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Phoenix: Most Popular Articles

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It's April 15th! Where's the Phoenix Post Office?
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?
20 Great Attractions for Your Family in Arizona
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.
75 Restaurants Serving Special Easter Meals...
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.
Phoenix AZ: Easter Bunnies and Egg Hunts
Community festivals where you can take the kids to have Easter fun in the Phoenix area.
Phoenix in April: Is There Anything to Do?
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.
Everything You Need to Know About Sales Tax in...
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.
Filing an Extension in Arizona
Find information about what to so if you want to file an extension of your Arizona personal income taxes. Page 3.
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.
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.
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.
Where to Mail Tax Returns If You Live in Arizona
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'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.
What Time is it in Phoenix, Arizona?
What time is it in Arizona? What time zone does Phoenix use? Here are your answers!
What Is 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.
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.
Bunnies and Buffets: It's Easter in Phoenix!
Make your plans for Easter in the Greater Phoenix area. Includes community festivals, brunch ideas, Mesa Easter pageant, and more.
Phoenix Concerts and Shows in April - 2014
See which shows, plays and concerts are on the schedule for April 2014 in the Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ area.
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.
Are Your Ready For Some Football? Super Bowl...
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.
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.
Arizona Tax
Moving to Arizona? Here is a breakdown of tax implications that you should understand.
Phoenix in May: Not Too Hot for Fun
Find special events and things to do during the month of May in Phoenix and Scottsdale.
Arizona Tax Forms and Filing - 2014
Here are all the forms and help you need to get your Arizona taxes filed.
Come to the Maricopa County Fair, and Make it a...
Here are all the details about the 2014 Maricopa County Fair held at the State Fairgrounds in Phoenix.
Scottsdale and Phoenix Resorts With Water Parks
Find out which resorts in Scottsdale and Phoenix have the best pools, water features and kids activities for summer fun.
Address, Directions and Interactive Map to...
See the address, directions and a map to the Phoenix Main Post Office in Phoenix, Arizona.
Need Cheap Furniture? These Arizona Sell That.
New to the Phoenix area? Here are places where you can find reasonably priced furniture.
The Apache Trail Drive: Some of the Best...
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.
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.
Property Taxes in Maricopa County. Love 'em....
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.
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.
Arizona Estimated Taxes For Tax Year 2014
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.
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.
Greater Phoenix: Zero-Depth Water Play Areas
Find Spray parks and splash playgrounds that are located in and operated by the City of Phoenix. These spray pads are free. Page 2.
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.
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.
Bottlebrush
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.
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.
Cactus Plants and Flowers
Pictures of Arizona cactus flowers. These pictures of cactus plants and cactus flowers were taken in the Phoenix area.
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.
Phoenix Municipal Stadium Address, Directions...
See the address, directions and a map to Phoenix Municipal Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona.
Elevations of Cities in Maricopa County, 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.
Hello! Are You a Good Scorpion or a Bad Scorpion?
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.
Killer Bees
Have you heard about bee swarms and attacks in Arizona? Here is what you need to know about Africanized Killer Bees.
Rocky Point, Mexico
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.
Which Chile Peppers are Which?
Read a description and see a picture of habanero peppers, commonly used in Southwestern cooking. Page 4.
Phoenix Restaurants on the Food Network
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.
The Mesa LDS Temple hosts an Easter spectacular...
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.
Texas Sage / Purple Sage
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.
Phoenix Water Parks
There are three waterparks in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Get the details about all three Phoenix water parks.
10 Largest Cities and Towns in Arizona
Here are the 10 largest cities in Arizona, as of the U.S. Census data from April 2010.
Things To Do In Scottsdale, Arizona
Scottsdale is a major tourist area in the greater Phoenix area. Here are my favorite Scottsdale attractions.
Adult Stores in Greater Phoenix
Find stores for adult movies, books and novelties, in the Phoenix area. Addresses, phone numbers, hours and services are included here.
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.
Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction - 2014
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.
Buying Prescription Drugs in Mexico
People traveling over Arizona's Mexican border to buy prescription medicines should be aware of the risks associated with buying Mexican prescription drugs.
All Day and All Night
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.
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.
DIY Divorce in Arizona
Do I need a lawyer to file for divorce in Arizona? Here is some advice about DIY divorce in Arizona.
Arizona Unemployment Insurance Q & A
Ten questions and answers about Arizona unemployment insurance, including who qualifies for unemployment, how unemployment payments are calculated, and how to apply for unemployment.
How High Is Sedona? How High Is Tucson?
Find the elevations of the major cities in Arizona. These Arizona cities are listed by elevation, from low to high. Page 5.
Scorpions in Phoenix
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.
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.
Phoenix and Scottsdale Restaurants With Scenic...
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.
5 Best Grasses for Arizona Lawns
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.
Free Museums in Greater Phoenix
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.
Protect Your Plants and Trees From Frost
Ten tips on preventing damage to trees and plants in Phoenix when the temperatures are freezing and there is frost.
Car Colors For Hot Climates
People who are relocating to hotter climates have lots of questions about their cars. Should you sell
Best Resorts in Greater Phoenix
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.
How To Treat a Rattlesnake Bite
We have rattlesnakes in Arizona. What to do (and what NOT to do) if you are bitten by a rattlesnake.
Arizona Diamondbacks Schedule 2014
Get the 2014 regular season schedule for the Arizona Diamondbacks. This schedule includes all the home games for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Page 2.
Wet 'n' Wild
Ticket, schedule, directions, photos and general information about Wet 'n' Wild Water Park in Phoenix, AZ.
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.
Food! Wine! Scottsdale! Let's Go!
See an overview of the 2014 Scottsdale Culinary Festival, including all the different events, dates, descriptions and prices.
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!
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.
Plan Ahead For Your Passport
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.
10 Things To Know About Visiting Rawhide Arizona
Get all the details about Rawhide, a replica of an 1880s western town located in Chandler, Arizona.
Find That Thing at Tempe and Mesa Flea Markets
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.
Scorpions
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.
Phoenix Zoo Coupons
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.
PING Golf Factory Tour
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 Tax Credits - Tax Year 2013
Arizona individuals have three tax credits available for donating to schools and for charitable giving.
Right to Work
Arizona is a Right to Work state. Learn what the Right to Work law means, and some of the common misconceptions about it.
Phoenix Event Calendar - January
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.
Pool Maintenance Mistakes
Maintaining a pool isn't difficult. Here are the 12 most common swimming pool maintenance mistakes.
Kid Eat Free
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!
Summer Lawns: Watering Tips and Schedule
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.
Best Restaurants For Kids
Got kids? Want to go out to eat? Here are the best places in the Phoenix area to take them!
Swimming With the Dog
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?
Arizona Monsoon
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!
HOA
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.
Romance In The Valley
My top picks for romantic spots in the Greater Phoenix area.
Ten Things To Do In Surprise, Arizona
Top ten things to do in Surprise, Arizona--and many of them are free!
Things to Do in Gilbert, AZ
See my list of the top attractions and things to do in Gilbert, Arizona.
Closing Up Your Desert Home for the Summer
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 That Show, Hear That Band. Phoenix Concert...
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.
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.
Slithering Around Town
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
What does à la carte mean? If a menu says the price is à la carte, how much is it?
Red Bird of Paradise
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.
Wanted: VIPs for Great Food and Drinks
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.
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.
Oleander
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.
Desert Plants
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.
Watering Schedule For Arizona Desert Lawns
Now that you know how long to water your grass, you need to know how often to water it! Page 2.
Bougainvillea
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.
Address and Directions to PING Golf (Karsten...
See the address, phone, directions and an interactive map to PING Golf / Karsten Manufacturing in Phoenix, Arizona.
What Does It Cost to Have a Pool
A professional pool builder in Phoenix helps assess what it will cost to maintain a swimming pool at your home.
Monsoon in Phoenix
Is there really an Arizona monsoon? Yes! Here's the information about monsoon in Arizona including safety tips.
Salt River Tubing - 2013
Summer means tubing on the Salt River! Get details, prices, tips and photos of Salt River Tubing, an Arizona tradition.
Arizona Food Stamp Program
Find out who is eligible for food stamps/EBT in Arizona, what you can buy and how to apply.
Arizona DUI Proceedings
Information about courts, sentencing and mandatory jail time relating to DUI convictions in Arizona. Page 3.
Arizona Jobs Requiring Some or No Experience
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.
Desert Wildflowers
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.
Best Places in Phoenix To Shoot a Photo
Here are five great outdoor spots in the Phoenix area to use as a background for wedding or family photos.
Prix Fixe
What does the phrase Prix Fixe mean? Here's the answer.
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.
Palo Verde is the Arizona State Tree
The Palo Verde tree is the state tree of Arizona. It has a green trunk and green branches, and blooms with bright yellow flowers.
Metro Phoenix: Deciding Where to Live
How to decide where to live when moving to the metro Phoenix area. Page 2.
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.
How To Obtain an Arizona Drivers License
A simple 'how-to' on obtaining an Arizona driver's license.
Phoenix All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants
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.
How To Transfer Title or Register a Car in...
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.
Register Your Out of State Vehicle
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.
Are Cats Immune to Scorpion Venom?
Does having a cat reduce your risk have getting scorpions in your home? Are cats immune to scorpion stings? Here's what I think.
Addresses and Map to Phoenix and Scottsdale...
See an interactive map showing where the casinos are in Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ.
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.
Greater Phoenix School Calendar
If you need to know when the first or last day of school is in the Phoenix area, here's how you find out.
Find a Gas Station Near the Phoenix Airport and...
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
How to obtain a real estate license in Arizona.
Arizona Tax Assistance
Tax resources and tax preparation assistance for people filing 2013 Arizona taxes in 2014. Page 2.
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!
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.
Frank Lloyd Wright and Taliesin West in...
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
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.
Minimum Wage in Arizona
Find out what the current minimum wage is in Arizona.
Festivals & Events - June
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.
Dog Shade and Dog Summer Cooling Products
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.
Phoenix and Scottsdale Hot Night Clubs
Here are ten hot spots in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area where you can find music, dancing, and drinks on a Fiday or Saturday night.
Driving Times and Distances
See the distance and how long it takes to drive between Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale and other AZ cities, and nearby popular destinations.
Greater Phoenix: Deciding Where to Live
Find helpful information to assist you in picking the best neighborhood for you and your family in Phoenix and surrounding communities. Page 4.
Special Packages at Phoenix Resorts
Take advantage of great rates on short summer stays at local Phoenix and Litchfield Park resorts.
Map Showing Location of Arizona's National...
Enjoy recreational opportunities at one of Arizona's National Parks. There are several within two hours of the Phoenix area.
Going to the Phoenix airport? Park it here,...
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) has several parking lots. You can even park in the terminal garages at a discount.
Budget Golf Courses
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.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Rental...
See photos and learn about the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Rental Car Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Phoenix Movies - Harkins Movie Theaters in...
Find movie theaters including Harkins and AMC in Phoenix, Arizona, with addresses, phone numbers and maps.
Is Phoenix Safe or is Phoenix 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.
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.

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