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Could You Be Living the High Life in Show Low, Arizona?


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Are you one of the many people interested in investing in a beautiful piece of real estate in the picturesque southwest high country? Have you been thinking about cooler land for sale Arizona north and east of the hot Phoenix valley in the White Mountains, or Colorado River Plateau? For many this temptation to look to the cooler high land for sale Arizona is preferable to the unsatisfactory living conditions you would be facing in the searing heat of the Arizona desert which is a stunning, yet unforgiving environment that is becoming more crowed by the month.

For some time now, I have been trying to open people's eyes to the real estate opportunities in the land for sale Arizona in the higher northern and eastern mountainous areas of Arizona. I decided to write this article to dispel the many misconceptions people had about living in the high country and decided to use the small but pleasant town of Show Low as a case study.

Why did I choose to use Show Low as an example and a case study? Well, Show Low is a classic example of why living in the high country is often more beneficial and profitable than living in the harsh desert terrain. Second, Show Low's City Council has made a commitment to proactively encourage the growth of the community while sustaining the very high standards of living current Show Low residents currently enjoy. It is also worth noting that there is no property tax in the city either.

One of the more common miss-conceptions I hear regularly is that the weather is incredibly turbulent in Arizona, with scorching temperatures in the summer, and incredible snowfall in the winter. This is not the case at all. Show Low is situated approximately 6,400 feet above sea level and as a result is 30 degrees cooler in the summer than cities like Phoenix and Tucson. The average minimum temperature is 37.5 degrees, with the highest average temperature being around 66.9 degrees. In the summer, you can expect some temperatures reaching 80 degrees during the day, and dropping to 50 at night. There is very little snowfall in the winter, and the precipitation is only around 17 inches. In fact Show Low enjoys sunshine for the vast majority of the year. As you can see, the climate and weather is more than agreeable, nothing like the scare stories you hear of “blistering heat" and massive “snow drifts".

Another miss-conception I would like to dispel is that land for sale Arizona is too costly in Arizona. This factor would put many people off, including me. But it is a miss-conception, with real estate, property and houses in the region being very reasonable and affordable, with average house prices at around $170,000. This is very affordable when you consider the size and quality of the property you can get for this money.

The final issue I would like to address in this article is the complaint that property and towns in the high country and southwest are remote cut off areas. Whilst it is true that there is some times a little more distance to cover to get places, the cost of doing this is offset by lower living costs. Besides, places like Show Low are actually fairly accessible, and well connected. For example, Show Low is located on the Junction of the US Highway 60 and Arizona Highway 260. Show Low is also a very popular tourist destination and a hub for commerce in the region. Such things would not be possible if it were so “remote. "

Show Low is an excellent example of reasonable temperatures, reasonable living costs, and reasonable living. In addition, there are many towns like it. It strikes me as crazy why so many would choose to live in the baking heat of the desert sun when they could enjoy the fruits of living in beautiful countryside at affordable prices. I hope this short article has helped open your eyes to the opportunities available when it comes to investing in real estate in Arizona, and I hope you take a visit to this beautiful area in the near future.

Forbes J. Douglas, a successful Midwestern realtor® now retired to the Arizona High Country from where he operates a major national real estate books review website. He invites you to investigate the affordable, secluded Arizona cabin land opportunities available in the White Mountains’ Lakes Country of Northern Arizona centered on such picturesque and pleasant towns as Heber-Overgaard, Show Low, Pinetop and Holbrook.

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