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Surrounded by wide open desert spaces, the Norterra neighborhood of Phoenix is a popular spot for locals to enjoy the great outdoors, indulge in some fantastic shopping and experience the untamed beauty of the desert. During a recent trip to Phoenix, I was lucky enough to stay in the Norterra area, so I got a great feel for what it's like to live in this desirable desert neighborhood. Since my Phoenix trip was rather spur-of-the-moment, I relied on HotelTonight to book a great last-minute hotel in Norterra Phoenix. Once I had a hotel room waiting for me in this popular Phoenix neighborhood, I started packing my suitcase with swimsuits and hiking attire. I couldn't wait to enjoy the beauty and sunshine in Norterra.
The Sonoran Preserve
If you love hiking and want to experience the beauty of Arizona's undeveloped desert, you'll want to explore the Sonoran Preserve while you're in Phoenix. Locals love the Sonoran Desert preserve system, as it provides a great space to immerse oneself in the unique desert landscape. The Sonoran Preserve features 36 miles of trails through the desert, where you'll pass lush, green fields of cacti and striking rock formations. Also, you can summit peaks like the Apache Vista and the Ridgeback Overlook for fantastic views of Phoenix and the surrounding desert landscape.
If there's one thing Norterra is best known for among locals, it's great shopping. The Shops at Norterra attract people from all over Phoenix, as it's one of the most popular (and attractive) shopping and dining complexes in the city. This outdoor shopping district offers a great selection of stores, eateries and entertainment options, and I ate many delicious meals in Norterra during my short stay in Phoenix. There's a good reason why the Shops at Norterra is such a hot spot for locals--it's full of energy and entertainment, and it's certainly worth a visit when you're in the Norterra neighborhood of Phoenix.
Whenever I visit a city, I like to get a feel for the sense of community in its various neighborhoods. I was able to get a great sense of the tight-knit, welcoming community of Norterra when I visited Fireside, the widely beloved community center of Norterra. This popular community center features a beautiful pool area, basketball courts, tennis courts, a game room and many more desirable amenities. It's the go-to recreation area for Norterra locals, and--I'll admit it--I felt a bit envious of the locals, because this community center is easily one of the most luxurious I've ever visited.
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There are many great residential areas in Phoenix, which is why locals love their city so much. Over the years, Phoenix has become one of my favorite vacation spots due to its warm, arid climate, its beautiful desert scenery, and its great selection of resorts and hotels. On my recent Phoenix trip, I booked a great hotel in Norterra Phoenix through HotelTonight, which helped ensure that I had a great home base to explore some of Phoenix's beautiful neighborhoods.