"Valley of the Sun - Phoenix, Arizona" Phoenix by GlobalMatt

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The heart of desert life in the West

Phoenix is a rapidly growing metropolis at 3.4 million people and growing by approximately 50,000 people a year. Its geographic location, warm climate, and health-friendly environment attracts many people from all over the U.S. - especially the Midwest. It also boasts one of the countries largest retirement communities. Sun City on the Northwest side of Phoenix is almost all retired living communities. As with any large city, Phoenix has anything and everything you could want. If you can deal with the intense summer temperatures, I highly recommend a visit. You're also within 4 hours driving distance of some of Arizona's most spectacular sights and attractions.

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  • Pros:Great, vibrant city in a perfect location for vacationing
  • Cons:Summer heat, sandstorms, city traffic is quite polluting
  • Last visit to Phoenix: Apr 2000
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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