Overview of Phoenix
Whether you're a student transferring to ASU, a
retiree looking for a milder climate, or a business person in search of new
opportunities in Phoenix, a 1
bedroom apartment can be a perfect accommodation for starting out
in a new city. One bedroom apartments can be found in most rental areas in
Phoenix, a growing metro area of more than 6 million people and 9000 sq mi.
And despite its large size, Phoenix has a reputation for providing a
small-town feel and friendly atmosphere rich in history and saturated in
sunshine. If you're moving to Phoenix from a colder climate, you may feel
you've entered endless-summer land, but once you're settled in your
apartment, you'll feel right at home.
Phoenix Neighborhoods for 1 Bedroom Apartments
AZ, keeps its residents connected to the global economy and local
business attractions. Because of its size and ability to serve as a major
business and transportation hub, Phoenix is on par with other cities its size
in terms of job growth and the latest in arts and entertainment. And with its
metro rail and public transportation, residents can commute easily between
parts of Phoenix and its suburbs. Downtown areas in most cities typically
have more to offer in terms of 1 bedroom apartments and cheap rentals because
of the abundance of larger building complexes. Choosing a 1 bedroom apartment
in the downtown area can drastically reduce commute time to job in the city.
With all the extra time saved, you can use your prime location to get to know
modern Phoenix and all it has to offer.
Located in Tempe, a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona
State University serves almost like a hub of its own. With tens of thousands
of students in and out of the area, Tempe is bustling with activity, local
business, and sports. Because the area caters primarily to students, 1
bedroom apartments and studio apartments are abundant hot commodities. Don't
let the student population scare you off if you're no longer a student.
Instead, take advantage of the youthful atmosphere, lower rent, and be sure
to take in a Sun Devils game.
Phoenix, like many western cities, also consists
of several suburbs. Choosing to rent a 1 bedroom apartment in a suburb may
add to your commute time; however it also can put you in closer proximity to
community pools and golf courses, dog parks, and other features of small
neighborhoods. If the quiet, relaxed nature of a suburb appeals more to you
than the downtown scene, search for a 1 bedroom apartment in neighborhoods
just outside of downtown Phoenix.
Keeping Your 1 Bedroom Apartment Cool
Phoenix is an oasis city in a desert and it is
known for its high temperatures throughout most of the year. To stay cool,
the city is adept at equipping its residential properties with air
conditioning and appropriate insulation. When you're looking for your 1
bedroom apartment in Phoenix, talk to the landlord and neighbors about how
they deal with the heat. Native and long-term residents will be able to offer
a clear idea of what to expect in terms of AC use and whether you may want to
purchase a ceiling or floor fan for parts of the apartment. If you're looking
at a 1 bedroom apartment in an older building, you may want to ask about the
type, quality, and age of the insulation and roofing to get an idea of
whether you may need to use the AC more or less during the year. Once you
move into your apartment, pay attention to how the sun hits your home during
different times of the day. You may be able to keep your apartment cooler if
you keep curtains closed on the west-facing side in late afternoon, for
Your Time in Phoenix
The first thing to know about Phoenix (and most
of Arizona, with some exceptions) is that it does not use Daylight Saving
Time. Most of the year, the region falls within Mountain Standard Time,
however, during the Daylight Saving Time months of March through November it
falls within Pacific Daylight Time. If you've lined up appointments to view 1
bedroom apartments, make sure you're there at the right time.