Could You Afford a Vacation Home in Arizona? Check Out the Prices in These 4 Cities

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Josemaria Toscano /

Arizona is home to two of the 15 fastest-growing large cities in America, and much of the population boom can be traced to the state’s leap from a Southwest regional powerhouse to one of the country’s most desirable vacation hotspots.

“Arizona is an ideal destination for vacation properties due to its diverse landscape and year-round temperate climate,” said Gagan Saini, director of acquisitions at JiT Home Buyers. Additionally, the state offers a variety of activities and attractions, making it an attractive destination for vacationers.”

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In terms of prices, there are exciting options well below the national median and also well above.

“As far as the costs of owning a vacation property in Arizona, there are several factors to consider,” Saini said. “The cost of the property itself will depend on the location, size, and amenities of the property, as well as the current market conditions. Additionally, there are other costs associated with owning a vacation property, such as taxes, insurance, and maintenance.”

If you’re considering Arizona as the perfect spot for your home away from home, these locations should be at the top of your list.

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Lake Havasu City

Visitors flock to Lake Havasu City in Western Arizona for its stunning namesake body of water and its location at the gateway to the open desert — and, of course, for its most celebrated British import.

“Famous for the London Bridge, this city offers water sports and vibrant nightlife,” said Ryan Gehris, a real estate consultant specializing in the Arizona market, managing broker of Unreal Estate and broker of record

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For senior golfers, the Great Plains tour has quickly turned into a hit in Mitchell region – Mitchell Republic

MITCHELL — “It’s a competition, but it’s more about fellowship and friendship.”

That is the main reason most golfers over the age of 50, including Murdo native Steve Reed, play in the men’s Great Plains Senior golf tour.

Steve Reed tees off on hole No. 5 during the men’s Great Plains Senior golf tour stop on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell.

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What was once a small tour that Mitchell’s Dave Huber began playing in since he turned 50, has grown over the past 18 years, especially since Huber became hands-on in the scheduling process back in 2017.

Huber transformed the tour from 12 tournaments a year in 2017 to a new season-high of 37 tournaments in 2022. The tour consists of two-man teams playing twice a week, helping not only those looking to stay active and compete, but also helping local golf courses with popular events that bring dozens of golfers to small communities each week.

With Huber working the schedule and contacting golf courses, the interest in the tour and its dates has only grown. Most of the events are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at small-town courses spread across South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska.

“What got me spurred on getting a schedule put together was when Platte and Beresford had their tournament on the same day, but I like to play golf so I wanted to go to both,” Huber said. “Since the courses were so far apart, they weren’t in communication and didn’t know they were having a tournament on the same day. From that point, I began doing my part and created a schedule.”

Soon, the schedule flipped for Huber, to the point golf courses began calling Huber, asking him if they could be a

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