Welcome to Flagstaff, Arizona!
Flagstaff is a four season city, at 7000 feet elevation with about 70,000 people. We enjoy our status as the first International Dark Sky City, helping to preserve views of the Milky Way and our night sky.
With an average 266 days of sunshine per year, Flagstaff is surrounded by natural beauty and a national forest. It is near Grand Canyon National Park, Meteor Crater, Wupatki National Monument, Walnut Canyon National Monument, Petrified Forest, and Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. The Navajo, Hopi, Havasupai, Hualapai and Yavapai-Apache Nations are located 120 miles or less from Flagstaff.
Work and Play
Northern Arizona University and Coconino Community College provide many opportunities for involvement in education and diverse cultures. Centered in education and tourism, Flagstaff’s economy also flourishes with high-tech and science development enterprises, such as Lowell Observatory, USGS, W.L. Gore & Associates, the US Naval Observatory, and many small businesses.
There are many opportunities for hiking, biking, rock climbing, snow sports, fishing, or simply walking around 60 miles of urban trails within the city limits. We celebrate world-class athletes who come to experience the benefits of high elevation training.
Residents participate in a wealth of cultural events that attract visiting artists, featuring the Flagstaff Symphony, Master Chorale, Theatrikos, Shakespeare Festival, Pickin’ in the Pines Blue Grass Festival, Arts & Science Festival, and annual festivals organized by Native American nations at the Museum of Northern Arizona. Points of interest near Flagstaff include Picture Canyon, Riordan Mansion, Lava River Cave, Arboretum, Coconino Center for the Arts, Frances Short Pond, Buffalo Park, Arizona Snowbowl, Lake Mary, Mormon Lake, Marshall Lake, and Kinnikinick Lake.
Flagstaff is a friendly, welcoming city with a robust minority component and boasts of a relatively educated population with a high proportion of college and advanced degrees.