More Than Just a Tagline... It's a Lifestyle

To us, loving where you live means having a shared sense of ownership, investment, and pride in where you live.  We believe that loving where you live means knowing your neighbors and developing relationships with those on your block, in your neighborhood, and in your larger community.  At MetroValleyHomes.com, our goal is to help you connect not only with the perfect home, but in a community where you will LOVE!  In this blog, we will share all of the great things that Arizona and the metro Phoenix area has to offer...so you will Love Where You Live!

Nov. 7, 2017

Home Sweet Home

So, I'll admit it... I've always been a night owl! This was true in high school, and college... even after our first (and second) child. I'm a natural night owl. After college, I always assumed that at some point, that might change.  But no.  It hadn't.  Not until three weeks ago!  

I'll also admit...it didn't happen naturally.  I made a decision... I determined to wake up at 5 AM for my daily run.  It is a decision that I haven't regretted... not even for one minute. (OK... full disclosure... I still don't even  remotely love my alarm clock!)

Over the past several months, I had become a bit complacent in my normal "routine." I allowed the stress of the day to determine my trajectory... to influence my decisions.  And trust me... it wasn't for the better.

For the past 15 years, I have been an avid runner.  Many days I would run more than five miles in one session.  But then...well...life.  I had fallen into some bad habits.  Three weeks ago, I determined that I would make a change. That is a promise that I have kept; so far, so good!

It is amazing to me the beauty that I have discovered.  When you look at these pictures taken with a simple iPhone 6s (not even the latest model... no portrait mode... and no filters), is there any wonder why I Love Where I Live?  Seriously... I have discovered an entirely new world of beauty, simply by getting up a couple of hours early and seeing life from a new perspective.  Honestly, I haven't regretted a minute of it!

Of course, I am biased towards Arizona; I feel that I have never lived in a more beautiful place.  But no matter where you live, I encourage you to slow down... take a deep breath... who knows? Maybe YOU can even get up a a few minutes earlier...

Take time to enjoy the beauty around you.   Trust me... you won't regret it!

Nov. 6, 2017

Mesa Music Festival

November 9-11, 2017

The Mesa Music Festival is right around the corner!  If you haven't had a chance to check it out before, it is a FREE admission music and arts festival that celebrates the culture of Downtown Mesa.  That's right... ALL events and aspects of the festival are open to the public and absolutely free of charge!  The Mesa Music Festival is the premier emerging artist festival in Arizona, and this year's event features many local talent and over 200 artists from around the world.  One of the keynote speakers at the event this year is Randy Jackson, former judge on American Idol, and noted producer and musician. 

Various performances will be held in several locations throughout the area.  A full schedule of events can be found here.

So if you're looking for a great place to check out some incredible local culture, Mesa is the place to be next weekend!  For more details, check out their website at mesamusicfest.com!

 

Posted in Community Events
Oct. 31, 2017

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