Arizona has an average temperature of 75 degrees and more than 300 days of sunshine annually - Quality of Life in Phoenix

Quality of Life

Greater Phoenix: Life is better here

With an average temperature of 75 degrees, more than 300 days of sunshine annually, and access to the best hiking trails and golf courses, it is easy to enjoy a healthy lifestyle and take advantage of outdoor amenities all year long.

Sources: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2020

Quick Getaways

Depending on your mood, short travel times will lead you to the mountains or the beach.

Reach New Heights

Breathtaking hikes throughout Greater Phoenix provide spectacular views.

Hole in One

From executive to championship courses, you can find the right golf course to work on your game.

Greater Phoenix: By the Numbers


Residents in Arizona can take advantage of the outdoors thanks to the more than 300 days of sunshine


Improve your golf game at over 300 golf courses throughout Arizona


Spend more time outdoors or with your family, with a less than 28 minute average commute time

Sources: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2020; Golf Arizona and; US Census, 2019 ACS 1 yr

Greater Phoenix offers more than a quality of life — it’s a quality of place.

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Vibrant Outdoor Amenities

Greater Phoenix residents enjoy vibrant outdoor amenities throughout the year. From hiking the region’s many mountains to biking along the hundreds of miles of trails, the region accommodates healthy lifestyles with urban amenities — surrounded by the beautiful landscape of the Sonoran Desert.

Arizona has 22 national parks and 10 national natural landmarks - Quality of life in Phoenix

National Parks & Natural Landmarks

Opting for the outdoors is easier than ever in Arizona, with 24 National Parks and Landmarks, over 300 golf courses as well as hundreds of trail miles for walking, running, biking and horseback riding, cross-country skiing, ATV, and OHV use. Greater Phoenix is home to three out of five of the largest city parks in the world, including the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, which spans 30,500 acres.

Sources: U.S. National Park Service; The Trust for Public Land, 2019