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Pros

-Pleasant winters
-Entertainment
-Air service

Cons

-Intense summer heat
-Growth and sprawl
-Rapidly rising home prices


What Bert Has To Say About Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area


Originally a resort city, Phoenix has grown phenomenally in the past 40 years into a full-scale urban center- largely made possible by the advent of air-conditioning. The Phoenix metropolitan area covers over 1,000 square miles. Downtown, which is fairly modest for a city its size, features a few skyscrapers, the capitol, government offices, and a few quality museums. Surrounding downtown are several large and fairly distinct city-suburbs, mostly built on a sprawling grid, in some cases separated by low hills. These include the large middle-class suburbs of Peoria, Mesa, Chandler, and Glendale; upscale Scottsdale; and the college area of Tempe which serves as home to Arizona State University. All areas are modern and generally lacking in historic interest, but keep in mind that Phoenix only had 100,000 residents in 1950.


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Quick Facts About Goodyear


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Goodyear is 5.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Goodyear jobs have Increased by 3.17 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Goodyear's cost of living is 9.20% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Goodyear's population is 79,003 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 1,162.43 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 39 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Goodyear is $248,000. Home appreciation the last year has been -22.23 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Goodyear public schools spend $6,240 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 23.1 students per teacher in Goodyear.

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  3/26/2010
Climate

The winters are good, hence the thousands of snowbirds. The summers, however, are brutal. For weeks during the summer, the temperatures rarely dip below 95, even at... (Read More)

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  6/5/2009
Bad Allergies

I've lived in Arizona (Phoenix and Goodyear) for the last 5 years. My allergies have gotten so bad throughout the past couple years of being here. My eyes are so red... (Read More)

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  4/11/2009
You would like it here!

We've been here since 2006 and have seen huge growth and the economic and real estate downturn. We have lost $90k in the value of our house and work 30 miles away near... (Read More)

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