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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.


Regional center / Capital city - South-central Arizona in a low desert valley See Local Real Estate
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City: Sun Lakes
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Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (no daylight savings time)
Elevation: 1107 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Sun Lakes

    The unemployment rate in Sun Lakes is 5.30 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Sun Lakes jobs have Increased by 3.17 percent. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Sun Lakes's cost of living is 8.90% Higher than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Sun Lakes's Cost of Living
    Sun Lakes's population is 13,885 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 111.08 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Sun Lakes is $245,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -12.86%. Check out the homes in the area.
    Sun Lakes public schools spend $6,894 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.5 students per teacher in Sun Lakes. Learn more...

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Excellant! Gets a little warm in summer months (100 - 115 degrees F) but air conditioning helps. rest of the year is... (Read More)



Great Place to Live...but I wonder

I've been here since early 2004 and I love it. Commute time is WAY OFF though - 30 min would not get you far. Consider 45 min on the 101 into Tempe, 1 hour plus on the... (Read More)



Summer in Arizona

I moved to Arizona in the late 1970s. We enjoy over 300 days a year of clear sunny, cloudless days. Over the years the driving congestion from growth and the landscaping... (Read More)



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