New Caesars Hotel Coming to Scottsdale

Have you been wondering what is going to happen to the empty parcel of land on the north side of Scottsdale Fashion Square? Well, wonder no more. According to the Arizona Republic, Caesars Entertainment Corp is going to build a non-casino hotel with construction to begin in the second half of 2019. The hotel will […]

Scottsdale Christmas Tree Collection

This year, 2019, there are two options for the disposal of your live, now dead, Christmas tree. Please note that the Christmas Tree Round-up is from Saturday, January 5th to Sunday January 13th. Option 1 – The City of Scottsdale will have three sites where you can drop off your tree in a large yellow […]

Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade

On December 9, 2017 SRP will once again sponsor the Tempe Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade on Tempe Town Lake. There is quite a line up of events, shopping, the parade, fireworks afterward. And it should all take place on a beautiful day and evening at Tempe Beach Park. Here are the quick highlights but […]

A Housing Bubble in Phoenix?

In this video I answer the question I get asked most about Phoenix real estate. Besides, “what does the D stand for?”, which can be answered here. Ok. So, the second most asked question these days is, “Do you think there is a housing bubble waiting to burst in Phoenix?” or “Should I hold off […]

The Levee Trail – A great family hike

Last weekend my wife and I were looking to take our two boys (ages almost 4 and 7) on a great little hike in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. One of the many things we love about living in Scottsdale is the ease of access to a ton of different outdoor activities. This article afternoon, we were […]

McCormick Ranch Railroad Park

I grew up in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area and I have a plethora of fond childhood memories of the McCormick Ranch Railroad Park. It really is a gem in the middle of the city. One that I frequent with my own children now. The park has two playgrounds, a train museum, two trains to ride, including […]

My Family Friendly Scottsdale

You already know that Scottsdale is a great place to dine, enjoy nightlife, golf and live a resort lifestyle. What you may not know is that it is also extremely family friendly. I am a married thirty something with two beautiful kids and have lived in and around Scottsdale my entire life. That is why […]

Astronomy Evening in Scottsdale

On Friday, April 17, 2015, at 7:30 PM, at Pinnacle Peak Park (map),  the City of Scottsdale will be hosting a really unique event, Astronomy Evenings. Enjoy a beautiful desert evening under the stars and learn about some of the objects visible in the night sky. Registration is required. Please call 480.312.0990 to register or […]

Lets talk about that D.

No, not that d. Get your mind out of the gutter. I am talking about the D in D. Patrick Lewis. Besides, how is the real estate market these days? It is by far the second most asked question I get. So what does the D. stand for anyway? I usually tell people it stands […]

6 of My Favorite Places to Eat in the Biltmore area

While I love to travel around this great state I also like staying closer to home. I was very fortunate to grow up in one of the most thriving and family-oriented neighborhoods of Arcadia and the Biltmore. These areas have grown by leaps and bounds and are home to some world famous restaurants, resorts and […]