Phoenix: The Crown Jewel of the Southwest

Home to year-round sunshine, premiere golf courses, jaw-dropping national parks, and dozens of suburban communities, Phoenix truly is more than just Arizona's state capital. The fifth largest city in the country, this bustling metropolitan hub has grown by nearly 20% over the last decade due to its amazing quality of life, as well as endless job and educational opportunities.

Want a taste of what life is really like in Phoenix? Let's take a closer look at what locals call the "Valley of the Sun."

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Phoenix at a Glance

Quick Facts

Population: 1,680,992
County: Maricopa
Zip Codes: 85001 – 85099
Median Home Value: $270,000

Travel & Commute

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport: 11 mins
Tempe: 19 mins
Mesa: 27 mins
Major Roads: I-10, I-17, US-60, AZ-303, AZ-202, AZ-101, AZ-74

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Countless Neighborhoods

Collectively known as the Valley of the Sun, the Phoenix Metro area comprises countless different districts and neighborhoods. Towards the center of town, you'll find spots like Downtown, Uptown, Biltmore, Papago, and Black Canyon, which offer an eclectic mix of exciting attractions and residential areas. Other popular communities include Maryvale, South Phoenix, and Deer Valley.

Shopping & Dining

Unsurprisingly, Phoenix serves as a major retail and culinary hub for the Southwestern United States. The area features a diverse mix of larger stores and smaller shops, so you'll never have to travel far to find what you need. Desert Ridge Marketplace and Shops at Norterra are just a few top shopping spots. And when you get hungry, you can sample the city's best eats at Steak 44, Chelsea's Kitchen, or Bobby-Q.

Plenty of Attractions

When you live in a city like Phoenix, there's never a shortage of exciting things to do. You could spend an entire lifetime exploring everything this city has to offer, and there's truly something for everyone. Locals often recommend hiking Camelback Mountain, exploring the Phoenix Art Museum, taking a tour of the mystical Mystery Castle, or just strolling along Central Avenue. 

Career Opportunities

As one of the nation's major metro hubs, Phoenix showcases a fast-growing growing job market and low unemployment rates. The city is also home to a campus of Arizona State University, which provides both career and educational opportunities. Some top employers include Banner Health, American Express, Honeywell, Amazon, Bank of America, and the United States Postal Service.

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Have you fallen in love with Phoenix? This exciting city has so much to offer, and the S4 Group would love to help you find the home of your dreams. We have plenty of resources to help you navigate the buying process from start to finish, so just contact us to start your real estate journey.

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