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Living in the Shea Corridor

East Shea corridor connects Scottsdale and Fountain Hills. The Scottsdale City Council declared Shea Boulevard a scenic corridor and set guidelines to preserve the character and development of the surrounding neighborhoods. The communities are very well manicured and protect the natural environment. There are several different types of residences available to those who wish to […]

Valley Christmas Light Displays 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has canceled some events, but not all! Everyone who eagerly looks forward to Christmas light displays will continue to get their wish this year! Here are a few of this year’s holiday lights displays around the valley. World of Illumination The World of Illumination drive-thru parks are located in Glendale and Tempe. They […]

Living in McCormick Ranch

McCormick Ranch, Scottsdale’s first premier master-planned community, is known for its lush greenery and miles of multi-use paths that are used by walkers, runners, bicyclists, and roller bladders on a daily basis.  These grass-lined paths are more than 25 miles long and are connected by parks, public tennis courts, and seven man-made lakes.  The community […]

Christmas Drive-In Movies

Movie-going has without a doubt changed this year, but don’t let COVID-19 restrictions limit your holiday movie spirit! Enjoy your favorite classic Christmas movies at the “Moonlight Christmas Movie Nights” drive-in at Sonora Village at 15515 N Hayden Road in Scottsdale. Tickets are $20 to $30 per car. Elf – December 5 at 6:30pm Scrooged […]

Living in Gainey Ranch

Gainey Ranch real estate is a luxury gated community with palm tree-lined streets and lush landscape throughout the 640-acre community.  There are approximately 19 neighborhoods that surround the 27-hole Gainey Ranch golf course, where you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the McDowell Mountains.  Home options vary from condos to single-family and custom estate homes […]

Healthy Holidays

The year 2020 has been quite unusual. The Covid-19 global pandemic disrupted summer vacation, traditional school year starts and now the fall and winter holidays. For the first time in history, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidelines for Americans to safely celebrate the holidays. Everyday Tips Wash your hands often and with […]

Hike Camelback Mountain

Camelback Mountain is a world-famous icon that defines the northeast horizon of Phoenix. Camelback Mountain takes the shape of a giant camel that gently lays and touches the borders of Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley. At its base is a blend of luxury homes, resorts, and golf courses. For those who want more than to admire […]

Living in Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley is found within the borders of Shea Boulevard to the north, Scottsdale Road to the east, Camelback Road to the south, and 32nd Street to the west. While there are other entities that share the name Paradise Valley (such as Paradise Valley Unified School District and Paradise Valley Mall), those entities refer to […]

Closing Costs Explained

Most anyone who has ever been involved in buying a house, or even watched a few real estate shows on HGTV, is familiar with closing costs. But what exactly are closing costs? Here’s a quick rundown of these additional fees. Closing costs are additional fees associated with processing the mortgage and are not paid to […]

Living in Fountain Hills

If small-town charm is what you’re looking for, Fountain Hills is the place to be! Fountain Hills is a beautiful, safe, and quiet community, and is just a short drive away from Phoenix. Ask around, and residents will tell you there are plenty of reasons to love Fountain Hills! Here are just a few reasons […]