Anasazi Ridge in Flagstaff, AZ

Community Lifestyle

Steve and I wanted to let you know how much we have been enjoying our new home at Anasazi Ridge.  The combination of proximity to the heart of town and being on the edge of wide-open spaces is such a wonderful combination of all things Flagstaff. Add in the fabulous view of the San Francisco Peaks, the Urban Trail and Flagstaff Loop Trail just outside our door, and we have the very best of everything.” -Diane and Steve

 

About Flagstaff

Flagstaff, Arizona is located at the intersection of I-17 and I-40, and is the largest city in Northern Arizona. The City is also the regional center and county seat for Coconino County, the second largest county in the 48 contiguous states.

The City of Flagstaff is comprised of just over 64 square miles nestled at the base of the San Francisco Peaks. It is surrounded by one of the largest pine forests on Earth. At nearly 7,000 feet, Flagstaff is also one of the highest elevation cities in the United States.

Flagstaff drew its name from a very tall flagpole made from a pine tree to celebrate our nation’s centennial in 1876.  The City is a year-round mecca for visitors and many Arizonans maintain second homes here.

Flagstaff is a governmental, educational, transportational, cultural, and commercial center.  The City sees over 5,000,000 visitors per year. In addition, the City houses Northern Arizona University and other scientific and high tech research and development industries.

Phoenix is approximately 2 hours from Flagstaff, while popular tourist destinations of Sedona and the Grand Canyon National Park are about 45 minutes 1.5 hours away.

Weather

Flagstaff enjoys four distinct seasons. Moderate summer temperatures average 20 degrees less than Phoenix and are punctuated with afternoon rain showers in July and August.

The winter brings an average annual snowfall of 108.8 inches, much to the enjoyment of skiers, ice skaters, and snowboarders. As the snow thaws into spring, blooming wildflowers are abundant and fragrant along Flagstaff’s many hiking trails.

Autumn is highlighted with the changing of the aspen leaves that transform the surrounding mountains into a golden tapestry of color.

Flagstaff averages 288 days without precipitation each year, so it is not surprising that residents love the great outdoors, and the mild climate encourages year-round outdoor activities.

Recreation

The City is surrounded by coniferous forests, which allow for an array of outdoor sports, camping, and backpacking opportunities. Downhill skiers enjoy 32 runs down the San Francisco Peaks, just 14 miles from downtown Flagstaff.

Fitness & Exercise
The individual committed to an exercise routine, which includes running, or walking will find a two-mile track complete with a 20-station Vita Course at Buffalo Park, a woodland area atop a mesa with spectacular views of the San Francisco Peaks.

Outdoor Sports
Hikers, joggers, and mountain bikers will find miles of trails, which range from gentle grades to extremely difficult terrain. The outdoor sportsman will find opportunities for hunting and fishing.

Team Sports
For those who enjoy organized team sports, the City has adult and youth leagues for softball, baseball, basketball, soccer, ice hockey, and volleyball throughout the year. Additional recreation amenities include the skateboard park and disc golf course, which provide year-round recreational opportunities.

Winter Sports
Groomed trails at the nordic center provide over 40 kilometers of cross-country skiing. Endless miles can be skied on the hundreds of miles of forest service roads. Flagstaff even sponsors the annual Winter Festival that includes dog sled races.

Northern Arizona University


Northern Arizona University opened its doors in 1899 with 23 students, one professor, and two copies of Webster’s International Dictionary bound in sheepskin.  More than 40 years later, NAU has a lot to be proud of, including its nationally ranked programs, its high-research status, and its emergence as a leader in sustainability, science, business, green building, and cultural arts.  The university now serves approximately 25,000 students at the Flagstaff campus.

The campus is also used year-round to host many professional athletes including; the Arizona Cardinals, the Phoenix Suns, and Olympic athletes that choose Flagstaff as training site because of the climate, altitude, and available facilities.

Source: NAU

Flagstaff Medical Center

Flagstaff has an extensive array of medical facilities and resources in the areas of traditional, integrative, and alternative health care. Flagstaff Medical Center has an active staff of more than 148 physicians, representing 36 medical specialties.  Since 1936, Flagstaff Medical Center has provided high quality healthcare services to the residents and visitors to Northern Arizona.

Flagstaff Medical Center is located less than 1 mile from the Anasazi Ridge community.

Visit Flagstaff

“Visit Flagstaff” courtesy of Victor Vongpraseuth