Phoenix: Most Popular Articles
It's April 15, and your taxes must be postmarked today or they will be considered late. Are there any post offices in Phoenix open late where you can mail my taxes at night?
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.
Looking for a restaurant in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area where you can enjoy a luxurious Easter Brunch or Easter Dinner? These restaurants have special Easter menus.
Community festivals where you can take the kids to have Easter fun in the Phoenix area.
Annual festivals and events held during the month of April in the Phoenix area. Includes events for activities in Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Peoria, Glendale and other area communities.
How much is sales tax in Arizona? It varies from city to city. Here are the sales tax rates for cities in Maricopa County, including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Glendale, Tempe, Gilbert.
Find information about what to so if you want to file an extension of your Arizona personal income taxes. Page 3.
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.
What is Phoenix weather like? See the average monthly temperatures as well as average rainfall and record high and low temperatures by month.
Find the current sales tax rates for all the cities in the Greater Phoenix area, including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale and others.
Here are the addresses that Arizona residents need to file their tax returns. These addresses are for Arizona individual tax filers only. Page 4.
What time zone is Phoenix, AZ in? Does Arizona change clocks for Daylight Saving Time? Here's the scoop.
What time is it in Arizona? What time zone does Phoenix use? Here are your answers!
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.
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.
Make your plans for Easter in the Greater Phoenix area. Includes community festivals, brunch ideas, Mesa Easter pageant, and more.
See which shows, plays and concerts are on the schedule for April 2014 in the Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ area.
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.
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.
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.
Moving to Arizona? Here is a breakdown of tax implications that you should understand.
Find special events and things to do during the month of May in Phoenix and Scottsdale.
Here are all the forms and help you need to get your Arizona taxes filed.
Here are all the details about the 2014 Maricopa County Fair held at the State Fairgrounds in Phoenix.
Find out which resorts in Scottsdale and Phoenix have the best pools, water features and kids activities for summer fun.
See the address, directions and a map to the Phoenix Main Post Office in Phoenix, Arizona.
New to the Phoenix area? Here are places where you can find reasonably priced furniture.
The Apache Trail takes you on winding roads along the path of the Salt River, past lakes, canyons, incredible desert views and Tortilla Flat. It is an adventurous experience in driving.
Is that job as a mystery shopper or secret shopper for real or is it a scam? Here's how you can tell.
How does Maricopa County compute the property tax on your home? Property taxes are levied on the assessed value of a home, not the market value.
Get the address, directions and a map to the Sky Harbor International Airport Rental Car Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
You'll need to pay Arizona estimated taxes quarterly if you don't have enough withheld to cover your tax bill for tax year 2014.
How to get the most from a short trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Find Spray parks and splash playgrounds that are located in and operated by the City of Phoenix. These spray pads are free. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
See a zoomable map of the Phoenix light rail stations, and places of interest that are within walking distance of the stations.
Pictures of Arizona cactus flowers. These pictures of cactus plants and cactus flowers were taken in the Phoenix area.
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.
See the address, directions and a map to Phoenix Municipal Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona.
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.
There are many types of scorpions in Arizona. Most people assume that every one is the dangerous bark scorpion. Here are some tips on identifying what kind of scorpion you have found.
Have you heard about bee swarms and attacks in Arizona? Here is what you need to know about Africanized Killer Bees.
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.
Read a description and see a picture of habanero peppers, commonly used in Southwestern cooking. Page 4.
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.
Get all the details about the 2014 Mesa Arizona Temple Easter Pageant in Mesa, Arizona. It is the largest of its kind in the world.
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.
There are three waterparks in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Get the details about all three Phoenix water parks.
Here are the 10 largest cities in Arizona, as of the U.S. Census data from April 2010.
Scottsdale is a major tourist area in the greater Phoenix area. Here are my favorite Scottsdale attractions.
Find stores for adult movies, books and novelties, in the Phoenix area. Addresses, phone numbers, hours and services are included here.
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.
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.
People traveling over Arizona's Mexican border to buy prescription medicines should be aware of the risks associated with buying Mexican prescription drugs.
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.
Here are five tips to help you get better quality digital images in full, blazing sun.
Do I need a lawyer to file for divorce in Arizona? Here is some advice about DIY divorce in Arizona.
Ten questions and answers about Arizona unemployment insurance, including who qualifies for unemployment, how unemployment payments are calculated, and how to apply for unemployment.
Find the elevations of the major cities in Arizona. These Arizona cities are listed by elevation, from low to high. Page 5.
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 low cost dental care for your family, even without insurance. These dental students provide dental care at low prices, and no insurance is necessary.
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.
Are you considering putting in a lawn at your Phoenix home? Here are some tips on 5 different types of lawns that are available in the desert.
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.
Ten tips on preventing damage to trees and plants in Phoenix when the temperatures are freezing and there is frost.
People who are relocating to hotter climates have lots of questions about their cars. Should you sell
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.
We have rattlesnakes in Arizona. What to do (and what NOT to do) if you are bitten by a rattlesnake.
Get the 2014 regular season schedule for the Arizona Diamondbacks. This schedule includes all the home games for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Page 2.
Ticket, schedule, directions, photos and general information about Wet 'n' Wild Water Park in Phoenix, AZ.
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.
See an overview of the 2014 Scottsdale Culinary Festival, including all the different events, dates, descriptions and prices.
Here are my top recommendations for Mesa, AZ attractions for locals and visitors, young and older. Some of them are free!
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.
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.
Get all the details about Rawhide, a replica of an 1880s western town located in Chandler, Arizona.
Looking for a good deal? Like to shop flea markets? Here are details about local are swap meets and mercados in Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Glendale, Goodyear and more.
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. Page 2.
Are there ever any coupons or discounts offered at the Phoenix Zoo? If you are looking for a Phoenix Zoo coupon, here's your answer.
See pictures and get details about the free factory tours of PING Golf in Phoenix, Arizona. Karsten Manufacturing makes PING golf clubs in Phoenix, and offers a limited number of free tours throughout the year.
Arizona individuals have three tax credits available for donating to schools and for charitable giving.
Arizona is a Right to Work state. Learn what the Right to Work law means, and some of the common misconceptions about it.
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.
Maintaining a pool isn't difficult. Here are the 12 most common swimming pool maintenance mistakes.
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!
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.
Got kids? Want to go out to eat? Here are the best places in the Phoenix area to take them!
If you live in the desert southwest you might be one of tens of thousands of people who have a pool. But should you let your dog swim in it with you?
When does the Phoenix monsoon start? When does the Arizona monsoon end? Which was the wettest monsoon on record? Find the answers to these monsoon questions 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.
My top picks for romantic spots in the Greater Phoenix area.
Top ten things to do in Surprise, Arizona--and many of them are free!
See my list of the top attractions and things to do in Gilbert, Arizona.
Here are some things you need to remember to do one or two weeks before closing up your Phoenix home in the summer. Snowbirds who live in the Phoenix desert during the winter need to prepare the home for summer before they leave.
See a listing of the hottest shows and concerts playing in the greater Phoenix area during the month of May. Here is your May concert calendar for Phoenix and Scottsdale.
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.
There definitely are rattlesnakes and many other varieties of snakes in Arizona. Some are venomous and some are harmless. Here's what you need to know to avoid them.
What does à la carte mean? If a menu says the price is à la carte, how much is it?
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.
Find out about the The Great Arizona Picnic and the Southwest Festival of Beers. Both events are part of the Scottsdale Culinary Festival held each spring in Scottsdale, Arizona.
There are several outlet malls around the Phoenix, AZ area. If you are looking for a bargain, you might just find it outlet shopping.
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.
Here are several easy plants and shrubs that you can use in your desert garden. These desert plants are evergreen and have desert flowers to enjoy.
Now that you know how long to water your grass, you need to know how often to water it! Page 2.
The bougainvillea 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.
See the address, phone, directions and an interactive map to PING Golf / Karsten Manufacturing in Phoenix, Arizona.
A professional pool builder in Phoenix helps assess what it will cost to maintain a swimming pool at your home.
Is there really an Arizona monsoon? Yes! Here's the information about monsoon in Arizona including safety tips.
Summer means tubing on the Salt River! Get details, prices, tips and photos of Salt River Tubing, an Arizona tradition.
Find out who is eligible for food stamps/EBT in Arizona, what you can buy and how to apply.
Information about courts, sentencing and mandatory jail time relating to DUI convictions in Arizona. Page 3.
Here are the 15 fastest growing jobs you'll find in Phoenix, and the 15 most common jobs you'll find in Phoenix. These most common jobs are those that are entry level with little or no experience required, or on the job training might be provided.
When the desert is in bloom, the desert wildflowers in Arizona are magnificant. Enjoy these details about Arizona's wildflower season and a picture gallery of desert wildflowers.
Here are five great outdoor spots in the Phoenix area to use as a background for wedding or family photos.
What does the phrase Prix Fixe mean? Here's the answer.
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.
The Palo Verde tree is the state tree of Arizona. It has a green trunk and green branches, and blooms with bright yellow flowers.
How to decide where to live when moving to the metro Phoenix area. Page 2.
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.
A simple 'how-to' on obtaining an Arizona driver's license.
If you are really hungry or like a lot of variety when you go out to eat, these all-you-can-eat buffet restaurants in Phoenix will let you have lots of food for a very reasonable price.
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.
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. Page 2.
Does having a cat reduce your risk have getting scorpions in your home? Are cats immune to scorpion stings? Here's what I think.
See an interactive map showing where the casinos are in Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ.
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.
If you need to know when the first or last day of school is in the Phoenix area, here's how you find out.
Use this interactive map to find a gas station near the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Rental Car Center.
How to obtain a real estate license in Arizona.
Tax resources and tax preparation assistance for people filing 2013 Arizona taxes in 2014. Page 2.
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!
See a numerical listing and description of FM Radio Stations that you can listen to in the Phoenix, Arizona area.
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.
Lantana 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 what the current minimum wage is in Arizona.
Find annual festivals and events held during the month of June in the Phoenix area. Includes events and activities in Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Peoria, Glendale and other area communities. Some are free.
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.
Here are ten hot spots in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area where you can find music, dancing, and drinks on a Fiday or Saturday night.
See the distance and how long it takes to drive between Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale and other AZ cities, and nearby popular destinations.
Find helpful information to assist you in picking the best neighborhood for you and your family in Phoenix and surrounding communities. Page 4.
Take advantage of great rates on short summer stays at local Phoenix and Litchfield Park resorts.
Enjoy recreational opportunities at one of Arizona's National Parks. There are several within two hours of the Phoenix area.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) has several parking lots. You can even park in the terminal garages at a discount.
These are my personal recommendations for the best public golf courses in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area if you are on a tight budget, or you'd just rather not pay more than about $50 for a round of golf.
See photos and learn about the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Rental Car Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Find movie theaters including Harkins and AMC in Phoenix, Arizona, with addresses, phone numbers and maps.
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.
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.