This, too, is Phoenix (Click for full story)
Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - Phoenix AZ
Looking north on N 10th St from hill south of Carefree Hwy, showing lots of development
Most of us think of Phoenix as big city and urban and suburban areas. But in northern Phoenix, about 25 miles from downtown, a part of Phoenix looks quite different. Dirt streets, horse properties, larger lots, and a wide variety of housing types characterize this rural part of the city. When I last drove on Carefree Highway, the major road that crosses east-west through this district, it was probably 5-6 years ago and I was shocked at how much growth has occurred during that time. I saw much more residential growth, but more remarkable was the commercial growth of businesses and services to serve all those people who are moving there. But a large chunk of land south of Carefree Highway remains unchanged and will remain so; this is the Sonoran Desert Preserve.