This February, the vast majority part of United States was hit by the winter weather phenomenon called”the Polar Vortex, which dropped temperatures to record lows that continued into March. But it wasn’t in Arizona.
While many cities were hit with the coldest February ever temperatures throughout the Valley hit record highs. Although a monthly average of 64 degrees might not be anything to boast about in a typical winter, it was noticeable when several cities experienced temperatures that averaged between 6 to 24 degrees in exactly the same period of time.
Of the states with the highest number of residents move to Arizona from Four of them (Illinois, New York, Ohio along with Michigan) are the home of some of the most harsh winters. Not every one of the Valley residents reside in cities all the time. A lot of them have homes they reside in during winter months. These residents are referred to as “Snowbirds” also known as “Winter Visitors”. In Arizona the”so-called “Snowbird Season” generally begins in October or November , and continues until April or May.
The weather isn’t the only reason people travel to Arizona in winter.
Top 10 Reasons to Choose to Make Scottsdale your Winter Home
This may not be the sole reason, but it’s one of the top reasons to start the list. It’s not just pleasant however, Arizona residents are blessed with low levels of humidity in winter, and throughout the year. Although the average humidity levels in regions such as Florida can rise up to 90 percent or more, averages for the day in Phoenix average around 37 percent and may drop to 23 percent or lower during the afternoons. With winter temperatures which average between 60 and 70 degrees and over 300 sunshine days each year, the Valley is among the most desirable areas to reside throughout America. United States based on weather only.
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2. Year-Round Golf
There are over 200 golf courses located in the Valley. The most notable courses are the two 18-hole championship courses that are located in one of the most renowned neighborhoods in Phoenix in the Biltmore region. Desert Mountain, a private community for golf and recreation is situated in the northeast region of Scottsdale it is also the sole place in the world which is home to the Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses. Are you bored of the traditional driving ranges that are found everywhere in the city? Explore the new high-tech driving course at Topgolf Scottsdale Riverwalk that has been open since 2014. The winter guests are mostly retired players enjoying their own freedom from the and the nine-to-five lifestyle They can enjoy the golf opportunities Arizona offers by playing tee times outside of the peak hours and on days.
3. Voted the Best City to Rake as a Family
The year 2014 was the time that Scottsdale has been named as the most desirable city in America to raise children as a family. It was particularly high on areas like “average families’ earnings”, “quality of public schools” and “public parks” categories. Scottsdale is home to schools that are five stars like Cheyenne Traditional School, Scottsdale Country Day School, Desert Canyon Elementary, Cochise Elementary and other top-rated districts. These consist of Scottsdale Country Day School, the BASIS School Inc. (a private charter school which ranks in the top 10 high schools in the nation), Cave Creek Unified School District, as well as Scottsdale Unified School District. Scottsdale Unified School District.
There’s plenty that you could do when in Scottsdale. Enjoy a film and enjoy a meal in the Roadhouse Cinema in The Pavilions in the Talking Stick, go kart racing at Octane Raceway, go for the spin training class with Mountainside Fitness, go indoor skydiving with the newly-opened iFly and learn about the importance of butterfly preservation at Butterfly Wonderland and learn about the countless marine creatures that live in the recently opened OdySea Aquarium.
Scottsdale is the home of family-friendly parks which include India Bend Greenbelt which connects the north end of town with Tempe. Tempe close to Arizona State University by way of splash pads, parks biking trails, driving ranges and even public golf courses.
4. Baseball Spring Training
Major League Baseball Spring Training Also called The Cactus League, has been an established Valley Tradition since the year 1947. Through February until the end of March fifteen teams take to the field and make Arizona their home during the spring. These include the local Diamondbacks as well as in 2016 the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs, California rivals in the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres as well as the San Francisco Giants, and numerous others.
The 15 teams play at 10 stadiums that surround the Talley Two of them are within Scottsdale: Scottsdale Stadium (the Giants’ “home” stadium) and Scottsdale Stadium, which is situated close to the amenities of Old Town and the Salt River Fields located at Talking Stick (“home” to both the Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies), which is just a stone’s-throw away of The Pavilions in Talking Stick and the Talking Stick Casino and Resort. Three additional stadiums are situated near by within Tempe (Tempe Diablo Stadium “home” to Anaheim Angels of Anaheim) and Tempe (Tempe Diablo Stadium “home” Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) and Mesa (Sloan Park, “home” of the Chicago Cubs, and HoHoKam Stadium, “home” of the Oakland Athletics), while five additional stadiums are spread within a short distance west.
5. Hallmark Scottsdale Events
Scottsdale is the host city for events such as Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and the world-renowned Barrett-Jackson Collector Car events, Arizona Bike Week at Westworld, The Bentley Polo Party, Scottsdale Culinary Festival, Scottsdale Fashion week, and many more.
But, the official beginning to the holiday season officially starts with the time Scottsdale hosts one of the best championships of golf that are part of the PGA Tour, the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The event was played on TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale the year 2017 was the most successful season for the Phoenix Open with more than 655,000 participants and more than 10 million dollars in donations to local charitable organizations. The most popular element of the event can be found on the hole 16 called “The Coliseum”. While it’s the holes that is the shortest in the golf course it’s covered by a grandstand that seats 20,000 it is described as “one huge gathering”. There is no longer the typical golf rules of silent, stately respect. Instead, golfers boo at poor shots and cheer for the best shots, including Tiger Woods’ hole-in-one in 1997.
6. Outdoor Recreation – hiking, Biking, Lakes and Rivers
It’s easy to enjoy your life outdoors in Scottsdale where you can cycle, walk, or hike or even raft across the town. Scottsdale is connected from north to south by The Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt, and a part of the Greenbelt comprises El Dorado Park, which has an area of 60 acres that is green and two lakes, as well as seven reservable ramadas, four drop-in ramadas as well as numerous places to picnic, as well as skate park. About a mile further north (walking to or cycling distance from the Greenebelt) there is Chaparral Park and Community Center which is a 100-acre park that offers various recreational opportunities.
For those who love hiking, Camelback Mountain is open from sunrise until sunset. It comprises three trails, which include the Extremely Difficult Rated Cholla Trailhead and Echo Canyon Trail as well as the straightforward Bobby’s rock Trail. There are additional hiking trails in The Gateway Loop, a 4.5-mile trail in the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, which offers six additional trailheads on its 30500 acres. Its Four Peaks, which are part of the Tonto National Forest, is located 40 miles to the northeast of Scottsdale. Drive east from town to tubing down Salt River or rent a boat on Saguaro Lake, or head north to take a dip in the Lake Pleasant Regional Park.
7. Dining and Shopping
There’s no shortage of luxury eating and shopping options in Scottsdale. The Pavilions at Talking Stick to the Kierland Commons, the city is ideal for those who love shopping. Scottsdale hosts exclusive retail stores such as Calvin Klein Performance–the Scottsdale Quarter store is one of just five across the US–and the Nordstrom located at Scottsdale Fashion Square, is the sole department store within the Valley. The highly exclusive shopping experience in Biltmore Fashion Park. Biltmore Fashion Park just one short drive to the to the west, and there are smaller shops and malls that are scattered throughout town.
Scottsdale is also known for its dining establishments, including healthy food choices that are popular with people who are vegetarian or vegan or gluten-free. Every every year Scottsdale is the host of Restaurant Week that had more than 80 people participating across all prices in the Fall of 2017. Restaurants participating comprised Cowboy Ciao, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, The Herb Box, Two Brothers Tap House & Brewery and many numerous others. Scottsdale hosts several restaurants operated by Fox Concepts, including Blanco Tacos + Tequila, Culinary Dropout, Flower Child, Juby True along with True Food Kitchen. Scottsdale is also the home of restaurants such as Fanco’s Italian Caffe, Sel–which is an intimate, fine-dining restaurant in Old Town — Fat Ox EVO as well as Virtu located in The Bespoke Inn.
Scottsdale offers nightlife options to suit all tastes. If you’re looking to dance the night away, Livewire is a state-of-the-art location for dance and music fans of all genres that include EDM hip hop and rock. Just across the street to Livewire are The W Scottsdale Hotel that has three lounges as well as bars. The Mint is a local favourite and is among the town’s most luxurious clubs. Maya Day as well as Nightclub is among the most well-known dance clubs in the city. If you want a less formal atmosphere, The Beverly brings a vintage feel to Scottsdale and the surrounding areas. Goodwood Tavern as well as The Rogue Bar are two of highly-rated options. Lastly, Kazimierz World Wine Bar is another. Kazimierz World Wine Bar offers a unique underground vibe.
9. Architecture and Museums
Scottsdale is where you can find world-class museums, such as The Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West that is considered to be as one of the best museums in the country. Racing enthusiasts will love this Penske Racing Museum that is just a stone’s throw away from the world-renowned Musical Instrument Museum. Art lovers of all kinds can enjoy visiting the Scottsdale Center for the Arts as well as Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art as well as sports enthusiasts who want to visit The Fiesta Bowl Museum in nearby Tempe.
For those who appreciate architecture The works of the renown architectural genius Frank Lloyd Wright can be observed throughout the city. Bennie Gonzales, who grew near the city of Nogales, Arizona, was recognized for the design of most of the city’s municipal buildings in Scottsdale and numerous private homes and homes. Homes created in the style of Mark Candelaria or Bing Hu can be purchased for top prices within Paradise Valley, while the original Alfred Newman Beadle mid-century modern home , built in 1963, was completely renovated to contemporary style.
10. Thriving Art Scene
With over 100 studios and galleries, Scottsdale is one of the most renowned places to see art across the nation. Famous art works can be found all over Scottsdale, such as the famous pop art sculpture “LOVE” from Robert Indiana, which is situated in the Civic Center Park. It is run by the Scottsdale Gallery Association, the Scottsdale ArtWalk is an Old Town fixture that lets art enthusiasts enjoy each Thursday night (except Thanksgiving) walking through local galleries. North Scottsdale is also home to the Arizona Fine Art Expo, Art Revolution Tonight, and the Pinnacle Gallery.
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