If you live in the Grand Canyon State, you must already know a little bit about why Arizona is such an amazing state to live in. But I bet there are a number of reasons on this list that you may not have thought of or take for granted all the time. For outsiders, 51 seemed like a good number to start with, but when you live here, you can find a reason (or more) every single day why it truly is such a great place to live.

  1. Some of the very best pizza in the country can be found here.
  2. The desert is actually very beautiful (as long as you don’t get lost).
  3. Breathtaking sunsets.
  4. Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, is home to the leading Anthrax research lab (some may view this as a negative).
  5. Phoenix is home to one of the largest indoor laser tag venues in the world.
  6. There really aren’t that many scorpions, snakes, or spiders but there are plenty of cacti.
  7. The beautiful lakes, some real and some human-made
  8. One of the largest copper producers in the country.
  9. Only place in the United States that mail is still delivered by a mule. (Havasupai, at the bottom of the Grand Canyon).
  10. Outside of Sonora, Mexico, Arizona has the best Sonoran hot dogs.
  11. The Grand Canyon. One of the Seven Wonders of the World. No other state has one. Enough said.
  12. Everyone’s favorite airline magazine, Sky Mall, is located here.
  13. South Mountain Park beats Central Park by 15,440 acres.
  14. Rockstar Stevie Nicks was born here.
  15. It’s a dry heat, and yes there is a big difference.
  16. Winter temperatures here are like summer temperatures everywhere else (basically).
  17. America’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, spent his winters here
  18. Psycho and 3:10 to Yuma were filmed here.
  19. You can actually make cookies on your dashboard in the summer.
  20. One of the lowest average rainfalls and one of the states with the most boats per capita.
  21. Arizona Diamondbacks.
  22. Phoenix Suns.
  23. Arizona Cardinals.
  24. Phoenix Coyotes.
  25. One of the hottest states but has the most cryogenic labs than anywhere else.
  26. World’s Oldest Rodeo (dates back to 1888) in Prescott. Sorry Texas.
  27. So many backyard pools.
  28. ASU’s parties.
  29. Taser is headquartered here.
  30. Spring Training.
  31. No hurricanes or tornadoes, but there is a good amount of snow north.
  32. Lake Havasu City has the original London Bridge.
  33. You can sunbathe in the morning and ski in the afternoon (with a short drive in between).
  34. 12,000-foot snow-capped peaks.
  35. Sedona is consistently voted the most beautiful place in America.
  36. World famous golf courses.
  37. Countless luxury resorts.
  38. Monsoons and epic thunderstorms.
  39. The White Mountains.
  40. Havasu Falls.
  41. Whitewater rafting down the Colorado River.
  42. Petrified Forest National Park.
  43. 50,000-year-old meteor crater (one of the best in the world).
  44. Hoover Dam.
  45. Short drive to Las Vegas, San Diego, and LA.
  46. Mill Avenue.
  47. Old Town Scottsdale.
  48. Easy access to the fantastic beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.
  49. Phoenix International Raceway.
  50. Phoenix Zoo.
  51. Antelope Canyon and Vermillion Cliffs.


52. Endless natural beauty.

It really is quite easy to see why living in Arizona is so great. If you find yourself in Phoenix exploring and end up in need of a tow truck to help you out, call Phoenix Towing Service for 24-hour assistance!