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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.


  • Location: South-central Arizona in a low desert valley
  • Country: United States
  • State: Arizona
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  • Metro Area: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area

Quick Facts About Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale

    The unemployment rate in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area is 5.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area jobs have Increased by 1.99 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area's cost of living is 3.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area's population is 4,210,193 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 29.51 percent.
    Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area is $186,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 18.20 percent.
    Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area public schools spend $9,047 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 20.1 students per teacher in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area.

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