Northern Arizona University International Student Video

January 18, 2011


A short video in English about life as an international student at Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

Northern Arizona Snow Storm in 2010

January 7, 2011


Video log of my snowed-in weekend at Malamute Ranch, north of Flagstaff Arizona and the San Francisco Peaks in the Coconino Forest. Alaskan Malamutes playing in LOTS of snow!

Homes Developed by Northern Arizona Builders

October 16, 2010

There has been a lot of development in northern Arizona in the last couple years. As the population grows you can expect a lot more too. With business growth comes more employment opportunities. And as you know creating the development great homes and communities.

The real estate market here is diverse, offering different type of home options. Looking into the type of homes being built or coming up for sale, buyer can chose from any one of the following options:

Single-family homes – You get to own the whole home structure and can do with it what you please. No sharing of common areas and hence no common areas maintenance fees. Extremely well designed single-family are becoming more affordable. Some homes are being offered for on average $40 per square foot.

Condominium units – Here you will have the advantage of getting an easier to maintain home at a great affordable price. Some condominium constructions offer attractive facility, such as swimming pool, separate garage parking for each owner, garden, tennis court, gym and so on. A maintenance fee has to be paid for maintenance of common areas, but this will allow you to leave on business or vacation for long periods of time and never have to worry about the upkeep of your place of residents.

Townhouses – Buyers have the advantage of getting a structure that is similar to a family home, except they have to share the side walls of their home with other residents. A maintenance fee has to be paid for maintenance of common areas. This type of housing is more affordable then both a single-family home and condominium unit.

Move-in Ready Homes – Buyers have the advantage of moving into this form of a home within just a period of 30 day as everything is ready for occupation. Good incentives are offered on such home purchases.

Log Cabin Homes – There are several builders that are still developing home to look just like a log cabin. These homes have all the amenities as a regular home with just a rustic woodsy feel.

Custom Built Homes – Buyers have the advantage of buying a home that is exactly according their expectations in every way. You will never be disappointed with the design, because well you designed it.

Luxury Homes – The benefits of purchasing a luxury home are the lavish and relaxed lifestyle. You get the best of everything. Each luxury home is unique, offers certain features seen in none other, special security and much more.

Monster Northern Pike – Upper Lake Mary – Flagstaff, Arizona

April 1, 2010


Northern Pike – 13lbs, 39inches – Upper Lake Mary, Flagstaff, Arizona – caught on 6lb line and a nightcrawler on July 11, 2008. We were just fishing for walleye, perch, and maybe a catfish, we didn’t expect anything like this and were totally unprepared. The final moments of a 20 minute fight.

Try Northern Arizona Land For Sale: Cultural, Climatic and Scenic Diversity

February 23, 2010

If you have wondered about Arizona land for sale you may have discovered that the Phoenix area and southern Arizona is suffering from over-crowding. In contrast, northern Arizona from Flagstaff south and east through the Mogollon Rim Country and White Mountains remains a cooler yet delightful place for families or retirees. It is considered one of the best places to live in America and you can see the stars most nights very brightly. Lowell Observatory, famous for the discovery of Pluto by Schlipher in 1930 is here. Land for sale here offers cultural, scenic, and climatic diversity in things to see and do if you plan to relocate to the Arizona High Country.
The university town of Flagstaff has frequently been named as one of the best places to live in the US. Prescott and Payson are both premier retirement communities for west coasters. Arizona land for sale here offers small cities, with Flagstaff having less than 70,000 population, but steadily rising at an estimated 8.5%.
National Geographic has called Prescott one of “10 Great Towns That Will Make You Feel Young,” and Payson is similar but somewhat smaller. Pinetop-Lakeside has become the summer home center for the elite of Tucson and Phoenix. The population average age is 35, yet over 10% of the population is 65 or older. The racial makeup of northern Arizona is 64.5% white non-Hispanic, 18% Hispanic or Latino, and 12% Native American.
There is variation in the economic conditions and educational opportunities, but generally, they are favorable. Still an affordable area to live, new home prices is this Arizona land for sale have been on the rise. The hard working frontier ethic of the area and the very family-centered focus of those towns settled by Mormon pioneers are still tangible.
Northern Arizona has two roots. Those cities along I-40 grew from the flourishing railroad and forestry industries of the late 1800s. Yavapai County, the Rim Country, and the White Mountains developed in the same period from mining, ranching, farming, and forestry. With the arrival of Route 66 in the 1920s, the area became a popular tourist stop. Today the entire area is very tourist oriented. Route 66 and I-40 are an historic highway and popular tourist route with many hotel and restaurant chains mixed with the scenic and nostalgic charm.
Just 75 miles away from Flagstaff is Grand Canyon National Park. Arizona land for sale in this area has an altitude of 6,000′-9000′ and clear skies. Astronomers from around the world have known the area since before the turn of the twentieth century.
In this Arizona land for sale, one finds weather not often considered typical of Arizona. Flagstaff is at the base of the 12,000′ San Francisco Peaks. Show Low-Pinetop is near Hawley Lake, which can have the coldest temperature in the lower 48 states. Higher elevation ecosystems are surrounded with plateaus, juniper pines, high desert grassland, and the world’s largest Ponderosa forest. At an elevation of 7,000 feet, Flagstaff is considered a high Sonoran desert. Heber-Overgaard at 6,500′ is also. Payson and Prescott at 5,500″ are more moderate. However, residents do enjoy mild weather conditions and clear air for the most part. Summer temperatures are often 10-20 degrees below that of Phoenix. The monsoon rainy season of summer often brings an intense, scattered rain showers and thunderstorms. The winter weather brings an average annual snowfall of 80-110 inches, good for business at the Apache and Flagstaff local ski resorts. A popular weekend getaway, northern Arizona welcomes visitors from neighboring Arizona communities and beyond.
Amtrak connects Flagstaff, Holbrook, and Williams west to LA and to East. Air travel is available through small general aviation regional airports. All of this northern Arizona land for sale is accessible from interstate highways 17 and 40.
Come for vacations, and stay for life!