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Phoenix: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
20 Must-See Destinations in Phoenix
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's the Weather Like in Phoenix?
What is Phoenix weather like? See the average monthly temperatures as well as average rainfall and record high and low temperatures by month.
Scorpion Sting? Ouch! Here's What To Do.
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.
Are Your Ready For Some Football? 2015 Super...
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.
Retail Sales Tax Rates For Phoenix, Scottsdale...
Find the current sales tax rates for all the cities in the Greater Phoenix area, including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale and others.
What You Need to Know About Arizona Monsoon
When does the Phoenix monsoon start? When does the Arizona monsoon end? Find the answers to these monsoon questions and more!
How Much is Sales Tax in Arizona?
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.
Be Prepared for Arizona Monsoon
Is there really an Arizona monsoon? Yes! Here's the information about monsoon in Arizona including safety tips.
The Best Free Things You Can Do and See in...
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.
Everything You Need to Know about Child...
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.
Is There Anything to Do (Besides Sweat) in...
See a calendar of things to do in July in the Phoenix, Arizona area.
What Time is it in Phoenix, Arizona?
What time is it in Arizona? What time zone does Phoenix use? Here are your answers!
Escape the Heat at These Phoenix Area Resorts...
Find out which resorts in Scottsdale and Phoenix have the best pools, water features and kids activities for summer fun. Page 1 of 8.
15 Tips to Maintain Your Pool All Year
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's Going on In Arizona with Daylight Saving?
What time zone is Phoenix, AZ in? Does Arizona change clocks for Daylight Saving Time? Here's the scoop.
The Best Places for Free and Fun Family...
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.
Which Chile Peppers are Which?
Are serrano peppers hot? Yes! Learn more about serrano chile peppers, commonly used in Southwestern cooking, and see a picture. Page 6.
In the Greater Phoenix Area? Check Out These...
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.
Make a Summer Day Awesome for Your Kid at a...
Find Spray parks and splash playgrounds that are located in and operated by the City of Phoenix. These spray pads are free. Page 2.
Median vs. Average
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.
Treat Yourself Like You're Special. These...
Take advantage of great rates on short summer stays at local Phoenix resorts.
Everything You Need to Know: Maricopa County...
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.
Tubing on the Salt River in AZ
Summer means tubing on the Salt River! Get details, prices, tips and photos of Salt River Tubing, an Arizona tradition.
When is the First and Last Day of School?
If you need to know when the first or last day of school is in the Phoenix area, here's how you find out.
Chlorine Generators 101: What Pool Owners Need...
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.
Do You Have Valley Fever?
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.
What's In Season: December and January
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.
Guide to Rocky Point, Mexico: Directions,...
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.
Hello! Are You a Good Scorpion or a Bad Scorpion?
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.
10 Arizona Liquor Laws You Need to Know
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.
Ak-Chin Pavilion
Quick facts and important details about Phoenix's Ak-Chin Pavilion, including directions, ticket information, and seating map.
Dog in the Pool. Yay or Nay?
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?
Be on Your Guard Against This Clever Scam
Is that job as a mystery shopper or secret shopper for real or is it a scam? Here's how you can tell.
10+ Things To Do In Phoenix This Weekend
Looking for something to do in Phoenix, AZ this weekend? I have the list, starting on July 16, 2014.
Gettin' Wet 'n' Wild in Phoenix
Ticket, schedule, directions, photos and general information about Wet 'n' Wild Water Park in Phoenix, AZ.
August in Phoenix: Hot? Yeah. Things to Do?...
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!
Escape the Desert Heat at Three Phoenix Water...
There are three waterparks in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Get the details about all three Phoenix water parks.
Why the Grand Canyon is Worth a Short Trip
How to get the most from a short trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Summer Baseball: Tomorrow's Stars Play in AZ
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.
Elevations of Arizona Cities
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.
Up Late in Phoenix? These Places Are Open 24...
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.
Arizona Home and Garden Show in Phoenix
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.
Your Summer at SunSplash
Get directions, hours and prices for Mesa Golfland SunSplash, a waterpark in summer and amusement park all year long.
11 Budget Friendly Furniture Stores in Phoenix,...
New to the Phoenix area? Here are places where you can find reasonably priced furniture.
What Does Prix Fixe Mean?
What does the phrase Prix Fixe mean? Here's the answer.
White Knuckles on the Apache Trail Scenic Drive
The Apache Trail takes you on winding roads, past lakes, canyons, incredible desert views and Tortilla Flat. An adventurous driving experience.
Arizona Monsoon
Get the facts about the Arizona monsoon, including expected dates, description of monsoon weather in Phoenix, safety tips, monsoon pictures and more.
Is Every Heavy Rain a Microburst?
Definition of a microburst. Phoenix.
What Are Those Huge Ugly Bugs?
The Palo Verde Beetle looks like a giant cockroach, and can be seen during the summer in the desert in Phoenix.
Haboobs in Phoenix
Phoenix experiences several haboobs each year during the stormy summer months. What is a haboob?
Find an Adult Store in the Phoenix Area
Find stores for adult movies, books and novelties, in the Phoenix area. Addresses, phone numbers, hours and services are included here.
Your Best Guide to Barrett-Jackson Classic Car...
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.
How Are Property Taxes Calculated in Arizona?
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.
Who's Performing in Phoenix in July?
List of the hottest shows and concerts playing in the Phoenix area during the month of July.
Black Car or White Car?
What color car should you get if you live in the desert? Here is the answer to the question,
Scorpions in Arizona: How to Identify and Deal...
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.
Discover Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free in...
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!
Discover Phoenix Area's Most Romantic Places
My top picks for romantic spots in the Greater Phoenix area.
Everything You Need to Know about Arizona Taxes
Moving to Arizona? Here is a breakdown of tax implications that you should understand.
Don't Make These Common Swimming Pool...
Maintaining a pool isn't difficult. Here are the 12 most common swimming pool maintenance mistakes.
Hot Summer Deals at Scottsdale Resorts
Take advantage of great rates on short summer stays at local Scottsdale resorts, designed to attract local Arizona residents.
Central Arizona Better Business Bureau
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.
Dogs and Hot Weather
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.
Discover Gilbert Arizona: Arts, Museums and...
See my list of the top attractions and things to do in Gilbert, Arizona.
Tips and Tricks for Gardening Texas Sage/Purple...
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.
Cactus Plants and Flowers
Pictures of Arizona cactus flowers. These pictures of cactus plants and cactus flowers were taken in the Phoenix area.
Where to Go in Phoenix for Low-Cost Dental Care
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.
Outlet Malls
There are several outlet malls around the Phoenix, AZ area. If you are looking for a bargain, you might just find it outlet shopping.
Arizona Unemployment Benefits: 10 Things You...
Ten questions and answers about Arizona unemployment insurance, including who qualifies for unemployment, how unemployment payments are calculated, and how to apply for unemployment.
Head to Phoenix for the WNBA All Star Game
The ladies are coming to Arizona! Attend the 2014 WNBA All-Star Game in downtown Phoenix.
Tips and Tricks for Gardening Red Bird of...
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.
Which are the 10 Biggest Cities in Arizona?
Here are the 10 largest cities in Arizona, as of the U.S. Census data estimates from 2013.
12 Products That Keep Your Dog Cool
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.
Your Guide to Arizona's South Mountain Park
South Mountain Park is the largest municipal park in the world. Find out about South Mountain Park, and see South Mountain Park pictures.
Your Ultimate Guide to January Events in Phoenix
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.
Hit the Trail at South Mountain
See a trail map of South Mountain Park in Phoenix, AZ. This map will help you find parking areas and trailheads.
Watering Tips for Your Phoenix Lawn
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.
What You Should Do If You're Bitten by a...
We have rattlesnakes in Arizona. What to do (and what NOT to do) if you are bitten by a rattlesnake.
10 Things to Do in Surprise, Arizona
Top ten things to do in Surprise, Arizona--and many of them are free!
Map of Phoenix METRO Light Rail Stations -...
See a zoomable map of the Phoenix light rail stations, and places of interest that are within walking distance of the stations.
Driving Times / Mileages from Arizona Cities to...
See the distance and how long it takes to drive between Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale and other AZ cities, and nearby popular destinations.
Addresses, Phone Numbers and Interactive Map of...
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.
How to Get or Renew Your Arizona Driver License
A simple 'how-to' on obtaining an Arizona driver's license.
Phoenix, Arizona Curfew
Phoenix, Arizona imposes a curfew on anyone who is under 18 years old. Here are the specifics about curfews in Phoenix.
Phoenix Summers are Hot, and So is the Music
See which bands will be performing at summer concerts in Phoenix, Arizona on their 2014 summer tours.
What You Should Know About Buying Prescription...
People traveling over Arizona's Mexican border to buy prescription drugs should be aware of the risks associated with buying Mexican medicines.
Birds of Phoenix and Arizona
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.
All-You-Can-Eat Buffets in Phoenix: Where to Go
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.
Arizona Burning
Get information and major updates regarding significant wildfires occurring in Arizona during the 2014 year.
Phoenix Movies - Harkins Movie Theaters in...
Find movie theaters including Harkins and AMC in Phoenix, Arizona, with addresses, phone numbers and maps.
What You Should Know About Working in a Right...
Arizona is a Right to Work state. Learn what the Right to Work law means, and some of the common misconceptions about it.
Myth or Reality: Cats Are Immune to Scorpion...
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.
5 Things You Should Know about AZ HOV Lanes
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.
Arizona DUI Proceedings
Information about courts, sentencing and mandatory jail time relating to DUI convictions in Arizona. Page 3.
Your Guide to Flea Markets in Phoenix
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.
What are Homeowners' Associations?
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.
10 Ways In Which Phoenix is Like a Unicorn
Here are 10 ways in which the Phoenix, AZ is like a unicorn.
Valley Fever in Dogs
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?
What does a la carte mean? If a menu says the price is a la carte, how much is it?
5 Tips for Taking Digital Pictures in Bright Sun
Here are five tips to help you get better quality digital images in full, blazing sun.
Cool Off at Public Swimming Pools in Greater...
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.
Piestewa Peak: Climb a Mountain in the Middle...
Want a challenging hike with great city views? Try Piestewa Peak Recreation Area. Piestewa Peak used to be called Squaw Peak.
Is Phoenix Safe or Dangerous?
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.
Can You Have a Do-It-Yourself Divorce in Arizona?
Do I need a lawyer to file for divorce in Arizona? Here is some advice about DIY divorce in Arizona.
Sunrise and Sunset in Phoenix
Find out what the average sunrise, sunset, and number of hours of daylight is in Phoenix, Arizona.
Best Things to Do in Mesa, Arizona
Here are my top recommendations for Mesa, AZ attractions for locals and visitors, young and older. Some of them are free!
What Types of Homes Will You Find in the...
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.
Discover Rawhide's Best Atrractions and...
Get all the details about Rawhide attractions and events. Rawhide is a replica of an 1880s western town located in Chandler, Arizona.
Choices! Choices! What to Do and See in...
Tourists come from far and wide to visit Scottsdale, Arizona, known for fine restaurants, resorts, galleries and more. Here are my favorite Scottsdale attractions.
Discover Phoenix Area Restaurants With the Best...
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.
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Rental Car Center...
Get the address, directions and a map to the Sky Harbor International Airport Rental Car Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
FM Radio Stations in Phoenix, Arizona
See a numerical listing and description of FM Radio Stations that you can listen to in the Phoenix, Arizona area.
Classic One-Liners About Arizona Heat
Need a laugh? Here are some one liner jokes about the heat in Phoenix, Arizona. Some are more true than not!
Arizona Scorpion Pictures
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 Ever Rain in Phoenix, AZ?
Does it rain in Phoenix? Yes it does. Find out how much rain Phoenix gets and which months get more rainfall.
Try These AZ Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
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.
Minimum Wage in Arizona
Find out what the current minimum wage is in Arizona.
Best Desert Plant Gardening Ideas
Here are several easy plants and shrubs that you can use in your desert garden. They are evergreen and have desert flowers to enjoy.
10 Mistakes People Make When Building a...
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!
How to Apply for a Passport or Passport Card in...
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.
Eat Your Fruits & Veggies! AZ Produce, Feb...
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.
Guide to the 5 Best Grass Types for Arizona Lawns
Putting in a lawn at your Phoenix home? Here are some tips on 5 different types of lawns that are available in the desert.
Tips and Tricks for Gardening Bottlebrush Plants
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.
Everything You Need to Know to About Jobs in...
Here are the 35 highest paying jobs in Arizona. These Arizona jobs will require advanced education and experience. Page 4.
Wal-Mart Stores in Arizona
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.
What You Need to Know About Killer Bees in...
Have you heard about bee swarms and attacks in Arizona? Here is what you need to know about Africanized Killer Bees.
Five Things To Love and Hate About Phoenix,...
I hate Phoenix, Arizona. Here are five things I dislike about living in the Greater Phoenix area. Page 2.
Going to the Phoenix airport? Park it here,...
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport has several parking lots. Sometimes there are coupons, too.
How to Treat a Black Widow Spider Bite
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.
What to Know About Gardening Oleander Plants
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.
How Does the Food Stamp Program Work in Phoenix?
Find out who is eligible for food stamps/EBT in Arizona, what you can buy and how to apply.
Catch a Wave at Big Surf
It's summer in the desert -- time to get wet! See photos and get details about Big Surf, a water park in Tempe, Arizona.
5 Clothing Exchange Shops in the Phoenix Area
Buy, sell or exchange your used clothing at these stores in and around Phoenix, Arizona.
Addresses and Map to Phoenix and Scottsdale...
See an interactive map showing where the casinos are in Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ.
After You Build a Pool, What Does it Cost?
A professional pool builder in Phoenix helps assess what it will cost to maintain a swimming pool at your home.
Purple Sage
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.
Wondering if it's Legal to Carry a Gun in...
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.
Five Tips for Summer Car Safety
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.
Register Your Out of State Vehicle in AZ
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.
The Best Resorts in the Greater Phoenix Area
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.
Public Transportation in Phoenix
Get the details about bus fares, bus passes, finding bus schedules and getting transit information for the Phoenix area.
5 Phoenix Stores With Back to School Sales and...
Here are five stores that have locations all over the Phoenix area where you can check their sale flyers for back-to-school specials.
Your Guide to Taliesin West: Frank Lloyd Wright...
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.
It's a Dry Heat, But What Does That Mean?
Is there really such a thing as a dry heat? If you live in Phoenix, you need to understand the Heat Index.
Moving to Phoenix: Where Should You Live?
How to decide where to live when moving to the metro Phoenix area. Page 2.
Reduce the Number of Telemarketing Calls: Do...
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: Colorful Low-Care Plants for Any...
Yellow Bells are a highly recommended desert perennial plant. They are hardy, drought resistant, and provide lovely color many times during the year.
Fresh, Local and Fun: Phoenix Farmers' Markets
Find a Saturday farmers' market and buy fresh vegetables and produce in Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding area.
Does Your AZ Child Need Shots?
Find programs in Phoenix and Mesa, AZ where parents can get free immunizations for their children up to age 18.
Register Your Car in AZ
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.
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