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.

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 the 313 golf courses throughout Arizona


Spend more time outdoors or with your family, with a less than 24 minute average commute time

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

GPEC services

Greater Phoenix is home to Major attractions including the Musical Instrument Museum, Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction, Fiesta Bowl, Waste Management Phoenix Open for the PGA Tour, and hundreds of concerts and performances

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 22 national parks and 10 national natural landmarks. Greater Phoenix has 313 golf courses as well as hundreds of trail miles for walking, running and biking. Greater Phoenix is home to the largest municipal park in North America — South Mountain Park and Preserve — which spans more than 16,500 acres and offers more than 1,500 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails.