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Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix Population: 1.3 million
Phoenix to Downtown: 0 -10 miles


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About Phoenix, AZ


Situated in the southwestern part of the United States, Phoenix is Arizona's capitol and the sixth largest city in the United States, with almost 1.5 million residents and growing.  The city takes up more than 500 square miles, geographically exceeding Los Angeles.


The Southwestern lifestyle, climate and natural beauty make Phoenix a major tourist destination.  Phoenix has more than 300 sunny days a year and an average temperature of 74 degrees - an unbeatable combination that has made the city a prime destination for tourists, business and industry. The city enjoys a Standard & Poor's bond rating of AA+ and is the center of a $50 billion regional marketplace. Motorola, Intel, Honeywell and Boeing are among the companies that have major operations here. 


Each section of Phoenix is broken down into villages, each with different characteristics and amenities.  Visit the different villages of Arcadia, Biltmore, Encanto and Christown.  The Central Corridor (downtown Phoenix) is home to Chase Ballpark (formerly known as Bob) and America West Arena, in which the Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix Suns play respectively.  Sky Harbor International Airport is located directly east of the downtown area and is contributes over 26 billion in economic impact annually.  ..


History of Phoenix, Arizona


Phoenix's modern history begins in the second half of the 19th century. In 1867, Jack Swilling of Wickenburg stopped to rest his horse at the foot of the north slopes of the White Tank Mountains. He looked down and across the expansive Salt River Valley and his eyes caught the rich gleam of the brown, dry soil turned up by the horse's hooves. He saw farm land, predominately free of rocks, and in a place beyond the reach of heavy frost or snow. All it needed was water.


The rapid influx of pioneers continued, and by 1870, it was clear that a townsite had to be selected. On Oct. 20, 1870, a meeting was held to select such a site in the home of John Moore. 


In 1881 Phoenix became an incorporated city with the passing of The Phoenix Charter Bill.  With the advent of statehood, Phoenix, as well as Arizona, had come of age. The casual, easy growth that characterized a farming community slowly came to a stop. Phoenix began to grow into a young metropolis. At the end of its first eight years under statehood, Phoenix was no longer a town - it was an important city of 29,053.


Entertainment in Phoenix, AZ


Whether it's browsing through some of the Valley's best local art, exploring the remains of a 1,500-year-old Hohokam village, enjoying a night at the theatre or touring historic neighborhoods, Phoenix offers an abundance of arts and cultural attractions.


Phoenix, AZ Real Estate


Phoenix real estate includes a wide range of properties, including resale homes, new homes, patio homes, town homes, condos, estates, and executive properties, in various types of golf course, master-planned and gated communities. Whether you're presently a home buyer or home seller, we're confident our team can help you achieve your Phoenix real estate goals.


So when you're ready to relocate to, and purchase a home in, or around, the Metro Phoenix area, let us help you purchase the home or property of your dreams. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-575-1868 or use our Contact Us page today!


It is very important to us that your relocation experience, and your home / real estate purchase process be as smooth, and as successful, as possible. We, along with our affiliate team of companies and professionals, strive to provide you with not only real estate and relocation consulting, but with home financing options, home inspection and home warranty choices, homeowner's insurance alternatives, and more.


We can tell you that we're the best  REALTORS® in the Phoenix / Scottsdale metro area, or that we're the top  Buyer Broker / Relocation team in Arizona, but  we'd rather our satisfied real estate clients and home buyers tell you for us! Please feel free to visit our Home Buyer Testimonials Page, where you can read what our happy home buyers have to say.


Phoenix Outdoor Recreation


In Phoenix, recreation is a year-round pursuit. You can mountain bike along world-class single-track trails or find solitude hiking in the expansive South Mountain Park/Preserve, known as the largest municipal park in the United States. Visit renowned arts and cultural venues or choose from more than 100 urban parks. Escape the heat at one of our 29 public pools, play a round at a championship golf course or join a sports league. Whatever your age or interest, the city of Phoenix has a park and recreation experience for everyone.