Getting to know Flagstaff

Northern Arizona Healthcare’s Flagstaff Medical Center is located just north of downtown. At nearly 7,000 feet in elevation, this charming mountain town boasts four seasons and lots of sunshine. The center of the world’s largest ponderosa pine forest, it’s a recreational hub with many areas for camping, hiking, biking, skiing, climbing, golfing, fishing and other outdoor adventures.

A city of nearly 70,000 people, Flagstaff is rich with cultural activities including theater, museums, art galleries, restaurants, bars, a symphony and diverse music venues. These offerings are infused with the area’s Native American and Southwestern heritage. Healthcare is one of the area’s primary industries, along with tourism, government and education.

Flagstaff also hosts a sizable airport, shopping centers, a ski resort, an observatory and a historic downtown district. 

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Due to elevation, each Northern Arizona city has its own unique climate and, at 7,000 feet and counting, Flagstaff is no different. In fact, Flagstaff has five –  yes five! – distinct seasons: cold and snowy winters; warm and windy springs; hot and dry early summers; and wet and humid monsoons late summer followed by a dry and pleasant fall.

Don’t forget – warmer winter weather in Phoenix is just a two hour car ride away. Milder winter weather in the Verde Valley is just one hour away. 

Average low/high temperates and precipitation in Flagstaff


Flagstaff is home to Northern Arizona University as well as Coconino Community College.

The Flagstaff Unified School District serves 11,000 students and has an outstanding reputation for progressive academics from kindergarten through 12th grade. Flagstaff’s many charter, private and faith-based schools provide diverse alternatives to meet every student’s needs and interests. Our area also offers a wealth of accredited preschools and childcare programs.

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Did you know?

Flagstaff has an average 266 days of sunshine per year; was named America’s No. 1 up-and-coming city by America Unraveled and one of the best cities to spend a big weekend by Thrillist.