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

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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.


City: Phoenix
Zip Codes: 85032, 85033, 85041, 85008, 85035, 85022, 85009, 85037, 85254, 85029, 47 total
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (no daylight savings time)
Elevation: 1107 ft above sea level


The unemployment rate in Phoenix is 5.5% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Phoenix jobs have increased by 3.17%. Learn More...
Compared to the rest of the country, Phoenix's cost of living is 0.60% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Phoenix's Cost of Living
Phoenix's population is 1,563,030 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 58.94%. Learn More...
Average Commute time is 15 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
The median home cost in Phoenix is $229,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.42%. Check out the homes in the area.
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. Learn More...

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It's a good time to buy in Phoenix. Home Appreciation is up 9.4% in the last 12 months. Browse Phoenix Real Estate.

The median home price in Phoenix is $229,300. Browse Homes in this Range.

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Reviews for Phoenix   406 Reviews
Plusses and minuses like everywhere - 6/30/2018
No place is perfect. Weather is great 8 months of the year. Yes summer is hot, however just think of it as your winter anywhere else. You're basically on a reverse... (Read More)

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You’d be wise to avoid moving here. - 6/17/2018
I moved from a large city to Phoenix and lived in various areas of the Valley for over 10 years. Moving to Arizona is something I’ll regret for the rest of my life. Life... (Read More)

If I Had One Wish...... - 6/9/2018
I would wish I was a goldfish who would ride a unicycle with his fins and pop bubblegum that becomes bread for the homeless or something...... But really, no pun... (Read More)

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85032, 85033, 85041, 85008, 85035, 85022, 85009, 85037, 85254, 85029, 47 total