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-Pleasant winters
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-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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  • Location: South-central Arizona in a low desert valley
  • Country: United States
  • State: Arizona
  • County: Maricopa County
  • Metro Area: No Metro Area

Quick Facts About Maricopa

    The unemployment rate in Maricopa County is 5.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Maricopa County jobs have Increased by 3.17 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Maricopa County's cost of living is 5.50% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Maricopa County's population is 4,167,950 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 96.63 percent.
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Maricopa County is $226,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -12.86%.
    Maricopa County public schools spend $8,039 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.3 students per teacher in Maricopa County.

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