South Mountain is the country's largest municipal park bordering Mountain Park Preserve and the Salt River. There are a variety of living environments offered in South Mountain Village. Foothills, open canal systems, citrus groves and agricultural areas all add to the character of the rural village.
There are more than sixteen thousand acres of desert included in South Mountain Preserve. It is one of the area's best natural assets due to the picnic areas, biking, hiking and horse trails which give everyone something to do. There are seven bus routes that are served by South Mountain Village Transit Center. The northwest corner of Broadway and Central Avenue has a preserved historical structure.
Both downtown Phoenix and South Mountain Park can be seen from Baseline Dobbins Scenic Drive. There are programs for physical fitness and child care offered at the YMCA and local Field of Dreams in the area. Outdoor recreation is available as well. There are also a number of historic styles of farmhouses dating all the way to the start of the 1900's done in Bungalow and National American Folk style.
Anyone in the Phoenix, Arizona area should make it a point to visit the South Mountain Park Preserve at least once.