If you’re on the prowl for Phoenix apartments, good idea! Phoenix lies in what is known as the “Valley of the Sun” because it gets more sunshine than any other U.S. metropolitan region. As winter temperatures dip and snow flies elsewhere, Phoenix settles into a warm, dry season with nighttime temps that rarely drop below 40 degrees F.
But when it comes to Phoenix apartments, weather may be the only thing they have in common. Arizona’s capital is the sixth largest city in the U.S., with a population of almost 1.5 million. Given the huge size and diversity of this metropolis, you could find yourself overwhelmed by the array of Phoenix apartments you have to choose from.
Of course, knowing the layout of the city will help you locate Phoenix apartments that are to your liking. But knowing your own style is also key. To find a place that will be ideal for you, factors you may want to consider include:
- Your favorite activities. To trim your travel time, look for Phoenix apartments near what you like to do on a regular basis. Love to ski in Flagstaff? Check out Phoenix apartments in the North Valley. Dig an urban vibe and access to cultural events? Try downtown Phoenix. Is golf your god? You’re in luck because lots of Phoenix apartments will put you in range of excellent golf courses.
- Access to public transportation. If you care about your carbon footprint, consider Phoenix apartments near the city’s new METRO light rail. It runs from central Phoenix through downtown east to Mesa and Tempe. From Phoenix apartments in those areas, you can hop the light rail to catch the Diamondbacks at Chase Field, view the latest exhibit at the Heard Museum, or cheer Arizona State at Sun Devil Stadium.
- Where you work. Unless you enjoy a long commute, stick to Phoenix apartments with easy access to your workplace. When you find an apartment you’re seriously considering, drive from there to work in the morning and back during evening commute hours. And remember the sun shines most of the day year-round. You may want to factor in whether you will be driving into or away from the sun.
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