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Top 10 Reasons to Live in Northern Arizona

Thursday July 19, 2018

There’s a lot to think about when you’re relocating to a new community or building your dream retirement home. One thing you shouldn’t have to worry about is deciding where you’d like to go. With that in mind, here are 10 reasons that Northern Arizona should be the top destination on your list.

1. The Perks

Master-planned communities are an increasingly popular way to bring your social life right to your front door. From golf courses, spas, and swimming pools to clubhouses, dining, and social calendars, community-focused living is a high priority for homebuilders. At Dorn Homes’ communities throughout Northern Arizona, you’ll find an assortment of amenities that will match your lifestyle.

2. The People

When you’re taking advantage of your community amenities, it’s important to surround yourself with friends and neighbors to enjoy them with. Social activity planning at Dorn Homes communities, like The Club at Prescott Lakes, means you’ll be able to share your interests with others or discover new interests you never knew you had.

3. The Location

As many locals already know, when you’re living in Northern Arizona you’re never further than a few hours from anywhere in the state. A day trip from Sedona or Prescott could be a major league game in Phoenix or a day shopping in Flagstaff.

4. The Weather

When most people think of Arizona the first thing that comes to mind is that desert heat. Fortunately for those of us in Northern Arizona, our summers are much cooler than our neighbors to the South. Add in our mild winters and the abundance of sunny days and you couldn’t ask for a better place to call home.

5. The Environment

Speaking of sunny days, the clear skies of Northern Arizona make it an ideal place to take advantage of the independence of solar power. You can rest easy knowing that you’re doing your part for the environment while lowering utility bills. Also, because of Northern Arizona’s Water Management plan, you’re contributing to smart water usage and long term 100-year water planning simply by buying a home. Dorn Homes also offers water-harvesting options at select communities to help meet your outdoor irrigation needs.

6. The Quality of Life

Northern Arizona consistently receives high marks from the American Lung Association for air quality, and what better way to enjoy that fresh air than a day shopping and dining in Uptown Sedona or Prescott’s Courthouse Square. Northern Arizona offers some of the finest dining options in the state.

7. The Small-Town Feel

Regardless of where in Northern Arizona you’re looking, you’re going to find a small-town feel that you simply cannot find in the Phoenix area. Northern Arizona typically offers a slower-paced way of life away from the traffic and pollution of the Valley and the surrounding areas.

8. The View

There’s nothing quite as awe inspiring as the natural landscape of the American Southwest. Prescott boasts the Granite Dells and the mountain lakes that dot them while Sedona is renowned for its signature Red Rocks. Whether you’re enjoying sunrise on a hiking trail or the stars at night over a glass of wine, the views in Arizona are unmatched anywhere else.

9. The Experiences

The combination of temperate weather, lots of sunny days, and amenities as far as the eye can see equals ample opportunity for fun. You can spend a day on the driving range or golf course and then enjoy a meal in the clubhouse. You can spend a morning kayaking and an afternoon hiking to a secluded spot. Or, if you’re so inclined, just spend a day lounging in the pool and then retreat to the spa. Whatever your speed, Northern Arizona offers something for you.

10.The Houses

The character of the communities of Northern Arizona inspire people to call it home each and every day. It stands to reason then, that it should inspire homebuilders as well. That’s why Dorn Homes’ architecture reflects the cities and towns in which we build. Our communities in Prescott offer classic architecture informed by the Victorian and Farmhouse homes of downtown Prescott. Dorn Homes’ new construction in Sedona incorporates the regions signature Red Rocks in Modern architecture befitting the upscale art-focused community. While you may not choose where to move because of the homes, it’s important to choose the right home wherever you move.

For more information about Northern Arizona or Dorn Homes’ communities, reach out to an Online Home Advisor today.