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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 Maricopa


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Maricopa is 6.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Maricopa jobs have Increased by 1.99 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Maricopa's cost of living is 3.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Maricopa's population is 41,626 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 2,394.07 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 35 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Maricopa is $145,100. Home appreciation the last year has been 16.80 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Maricopa public schools spend $9,277 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 17 students per teacher in Maricopa.

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re: They messed up our beautiful desert! - 11/11/2
I would like to know how the older residents kept the desert pristine. How have the newer residents made it a mess? How have the newer residents shown disrespect for... (read more)
They messed up our beautiful desert!
I have lived in the Hidden Valley area of Maricopa for a dozen years. It used to be beautiful open desert peopled by inhabitants who loved the desert and kept it... (read more)
re: Maricopa AZ - 4/12/2007
Seshy, you know that's not true. I've lived here for 9 years; I commute from Maricopa to my job west of Sky Harbor, leave my house at 5:15 AM and arrive a little before... (read more)
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