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.
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.
Phoenix experiences several haboobs each year during the stormy summer months. What is a haboob?
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.
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.
If you need to know when the first or last day of school is in the Phoenix area, here's how you find out.
What time is it in Arizona? What time zone does Phoenix use? Here are your answers!
What time zone is Phoenix, AZ in? Does Arizona change clocks for Daylight Saving Time? Here's the scoop.
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.
Are serrano peppers hot? Yes! Learn more about serrano chile peppers, commonly used in Southwestern cooking, and see a picture. Page 6.
Find out which resorts in Scottsdale and Phoenix have the best pools, water features and kids activities for summer fun. Page 1 of 8.
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.
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.
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 a calendar of things to do in July in the Phoenix, Arizona area.
When does the Phoenix monsoon start? When does the Arizona monsoon end? Find the answers to these monsoon questions and more!
Find Spray parks and splash playgrounds that are located in and operated by the City of Phoenix. These spray pads are free. Page 2.
Summer means tubing on the Salt River! Get details, prices, tips and photos of Salt River Tubing, an Arizona tradition.
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!
Looking for something to do in Phoenix, AZ this weekend? I have the list, starting on July 22, 2014.
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.
Get information and major updates regarding significant wildfires occurring in Arizona during the 2014 year.
Is there really an Arizona monsoon? Yes! Here's the information about monsoon in Arizona including safety tips.
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.
Take advantage of great rates on short summer stays at local Phoenix resorts.
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.
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?
Quick facts and important details about Phoenix's Ak-Chin Pavilion, including directions, ticket information, and seating map.
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.
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.
Is that job as a mystery shopper or secret shopper for real or is it a scam? Here's how you can tell.
Ticket, schedule, directions, photos and general information about Wet 'n' Wild Water Park in Phoenix, AZ.
Need a laugh? Here are some one liner jokes about the heat in Phoenix, Arizona. Some are more true than not!
There are three waterparks in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Get the details about all three Phoenix water parks.
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.
How to get the most from a short trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Here are the 10 largest cities in Arizona, as of the U.S. Census data estimates from 2013.
The Apache Trail takes you on winding roads, past lakes, canyons, incredible desert views and Tortilla Flat. An adventurous driving experience.
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.
How many days does Phoenix have temperatures over 100 degrees? How many over 110? Get these and other details about our triple digit temperatures. Page 2.
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 stores for adult movies, books and novelties, in the Phoenix area. Addresses, phone numbers, hours and services are included here.
Many people have questions about how their dogs will fare in the heat of the Phoenix desert. Most dogs will be fine if you follow these tips. Page 2.
Find out what the average sunrise, sunset, and number of hours of daylight is in Phoenix, Arizona.
What color car should you get if you live in the desert? Here is the answer to the question,
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!
Get the facts about the Arizona monsoon, including expected dates, description of monsoon weather in Phoenix, safety tips, monsoon pictures and more.
Maintaining a pool isn't difficult. Here are the 12 most common swimming pool maintenance mistakes.
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.
Ten questions and answers about Arizona unemployment insurance, including who qualifies for unemployment, how unemployment payments are calculated, and how to apply for unemployment.
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.
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.
See the distance and how long it takes to drive between Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale and other AZ cities, and nearby popular destinations.
Moving to Arizona? Here is a breakdown of tax implications that you should understand.
There are several outlet malls around the Phoenix, AZ area. If you are looking for a bargain, you might just find it outlet shopping.
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.
Take advantage of great rates on short summer stays at local Scottsdale resorts, designed to attract local Arizona residents.
My top picks for romantic spots in the Greater Phoenix area.
Definition of a microburst. Phoenix.
Pictures of Arizona cactus flowers. These pictures of cactus plants and cactus flowers were taken in the Phoenix area.
See which bands will be performing at summer concerts in Phoenix, Arizona on their 2014 summer tours.
Top ten things to do in Surprise, Arizona--and many of them are free!
Does Phoenix experience rolling blackouts? Are power outages in Phoenix a problem? Here are the answers to your Phoenix power questions.
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.
List of the hottest shows and concerts playing in the Phoenix area during the month of July.
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.
Get the details about attending the Arizona Cardinals Training Camp. Includes the schedule, location, parking and admission information.
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.
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.
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.
Phoenix, Arizona imposes a curfew on anyone who is under 18 years old. Here are the specifics about curfews in Phoenix.
Find movie theaters including Harkins and AMC in Phoenix, Arizona, with addresses, phone numbers and maps.
See my list of the top attractions and things to do in Gilbert, Arizona.
Wildfires affect large portions of the state of Arizona, which has six national forests in addition to the desert areas. Here are resources for up-to-the-minute forest fire information for Arizona.
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.
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.
How to find out your Arizona voting district, your Arizona state senator and your Arizona state representatives.
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.
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.
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.
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 zoomable map of the Phoenix light rail stations, and places of interest that are within walking distance of the stations.
South Mountain Park is the largest municipal park in the world. Find out about South Mountain Park, and see South Mountain Park pictures.
Here are five tips to help you get better quality digital images in full, blazing sun.
Arizona is a Right to Work state. Learn what the Right to Work law means, and some of the common misconceptions about it.
A simple 'how-to' on obtaining an Arizona driver's license.
Here are 10 ways in which the Phoenix, AZ is like a unicorn.
See which annual festivals and events are held during September in the Phoenix area. Includes Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Peoria, Glendale and other local communities.
Do I need a lawyer to file for divorce in Arizona? Here is some advice about DIY divorce in Arizona.
Information about courts, sentencing and mandatory jail time relating to DUI convictions in Arizona. Page 3.
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.
See a trail map of South Mountain Park in Phoenix, AZ. This map will help you find parking areas and trailheads.
We have rattlesnakes in Arizona. What to do (and what NOT to do) if you are bitten by a rattlesnake.
Here are several easy plants and shrubs that you can use in your desert garden. They are evergreen and have desert flowers to enjoy.
What does a la carte mean? If a menu says the price is a la carte, how much is it?
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.
People traveling over Arizona's Mexican border to buy prescription drugs should be aware of the risks associated with buying Mexican medicines.
See a numerical listing and description of FM Radio Stations that you can listen to in the Phoenix, Arizona area.
Get the address, directions and a map to the Sky Harbor International Airport Rental Car Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
A simple how to on getting through the day when the temperature reaches 115°! Some ideas on how people in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and other communities keep cool in the summer.
See the concert calendar for plays and concerts in the Phoenix area during the month of August.
It's summer in the desert -- time to get wet! See photos and get details about Big Surf, a water park in Tempe, Arizona.
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 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.
Truth or fiction: When they temperatures get very high in Phoenix, Flights at Sky Harbor International Airport are canceled.
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.
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!
Is there really such a thing as a dry heat? If you live in Phoenix, you need to understand the Heat Index.
Have you heard about bee swarms and attacks in Arizona? Here is what you need to know about Africanized Killer Bees.
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.
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.
I love Phoenix, Arizona. Here are five things I love about living in the Phoenix area.
Find out who is eligible for food stamps/EBT in Arizona, what you can buy and how to apply.
Here are five stores that have locations all over the Phoenix area where you can check their sale flyers for back-to-school specials.
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.
October is a busy month! Check out the big list of festivals, activities and events in Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Peoria, Glendale and other communities.
Find out what the current minimum wage is in Arizona.
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.
Does Arizona have a free tax day or free tax weekend? Is the a Sales Tax Holiday in Phoenix?
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.
Find free or cheap attractions and activities in Scottsdale, Arizona. For young, old and everyone in between.
See an interactive map showing where the casinos are in Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ.
Find programs in Phoenix and Mesa, AZ where parents can get free immunizations for their children up to age 18.
Get the details about bus fares, bus passes, finding bus schedules and getting transit information for the Phoenix area.
The Palo Verde Beetle looks like a giant cockroach, and can be seen during the summer in the desert in Phoenix.
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.
Buy, sell or exchange your used clothing at these stores in and around Phoenix, Arizona.
Here are the 25 highest paying jobs in Arizona. These Arizona jobs will require advanced education and experience. Page 4.
Get all the details about Rawhide attractions and events. Rawhide is a replica of an 1880s western town located in Chandler, Arizona.
Putting in a lawn at your Phoenix home? Here are some tips on 5 different types of lawns that are available in the desert.
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.
Of course you want your children to attend the best schools. Find out which charter schools in Phoenix are the best performers and received an ‘A’ or ‘B’ grade in 2013.
Here are my top recommendations for Mesa, AZ attractions for locals and visitors, young and older. Some of them are free!
A professional pool builder in Phoenix helps assess what it will cost to maintain a swimming pool at your home.
How to decide where to live when moving to the metro Phoenix area. Page 2.
Got kids? Want to go out to eat? Here are the best places in the Phoenix area to take them!
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.
Tourists come from far and wide to visit Scottsdale, Arizona, known for fine restaurants, resorts, galleries and more. Here are my favorite Scottsdale attractions.
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.
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.