Some other poINTS of interest in the valley:

The Phoenix Zoo

The Heard Museum

Taliesin West - Frank Loyd Wright

The Phoenix Art Museum

Desert Botanical Garden

MLB Spring Training Cactus League

The Arizona Cardinals NFL Team

Get a sense for the variety available in this snapshot of just a few blocks of Downtown Phoenix just 15 minutes from the Estates at Phoenix South Mountain: 

Even within these few blocks you will find:

PROFESSIONAL SPORTS:

Chase Field - Home of the Arizona Diamondbacks - MLB

U.S. Airways Center - Home of the Phoenix Suns - NBA


MUSEUMS::

The Children's Museum of Phoenix

The Arizona Science Center


UNIVERSITIES:

Arizona State University (ASU) Downtown Phoenix Campus

ASU Law

The University of Arizona (UofA) College of Medicine Phoenix


THEATER/MUSIC:

Phoenix Symphony

Symphony Hall

Herberger Theater Center

U.S. Airways Center - Concert Venue

Just out of frame to the East:

Comerica Theater - a high tech live entertainment spot; and

The Orpheum - a restored historic venue for live arts

Ballet Arizona Performances


EVENTS/ACTIVITIES:

Phoenix Convention Center - Multiple events including:

Phoenix Comicon,  MMA, 


RESTAURANTS:

Trendy to Classic - Quick bite, fun hang out, or an elegant meal

Phoenix has the restaurant for you.

See the snapshot below of some of the variety in even these few blocks of Downtown Phoenix or click "View Larger Map" map and the link for search nearby restaurants.

Estates At Phoenix South Mountain Exploring Downtown Phoenix:

Estates at Phoenix South Mountain

Restaurants shown by Google Maps at time of publishing (subject to change)