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-Pleasant winters
-Air service


-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

    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.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Phoenix's cost of living is 0.60% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Phoenix's population is 1,563,030 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 58.94 percent.
    Average Commute time is 15 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Phoenix is $191,000. Home appreciation the last year has been -11.40 percent.
    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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