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Flagstaff Apartments For Rent
Located on a mountain in northern Arizona, with lots of land and open spaces, the city of Flagstaff resides. In the middle of the largest Ponderosa Pine forest in the world, this city was once a logging town with little to show for itself, but now it is a true U.S. city with present day amenities. Covering 64 square miles of area, Flagstaff is home to a population estimated to be more than 68,000.
The name Flagstaff came about in 1876 with the flying of an American Flag on a “flagpole” made of a Ponderosa Pine tree after its limbs had been cut away. Flagstaff grew quickly. A decade after its first settlement, Flagstaff was the largest city on the rail line between Albuquerque and the west coast of the country. The present day Northern Arizona University was established in 1899 as Northern Arizona Normal School. The Ardrey Auditorium at the university became home to the Flagstaff Symphony after its debut in that same year.
With 80-100 trains traveling through Flagstaff a year, the city was not only a very busy corridor, but a rapidly growing city. In 1926, Route 66 was completed and it too ran through the city. Flagstaff was incorporated as a city in 1928 and soon became a tourist stop for many that traveled through.
Things to Do in Flagstaff:
Take a pioneer past and mix it with modern-day elements and you get Flagstaff. With such a combination as this, you’re bound to find plenty of things to do in Flagstaff. Whether you’re interested in hiking and biking, touring the city’s attractions, doing retail therapy, enjoying the local art scene, partying the night away or dining on delicious cuisine, Flagstaff has what you need.
There are many great attractions in Flagstaff and within a short drive. Take the time to visit and enjoy them all after you’ve chosen your new Flagstaff apartment. Visit the Arboretum at Flagstaff to see how the native plants survive at such high altitudes. Explore the natural and cultural heritage of the region at the Museum of Northern Arizona. The Riordan Mansion is a state treasure and an example of living back when Flagstaff was a territorial logging town.
Art and culture come in a variety of ways in Flagstaff. With museums, professional performing arts companies, galleries and more, there is something for everyone. Enjoy the wonderful sounds of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra. Take a trip to the Doris Harper-White Community Playhouse to see one of the amazing productions by the Theatrikos Theatre Company. Walk through the Northern Arizona University’s Art Museum and see the collection of art on display there.
The geography of Flagstaff is not only perfect for the scenery, but for the outdoor recreational activities that take place here. For a casual time outside with family or friends, there are four disc golf courses that will keep the fun and challenges coming all day long. Go hiking or biking on any of the various trails, such as the Kachina Trail or the Shultz Pass. Gain elevation with the Flagstaff Extreme Adventure, a tree-top obstacle course, at Fort Tuthill County Park.
No matter where you live you have to eat, and dining in Flagstaff won’t leave you wanting. With restaurants specializing in all sorts of cuisine, you’ll be able to find just what you like. Keep the tradition going and enjoy a meal at Granny’s Closet, established in 1974. Go for BBQ at one of the best restaurants in Arizona at Satchmo’s BBQ, Cajun & Catering. Pits Jungle serves up delicious Mediterranean dishes. Sushi lovers can dine at several different places, such as Monsoon Downtown.
What to Consider When Moving to Flagstaff:
Every city has its special features and fun facts. They all have different neighborhoods to live in, their own economy, school system, etc. Before moving to an apartment in Flagstaff you should find out some of those these things as they could be rather important. Whether you know it or not, Flagstaff plays a nice role in the world of astronomy; there’s a fun fact for you.
The Lowell Observatory, founded in 1894, is a popular attraction in the area. The Observatory’s history and present-day research can be examined during the day as guided tours take place. Once the sun has set, the Observatory becomes a whole new world. Various telescopes allow guests to see the sky closer than usual. Guests can also take part in interactive presentations. The Lowell Observatory is not only an attraction, but it is part of Flagstaff, U.S., and world history.
This observatory is home to the 24-inch Alvan Clark Telescope, which was installed in 1896. The telescopes at this location discovered Pluto in 1930. In 1955 the United States naval Observatory Flagstaff Station was built, and in 1978 they discovered Charon, Pluto’s satellite. During the Apollo Program, the Clark Telescope was used to map out lunar expeditions, allowing those in charge of the mission to find a safe landing spot for the modules. Flagstaff has played such an important role in astronomy that asteroid 2118 Flagstaff was named after the city and 6582 Flagsymphony was named after the city’s symphony orchestra.
In October 2001, Flagstaff became the first ever “international Dark-Sky City” in the world by the International Dark-Sky Association – their mission is to preserve nighttime environments.
Why Flagstaff Apartments Are Hot:
Flagstaff has everything that you could ask for; a small-town vibe with big-city amenities. Living in any of the Flagstaff apartments listed here on Apartment Finder, you are in for a real treat. A new and exciting world will be waiting outside your door every day. Dive into all the great recreation, marvel at all the cultural elements, taste some of the best cuisine in the state, and visit the local attractions. You’ll be living in one of these Flagstaff apartments soon so you don’t have to get all this done in the first week. Take your time and enjoy every element of moving to Flagstaff — after you’ve unpacked, that is.
- It’s near the Grand Canyon, a National Landmark and the ultimate hiking experience.
- Skiing in the Arizona Snowbowl and hiking in the Coconino National Forest.
- Walking the Lava Flow Trail at the Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.
- Watching the NFL Arizona Cardinals train at Northern Arizona University.
- Shopping along historic streets in the Downtown Flagstaff Historic District.
- Driving along historic Route 66 and visiting the museums, shops, and hotels.
- Downtown Flagstaff
- South Side
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- Pine Knoll
- Hospital Hill
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- Woodlands Village
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