Phoenix was was voted Best Places to Live and is the largest city in the state of Arizona. It is also one of the fastest-growing in the US. City of Phoenix and its surrounding areas are often referred to as Metro Phoenix. North Phoenix suburbs includes Deer Valley, Desert View, Happy Valley, Paradise Valley, Moon Valley, Desert Ridge area, North Mountain and North Gateway. Homeowners in North Phoenix enjoy short commutes to major highways and popular destinations. Home prices typically are lower compared to neighboring Scottsdale and residents are in close proximity to many popular entertainment, shopping centers, restaurants and outdoor activities. North Mountain Park and Lookout Mountain Preserve located south of Loop 101 include several parks offering outdoor recreation to hikers and bikers of all skill levels. North Phoenix offers a wide variety of real estate as it continues to grow extending to the north and north west. There are older ranch style homes built on larger lots, newly built gated communities, modern lofts and master planned communities. There is something for everyone in all price ranges.