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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.
Are You 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.
Scorpion Sting? Ouch! Here is What You Should Do.
Worried about being stung by a scorpion in Arizona? Here is what you should do if you are stung, including by the poisonous Arizona Bark Scorpion.
20+ Things To Do In Phoenix This Weekend
Looking for something to do in Phoenix, AZ this weekend? I have the list, starting on August 11, 2014.
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!
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.
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.
Map of Sams Club Warehouse Store Locations in...
See a map of the Phoenix area Sam's Club warehouse stores. These stores are located in Phoenix, Surprise, Glendale, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Chandler, Avondale and Casa Grande.
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.
What Time is it in Phoenix, Arizona?
What time is it in Arizona? What time zone does Phoenix use? Here are your answers!
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.
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!
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.
Metro Phoenix: Best Free Things To Do and See
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.
Haboobs in Phoenix
Phoenix experiences several haboobs each year during the stormy summer months. What is a haboob?
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.
Be Prepared for Arizona Monsoon
Is there really an Arizona monsoon? Yes! Here's the information about monsoon in Arizona including safety tips.
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.
10 Things to Know About Arizona Liquor Laws
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.
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.
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.
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.
Escape the Heat at These Phoenix Area Resorts...
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is a resort in North Scottsdale. One of its special features is that there are summer water activities, just like going to a water park.
Got Ink? Get Some at Hell City!
Hell City is a tattoo festival that comes to Phoenix, Arizona each year. See date, ticket info, activities, photos of Hell City Tattoo Festival.
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.
In the Greater Phoenix Area? These Museums Have...
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.
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.
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.
Tons of September Fun in Metro Phoenix
See which annual festivals and events are held during September in the Phoenix area. Includes Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Peoria, Glendale and other local communities.
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.
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.
11 Budget Friendly Furniture Stores in Phoenix,...
New to the Phoenix area? Here are places where you can find reasonably priced furniture.
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.
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.
What Does Prix Fixe Mean?
What does the phrase Prix Fixe mean? Here's the answer.
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?
Ak-Chin Pavilion
Quick facts and important details about Phoenix's Ak-Chin Pavilion, including directions, ticket information, and seating map.
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.
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.
50+ Things to Do in Phoenix in October
October is a busy month! Check out the big list of festivals, activities and events in Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Peoria, Glendale and other communities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Everything You Need to Know about Arizona Taxes
Moving to Arizona? Here is a breakdown of tax implications that you should understand.
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.
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.
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.
Who's Performing in Phoenix in August?
See the concert calendar for plays and concerts in the Phoenix area during the month of August.
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.
Discover Phoenix Area's Most Romantic Places
My top picks for romantic spots in the Greater Phoenix area.
Discover Gilbert Arizona: Arts, Museums and...
See my list of the top attractions and things to do in Gilbert, Arizona.
Cactus Plants and Flowers
Pictures of Arizona cactus flowers. These pictures of cactus plants and cactus flowers were taken in the Phoenix area.
Guide to the 5 Best Grass Types for Arizona Lawns
Learn about Midiron. Midiron is one type of lawn that does well in the Phoenix desert.
Beware. Phoenix is 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.
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.
Black Car or White Car?
What color car should you get if you live in the desert? Here is the answer to the question,
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monsoon in Arizona? Really? Yes, Every Summer.
Get the facts about the Arizona monsoon, including expected dates, description of monsoon weather in Phoenix, safety tips, monsoon pictures and more.
How to Get or Renew Your Arizona Driver License
A simple 'how-to' on obtaining an Arizona driver's license.
Phoenix Movies - Harkins and AMC Movie Theaters...
Find movie theaters including Harkins and AMC in Phoenix, Arizona, with addresses, phone numbers and maps.
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.
Treat Yourself Like You're Special. These...
Take advantage of great rates on short summer stays at local Phoenix resorts.
18 Free Things To Do In and Around Phoenix -...
Free things to do in Greater Phoenix: feel good about the blues, share the love, count the birds, see sci-fi stuff, tour the ranch, sing to the music, meet the authors, watch gophers and huskies, go outside and play, write a book, meet a creature, get to know Orbital, see the stars, walk a river, learn to cook, plant a veggie, study fossils and learn how to fly.
20 Free Things To Do In and Around Phoenix -...
Free things to do in Greater Phoenix: get into science if you are older, see a cowgirl miracle, attend a spring opening, discuss sci-fi, tailgate, visit a fun museum for free, enjoy gospel song and dance, meet a D-back, hear music at the mall, walk the river, meet some birds, do your nails, go to the theatre, select succulents, meet authors, hear opera overtures, listen to melodies, take a tour, garden with color and find out what Bernoulli knew.
Who's Coming to Phoenix to Perform in September?
Here are the shows, plays and concerts playing in the Phoenix and Scottsdale during the month of September.
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.
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.
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!
Discover Phoenix Area Restaurants With the Best...
Looking for a romantic restaurant in Fountain Hills with a nice view? Try Alchemy.
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!
Everything You Need to Know About Craigslist...
Should people use phoenix craigslist to advertise merchandise and services? Get the basics and a few of my warnings about using craigslist in Phoenix.
Don't Make These Common Swimming Pool...
Maintaining a pool isn't difficult. Here are the 12 most common swimming pool maintenance mistakes.
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.
Two Men From AZ on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted...
Jason Derek Brown from Arizona is on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list for crimes committed in the Phoenix area. Do you know him?
Sunrise and Sunset in Phoenix
Find out what the average sunrise, sunset, and number of hours of daylight is in Phoenix, Arizona.
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.
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.
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.
10 Things to Do in Surprise, Arizona
Top ten things to do in Surprise, Arizona--and many of them are free!
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.
Phoenix in November? Lots Happening Here!
The big list of things to do in Greater Phoenix in November includes annual festivals, events, and activities. Some are even free admission.
Is It Legal to Carry a Gun 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.
Arizona DUI Proceedings
Information about courts, sentencing and mandatory jail time relating to DUI convictions in Arizona. Page 3.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Public Transportation in Phoenix
Get the details about bus fares, bus passes, finding bus schedules and getting transit information for the Phoenix area.
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.
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.
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.
10 Ways In Which Phoenix is Like a Unicorn
Here are 10 ways in which the Phoenix, AZ is like a unicorn.
Find That Scorpion Paperweight or Cactus Seeds
Almost every Phoenix attraction has a gift shop, but some Phoenix gift shops and better than others. Here are my favorite gift shops for buying Arizona-themed merchandise.
Butterfly Wonderland
Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale: read my comments and the ten things I want you to know before you go. Page 2.
Find Your Voting District in AZ
How to find out your Arizona voting district, your Arizona state senator and your Arizona state representatives.
What Kind of Jobs are in Phoenix, AZ?
Here are the 25 highest paying jobs in Arizona. These Arizona jobs will require advanced education and experience. Page 4.
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.
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.
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.
Who's Performing in Phoenix in October?
List of the shows and concerts in the Phoenix and Scottsdale in October. See big name bands, Broadway-quality plays and other performances.
5 Clothing Exchange Shops in the Phoenix Area
Buy, sell or exchange your used clothing at these stores in and around Phoenix, Arizona.
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.
Gettin' Wet 'n' Wild in Phoenix
Ticket, schedule, directions, photos and general information about Wet 'n' Wild Water Park in Phoenix, AZ.
Red Bird of Paradise
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 47.
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.
Best Charter and Alternative Schools in...
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.
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.
Phoenix, Arizona Curfew
Phoenix, Arizona imposes a curfew on anyone who is under 18 years old. Here are the specifics about curfews in Phoenix.
Scorpion Map of Phoenix - Which Areas of...
Get information and see a map about which parts of the Phoenix area have more scorpions.
Easy Desert Plants
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.
Phoenix Light Rail - Tips For Taking the Train
Read what you can expect when you are at a train station or on a train platform in Phoenix, AZ, including bathrooms and schedules.
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.
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.
Eat! Drink! Schmooze! It's Phoenix Cooks! in...
Get the details about the Phoenix Cooks! Culinary Festival, held in Scottsdale, Arizona. It's one of the biggest and the best!
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.
What to Expect When Touring PING Golf Factory
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.
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.
Welcome to the Arizona State Fair
The Arizona State Fair comes to the Valley every fall. Here's what you need to know to enjoy the 2013 Arizona State Fair.
What is My Child's School District?
Here is how you find out what school district a particular address in Maricopa County is in.
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.
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.
Minimum Wage in Arizona
Find out what the current minimum wage is in Arizona.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Foreign Currency Exchange in Phoenix
Find out where you can exchange or order your foreign currency for U.S. Dollars in the Phoenix area.
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.
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.
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.
AZ Culinary Schools: Cook Like a Pro!
Find a recreational cooking class in Phoenix or Scottsdale, Arizona. These cooking classes are for all levels of cooks, and are offered by local professional chefs and cooks. Page 2.
DUI in Arizona
If you get pulled over for DUI in Arizona, here are some things you need to know.
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.
Mexican Petunia
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 66.
Looking for Indoor Fun? Find it at Peoria AZ's...
Get the details -- where it is, how much it is and the hours -- for Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park in Peoria, Arizona. Page 5.
Address and Directions to PING Golf (Karsten...
See the address, phone, directions and an interactive map to PING Golf / Karsten Manufacturing in Phoenix, Arizona.
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