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Whether you are considering moving to Greater Phoenix, you are new to the area, or if you've lived here for more than 30 years, you'll find information here that will help you in your everyday life. Gardening, job search, taxes, health issues, driving -- all that and more.
  1. Relocating/New to the Area
  2. Finding a Job
  3. Desert Heat, Weather and Environment
  4. Desert Critters
  5. Air, Water and Energy Issues
  6. Desert Plants and Gardens
  7. Find a Place To Live
  8. Schools, Colleges, Libraries
  1. Shopping
  2. Driving, Drivers and Transportation
  3. Pictures of People, Places and Things
  4. Health Issues
  5. Laws and Crime
  6. Recreation
  7. Maps and Guides
  8. A Little Help, Please

Relocating/New to the Area

Cactus Flower

Greater Phoenix has been and continues to be one of the hottest growth areas in the United States. Whatever your reason for considering Phoenix as your new home, here is some useful information for you.

Finding a Job

Jobs in Phoenix

Job growth in the Greater Phoenix area has been robust for years. So will you find the job you are looking for? I guess that depends what you do and how much they are willing to pay you!

Desert Heat, Weather and Environment

Phoenix Heat and Weather

Living in one of the hottest deserts means that we need to be prepared for both the positive and negative. Our winters are wonderful, but our summers are long and, to many people, oppressive.

Desert Critters


I think that everyplace has critters. Some places in the U.S have alligators, some have sharks, and let's not talk about all those creepy insects. Greater Phoenix is located in the Sonoran Desert, so our animals, reptiles and birds require a bit of education. Here are the ones that people seem the most concerned about.

Air, Water and Energy Issues

Energy in Phoenix

Every large city has to manage natural resources, and Greater Phoenix is no different. Here you'll find discussions about air pollution, water conservation in the desert, and energy conservation.

Desert Plants and Gardens

Cactus and Flowers

Many plants and flowers in the desert are different than in other parts of the country.

Find a Place To Live

Find a Home in Phoenix

Moving across town or moving across the country? Here's some help finding an apartment or a house.

Schools, Colleges, Libraries

Phoenix Schools

Whether you are trying to find the best school for your kids when you move here, or you are looking for a place where you can improve upon your existing skills, you'll find all kinds of educational resources here.


Phoenix Shopping

Whether you are looking for places in the Phoenix area to shop, or you want to shop online for Arizona products, I can help you spend that money.

Driving, Drivers and Transportation

Phoenix Transportation

It all depends what you are used to. Some people think that drivers here are maniacs. Some people think they drive fast, but safely. In this section we'll cover that, plus more topics about area transportation.

Pictures of People, Places and Things

Phoenix City Hall

I have more than a hundred photo galleries of people, celebrations, places, plants, and animals that you'll find in the Greater Phoenix area. I also accept submissions of your photos relating to Phoenix and Arizona, if they fall within specific categories. Enjoy!

Health Issues

Health Care in Phoenix

It used to be that people with all kinds of respiratory disorders moved to the deserts in the southwest. Now, our air pollution has reversed that trend. Add to that the fact that there are some ailments that are common to desert living.

Laws and Crime

Photo Radar

Most of us are law abiding citizens, but if you are new to the area, you might not know what some of the issues are. Here is some everyday legal information to keep you honest when living in the Greater Phoenix area.


Phoenix recreation

When you aren't attending an event or a festival of a show or a game, maybe it's best to just get outside and enjoy our beautiful weather--at least for 8 months of the year, anyway!

Maps and Guides

AZ Maps

Here is some helping getting from here to there, with maps to popular venues as well as general maps of the area and local guide books.

A Little Help, Please

Help in Phoenix

Sometimes we need a point in the right direction. here are some tips on common things that people want to find, find out, or know.

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