797 apartments for rent in Phoenix, AZ
Guide to Phoenix
Phoenix Apartments For Rent
Bursts of pinks, reds, and oranges spread across the dusky blue sky, jagged mountains forming a shadowy background. Sand carved by the wind forms other-worldly peaks and valleys, broken only by the occasional saguaro cactus standing sentry over the desert. Rolling farmland is dotted with grazing cattle. A major city of concrete, glass, and steel contains museums, theaters, nightlife, shops, and restaurants.
You may think these scenes are of different locations, but they are all Phoenix, Arizona. Phoenix is the land of cowboys and tech companies, towering skyscrapers and soaring eagles. “The Valley of the Sun” is the largest city by land in the United States, and it provides one of the most diverse landscapes. From a starry night sky over the Sonoran Desert to the endless sunshine, Phoenix is truly a one-of-a-kind city. When you want a break from the heat of the sun, climb the mountains, where it is typically 20 degrees cooler. Go for a spin on your dune buggy, or visit a museum.
Phoenix is the place where you can stretch your legs, find your elbow room, and explore myriad landscapes. Explore red canyons – including the nearby Grand Canyon. Go shopping at downtown boutiques, take in a game at a sports stadium, or go golfing at an always-green golf course. Get ready for endless sunshine, rivaled only by endless nightlife! Get ready to rent an apartment in Phoenix!
Things to Do in Phoenix:
The one thing you’ll never be in Phoenix is bored! First, Phoenix is the gateway to the Grand Canyon. Covering 277 miles end-to-end and more than a mile down to the canyon floor, the Grand Canyon provides endless things to do. Hiking, rafting down the wild Colorado River, mule tours, air tours, campgrounds – you’ll love having the Grand Canyon as your backyard!
Once you find your Phoenix apartment, make Papago Park your next adventure. 1,200 acres of this park is in Phoenix – another 296 acres are in neighboring Tempe. From unique rock formations to saguaro cactus, this park is as unique as it is beautiful. In addition to hiking trails, picnic areas, bike paths, and some small lakes, Papago Park contains the Phoenix Zoo, Hunt’s Tomb, and the Desert Botanical Garden.
Outdoor adventures in Phoenix will keep you very busy – there’s caving, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hot air ballooning, adventure sports, bicycling, and snow skiing! The nearby mountains are ideal for weekend trips to go snowboarding and cross-country skiing.
Of course, Downtown Phoenix provides legendary nightlife, shopping, and fine dining for those who prefer less daring pastimes. Visit the Phoenix Art Museum, the Phoenix Museum of History, Symphony Hall, the Phoenix Theater, the Heard Museum, and the Pioneer Arizona Living History Village to explore the area’s history and culture.
Sports fans, you’re also covered. From your new Phoenix apartment, you can enjoy football games – the Fiesta Bowl is held in Phoenix every January – basketball, hockey, and NASCAR. MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks play at Chase Field, while the NBA’s Phoenix Suns and WNBA Phoenix Mercury play at US Airways Center. The NFL’s Arizona Cardinals play just 20 minutes from Phoenix, at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. The NHL’s Arizona Coyotes play at Jobing.com Arena, also in Glendale.
What to Consider When Moving to Phoenix:
Named one of the top cities for small businesses, Phoenix attracts a variety of companies, from locally-owned shops to Fortune 500 companies. Phoenix is home to Honeywell’s Aerospace division, Avnet, and American Express. Luke Air Force Base is located nearby, and government is also a large employer since Phoenix is the state capitol and the county seat. Tourism is another major industry – Phoenix isn’t just the gateway to the Grand Canyon, but also Tonto National Forest, Prescott National Forest, Sonoran Desert National Monument, Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, White Tank Mountain Regional Park, South Mountain, Estrella Mountain Regional Park, Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve, Lake Pleasant, McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Mojave National Preserve, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, and Lake Mead Recreation Area.
Phoenix is a collection of 15 diverse neighborhoods referred to as “urban villages.” Camelback East is located on Phoenix’s east side. Popular with many affluent residents, Camelback East features several office buildings, condos, and the Arizona Biltmore Hotel. If you prefer your Phoenix apartment be downtown, consider the Central City neighborhood. Encanto is a beautiful neighborhood located along the Grand Canal. It is home to Park Central Mall, Encanto Park, and the Arizona State Fairgrounds. For gorgeous mountain vistas, Laveen is ideal – this neighborhood has a rural feel with amazing views of the South Mountains.
Why Phoenix Apartments Are Hot:
It’s always sunny in Phoenix! And that’s important since Phoenix is playground for outdoor adventurers. From camping under the bright stars to mountain climbing to golfing, there’s something for everyone in Phoenix. The breathtaking landscape includes rugged, red mountains and wind-carved canyons, deep caves and green golf courses. Once you’ve selected your apartment for rent in Phoenix, get ready to live outdoors! You’ll be hiking, biking, and going horseback riding on the more than 50 miles of trails at South Mountain Park and Preserve. You’ll sit on your apartment patio and marvel at spectacular sunsets. You’ll perfect your swing on over 200 golf courses in Phoenix. You’ll tailgate at Arizona Cardinals football games, cheer on the NBA’s Phoenix Suns, and enjoy watching the MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks and the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes. And you’ll enjoy the unique southwestern art, culture, and food that Phoenix is famous for.
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Nearby Colleges & Universities
- Gateway Community College
- Refrigeration School
- University of Phoenix Online
- Metropolitan College of Court Rep
- South Mountain Community College
Nearby Military Bases
- Big sky, bright stars and lots of room to stretch
- Real cowboys, rugged mountains and saguaro cacti
- South Mountain Park and Preserve, the largest municipal park in the US, with 50 miles of trails
- Cultural attractions include the Desert Botanical Garden, the Heard Museum and the Phoenix Art Museum
- Vibrant nightlife, especially Central Phoenix where locals meet up after work
- The Fiesta Bowl, played here every January