The greater Phoenix areas is a great place to spend time while on an extended TDY to Luke Air Force Base. Finding a place to stay however, is often overwhelming due to the sheer volume of homes in the area.  We have narrowed the search down to 5 outstanding areas that offer exceptional value and unique amenities: Verrado, Litchfield Park, Surprise, Phoenix and Scottsdale.  For those traveling alone or with family, with or without a pet, value vibrant city life or the great outdoors, these areas offer it all.  Plus they keep you clear of the grid lock, stop-and-go traffic areas of the Phoenix metro area. See the descriptions of each areas highlighted on the enclosed Map above. If you would like to stay someone else, just mention the details in the contact form and we will work with our partners to get you there!

Verrado is a master-planned community located in the northwest Phoenix area, just a short drive from Luke AFB.  This community offers a variety of amenities, including golf courses, swimming pools, and walking trails.  Access to all are included in your stay!  Verado homes are beautifully designed and sit at the foothills of the gorgeous White Tank Mountains.  There are also plenty of restaurants, shops, and entertainment options in the historic area and surrounding areas.  Verrado is a great choice for those who want to enjoy the outdoors and a peaceful community.  For our guests that will be accompanied by their children, the schools at all levels are among the most highly rated in Arizona.

Litchfield Park is another great option for those looking for a quick commute to Luke AFB during their TDY.  This charming city is located just a few miles south of the base and is known for its beautiful scenery and laid-back lifestyle.  The historic downtown area features a variety of restaurants, shops, and art galleries, as well as a weekly farmer’s market.  Litchfield Park also has a variety of parks and trails, including the 3,000-acre White Tank Mountain Regional Park, which is perfect for hiking and biking.  For those that value time not spent commuting, you cannot find an area closer to the base.

Surprise is a thriving city located just 15 minutes northwest of Luke AFB.  The city has many new and outstanding restaurants and bar areas.  It is also the spring training homes of the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers.  Surprise is a golfer’s paradise and includes the famous Coyote Lakes Golf Club and the Sun Village Golf Course.  For those looking for a place to stay that offers a quick commute to base as well as quick access to areas outside of Phenix (Sedona, Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, etc), Surprise is well situated.

Midtown Phoenix is the place to be if you value social activities and nightlife surrounded by young professionals. Just over a 20 minute commute to Luke AFB as well as a 20 minutes commute to Scottsdale, the Midtown Phoenix is the perfect compromise for those looking to balance the work and life during their TDY.  Restaurants, breweries, museums, concert venues, etc are located within a few block of each other.

For those that don’t mind a consistent 40 minute commute (commute to Luke is always opposite Phoenix traffic), the rewards of staying in Scottsdale cannot be beat! The city is known throughout the country for its countless luxurious resorts, high-end shopping, and vibrant nightlife.  The restaurants and golf courses are world class and the scenery can’t be beat. Scottsdale has expanded from the traditional historic downtown area to “North” Scottsdale and west towards the Phoenix downtown area, however EVERY area has views of the world famous Camelback Mountain.  If you would like to take a break from your busy Air Force TDY schedule and settle back into the desert oasis life style, look no further.  Hiking, culture, and nightlife await those who are willing to commute a little further during their TDY experience!

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