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Things that Make Phoenix Great for a Second Home

Mild winters and a relatively low cost of living make the Phoenix area ideal for part-time residents looking to get away from some snow back home. With so many year-round activities, sporting events, cultural activities and housing options in nearly every price range, Phoenix buyers really get a great value in their second home.  That's why our team is so busy from January until May - Condos and townhomes are a great lock-and-leave options for those seeking a winter getaway.

Things start out with a bang in January, with the annual Waste Management/Phoenix Open golf tournament and Barrett Jackson car auction in Scottsdale.  Ice skating in downtown Phoenix and the Zoo Lights at the Phoenix Zoo are also favorites of those wanting a little "wintry" action.

The Spring Training Cactus League is also a big draw for tourists and Phoenix winter residents, especially for those with hometown roots to any of the 15 baseball teams that practice in the Phoenix area. From mid-February through March the ballparks and surrounding businesses are packed with fans and those wanting to enjoy the fantastic Arizona “winter” weather. Many condo communities are also within close distance to the 10 baseball facilities, making it that much more convenient to cheer on a favorite team.

Culture and Recreation in the Valley

Sports and high profile events aside, Phoenix is home to hundreds of year-round art and culture activities. The popular downtown Phoenix First Fridays Art Walk opens up galleries and museums free of charge to roaming cultural enthusiasts and many local bars and restaurants offer coinciding specials. The Arizona Theater Company, Phoenix Symphony, Herberger Theater and beautiful, historic Orpheum Theater are all in the heart of downtown, as well. Everything from concerts and operas to musicals and dramatic plays can be enjoyed, and all within walking distance or short light rail ride from numerous downtown Phoenix condominiums. The cluster of art galleries, museums, theaters and dining options in downtown makes this area great for Phoenix winter visitors.

Get Outdoors

Of course the best way to enjoy the mild winter weather in Phoenix is to get out there and soak up the sun. South Mountain, Camelback Mountain and the Phoenix Mountain Preserve put endless hiking trails within miles of condominium communities right in the city. Golf is also a big draw. Not only are many condos or townhomes right on or associated with golf courses, but there are about 250 courses to explore in the Phoenix area, including some championship and world-renowned courses like the Tournament Players Club and Troon North.

Yes, we can have some chilly days, and rain isn't out of the question in January and February, but the average high in February is 71 degrees farenheit (22 degrees celsius).  March and April are the nicest months for sunshine and warmth (without being too warm!)

Phoenix Will Always be a Desireable Winter Destination

While the idea of not having to shovel the driveway or defrost the car in the morning is big draw for many Phoenix winter residents, the vast array of activities available in the Phoenix area also make it an exciting place to spend part of the year. This combination of sun and fun will continue to attract second home buyers, particularly those looking for the comfort and convenience of condominium living.

Where to Look for a Winter Retreat Condo

We have second home buyers everywhere throughout the valley, but some of our favorite areas and communities to bring our winter residents are shown below.  You might also want to check out Scottsdale condos, next door to Phoenix and full of great choices for second home buyers.

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Last Updated: 2019-05-22 06:31:25