Published: December 07, 2020
The City of Phoenix, otherwise known as “Arizona’s Urban Hub’ is a modern day business hub and the biggest city in Arizona. Phoenix has a population of over 1.6 million with a metropolitan population of around 4.7 million. The city of Phoenix offers the quietness of a small town with plenty of business and recreational opportunities. If you are considering moving to Phoenix, here are some things you should know.
Phoenix is geographically located on a desert terrain bordered by lakes and mountains. Moving to Phoenix is great for individuals that enjoy warmer climates featuring 325 days of sunshine per year. Phoenix is classified as a subtropical arid climate with temperatures reaching as high as 110℉. Phoenix generally sees little precipitation aside for periods of heavy rain from early July to mid-September.
The Phoenix Metropolitan Area, also known by locals as the “Valley of the Sun” or the “Salt River Valley” is a metropolitan area centered around the city of Phoenix. Downtown Phoenix is home to the financial and government district as well as a cultural hub for many performance venues. Many people move to Phoenix to because of the multitude of career and economic opportunities within the city. Midtown Phoenix boasts shopping centers and high-rise office buildings that make up the majority of Phoenix’s job market.
The cost of living in Phoenix is quite low compared with other major cities, with New York City being 141% more expensive compared to Phoenix. The cost of living is 6% lower than the national average with transportation costs being the cheapest.
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