F 65.0°F
Feb 47.0°F 69.4°F
Mar 51.1°F 74.3°F
Apr 57.5°F 83.0°F
May 66.3°F 91.9°F
The Greater Phoenix area is very well located to not only enjoy the many attributes of the State of Arizona, but due to being a major hub for Southwest Airlines regional destinations such as the West Coast of California, Utah Ski Resorts and even Mexico are all within easy reach.
Here are just a couple of the top things to do while wintering in the Valley of The Sun.
Grand Canyon – 1 hour drive east from downtown Orlando.
Sporting Events – NHL, NBA, NFL, MLB Spring Training, NCAA and much more. Support your favourite Canadian team when they come to town!
Barrett Jackson Car Auction – Come to buy, just view or mingle. A must see for car aficionados.
Old Town Scottsdale – Stroll the boulevards of Old Town and take in the art galleries, cafe’s, boutiques and much more. At night things heat up with clubs, restaurants and honky tonks.