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Flagstaff banks on Valley residents trying to beat heat

Corner of Aspen Ave. and San Francisco Street in historic downtown Flagstaff, Arizona.

Compared to the Valley’s 100-plus degree days and stifling summer nights, Northern Arizona is an oasis of mild weather and cool temperatures. It’s no surprise that Flagstaff, the hub of the high country, is a popular tourist destination for Phoenicians in the hot summer months. Indeed, 40 percent of Flagstaff’s annual visitors are traveling from… Read More →

Highest residential sale recorded in N. Arizona


Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty closed what is now the highest residential sale ever recorded in Northern Arizona, including the Sedona MLS and the Flagstaff MLS. The sale of 51 Moonlight Drive, Sedona, closed for $4.5 million. It was selected by Sotheby’s International Realty as one of the 12 most beautiful homes in the world… Read More →

Alliance Breaks Ground on Flagstaff Banking Center

bank loan
by in Banking | Business News

Alliance Bank of Arizona, the state’s largest locally owned and headquartered bank, broke ground Friday on a new multimillion-dollar Flagstaff banking center.  Alliance Bank of Arizona President Ed Zito hosted the groundbreaking event with Executive Vice President Sherri Slayton. The event was also attended by Flagstaff Mayor Jerry Nabours and President and CEO of the… Read More →

Alliance Bank Breaks Ground on Chandler Office

A Guide to Applying for a Bank Loan
by in Banking | Business News

Alliance Bank of Arizona, the largest locally owned and headquartered bank in the state, announced groundbreaking this morning for its new Chandler office which will be located on Ray Road and the Loop 101 Price Freeway.  Victor Napolitano, Senior Vice President of Alliance Bank, hosted the event and introduced Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and Jim… Read More →

Blue Bell Opens West Phoenix Branch


Blue Bell Creameries is expanding in Phoenix with the opening of a branch in West Phoenix. The new full-service, 13,000 square-foot distribution and sales facility at 5175 W. Watkins Rd. in Phoenix went into service this month. A grand opening on Thursday, July 11 at 10:30 am will feature Secretary of State Ken Bennett as… Read More →

Top 5: Northern AZ Weekend Trips (Fall-Winter 2012)

Northern AZ Weekend Trips - EAZ Fall-Winter 2012

The Top 5 Northern AZ Weekend Trips — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Williams 200 W. Railroad Ave., Williams, AZ 86046 (800) 863-0546 Dubbed the “Gateway to the Grand Canyon,” the picturesque town of Williams sits at the base of Bill Williams Mountain in one of the largest Ponderosa Pine Forests in… Read More →

An Adventure on the West Fork Trail, Sedona

West Fork Trail
by in Play

The rising sun illuminated the vibrant reds, greens and purples that paint the canyon. The crisp morning air carried the fresh aroma of Arizona Cypress. I, along with my companions, took our first step onto the West Fork Trail and began our adventure through Oak Creek Canyon in Sedona. With me were my great friends… Read More →

New Agent Gives De Rito Partners a Presence in Northern Arizona

De Rito Partners - Dale Harsh
by in Business News | Newsmakers

De Rito Partners hired Dale Harsh, giving the company a presence in Northern Arizona. Harsh comes to De Rito with more than 25 years experience in the real estate industry, having started his own company in 1986. From a one-man start, his business grew into 3 offices and 30 agents by the late 1990s. Throughout… Read More →

Northern Arizona Wineries: Alcantara Vineyard & Winery

Alcantara Vineyard and Winery
by in Play

Alcantara Vineyard & Winery is nestled in the hills outside of Cottonwood. The warm days and cooler nights allow for the creation of delicious wines and the perfect atmosphere to go on the vineyard tour. Before you even step inside the modern stucco house that serves as Alcantara’s tasting room and gift shop, you will… Read More →

Northern Arizona Wineries: San Dominique Winery

San Dominique Winery
by in Play

Napa, Napa, Napa! It’s all about Napa right? Not anymore. Napa Valley still has seniority in the wine game, but you won’t hear wine-ing laments from younger wineries in Northern Arizona. They stand very well on their own and have something a little bit different to bring to the wine enthusiast. Recently, I took a… Read More →

An Afternoon Riding On The Grand Canyon Railway

Grand Canyon Railway, Arizona

I officially have one item checked off my “see the seven wonders of the world” list. Six more to go. For anyone living in Arizona, it’s pretty common to make at least one trip to the Grand Canyon. However, not everyone is lucky enough to take an entertaining train ride from the town of Williams,… Read More →

Upcoming Arizona Wineries

Keep an eye out for these Arizona wineries opening soon.
by in Around Arizona | Dining | Lists

Love wine? Like to try out new companies and products? You’re in luck, in addition to the wineries already open around Arizona the following wineries will be opening soon. Northern Arizona Clear Creek Vineyard & Winery 4053 E. Hwy 260, Camp Verde (928) 567-2158 Sonoita/Elgin Hannah’s Hill Vineyard & Winery Elgin – visits by appointment… Read More →

Northern Arizona Day Trips

The Grand Canyon National Park makes a great day trip.
by in Around Arizona | Lists | Travel

Want to get away, but don’t have the time to plan a vacation? Then a short, fun day trip is the perfect option. Check out this list of northern Arizona attractions to plan a great day trip. Aravaipa Canyon BLM Safford Field Office: 711 14th Ave., Safford 928-348-4400 Home to unique plant and fish communities,… Read More →

Arizona Wineries: Northern Arizona

Northern Arizona wineries grapes on the vine
by in Around Arizona | Dining | Lists

Do you have a penchant for wine and travel? Then visiting the wineries of Northern Arizona is the perfect activity for you. Below is a list of the wineries in Northern Arizona. Granite Creek Vineyards 2515 Road 1 East – Chino Valley (928) 636-2003 Fri–Sun: 1-5 Jerome Winery 403 Clark Street – Jerome (928) 639-9067… Read More →