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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 Scottsdale


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Scottsdale is 4.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Scottsdale jobs have Increased by 3.17 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Scottsdale's cost of living is 38.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Scottsdale's population is 236,839 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 82.09 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Scottsdale is $419,200. Home appreciation the last year has been -3.39 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Scottsdale public schools spend $10,251 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.2 students per teacher in Scottsdale.

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All cities have a mixed crowd of people, Scottsdale is no different. Of course the old town bar goers are going to be young and somewhat obnoxious and the cougars at... (read more)
People here are trying WAY too hard.
It's funny this is on here because I moved here from SoCal recently and was thinking the same thing about the phoniness. It's like they are trying really hard to be like... (read more)
I miss California more than words can say!
I just moved to Scottsdale from L.A for work, and so far it is nothing like I imagined it would be - it's worse! I can take the heat, no problem. I can take a few... (read more)
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