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Phoenix Arizona Area Information

PhoenixcollageCommonly referred-to Phoenix regions and districts include: Downtown, Midtown, West Phoenix, North Phoenix, South Phoenix, Biltmore, Arcadia, Encanto, Sunnyslope and Ahwatukee. Looking for a neighborhood to fit your lifestyle? The city offers a wide variety of Phoenix AZ homes for sale to choose from. Lofts, townhouses, condominiums or historic homes in downtown Phoenix allow residents the freedom to enjoy nearby museums, restaurants, sporting events and theater productions. Single or two-story, new or established homes with horse privileges, pools, large yards and mountain views provide room for families to grow and appreciate the desert beauty. The median home value in Phoenix is $91,900. The median age of Phoenix Arizona real estate is 29 years. Renters make up 36.95% of the city’s population and 12.77% of houses and apartments are unoccupied (vacancy rate).

The City of Phoenix,  is the capital of Arizona and the sixth largest city in the United States.  In addition, Phoenix is the county seat of Maricopa County and is one of the largest cities in the United States by land area It continues to grow in population, occupying more than 517 square miles.  Even though it is the 6th most populated city, the large area gives it a low density rate of approximately 2,797 people per square mile. In comparison, Philadelphia, the 5th most populous city has a density of over 11,000!


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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 1584
Year Built: 2006
Description: This will go fast! Priced very well at under $117/sq ft! This 1584 sq ft ho...
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2 BILTMORE Estate, 213, Phoenix, AZ 85016
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3.5
Square Footage: 4817
Year Built: 2008
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 1693
Year Built: 1991
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10423 W CALLE DEL ORO, Phoenix, AZ 85037
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2165
Year Built: 1973
Subdivision: VILLA DE PAZ
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3118 W ROSS Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85027
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1200
Year Built: 1988
Description: New A/C in 2018, New floors, just updated garage door, walls inside the hou...
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304 W MCNEIL Street, Phoenix, AZ 85041
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# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 2016
Year Built: 1950
Subdivision: SOUTH MOUNTAIN HEIGHTS ANNEX 18-43, 78-103
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10601 N 25TH Place, Phoenix, AZ 85028
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2237
Year Built: 1973
Subdivision: SHEA HEIGHTS
Description: Beautiful and meticulously maintained 4 bedroom 2 bath home in the highly c...
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2025 E CAMPBELL Avenue, 115, Phoenix, AZ 85016
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# of Bedrooms: 1
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 700
Year Built: 1989
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1322 W ROSEMONTE Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85027
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1914
Year Built: 1974
Description: Move in Ready!! This cozy home on an oversized corner lot just got fresh p...
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Mountain Preserve across the street street
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2542
Year Built: 1999
Subdivision: ENTRADA
Description: You are going to really like this beautiful ~ Bright and Spacious ~ 4 bedro...
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Other than the mountains in and around the city, Phoenix is generally flat, allowing the city’s main streets to run on a well organized grid with wide, open-spaced roadways.

  • Phoenix AZ covers 77 zip codes including: 85001-85086, 85097 and 85098.

Residents enjoy local concerts and entertainment; spring training, Suns basketball and Diamondbacks baseball; Phoenix Art Museum; Desert Botanical Garden; the Phoenix Zoo; and more. Year-round outdoor activities include golf, boating, hiking and comp

Golf enthusiasts love Phoenix because there are about 338 public and private Golf Courses to choose from. Other Phoenix AZ amenities include a variety of malls and shopping centers, places of worship, public parks and libraries of events.

The city is divided into 15 “urban villages” that include: Ahwatukee Foothills, Alhambra, Camelback East, Central City, Deer Valley, Desert View, Encanto, Estrella, Laveen, Maryvale, North Gateway, North Mountain, Paradise Valley (not the town of Paradise Valley), South Mountain and Rio Vista. Each village has a planning committee that makes recommendations to the City Council on the area’s progress and needs.

Phoenix AZ Climate

Phoenix has a subtropical desert climate, typical of the Sonoran Desert. Phoenix has extremely hot summers and warm winters. The average summer high temperatures are some of the hottest of any major city in the United State. Phoenix, gets 7 inches of rain per year and 0 Snowfall. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 28. On average, there are 299 sunny days per year in Phoenix with July highs around 105 degrees and January lows around 35 degrees.

Phoenix AZ People

As of 2012, Phoenix population is 1,445,632 with 2,798 people per square mile (population density). The median age is 32.2 in Phoenix. 38.49% of people are married and 13.39% are divorced. The average household size is 2.78 people. 32.41% of people are married with children and 19.84% have children and are single.

Phoenix AZ Economy

As the state capital, many residents of Phoenix are employed by the government and numerous high-tech and telecommunications companies have relocated to the area. Phoenix’s economy also greatly benefits from seasonal tourism and recreation, such as the golf industry.

Phoenix is home to seven Fortune 500 companies including: Allied Waste, Avnet, Apollo Group, Freeport-McMoRan, Phelps, PetSmart and Pinnacle West. Honeywell’s Aerospace division, U-HAUL International, Choice Hotels and Mesa Air Group are headquartered in Phoenix. US Airways the largest carrier at Sky Harbor International Airport, relocated its Corporate Headquarters to Metro Phoenix area (Tempe) in 2005 after being acquired by America West Airlines.

Phoenix AZ Transportation

Commuters enjoy an extensive highway system, metro bus line, the new Metro Light Rail, bike paths and more. The average one-way commute in Phoenix takes 29 minutes. 72% of commuters drive their own car alone, 15% carpool with others, 5% take mass transit and 4% work from home. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport offers an extensive number of flights to national and international destinations daily.

Phoenix AZ Schools

Children attend public, private, charter or home schools with 469 schools and 30 school districts located in Phoenix. Schools spend $4,012 per student and there are 22 pupils per teacher, 237 students per librarian, and 900 children per counselor. Higher education includes Maricopa County Community College District, ASU and others.

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