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Some say that pizza is the perfect food.  If not, it's certainly the most delicious. Pretty much everyone enjoys a great pie once in a while.  The great news is that Flagstaff boasts some amazing pizza restaurants.  There's definitely a pizza for every taste and budget to be found here. Whether you like to dine in or take it home, you're sure to be in pizza heaven with these top pizzerias in Flagstaff.

Pizzicletta

Featuring wood fired oven pizza and fresh salads, along with a great selection of brews, you might want to plan on take out as the dining room is a bit on the small side. But if you can beat the crowd, then you can enjoy your pie in a unique dining area, or you can go to the brewery next door and order your pizza from there while you enjoy your brews.

Fat Olives

Using a wood fired oven actually constructed in Italy by the Refrattari Valoriani family, they cook their pizzas at 900 degrees in only 90 seconds, lending to a true Neapolitan pizza experience. To add to the authenticity they import their ingredients from Italy along with using traditional techniques to create a truly unforgettable pizza. And if you require gluten free options, they can still make you a delicious pie with their gluten free crust.

Nimarcos Pizza West

The only thing as good as the amazing pizza at Nimarco's is the fast and friendly service. A Flagstaff staple for 35 years, Nimarco's makes their dough and sauce fresh every day.  They have two convenient locations, one near the NAU campus and historic Flagstaff, and the new Westside location near the south campus of NAU on South Milton Road. People rave about the heavenly crust and breadsticks, along with the garlic butter sauce.

Fratellis Pizza

Also featuring stone oven pizzas, Fratellis has been voted best of Flagstaff by AZ Daily Sun readers every year since 2002. And if you want to enjoy something other than pizza, they have equally delicious wings. The friendly staff also adds to the great pizza night experience. They also offer gluten free options.

This just scratches the surface of all the great reasons to buy a home in Flagstaff. Check back on our blog twice a week for more real estate news and local attractions. And if you're in the market for a home in Flagstaff, sign up for our free listing alerts to see new homes as they hit the Flagstaff market. 

Have Fun This Easter in Flagstaff

by Gary Nelson

Easter is just around the corner in Flagstaff, so it's time to start planning for fun with the family on April 1.  There's a number of great ways you can spend your Sunday in Flagstaff.  From Easter Sunday brunch, photos with the Easter bunny, to egg hunts, there's fun for the whole family waiting to be had.  Here's a few upcoming events in Flagstaff you can plan for this Easter season.

Visit the Easter Bunny @ Flagstaff Mall

Bring the kids to the Flagstaff Mall for photos with the Easter Bunny in the Bunny Garden starting March 22 and running through Saturday, March 31. Visiting hours are Noon - 6pm from Sunday through Friday and Noon - 7pm on Saturdays. Photo packages start at $16.95.

Brunch at the Double Tree

Brunch is always a great way to start Easter Sunday, and the Double Tree is an ideal place to enjoy a delicious brunch experience.  You can enjoy a variety of entrees like crab legs, shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon, fresh maki and nigiri sushi, along with grilled chicken, top sirloin and prime rib. There's a buffet for the kids as well, all set in a beautiful and spacious banquet room. And kids under 6 eat free.  Make sure to make a reservation by calling 928-773-8880.

Easter Champagne Brunch / Easter Dinner Specials​

Little America Hotel is hosting an mouthwatering brunch event, with mouth-watering meats, a seafood station with Alaskan crab legs, made-to-order omelets, waffles, and crepes.  You can also select from customary brunch dishes, crisp salads, gourmet cheeses and a great selection of tantalizing desserts featuring a chocolate fondue fountain.  Price for adults is $48, children aged 5-10 $22, and children under 4 are free.

Check back on our blog each week for more great reasons to buy a home in Flagstaff. If you plan on buying a home in Flagstaff, you can find the perfect home with our home search tool. You can also receive free email alerts of new homes as they hit the Flagstaff market. And always feel free to call us at 928-225-3510 to help you find your dream home today.

Have a fun and happy Easter in Flagstaff!

Spend the Perfect Flagstaff Valentine's Day

by Gary Nelson

Valentine's Day is just a week away.  Have you made plans with that special someone yet? If not, don;t worry.  There's plenty of romantic ways to spend the day in Flagstaff. From the traditional flowers and treats to the un-traditional, Flagstaff has what you need to spend the perfect Valentine's Day with your loved one.  Here's a few local business in Flagstaff to help you out.

Flowers

Of course, if you're going the traditional route this Valentine's Day, flowers are a must.  Flagstaff has some great local florists to chose from.  Robynn's Nest Flowers & Gifts Family owned and run, they​ feature a great selection of Valentine's arrangements on their website starting at only $40. Sutcliffe Floral is also locally owned and has a large range of floral and gift options.

Sweets

Equally sought after on Valentine's Day is the perfect confection.  And why settle for the department store boxes when you can find something special at one of Flagstaff's locally owned shops? The Flagstaff Chocolate Walk is the ideal way to find the most tempting treats made in the area. For just $8, you get a pass to explore the downtown area tasting chocolates and treats from local vendors, while collecting points toward a grand prize drawing, along with getting discounts from some of the businesses.

Dinner

You really can't go wrong treating your special someone to a fancy dinner. Brix Restaurant and Wine Bar offers contemporary American food made with local ingredients, paired with the perfect wine or mixed drinks. Josephine's Modern American Bistro is located in the historic downtown area and offers a romantic setting with two wood fireplaces to set the perfect mood.

Whatever you do to celebrate your love, have a great Valentine's Day in Flagstaff!

Have Fun WIth the Whole Family in Flagstaff

by Gary Nelson

Antelope Canyon Near Flagstaff Arizona

It's a well known fact that Flagstaff is a mecca for outdoor attractions and fun.  As such, there's tons of activities that the whole family can enjoy.  There's dozens of places to hike and bike, get a close-up look at bears, look into deep space, enjoy seasonal activities, ride the Scenic Skyride, or just enjoy fishing and camping. You can also enjoy guided activities such as rock climbing and horseback riding.  There's definitely plenty of fun things to do for the whole family that fit just about any interest.

Here's a few family friendly things to do in Flagstaff.

Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend

Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend have certainly been immortalized in photographs and computer wallpapers. Why not take the family and see these wonders with your own eyes? Antelope Canyon Tours takes you to the heart of one of the most recognized slot canyons in the world. Then you'll visit the famous Horseshoe Bend and marvel at the might of the Colorado River. Certainly a memory making journey for the whole family.

Bearizona

There's more than just bears in Bearizona. As you drive through 2 miles of forest you'll get up close to bison, wolves, and more. You're whole family will enjoy watching the bear cubs play along with other small animals. The Birds of Prey show will thrill with large raptors soaring above. It's only 20 minutes from Flagstaff, so it's the perfect way to spend time with the family and enjoy the excitement of local wildlife.

Maverick Helicopter Tours

A helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon might be a little steep on price, but the experience justifies the price tag. This is no ordinary helicopter tour either.  Maverick takes you deeper into the canyon than other tours with their ECO-Star helicopters, specially designed for a full unobstructed view.  You'll see some of the most spectacular views of the canyon as you come up on the North Rim and eastern end.

Outdoor and Indoor Rock Climbing

Flagstaff Climbing is located in the heart of downtown Flagstaff, where you'll find 6500 square feet of widely varied climbing terrain to suit all abilities and climbing styles, just right for a family outing. They also have a bouldering gym next to Paragon Athletics and Wanderlust Brewery on Main Street. The also feature programs for the kids and adults as well.

There's so many reasons to buy your next home in Flagstaff.  Check out our other blog articles and visit us every week for more great reasons to call Flagstaff home.

Find a New Way to Wake Up In Flagstaff

by Gary Nelson

Are you looking for a great new way to start the day in Flagstaff? If you love coffee and are thinking about buying a home in Flagstaff, or you already live here, then you’re in luck.  Flagstaff is home to an abundance of great places to get coffee and tea. You’ll find both major chains like Starbucks, along with local shops.  And it’s these local shops that are fun to explore and discover a new flavor or treat.  It’s a chance to relax while checking out the art scene or just reading or socializing.  Here’s a few of the best coffee shops in Flagstaff to explore.

Kickstand Kafe

You’ll find this nice coffee house located on a quiet side street, creating a relaxing environment away from the tourist crowds. They not only offer great coffee, but a light breakfast and lunch menu, along with delicious pastries. Their espresso drinks are rich in flavor and never burnt, using the highly rated Italian espresso coffee and IIIy café. The friendly service and relaxing setting make this a great coffee stop to just sit and relax with your tasty brew.

Late for the Train

Also located way from the crowds is a great shop known for its unique atmosphere, previously being a gas station. Travelers and locals enjoy coming here on their way to the snowbowl , a hike, or the Grand Canyon.  They offer a full menu of drinks and a year-round pumpkin spice blend. The setting is eclectic, relaxed, and not congested.  It’s a great place to come and relax, especially during the winter months where you can look out at the snow covered pines.

White Dove Coffee Shop

This quaint little shop on the east side of Flagstaff is also a nice alternative if you’re looking for a local coffee house experience.  The pricing is fair and they offer a frequent customer reward program.  In addition to great espressos, they offer a light menu of burritos, bagels, yogurt, and smoothies. You can relax by the cozy fireplace during the winter while playing board games, or just sit and read your favorite book.

There’s a lot of things that make Flagstaff an amazing place to visit and to buy a home.  Visit our blog every week for more great reasons to buy a home in Flagstaff.

 

Awesome Food on a Budget

by Gary Nelson

We can't always dine at the fanciest restaurants in Flagstaff, but that's OK, as there's dozens of places to eat here that won't break the bank.  There's no need to sacrifice taste when you're on a budget with these top "cheap eats" in Flagstaff as listed by TripsAdvisor.com.  Here's a few from the top if the list.

NiMarcos Pizza West

A great choice for pizza in Flagstaff, NiMarco's makes their dough and sauce fresh every day, along with 100% mozzarella and freshly grated cheeses. And you can bring the dog and sit on their pet-friendly patio!

Galaxy Diner

It's the classic all-American 50's diner where you can enjoy all your classic favorites while you reminisce about the good old days. With their wide range of menu choices and 100 milkshake flavors, you can't go wrong.

Tacos Los Altos

We can't leave a great taco joint off the list. They offer delicious tacos and salsa, along with combos and burritos. With their fast and knowledgeable staff, you'll be enjoying your food in no time. 

If you want to see more outstanding places to eat in Flagstaff on a budget, view the full list here!

 

Great Food Awaits You in Flagstaff

by Gary Nelson

One of the great things about living in Flagstaff has to be the amazing food.  You can find just about any type of restaurant you want here - from steakhouses, Italian, Chinese, That BBQ, Asian, and Pizza - it's all here in Flagstaff.  TripAdvisor.com has rated the best places to eat in Flagstaff.  Here's a few of the top places to dine.

Delhi Palace

If it's amazing Indian food you're looking for in Flagstaff, your search has ended.  Both locals and travelers rave about their outstanding Indian fare. Some people even claim it's the best Indian food in the US! You can order from the menu or try new dishes at the buffet. The menu may look like standard Indian fare on the surface, but it's certainly above standard when it comes to your table.

Satchmo's BBQ

Mouth-watering BBQ meets unique and tasty side dishes at Satchmo's.  Where else can you get jalapeño corn bread? You'll also find Po'Boy and BBQ "sammiches", jambalaya, catfish bites, "dirty rice" and more. Satchmo's certainly put their own unique spin on Southern BBQ that's sure to please any pallet.

The Horsemen Lodge

No analysis of restaurants in Flagstaff would be complete without a great steakhouse. The Horsemen Lodge tops the list in Flagstaff for the perfect blend of amazing steaks, outstanding service, and Western atmosphere. You can also come for breakfast full of Western favorites like meat loaf and eggs, steak and eggs, and a variety of "mixers."

Say Thanks to Mom in Flagstaff

by Gary Nelson

Are you ready to say thanks to mom this weekend? Your mom deserves the best Mother's Day possible.  And Flagstaff is the perfect place to find something special for mom to thank her for all she's done.  Here's a few ideas that will help you show how much you appreciate that special lady.

Brunch

Treat your mom to a special brunch on Sunday.  Little America is having a Mother's Day Champagne Brunch on Sunday, featuring a selection of meats, seafood, waffles, crepes, and salads.

Spa Day

Treat your dear mother to the pampering she so deserves. Flagstaff Face & Body is the ideal place to take her to get just about any spa treatment she desires.

Sweets

Sweet treats for a sweet lady are always welcome.  Flagstaff Chocolate Company is one of the best places in Flagstaff to get your mom that special treat.

No matter how you say it, make sure you let your mom know how much you love her, and have a happy Mother Day!

Flagstaff's Top 3: Best Places For Boys Night Out

by Gary Nelson

Flagstaff's Top 3: Best Places For Girls Night Out

by Gary Nelson

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Contact Information

The Gary Nelson Group
Realty Executives of Flagsaff
15 E. Cherry Ave. Suite 101
Flagstaff AZ 86001
Direct: 928-225-3510
Office: 928-773-9300
Fax: 928-774-1102