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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 Tempe


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Tempe is 5.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Tempe jobs have Increased by 3.17 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Tempe's cost of living is 8.50% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Tempe's population is 175,826 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 23.94 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Tempe is $243,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -5.57%.
    SCHOOLS
    Tempe public schools spend $11,053 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.6 students per teacher in Tempe.

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  6/7/2014
Love of Arizona

Lived in Arizona 55 yrs Phoenix /Tempe lost my job and got a offer to keep my job but had to move Fall River MA. I will take the heat over days of cold anytime . January... (Read More)

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  12/24/2012
HOT!!!!

I love the sun, but this area is 110+ from May through November! Each year the hot weather gets hotter and the season gets longer. And it doesn't matter that there is... (Read More)

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  10/16/2012
Finally Under 100 degrees

I admit it right up front, I am not a native Arizonian! I just survived my third Arizona summer and I am so relieved it is over. It is now the middle of Oct and finally... (Read More)

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