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Phoenix (zip 85020), Arizona 1 Reviews | Leave a Comment


-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.


  • Profile: Regional center / Capital city
  • Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (no daylight savings time)
  • Elevation: 1107
  • Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
  • City: Phoenix
  • Zip Codes: Phoenix (zip 85020)

Quick Facts About Phoenix

    The unemployment rate in Phoenix (zip 85020) is 5.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Phoenix (zip 85020) jobs have Increased by 1.99 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Phoenix (zip 85020)'s cost of living is 3.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Phoenix (zip 85020)'s population is 33,255 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -7.39 percent.
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Phoenix (zip 85020) is $144,600. Home appreciation the last year has been 18.10 percent.
    Phoenix (zip 85020) public schools spend $9,030 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 19.5 students per teacher in Phoenix (zip 85020).

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