Phoenix, Arizona 

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Best Places to Live in Phoenix, Arizona

Regional center / Capital city - South-central Arizona in a low desert valley
-Pleasant winters
-Air service
-Intense summer heat
-Growth and sprawl
-Rapidly rising home prices

Local Listings in Phoenix, AZ
3540 E Wayland Dr
Bed 5 | Bath 2.5 | 2252 SqFt
3540 E Wayland Dr
Bed 5 | Bath 2.5 | 2252 SqFt
3542 W Marconi Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2.5 | 1746 SqFt
6521 W Elwood St
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1266 SqFt

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.


Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
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


The unemployment rate in Phoenix is 4.2% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Phoenix jobs have increased by 3.30%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Phoenix's cost of living is 13.40% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Phoenix's Cost of Living

Maricopa county voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

Phoenix's population is 1,574,421 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 8.57%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Phoenix is $248,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.42%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Phoenix

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. Browse Phoenix Real Estate or Find top agents in Phoenix

The median home price in Phoenix is $248,600. Browse Homes in this Range.

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Reviews for Phoenix   422 Reviews
SHAME ON PHOENIX - 5/13/2019
Having to visit Phoenix again after several years WHAT A SHOCK! The west side of Phoenix is a very run down, trashy, filthy area with a crime ridden area not safe for... Read More

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Why Phoenix has outgrown itself - 4/16/2019
I've been a resident of Phoenix since 1960. I have lived in North, west, and central city. Several years ago, the water services people had to repair the water main, ... Read More

From the Windy City to a Desert Paradise! - 12/4/2018
30 years old--moved here from Chicago and have been living here for 5 years. I live in North Phoenix and absolutely love it. 15 min from downtown, where you can ALWAYS... Read More

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85032, 85033, 85041, 85008, 85035, 85037, 85022, 85009, 85254, 85339, 47 total


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3540 E Wayland Dr
Bed 5 | Bath 2.5 |

3542 W Marconi Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2.5 |

6521 W Elwood St
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

8010 W Earll Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

3234 E Palm Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

6137 N 36th Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

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