Phoenix, Arizona 

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Population

1,708,127

+8.6% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

6.6%

Median Income

$46,881

Median Home Price

$346,100

Median Age

33.3

Comfort Index (Climate)

4.1 / 8.7

summer / winter

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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.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Arizona
County: Maricopa County
Metro Area: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning 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 6.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). 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
In the last Presidential election, Maricopa county flipped narrowly Democratic, 50.1% to 48.0%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Phoenix's population is 1,708,127 people. Since 2020, 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: $346,100. 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 27.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Phoenix is $346,100.

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Reviews for Phoenix   447 Reviews
Never again - 8/27/2021
I've lived here for a year. I lived in South Mountain. There's a lot of homeless people, a lot ot trash in the alleys, a lot of pot holes, no infrastructure, flash... Read More

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The worst place to live in America... - 7/11/2021
I grew up in Arizona, and I agree with every, single negative comment here. For many years into my young adult hood I was inadequate due to the failed public education... Read More

Good, not great. - 5/28/2021
I have been in Phoenix for 5 years. I am not sure how much longer I'll be here, because it is a mix of some really good and pretty bad aspects. The good: 1. the... 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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