Offering abundant amenities, great restaurants, entertainment and growing housing options, Flagstaff is the perfect location for everyone including families, college students and retirees.
College students may find The Grove to be the perfect place to live during the school year. These residential townhomes feature a resort-style pool, coffee bar, basketball court, 24-hour fitness center, sand volleyball courts, indoor tanning and an outdoor grill. Students can choose among two- or three-bedroom apartments with up to 1,200 square feet of living space. Open floor plans in many units provide spacious living options. Cats and dogs are welcome if they meet certain regulations.
Near Northern Arizona University, Fremont Station is another student-housing community that feels like home. Flats and townhomes feature up to five bedrooms per unit, and students will find everything they need. Amenities include a fully equipped gym, two spas, study rooms and 12,000 square feet of retail shopping.
For individuals or families looking to buy real estate, Flagstaff offers everything from country club homes to downtown apartments. Timber Sky, an upcoming development on Woody Mountain Road, is one of only 11 dark sky communities in the world. Residents seeking green living and spectacular views of star-spangled night skies can enjoy a break from the noise and light of urban life. With homes starting in the $200,000 range, Timber Sky will be affordable and designed for all who love the outdoors. Accessible community spaces and the Flagstaff Urban Trail System allow for abundant opportunities for wildlife watching, hiking and biking.
Around town, shopping and retail services cater to visitors, residents and college students. Aspen Place at the Sawmill is an oasis of retailers, boutiques, restaurants, exercise studios and Whole Foods. Enjoy trendy eateries serving cool drinks and tasty libations, or check out specialty stores and discover high-quality name brands. Flagstaff teachers and NAU students and faculty can present their IDs to receive discounts from select stores.
No matter the age, budget, interest or style, Flagstaff is a great place to call home.
By Cathy Cuthbertson