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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 Phoenix


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Phoenix is 5.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Phoenix jobs have Increased by 3.17 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Phoenix's cost of living is 0.60% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Phoenix's population is 1,563,030 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 58.94 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 15 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Phoenix is $191,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -11.40 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Phoenix public schools spend $9,039 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.6 students per teacher in Phoenix.

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  1/13/2017
Pleasant toursit town

I think a few reviewers moved to Arizona just to escape the cold, or, perhaps, were looking for an easy place to find meaningful work. You do not find meaningful... (Read More)

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  1/9/2017
I See Stupid People

My god Ron, I know exactly what you mean. I got marooned here, moved here for my six figure job... sequestration hit, we all got laid off. I need one of those T... (Read More)

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  1/8/2017
MMMMMMM!..... I dont think so!

the number of stars on my review will explain it all.... or if you chose to move here you will learn quickly... (Read More)

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