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The AvenueWest Phoenix Team is Expanding!

Recently AvenueWest Phoenix has been making some big moves! We are moved and settled into our new office space and we just added to our growing team.

img_1782Introducing Marena Arenas who is the newest addition to the AvenueWest Phoenix Team! Marena received her Bachelor’s degree in Housing and Urban Development from ASU. Currently, she is working on her Master’s degree at ASU for Public Administration. Marena is passionate about meeting client needs and finding the perfect home to pair with the resident. Her organization and customer services skills are the perfect fit for achieving our company goals, not to mention her name starts with ‘M’!

In her spare time Marena enjoys spending time with her dog Ninja, spoiling her nephew, listening to a good playlist or podcast, and seeking outdoor adventures!

 

 

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AvenueWest Phoenix Celebrates Their Anniversary!

October 21, 2015, Phoenix AZ: Earlier this month AvenueWest Phoenix celebrated its second anniversary of the start of it’s unique approach to corporate housing in the Phoenix/Scottsdale market. Meghan Hartman, Owner of the company, stated:

“AvenueWest has taken the best of what traditional corporate housing companies offer and added a property management component. This allows us to offer unique properties to those in need of short term furnished housing, while at the same time putting otherwise idle assets (houses, condos, casitas, etc.) to work for individual owners and investors.”

Mark Vost and Meghan Hartman celebrating their 2 year anniversary in Phoenix, AZ.

Mark Vost and Meghan Hartman celebrating their 2 year anniversary in Phoenix, AZ.

AvenueWest Phoenix strives to be the supplier of choice when it comes to corporate housing in the Phoenix/Scottsdale markets. Hartman went on to explain “Over the course of the last two years, we have really focused the energies of our expanding organization on becoming the ‘Provider to the Providers’ of corporate housing.”

Mark Vost, a member of the AvenueWest Phoenix team, went on to explain:

“We have supplied properties to a number of the large companies in both the corporate housing and relocation (RELO) industries by focusing on pet friendly, unique properties, in diverse locations throughout the valley.”

AvenueWest Phoenix has experienced significant growth in the past two years. Hartman explains:

“If we don’t have exactly the right property for a potential client, we pride ourselves on performing quick custom setups…everything from a full 4 bedroom house in a particular location to adding an over-sized recliner or even special requests for a particular bed size…how we handle special requests sets us apart and this approach has clearly added to our growth.”

Greatroom 3

 

All in all, AvenueWest Phoenix attributes its early success to an attitude of “Routinely Exceeding Expectations.” Hartman closes with “why not test us out the next time you have a need for short term fully furnished housing in the Valley of the Sun!”

Let the Games Begin!

Well folks…here we are!  The NFL Football Season is officially underway!  The Arizona Cardinals season opener is at home this Monday night, September 8th.  Show the entire nation your AZ pride and go cheer on your home team in person!  The Cardinals will be hosting the San Diego Chargers at 7:20 pm.  This convenient game time will give you plenty of time to get off of work, go home to apply your face paint and get to the stadium for a little tailgating before the game starts.

 

Hurry and get your tickets, so you don’t miss any of the action.  The last time we checked there weren’t many seats left!

GO CARDS!!!!

Sunday Funday!

We’ve had some wacky weather lately that has cooled things down a bit; but, don’t be fooled, summer is still here my friends.  For this weekend’s fun cool “getaway” idea we thought we’d stay local and send you indoors.  On Sunday, August 24th head on out to the Arizona Cardinals pre-season football game at University of Phoenix Stadium.  Stay cool inside this state of the art, one of a kind stadium while enjoying the amazing talents of our Cardinals football team as they host the Cincinnati Bengals.  Game time starts at 5:30 pm and tickets range anywhere from $30 to over $100.  Put on your red and black, apply that face paint, arrive early for tailgating and cheer on your Arizona Cardinals to victory!

Also, don’t forget, Super Bowl XLIX is in Arizona this year.  Start your planning early and make arrangements for lodging soon. Contact us for more information on all of our great rentals.

Have a great weekend everyone and Go Cards!

Whistles, Water & Wine

Hold on tight everyone!  Believe it or not, we are almost at the end of another Phoenix summer!  In about a month you should start to notice…dare I say…a slight dip in temperature.  I know at this point it sounds too good to be true…but hang on…we are almost there!

While we wait, we’ve got another cool weekend getaway idea for you,  two selections to choose from this time, both just a short distance away tucked within the Verde Valley. Whistles, water and wine anyone??

First stop, the Verde River.  Sedona Adventure Tours offers a unique way to cool off by taking you on a Water to Wine guided float trip down the relaxing Verde River.  Choose from two tours, the Classic and the Grand, both include a beginner friendly cruise down the river on inflatable kayaks.  Soak up the sun and the amazing scenery from the water.  Once you reach your destination you will enjoy award winning wines from some of the areas best wineries.  Depending on which trip you choose, lunch and tours may be included.  Visit their website at www.sedonaadventuretours.com for more information and reservations.

All aboard!  All aboard the wine train that is! The Verde Canyon Railroad offers an unforgettable adventure through the Verde Valley and delights it’s guests with scenery you will never view from the road.  Ride first class or in one of the open air viewing cars. Either way, there’s not a bad seat in the house!   The railway has daily trips for the whole family; however, during the summer months they offer a special treat for adults – The Grape Train Escape.  Take the same route through the valley only this time enjoy rolling wine tasting under the stars.  The Saturday evening tours host a different region each time from Tuscany to Napa.
What better way to spend a Saturday night than under the stars with a glass of wine in your hands.  This time you can do it in style on the railway.  Unfortunately at the time of this posting we are nearing the end of this season’s tour.  The next and last trip is September 9th.  However, visit their website for information on other exciting events that they offer throughout the year.

Happy Trails!

Get Outta Town and Cool Off this Weekend!

We thought we’d showcase a little out of town hike for you in this week’s Friday post. Located near Williams, AZ this hike was originally posted by Arizona Highways Magazine online.  Treat yourself to a short scenic drive to the Arizona high country for cooler temperatures and enjoy some ancient scenery.

Keyhole Sink

Gray-black basalt cliffs surrounding three sides of Keyhole Sink guard a small forest glade in the Kaibab National Forest, west of Flagstaff. From the Oak Hill Snow Play Area parking lot, 4 miles west of the tiny town of Parks, cross Historic Route 66 to the Keyhole Sink trailhead. The trail, a 2-mile round trip, is rated as easy. Rocky in spots, it gently slopes down into a small box canyon, where a thousand years ago, ancient Indians carved petroglyphs into the volcanic canyon walls. At an elevation of 7,000 feet, the route makes a cool summer hike, and blue triangle markers nailed to trees guide cross-country skiers along the trail in the winter. The trail gradually descends to the bottom of a small draw covered with wild rosebushes and irises. Over thousands of years, the erosion of a lava flow created this keyhole-shaped canyon. The trail ends at a small pond at the base of the darkest basalt cliffs that stand 30 to 40 feet high. The size of the water hole depends on precipitation and can range from bone-dry to about 4 feet deep.

Keyhole Sink Waterfall

 

Trail Guide

Length: 2 miles, round-trip
Elevation: 7,000 feet
Difficulty: Easy
Directions: From Flagstaff, travel west on Interstate 40 to Exit 178, Parks Road. Leaving I-40, drive north .4 mile on Parks Road to Historic Route 66 and turn left, heading west for 4.2 miles. A brown sign on the right marks the Oak Hill Snow Play Area; the parking lot is on the left just past the sign. The trailhead starts across the highway from the parking lot.
Information: Kaibab National Forest, Williams Ranger District, 928-635-5600;www.fs.fed.us/r3/kai/recreation/trails.

Get out of the heat, soak up some fresh air and take a hike!

See You in Arizona Football Fans!

Ok football fans…the wait is almost over!  We’ve got about 1o days to go before the NFL preseason begins and 42 until the Green Bay Packers will take on the Super Bowl Champion, Seattle Seahawks, to kick off the regular season.  The pursuit for the Vince Lombardi Trophy will soon commence and the road to Arizona will be in hot pursuit!  No matter which team you are a fan of, they are all starting from the same point for 2014 and they all have a shot at making it to the big game in Glendale, AZ next February.

If you haven’t already started planning your football getaway to Arizona it’s time to begin.  Glendale’s University of Phoenix Stadium is hosting both the Pro Bowl on Sunday, January 25, 2015 and Super Bowl XLIX (49)  on Sunday, February 1, 2015.  No matter if your team makes it to the big game or not, you will most likely still have some favorite players show up for the Pro Bowl.  Get your lodging reserved now for at least 2 weeks of football, BBQ’s, tailgating and WARM WEATHER!

 

Contact AvenueWest Phoenix at 800.928.1592 for more information on our available rentals.  Also, if you are interested in having us manage your investment property contact us as soon as possible so that we can have you set and ready to go before the big game!

Cool Ways to Spend your Weekend

July in Phoenix is one of our toughest months to get through.  Not only is it hot but it’s no longer a “dry heat”…well, by Phoenecian standards anyway.  By the time we reach July we’re starting our monsoon season which brings the dreaded humidity.  If you have lived here for a while and have become accustomed to the desert dry air once  the dew point reaches above 50 degrees it feels like you’re living in the middle of Florida.   Not only are the daily temperatures well above 100, but now there is added humidity.  This is NOT a very fun combination.  How do we get through it you ask?  We deal with it just like the rest of the country deals with their cold winters – indoors!  If the heat has got you down this week we’ve got some “cool” ideas for you to try out this weekend.

 

Great Indoor Beer and Wine Festival – Enjoy an afternoon sampling craft beer and wine and relax in the comfort of air conditioning at the Arizona Event Center in Mesa.  Saturday, July 19 from 1pm-6pm.  $30 admission allows you to experience 10 craft beer and 10 wine tastings.

Don’t Cross the Streams! – This Saturday night, flash back to the 80’s (the decade not degrees!) to cheer on your favorite heroes as they battle against Gozer and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.  Cult Classics and Zia Records present Ghost Busters once again on the big screen for one night only!  Pollack Tempe Cinemas, $11.00 at 9:30pm, cultclassicsaz.com.

Winter in July! – Sorry moms and dads this one is for the kids!  The Phoenix Zoo is hosting it’s annual Winter in July family favorite event.  Come on down and play in the snow, splash around at the water play areas, dance, and watch the animals receive yummy treats.  Saturday, July 19, 7am-11am, see zoo website for admission prices.

Art Walk – Visit the Phoenix Art Museum for an intellectual tour of over 17,000 works of art and fashion design.  “Visitors can also enjoy PhxArtKids an interactive space for children, vibrant photography exhibitions through the Museum’s landmark partnership with the Center for Creative Photography, the lushly landscaped Sculpture Garden, dining at Palette and shopping at The Museum Store.” General Admission $10, see website for hours.

Stay cool and enjoy your weekend everyone!

Arizona Monsoon

It’s that time of year again, time for the infamous Arizona monsoon.

For those of you who are unaware the monsoon brings much needed rain, brilliant lightning shows and awe inspiring dust storms.  They are spectacular to witness but they can be dangerous too.

Follow this link for some helpful tips on how to stay safe during an Arizona summer storm.

Happy Birthday America!

Have you figured out where you will celebrate and watch fireworks on this 4th of July?  Phoenix has some spectacular light shows to entertain you with this holiday.  No matter what part of town you are in, you won’t have to go far to seen brilliant light shows dancing across the sky!

East ValleyTempe Town Lake is hosting yet another festival for all ages.  Live music, great food and an amazing fireworks show after dark.  Tickets are $8 and gates open at 5pm.

West ValleyWestgate Firework Fest – Fabulous food, beer garden, car shows and a splash pad for the kiddos.  Westgate is putting on another fantastic family festival for this 4th of July.  Admission is free, gates open at 5pm, fireworks commence at 9pm.

ScottsdaleWest World – Starting at 2pm, the North Hall of Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center will host children’s interactive games, skate board and BMX stunt shows, and an ice cream village.  How can you pass up an entire village of ice cream?!  After a fun afternoon stick around until 9pm to watch the fireworks with the beautiful McDowell Mountains as your back
drop.  It’s an event you won’t want to miss!  General admission $10 in advance or $15 at the door.  Children under 6 are free.

Phoenix – Steele Indian School Park – This is one of the larger events on the 4th of July with an estimated 100,000 people expected to attend.  Classic cars, live entertainment, and a Kid Zone complete with a splash pad will delight all in attendance.  Starting at 9:30 pm prepare to be entertained with an amazing show that will light up the night!

These are just a few shows around town.  For more information on other events in the valley and the state follow this link.

We hope that you enjoy this patriotic weekend whether you venture out to partake in the festivities or stay close to home and watch from the rooftops.  Happy 238th Birthday America and have an amazing and memorable 4th of July!