Homes For Sale Near The Grand Canyon
The history of Flagstaff Arizona dates back to 1876. That is when settlers built the fiers home at the base of Mars Hill.
As the railroads brought people to the west during the 1880’s, Flagstaff Arizona began to grow.
By the mid 1880’s, it was the largest town on the railroad between Albuquerque NM. By the 1890’s, Flagstaff Arizona was a stop on the rail line between Chicago and Los Angeles.
Historic Route 66 brought more growth to Flagstaff Arizona. It ran through the city and created the need for Flagstaff Arizona’s first motel in 1929.
Today, the City has a population of over 65,000. The greater metro area of Flagstaff Arizona has a population estimate to be over 135,000. Flagstaff is home to Northern Arizona University.
Climate in Flagstaff Arizona
Flagstaff Arizona sits at an elevation of about 7,000 feet. The elevation creates a dry climate.
- Flagstaff Arizona has five seasons, not four.
- Winter, that is cold and snowy with over 100 inches of snow.
- Spring that is dry and windy with some snow.
- Early summer that is very dry and hot.
- The monsoon season that is wet and humid.
- Fall period that is dry with moderate temperatures and last until snow comes in November.
The winter snow in Flagstaff Arizona make it a popular skiing destination.
If you are not looking for snowy winters and breeze summers, Flagstaff may not be for you.
Consider Northwest Tucson AZ
Flagstaff is about 150 miles or 4 hours north of Tucson Arizona. A relatively short trip, but a totally different climate and lifestyle – MAP
There are other adult communities in Oro Valley AZ and farther south in Green Valley AZ. These “adult” communities provide the opportunity to meet new friends and pursue personal interests in an active retirement.
About Tucson And Oro Valley AZ
The City of Tucson is home for the University of Arizona. Go Wildcats!!
That means there are endless list of things to do and activities available. The Tucson area has rich cultural heritage and an abundance of Tucson attractions. Museums, galleries, shops, and live performances are available the year around.
To the surprise of many, Tucson Arizona also has skiing in the winter. Mt. Lemmon is the highest ski resort in the southwest area of the United States.
Just north of Tucson is Oro Valley Arizona. The Town of Oro Valley encompasses approximately 34 square miles. Oro Valley provides a great public parks system, notable outdoor amenities and retailing venues. The Oro Valley Hospital on Tangerine Rd services the residents of Oro Valley, SaddleBrooke and Northwest Tucson AZ
Oro Valley families are served by the Amphitheater School District which is one of the statistically highest performing public school systems in Arizona. Search for an Oro Valley Homes By School.
Many of our clients start their Arizona home search in Flagstaff Arizona or other cities in Arizona. Guess what, they like the Tucson area better. If you are considering a home in Flagstaff Arizona or Phoenix, then also take a look at homes Northwest of Tucson AZ.
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