Ever thought of moving to Phoenix? Read our Q&A with Meritage’s regional marketing director, Sherri Fastrich, as she dishes on local hot spots and the benefits of calling Phoenix home.
Q: What is a popular food choice found in Phoenix?
A: Get a taste of the Southwest with Mexican food. There are several dishes that are unique to Arizona such as the burro, chimichanga and anything made with nopales, a.k.a. cactus. Prickly pear is also very popular because of the sweet taste, making it perfect for desserts or cocktails.
Q: Which Meritage Homes community is best if homeowners want to live the city lifestyle?
A: If you are looking to live in the city, Meritage Homes’ new community Diamante is the place to be. Located in the heart of Scottsdale, this location is great for homebuyers interested in culture, shopping and entertainment. Diamante offers a gated community, pool, and BBQ grills. This is what staycations are made of.
Q: For those families who love to stay active, what are some great outdoor activities to enjoy in Phoenix?
A: The Valley of the Sun is a great place for outdoor activities. Hiking and biking are popular choices in the greater Phoenix area. Cholla Trail on Camelback Mountain and Piestewa Peak are popular destinations for locals because of the beautiful desert views. Just be sure to stay hydrated.
Q: Where’s the best local hot spot to grab a cup of coffee?
A: Phoenix is brimming with coffee shops, but a local favorite is Cartel Coffee Lab. During the summer months, I recommend Cartel’s Iced Toddy.
Q: What are some fun activities to enjoy during the spring in Phoenix?
A: Spring is a fun time in Phoenix because of the beautiful weather that appears earlier than other states. Spring training is a popular draw to Phoenix because there are multiple Cactus League games playing every day throughout the Phoenix area. It’s a great way to enjoy the beautiful weather, catch a baseball game and enjoy delicious stadium treats.
Q: For those families who want to be near hiking trails, parks and baseball fields, which Meritage Home community is best for them?
A: Pima Crossing is a great fit for families looking to be near trails and parks. This community is located near San Tan Mountain Regional Park and has its own park with picnic tables, grilling stations, and a playground.
Q: What’s something unique to Phoenix?
A: Phoenix is sunny approximately 85% of the year, which gives ample opportunity to enjoy being outside and exploring. The greater Phoenix area is just a short drive to the red rocks of Sedona as well as the pine trees of Flagstaff.
Q: If homeowners, who haven’t been to Phoenix before are considering moving to the area, where should they tour to get a taste of the lifestyle?
A: The Desert Botanical Garden is a great place to get acquainted with all that Arizona has to offer. The garden aims to help visitors understand, protect, and preserve the desert’s natural beauty. Visitors are able to enjoy the sunshine while learning about Arizona history and taking in captivating views of the Phoenix desert.
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