Phoenix: Most Popular Articles
Whether you're a local or a visitor, there are certain activities and destinations in the Phoenix area that must be on your bucket list. Here are 20 places to start.
What is Phoenix weather like? See the average monthly temperatures as well as average rainfall and record high and low temperatures by month.
Worried about the of being stung by a scorpion in Arizona? Here is what you should do if you are stung, including by the poisonous Arizona Bark Scorpion.
Super Bowl XLIX (49) will be played in Glendale, AZ near Phoenix, in 2015. Find out where it is, how to get there, where to stay, and how to get tickets.
Find the current sales tax rates for all the cities in the Greater Phoenix area, including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale and others.
When does the Phoenix monsoon start? When does the Arizona monsoon end? Find the answers to these monsoon questions and more!
Sales tax in Arizona varies from city to city. Here are the sales tax rates for cities in Maricopa County, including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Glendale, Tempe, Gilbert.
Is there really an Arizona monsoon? Yes! Here's the information about monsoon in Arizona including safety tips.
You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy yourself in Arizona. Here's a list of some of my favorite free things to do and see in the Greater Phoenix area.
Here is what you need to know about the Arizona law that requires children in vehicles to be in car seats or booster seats, including tips and resources for buying car seats.
See a calendar of things to do in July in the Phoenix, Arizona area.
What time is it in Arizona? What time zone does Phoenix use? Here are your answers!
Find out which resorts in Scottsdale and Phoenix have the best pools, water features and kids activities for summer fun. Page 1 of 8.
Keeping your pool properly maintained saves money and frustration if you keep it simple and do it regularly. Here are 15 things you should know to keep your swimming pool sparkling and ready to use every day.
What time zone is Phoenix, AZ in? Does Arizona change clocks for Daylight Saving Time? Here's the scoop.
How to have fun in the Phoenix area with your kids for little or no money. These free activities in Phoenix are fun for both kids and adults.
Are serrano peppers hot? Yes! Learn more about serrano chile peppers, commonly used in Southwestern cooking, and see a picture. Page 6.
Here's the list of free museums in the Greater Phoenix area. These museums don't charge admission, or have certain days where admission is free.
Find Spray parks and splash playgrounds that are located in and operated by the City of Phoenix. These spray pads are free. Page 2.
What's the difference between median and average? Here's what I mean when I provide real estate prices for Maricopa County (Phoenix) in Arizona.
Take advantage of great rates on short summer stays at local Phoenix resorts.
Details on the Maricopa County Home and Garden Show, held several times per year, either at the Arizona State Fairgrounds or University of Phoenix Stadium.
Summer means tubing on the Salt River! Get details, prices, tips and photos of Salt River Tubing, an Arizona tradition.
If you need to know when the first or last day of school is in the Phoenix area, here's how you find out.
Confused about whether or not to get a salt-water pool? This article will tell you what you need to know about putting in a chlorine generator, or a salt-water pool.
Valley Fever affects many people in Arizona. Find out what Valley Fever is, how to know if you have it, and what to do about it.
It's easy to buy fresh fruits and vegetables all year long in the Phoenix area. Here is the produce that you'll find in season at local farmers markets during December and January.
If you go to Rocky Point, Mexico (Puerto Peñasco) make sure you know what you need and how to drive there. Rocky Point is a popular weekend trip for Arizona locals.
There are many types of scorpions in Arizona, but not all are the dangerous bark scorpion. Here are some tips on identifying the scorpion you found.
Here are ten things you should know about Arizona Liquor Laws, including the legal drinking age, hours bars are open, and who can be served alcohol.
Quick facts and important details about Phoenix's Ak-Chin Pavilion, including directions, ticket information, and seating map.
If you live in the desert southwest you might be one of tens of thousands of people who have a pool. Should you let your dog swim in it with you?
Is that job as a mystery shopper or secret shopper for real or is it a scam? Here's how you can tell.
Looking for something to do in Phoenix, AZ this weekend? I have the list, starting on July 16, 2014.
Ticket, schedule, directions, photos and general information about Wet 'n' Wild Water Park in Phoenix, AZ.
See the calendar of annual festivals and events that are held in the Phoenix area during the month of August. Even though it's hot, there is still plenty to do!
There are three waterparks in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Get the details about all three Phoenix water parks.
How to get the most from a short trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Major League Baseball has a rookie league that plays in Arizona. The games are free to attend and watch. Here are the details and the schedule for 2014.
Find the elevations of the cities and towns of the Greater Phoenix area. This page lists the elevations of the cities of Maricopa County, Arizona from lowest to highest.
Need to find something in the middle of the night? Here are some stores and restaurants that are open 24 hours in the Phoenix area.
Information, ticket information and schedule for the Arizona Home and Garden Show. The Arizona Home & Garden Show used to be known as the Phoenix Home Improvement and Garden Show.
Get directions, hours and prices for Mesa Golfland SunSplash, a waterpark in summer and amusement park all year long.
New to the Phoenix area? Here are places where you can find reasonably priced furniture.
What does the phrase Prix Fixe mean? Here's the answer.
The Apache Trail takes you on winding roads, past lakes, canyons, incredible desert views and Tortilla Flat. An adventurous driving experience.
Get the facts about the Arizona monsoon, including expected dates, description of monsoon weather in Phoenix, safety tips, monsoon pictures and more.
Definition of a microburst. Phoenix.
The Palo Verde Beetle looks like a giant cockroach, and can be seen during the summer in the desert in Phoenix.
Phoenix experiences several haboobs each year during the stormy summer months. What is a haboob?
Find stores for adult movies, books and novelties, in the Phoenix area. Addresses, phone numbers, hours and services are included here.
Each January the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction attracts thousand of visitors from all over the globe. Get the 2014 dates, schedule, directions, tips and see photos.
Information about how Maricopa County computes the property tax on your home. Property taxes are levied on the assessed value of a home, not the market value.
List of the hottest shows and concerts playing in the Phoenix area during the month of July.
What color car should you get if you live in the desert? Here is the answer to the question,
All about scorpions: what they are, what they look like, how to find them, how to avoid them and what to do if you are stung by a scorpion.
Find restaurants in the Greater Phoenix area where kids can eat for free, or for a very small charge. Your kids can eat for free every day of the week!
My top picks for romantic spots in the Greater Phoenix area.
Moving to Arizona? Here is a breakdown of tax implications that you should understand.
Maintaining a pool isn't difficult. Here are the 12 most common swimming pool maintenance mistakes.
Take advantage of great rates on short summer stays at local Scottsdale resorts, designed to attract local Arizona residents.
Use the Better Business Bureau (BBB) in Central Arizona to check on local vendors, and to find out how to file a complaint against a local company.
Many people have questions abouit how their dogs will fare in the heat of the Phoenix desert. Most dogs will do just fine in the Phoenix area if you use common sense and take a few precautions. Page 2.
See my list of the top attractions and things to do in Gilbert, Arizona.
The Texas sage or Purple Sage is one of several easy plants and shrubs that you can use in your desert garden. These desert plants are evergreen and have desert flowers to enjoy.
Pictures of Arizona cactus flowers. These pictures of cactus plants and cactus flowers were taken in the Phoenix area.
Find low cost dental care for your family, even without insurance. These dental students provide dental care at low prices, and no insurance is necessary.
There are several outlet malls around the Phoenix, AZ area. If you are looking for a bargain, you might just find it outlet shopping.
Ten questions and answers about Arizona unemployment insurance, including who qualifies for unemployment, how unemployment payments are calculated, and how to apply for unemployment.
The ladies are coming to Arizona! Attend the 2014 WNBA All-Star Game in downtown Phoenix.
The Red Bird of Paradise, often referred to as the Mexican Bird of Paradise, is one of several easy plants and shrubs that you can use in your desert garden. These desert plants are evergreen and have desert flowers to enjoy.
Here are the 10 largest cities in Arizona, as of the U.S. Census data estimates from 2013.
Here are some products that will give you piece of mind if you have to leave your dog outside during the heat of the summer in the Phoenix area desert.
South Mountain Park is the largest municipal park in the world. Find out about South Mountain Park, and see South Mountain Park pictures.
Your resource for all the annual festivals and events held during January in the Phoenix area. Includes events in Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Peoria, Glendale and other area communities.
See a trail map of South Mountain Park in Phoenix, AZ. This map will help you find parking areas and trailheads.
If you have a lawn in the Phoenix area, you should know how long and how often to water the grass for the best lawn while conserving water. Get a watering schedule for summer grass.
We have rattlesnakes in Arizona. What to do (and what NOT to do) if you are bitten by a rattlesnake.
Top ten things to do in Surprise, Arizona--and many of them are free!
See a zoomable map of the Phoenix light rail stations, and places of interest that are within walking distance of the stations.
See the distance and how long it takes to drive between Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale and other AZ cities, and nearby popular destinations.
Find the addresses, phone numbers and use an interactive map of the Phoenix area locations of Costco warehouse stores Phoenix, Glendale, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Mesa and Avondale.
A simple 'how-to' on obtaining an Arizona driver's license.
Phoenix, Arizona imposes a curfew on anyone who is under 18 years old. Here are the specifics about curfews in Phoenix.
See which bands will be performing at summer concerts in Phoenix, Arizona on their 2014 summer tours.
People traveling over Arizona's Mexican border to buy prescription drugs should be aware of the risks associated with buying Mexican medicines.
See pictures of different birds that are often seen in the greater Phoenix area. These Phoenix bird photos were submitted by residents and visitors to Arizona.
If you are really hungry or like a lot of variety, these all-you-can-eat buffet restaurants in Phoenix will satisfy for a very reasonable price.
Get information and major updates regarding significant wildfires occurring in Arizona during the 2014 year.
Find movie theaters including Harkins and AMC in Phoenix, Arizona, with addresses, phone numbers and maps.
Arizona is a Right to Work state. Learn what the Right to Work law means, and some of the common misconceptions about it.
Does having a cat reduce your risk have getting scorpions in your home? Are cats immune to scorpion stings? Here's some information on the myth.
Here are five things you need to know about the HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lane in Phoenix. The Phoenix carpools lanes are restricted during certain hours.
Information about courts, sentencing and mandatory jail time relating to DUI convictions in Arizona. Page 3.
Looking for a good deal? Like to shop flea markets? Here are details about local are swap meets and mercados in Phoenix, Mesa, Glendale, Goodyear and more.
Since many parts of the greater Phoenix area are relatively new, you'll find that many communities here have Homeowners' Associations. Some people hate them. Some people love them. First, you need to understand them.
Here are 10 ways in which the Phoenix, AZ is like a unicorn.
Dogs, like humans, can get Valley Fever. Yes, they can die from it. Here is what it is, how to prevent it, what the symptoms are, and what to do if your dog has Valley Fever.
What does a la carte mean? If a menu says the price is a la carte, how much is it?
Here are five tips to help you get better quality digital images in full, blazing sun.
If you don't have your own pool, there are more than 65 community swimming pools that allow locals to swim for a small fee.
Want a challenging hike with great city views? Try Piestewa Peak Recreation Area. Piestewa Peak used to be called Squaw Peak.
A study of crime statistics puts the city of Phoenix and the metro area in the list of the most dangerous cities to live in.
Do I need a lawyer to file for divorce in Arizona? Here is some advice about DIY divorce in Arizona.
Find out what the average sunrise, sunset, and number of hours of daylight is in Phoenix, Arizona.
Here are my top recommendations for Mesa, AZ attractions for locals and visitors, young and older. Some of them are free!
If you are researching homes online, it can be confusing as to what sellers mean when they advertise a home. What's the difference between a townhome or townhouse and a patio home? What's the definition of a duplex? What's a gemini? Here is the definition of a Townhome or Townhouse. Page 4.
Get all the details about Rawhide attractions and events. Rawhide is a replica of an 1880s western town located in Chandler, Arizona.
Tourists come from far and wide to visit Scottsdale, Arizona, known for fine restaurants, resorts, galleries and more. Here are my favorite Scottsdale attractions.
These restaurants in the Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona area offer a fantastic scenic view along with your meal. If you are looking for a romantic or special occasion restaurant in Arizona, choose from these restaurants with a view.
Get the address, directions and a map to the Sky Harbor International Airport Rental Car Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
See a numerical listing and description of FM Radio Stations that you can listen to in the Phoenix, Arizona area.
Need a laugh? Here are some one liner jokes about the heat in Phoenix, Arizona. Some are more true than not!
See pictures of Arizona scorpions, including the Arizona bark scorpion, the giant desert hairy scorpion, and the stripe-tailed scorpion. These scorpions are found all over the greater Phoenix area. This scorpion is venomous and can be dangerous.
Does it rain in Phoenix? Yes it does. Find out how much rain Phoenix gets and which months get more rainfall.
See which restaurants in the Greater Phoenix area have been featured on the Food Network TV show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives with Guy Fieri.
Find out what the current minimum wage is in Arizona.
Here are several easy plants and shrubs that you can use in your desert garden. They are evergreen and have desert flowers to enjoy.
Here are some of the most common mistakes that people make when they hire a contractor to build a swimming pool. Swimming pool contracts and construction can be confusing--don't make these swimming pool errors!
Find out how you can get a passport or passport card for travel to Mexico in the Phoenix area. Includes ten tips about getting a passport.
You can buy fresh fruits and vegetables all year long in Phoenix. Here is a list of produce that you'll find in February and March at our local stores and farmers markets.
Putting in a lawn at your Phoenix home? Here are some tips on 5 different types of lawns that are available in the desert.
The Bottlebrush, Dwarf Bottlebrush or Red Bottlebrush is one of several easy plants and shrubs that you can use in your desert garden. These desert plants are evergreen and have desert flowers to enjoy.
Here are the 35 highest paying jobs in Arizona. These Arizona jobs will require advanced education and experience. Page 4.
Get the addresses and phone numbers for Wal-mart stores and Wal-Mart Supercenter stores in the Greater Phoenix area. Includes Scottsdale, Glendale and other cities.
Have you heard about bee swarms and attacks in Arizona? Here is what you need to know about Africanized Killer Bees.
I hate Phoenix, Arizona. Here are five things I dislike about living in the Greater Phoenix area. Page 2.
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport has several parking lots. Sometimes there are coupons, too.
Black widow spiders are common in the Southwest, and they are venomous. Here's what to do if you are bitten by a black widow spider.
The oleander is one of several easy plants and shrubs that you can use in your desert garden. These desert plants are evergreen and have desert flowers to enjoy.
Find out who is eligible for food stamps/EBT in Arizona, what you can buy and how to apply.
It's summer in the desert -- time to get wet! See photos and get details about Big Surf, a water park in Tempe, Arizona.
Buy, sell or exchange your used clothing at these stores in and around Phoenix, Arizona.
See an interactive map showing where the casinos are in Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ.
A professional pool builder in Phoenix helps assess what it will cost to maintain a swimming pool at your home.
Here are pictures of some of the desert shrubs and bushes that are the easiest to plant, water and care for. Your Phoenix garden might include some of these easy desert plants. Page 12.
Do you need a permit to carry a concealed weapon in Arizona? Here's the answer, and how to get a permit for carrying a concealed weapon in Arizona if you want one.
You might not think about how hot your car can get in the sun during an Arizona summer. Here are some tips for summer car safety. Page 2.
If you have moved to Arizona you must register your vehicle through the MVD. Here is a step-by-step guide to out-of-state vehicle registration in Arizona.
Hotels and resorts in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area rated by AAA. Find out which are the best resorts in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas.
Get the details about bus fares, bus passes, finding bus schedules and getting transit information for the Phoenix area.
Here are five stores that have locations all over the Phoenix area where you can check their sale flyers for back-to-school specials.
Frank Lloyd Wright built his winter home in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is called Taliesin West. Visitors to Scottsdale can tour the Frank Lloyd Wright property and learn about his role in architecture and Arizona.
Is there really such a thing as a dry heat? If you live in Phoenix, you need to understand the Heat Index.
How to decide where to live when moving to the metro Phoenix area. Page 2.
You can enroll in the national do not call registry to stop telemarketers from calling. Many states, including Arizona, have their own Do Not Call lists.
Yellow Bells are a highly recommended desert perennial plant. They are hardy, drought resistant, and provide lovely color many times during the year.
Find a Saturday farmers' market and buy fresh vegetables and produce in Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding area.
Find programs in Phoenix and Mesa, AZ where parents can get free immunizations for their children up to age 18.
A simple 'how-to' on transferring a title or registering a vehicle in Arizona. If you sell your car, you must transfer the title and notify MVD.