North Central Arizona has higher elevations and includes the cities of Flagstaff, Sedona, Cottonwood, Prescott, and Williams with cooler climates and lots of trees. Thinking of snow skiing? You can near Flagstaff. Want to see the Grand Canyon? It is close by. Spectacular scenery surrounds you in each of these cities.
Flagstaff is the best known of the cites and home to Northern Arizona University. There are many cultural activities and a fun college-town atmospher. The four colorful seasons with easy access to the nearby mountains and lakes gives an abundance of opportunities for outdoor recreation.
Summer temperatures normally do not exceed 90 degrees although you will have some snow in the winter. The higher altitudes brings temperatures that are usually 20 degrees cooler than Phoenix areas. Acreage and large lots are available. but get here soon while you can still afford to buy.
Prescott is pleasant living twelve months a year. Tree-shaded streets and an historic downtown business district with neighborhoods of restored Victorian homes makes this a must see in your retirement planning.
Golfing is a passion in this area with all the perfect weather. Prices here are higher and new homes tend to be on the upscale that usually only the affluent can afford. There are some outstanding properties availabe and you perfect small ranch in the west could be here.
Sedona has unparalleled scenic splendor with red rock buttes, soaring mesas and deep canyon walls. The endless blue sky brings true meaning to the phrase "oh what a beautiful morning." Plan to spend a little more for your dream acreage but it will be a prime investment.
Both land and lots are available in these areas but hurry if your going to buy. These area are growing fast and prices are rising.