Flagstaff makes list of America’s favorite summer towns!
We knew Flagstaff was a great place to live. And everyone who lives in Phoenix thinks so, too, during the summertime. This week, Flagstaff was named #4 in 24/7 Wall Street‘s list of America’s Favorite Summer Towns, with this commentary:
“Flagstaff is a popular summer destination for residents of Phoenix, which is roughly two hours away by car. Approximately 18% of the region’s homes are second homes and, according to the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce, most of these are for summer use.
Because of Flagstaff’s high elevation — roughly 7,000 feet above sea level — the area is much cooler than the rest of Arizona, making it popular among visitors and state residents alike. According to the Chamber of Commerce, the average temperature in Flagstaff is approximately 30 degrees cooler than Phoenix. As of 2011, more than 20% of the working population was employed in arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation, and food services — the third-highest percentage in the country.”