Legend has it that Phoenix got its name in 1867 from Englishman and homesteader Darrell Duppa, who saw the ruins of the Hohokam people and believed another great civilization would rise from the ashes. As of 2020, Phoenix is the sixth largest city in the U.S. with a population of 1.6 million. This thriving metropolis boasts a vibrant downtown community, scores of lovely, quiet neighborhoods and myriad year-round things to do. Located in Maricopa County, it is the capitol of the state.
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Phoenix offers a magnificent desert landscape with near-constant sunshine – in fact, according to the National Climatic Data Center, Phoenix enjoys sunshine during 85 percent of its daylight hours, more than any other major U.S. city. Read More...
This, of course, makes it perfect for golfing, hiking, and other outdoor activities. There are more than 200 golf courses and hundreds of hiking trails in the Phoenix metropolitan area, and six lakes within an hour’s drive – making it a dream city for outdoor enthusiasts.
Phoenix also features a growing job market, especially among the numerous tech and telecom companies that recently relocated to the area. Phoenix job growth is expected to double the U.S. average, making it the ninth best projected job market among major U.S. cities.
*Five professional sports teams – Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Suns, Arizona Coyotes and the Phoenix Mercury
*Numerous renowned fine and performing arts organizations including Arizona Theatre Company, Ballet Arizona, Phoenix Symphony, Phoenix Art Museum, and the Heard Museum
*South Mountain Park, the largest municipal park in North America, covering 16,500 acres with 50-plus miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails
*Great shopping and famous Southwestern cuisine
If you’re looking to buy a home in the West, Phoenix is one of your best options. Still less expensive than California and the Pacific Northwest, home values are rising steadily in this strong housing market.
Phoenix has housing options for every lifestyle and budget, from family-friendly starter homes on tree-lined streets to funky downtown lofts with a bohemian flair to the finest in resort-style luxury living.
Phoenix is home to a wonderful public school system, with 325 schools in 30 districts, and approximately 200 charter and private schools.
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Last updated - February 15, 2023
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