Phoenix, Arizona 

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Population

1,574,421

+8.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.9%

Median Income

$46,881

Median Home Price

$239,400

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Best Places to Live in Phoenix, Arizona

Regional center / Capital city - South-central Arizona in a low desert valley. April, March and November are the most pleasant months in Phoenix, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Phoenix, AZ Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
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

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Arizona
County: Maricopa County
Metro Area: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: Phoenix
Zip Codes: 85032, 85033, 85041, 85008, 85035, 85037, 85022, 85009, 85254, 85339, 47 total
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (no daylight savings time)
Elevation: 1107 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Phoenix is 4.9% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Phoenix jobs have increased by 3.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Phoenix's cost of living is 3.7% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Phoenix's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
Maricopa county voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Phoenix's population is 1,574,421 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 8.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 25.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Phoenix is Real Estate: $239,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.1%.

SCHOOLS
Phoenix public schools spend $9,039 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.6 students per teacher in Phoenix. More Education



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Housing Market in Phoenix

It's a good time to buy in Phoenix. Home Appreciation is up 8.1% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Phoenix is $239,400.

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Reviews for Phoenix   442 Reviews
Only come to Visit not to Live - 1/20/2021
When I found out you can review a city on here I got so excited! Hey guys I am currently in my 20s living here for the past 15 years. I've gotten to see this city build... Read More

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Only come to Visit not to Live - 1/20/2021
When I found out you can review a city on here I got so excited! Hey guys I am currently in my 20s living here for the past 15 years. I've gotten to see this city build... Read More

Good with the bad - 1/10/2021
My husband and I moved out of Phoenix in Sept 2020 and I never want to go back. We both lived there for 4 years (coming from the Midwest) and enjoyed the novelty of... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA
85032, 85033, 85041, 85008, 85035, 85037, 85022, 85009, 85254, 85339, 47 total

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