Here are the Top 19 stories of 2019 — the most popular stories of 2019 — based strictly on the number of readers on

The Top 19 stories of 2019 are not based on newsworthiness or importance — although each of these stories is important and newsworthy. The ranking is based on the sheer number of readers who took the time to read the story.

While the most popular stories of 2019 cover the gamut of the industries and interests we cover on, those looking for things to do, places to eat and commercial real estate news were clearly the most enthusiastic readers this year.

Top 19 stories of 2019

1. The best staycation deals for 2019

2. Ducey will help open historic Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway

3. 50 Things You Must Eat in Phoenix

4. The 10 best places to get naked in Arizona

5. $2 billion Palmeraie project breaks ground in Scottsdale

6. 5 best places to retire in Arizona

7. Rock star Maynard James Keenan opens Scottsdale wine bar

8. Multi-billion-dollar Akimel 7 planned at Loops 101 and 202

9. 290-acre San Tan Valley site sells for $8.7M

10. Study: Arizona No. 2 most affordable state in U.S.

11. Ranking Arizona: Top 10 pool builders

12. P.F. Chang’s sells 20 acres in N. Scottsdale for $12M

13. 3 projects that are shaping the future of Downtown Phoenix

14. 2 Arizona cities make 2019 Best Places To Live list

15. The Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2019

16. 1.35-million-square-foot Union breaks ground in Mesa

17. Phoenix sees explosive growth along Central Avenue

18. Mesa OKs deal to bring $1B Google site to city

19. Ranking Arizona: Top 10 hospitals for 2019