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Phoenix
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Images, from top, left to right: Downtown Phoenix skyline, Saint Mary's Basilica, Arizona Biltmore Hotel, Tovrea Castle, a saguaro cactus, Camelback Mountain

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Nickname(s): "Valley of the Sun"
Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona
Phoenix is located in the USA
Phoenix
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 33°26′54″N 112°04′26″W / 33.44833°N 112.07389°W / 33.44833; -112.07389
Country United States
State Arizona
County Maricopa
Incorporated February 5, 1881
Government
 - Type Council-Manager
 - Mayor Phil Gordon (D)
Area
 - City 517.17 sq mi (1,334.1 km2)
 - Land 517.126 sq mi (1,334.1 km2)
 - Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation 1,117 ft (340 m)
Population (2008)
 - City 1,567,924 (US rank : 5th)
 Density 2,937.8/sq mi (1,188.4/km2)
 Metro 4,281,900
 - Demonym Phoenician
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 - Summer (DST) no DST (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 602, 480, 623, 520
FIPS code 04-55000
Website http://www.phoenix.gov/
.Phoenix (pronounced /ˈfiːˌnɪks/ FEE-niks) is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Arizona, as well as the fifth most populated city in the United States.^ Phoenix is located in central Arizona, in the southwestern United States.
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^ Las Vegas is the most populous city in the state of Nevada , United States .
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^ Phoenix, AZ, is the sixth largest city in the United States.
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.Phoenix is home to approximately 1.5 million people, and is the anchor of the Phoenix metropolitan area (also known as the Valley of the Sun), the 12th largest metro area by population in the United States with nearly 4.3 million people.^ Phoenix is also the capital of Arizona, as well as the largest city and largest metropolitan area in Arizona.
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^ Phoenix, AZ, is the sixth largest city in the United States.
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^ According to U.S. Census data, Phoenix is the 14th largest metropolitan area in the United States.
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.In addition, Phoenix is the county seat of Maricopa County, and is one of the largest cities in the United States by land area.^ According to U.S. Census data, Phoenix is the 14th largest metropolitan area in the United States.
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^ Phoenix, AZ, is the sixth largest city in the United States.
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^ Phoenix is also the capital of Arizona, as well as the largest city and largest metropolitan area in Arizona.
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[1]
.Phoenix was incorporated as a city in 1881 after being founded in 1868 near the Salt River, near its confluence with the Gila River.^ Phoenix was incorporated as a city in 1881.
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^ Phoenix Restaurants Things to do in Phoenix Phoenix Night life Phoenix Attractions Phoenix Events Popular Cities Near Phoenix .
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^ Cities Near Phoenix, Arizona .
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.The city eventually became a major transportation hub in North America and a main transportation, financial, industrial, cultural and economic center of the Southwestern United States.^ Baltimore is an independent city located in the state of Maryland in the United States.
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^ Over 130 tiles have been documented, spread throughout the eastern United States, as well as 3 in South America.
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^ Phoenix, AZ, is the sixth largest city in the United States.
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.The city has a notable and famous political culture and has been home to numerous influential American politicians and other dignitaries, including Barry Goldwater, William Rehnquist, John McCain, Janet Napolitano, Carl Hayden, and Sandra Day O'Connor.^ But Phoenix also offers a good selection of other cuisine, including eastern cuisine such as Thai, Vietnamese, and Japanese, as well as the cuisine of many other cultures.
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Residents of the city are known as Phoenicians.
.Located in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert, Phoenix has the hottest climate of any major city in the United States.^ Baltimore is an independent city located in the state of Maryland in the United States.
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^ Phoenix, AZ, is the sixth largest city in the United States.
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^ Phoenix is located in central Arizona, in the southwestern United States.
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.The average high temperatures are over 100°F (37.8°C) for three months out of the year, and have spiked over 120°F (48.9°C) on occasion.^ On average, there are 299 sunny days per year in Phoenix, AZ. The July high is around 105 degrees.
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^ Well, seventy years have 840 months; t three and a half days have 84 hours; and twenty-three years have exactly 8,400 days!
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^ Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 45 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable.
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History

Native American period

.For more than 1,000 years, the Hohokam peoples occupied the land that would become Phoenix.^ The Phoenix area has seen human settlement for at least 8,000 years.
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^ Phoenix averages 325 sunny days and less than eight inches of rain a year.
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^ It is quite fun, but most people would rather have Galaga or Galaxian , so copies of Phoenix go for much less (as the average collector will rarely buy more than one game of the same general type).
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[3] The Hohokam created roughly 135 miles (217 km) of irrigation canals, making the desert land arable. .Paths of these canals would later become used for the modern Arizona Canal, Central Arizona Project Canal, and the Hayden-Rhodes Aqueduct.^ Phoenix would later be recruited by Prosh for a special mission where she would use the Phoenix Force to touch and talk to the cosmic being known as Eternity .
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The Hohokam also carried out extensive trade with nearby Anasazi, Mogollon, and other Mesoamerican tribes. .Native American names for Phoenix include Skikik (O'odham), Wasinka (Yavapai), Fiinigis (Western Apache), Hoozdoh (Navajo), and Hachpa 'Anya Nyava (Mojave).^ Other companies with major operations in Phoenix include: Intel, Motorola, AlliedSignal, Honeywell, Boeing, American Express, Prudential, Charles Schwab and more.
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^ Western Apache: Fiinigis ) is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. , using 3 years of daily data (1995-1997).
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[4]
It is believed that, between 1300 and 1450, periods of drought and severe floods led to the Hohokam tribe's abandonment of the area.[3] Local Akimel O'odham settlements, thought to be the descendants of the formerly urbanized Hohokam, concentrated on the Gila River alongside those of the Tohono O'odham and Maricopa peoples. Some family groups did continue to live near the Salt River, but no large villages existed.

Hispanic period

Father Eusebio Kino, an Italian Jesuit in the service of the Spanish Empire, was among the first Europeans to travel here in the 1600s and 1700s. By this time, the valley was within the territory of New Spain, which was controlled by Spain and later independent Mexico. Father Kino named the river "Río Salado" (Salted River) due to the water's high mineral content. .He interacted with the few native peoples who remained in the valley, but focused mostly on the Pima missions established in southern Arizona, as well as exploring other parts of the Southwest and California.^ From the NYT : Why a buck would want to crash through a school window remains a mystery, at least to the students who are usually pushing in the other direction.

^ Come on out, have a drink, maybe an appetizer and get to know other business people from all around the valley.

^ Even covens tend keep small because they work best that way when you have a small group of people who know each other and trust each other.
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Only southern Arizona experienced the full influence of Hispanic cultures; the Salt River Valley itself remained almost depopulated for several centuries.

Early United States period

American and European "Mountain Men" likely came through the area while exploring what is now central Arizona during the early 19th century. .They obtained valuable beaver and otter pelts; these animals, as well as deer and Mexican wolves, often lived in the Salt River Valley when water supplies and temperatures allowed.^ All of these are part of the living body of the Goddess Gaea (at least, those on Earth are), as well as the Universe as a whole.
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^ Never again can anyone in Phoenix say they have nothing to do on a Friday night; no matter what part of the valley you live in.

.When the Mexican-American War ended in 1848, most of Mexico's northern zone passed to United States control and a portion of it was made the New Mexico Territory (including what is now Phoenix) shortly afterward.^ According to U.S. Census data, Phoenix is the 14th largest metropolitan area in the United States.
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^ Phoenix, AZ, is the sixth largest city in the United States.
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^ Most extensive assassination op was Operation Phoenix conducted during latter part of VN war.
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.The Gadsden Purchase was completed in 1853. The land was contested ground during the American Civil War: both the Confederate Arizona Territory, organized by Southern sympathizers in 1861 with its capital in Tucson, and the United States Arizona Territory, formed by the United States Congress in 1863 with its capital at Fort Whipple (now Prescott) included the Salt River Valley within their borders.^ Steubenville is a city located along the Ohio River in Jefferson County, Ohio, in the United States.
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^ In 1912, Phoenix became a state capital with Arizona statehood.
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^ Phoenix is located in central Arizona, in the southwestern United States.
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The valley was not militarily important, however, and did not witness conflict.
.In 1863, the mining town of Wickenburg was the first to be established in what is now Maricopa County. At the time this county did not exist, as the land was within Yavapai County along with the other major town of Prescott.^ The brand that burnt, old Pryams Towne to asshes, Now first his operation, wants it than, The darts that Emerald skies in peeces dasshes, .
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^ Did he purchase his honors otherwise than by his vertues, or were they so extraordinarie, as nowe or in times past they haue not beene equaled in others inferior vnto him in condition of birth, and more in desart?
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^ He time, when first I fell in Loue, Which now I must lament, The yeere, wherein I lost such time, to compasse my content.
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The US Army created Fort McDowell on the Verde River in 1865 to quell Native American uprisings. Hispanic workers serving the fort established a camp on the south side of the Salt River by 1866 that was the first permanent settlement in the valley after the decline of the Hohokam. .In later years, other nearby settlements would form and merge to become the city of Tempe,[5] but this community was incorporated after Phoenix.^ Phoenix was incorporated as a city in 1881.
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^ The Phoenix area has seen human settlement for at least 8,000 years.
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^ Forum set to address issues of community homelessness EVLiving - USA The City of Tempe is bringing together members of the community to address the needs of the homeless.
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Founding

.The history of Phoenix as a city begins with Jack Swilling, an American Civil War veteran who had come west to seek wealth in the 1850s and worked primarily in Wickenburg.^ Phoenix is a city that is rife with hate filled - flag waving racists who have a knee-jerk emotional reaction to people who are...
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^ Veterans of Foreign Wars post locator American Legion post locator Organizations .
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.On an outing in 1867, he stopped to rest at the foot of the White Tank Mountains.^ The Phoenix area is surrounded by the McDowell Mountains to the northeast, the White Tank Mountains to the west, the Superstition Mountains far to the east, and the Sierra Estrella to the southwest.
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^ Hikers will enjoy the White Tank Mountain Regional Park.
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.Swilling observed the abandoned river valley and considered its potential for farming, much like that already cultivated by the military further east near Fort McDowell.^ From what I have observed, military chaplains have to occasionally minister to believers of other faiths, and it seems like pagans would be uniquely suited to bring comfort to others.
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The terrain and climate were optimal; only a regular source of water was necessary. The existence of the old Hohokam ruins, showing clear paths for canals, made Swilling imagine new possibilities.
Swilling had a series of canals built which followed those of the ancient Native American system. .A small community formed that same year about 4 miles (6 km) east of the present city.^ The city of Merida is near the center of where the meteorite struck 65 million years ago, leaving a seven-mile wide crystal 1,100 meters underground.
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It was first called Pumpkinville due to the large pumpkins that flourished in fields along the canals. .Later it was called Swilling's Mill in his honor, though later renamed to Helling Mill, Mill City, and finally, East Phoenix.^ Phoenix Arizona East Valley City News EVLiving - USA QUEEN CREEK ROAD: The planned closure of Queen Creek Road between McQueen Road and Airport Blvd.
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Swilling, a former Confederate soldier, wanted to name the city "Stonewall", after General Stonewall Jackson. Others suggested the name of "Salina". However, neither name was supported by the community.
.Finally, Lord Darrell Duppa suggested the name "Phoenix", as it described a city born from the ruins of a former civilization.^ PHOENIX I wonder who that one should be, Should so disgrace that reverend name of lord So loathsomely to buy adultery?
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[6]
.The Board of Supervisors in Yavapai County, which at the time encompassed Phoenix, officially recognized the new town on May 4, 1868, and formed an election precinct.^ The Town of Phoenix was officially recognized in May of 1868.
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^ Earwigs New Year's Eve 2007 in Phoenix, Arizona New Year's Eve is rapidly approaching, now is the time to decide how you plan to ring in 2008.

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The first post office was established on June 15, 1868, with Jack Swilling serving as the postmaster. .With the number of residents growing (the 1870 U.S. census reported about a total Salt River Valley population of 240), a town site needed to be selected.^ Census Bureau - the bureau of the Commerce Department responsible for taking the census; provides demographic information and analyses about the population of the United States Bureau of the Census .
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^ THe numbers in the US civiilian and military populations are growing all the time.
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.On October 20, 1870, the residents held a meeting to decide where to locate it.^ Meetings are held at 6:30 pm on the first Wednesday of the month at Ray’s New York Deli, located at 250 S. Arizona Avenue in Downtown Chandler.

A 320-acre (1.3 km²) plot of land was purchased in what is now the downtown business section.[7]
.On February 12, 1871, the territorial legislature created Maricopa County, the sixth one formed, by dividing Yavapai County.^ It may be related to the creation process, expressed in one form as the Pythagorean Tetraktys (1, 2, 3, 4) which compares to Tao Te Ching 42: .
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The first election for county office was held in 1871, when Tom Barnum was elected the first sheriff. Barnum ran unopposed as the other two candidates, John A. Chenowth and Jim Favorite, had a shootout that ended in Favorite's death and Chenowth withdrawing from the race.[8]
Several lots of land were sold in 1870 at an average price of $48. The first church opened in 1871, as did the first store. Public school had its first class on September 5, 1872, in the courtroom of the county building. .By October 1873, a small school was completed on Center Street (now Central Avenue).^ LIFE SKILLS CENTER OF ARIZONA 8123 NORTH 35TH AVENUE 2 602-242-6400 A charter school.
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^ BOSTROM ALTERNATIVE CENTER 3535 N. 27TH AVENUE 602-764-1700 A Non-traditional School Title I eligible, not participating.
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^ NEW WORLD EDUCATIONAL CENTER 1313 NORTH 2ND STREET SUITE 2 602-238-9577 A charter school.
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[8] .Land entry was recorded by the Florence Land Office on November 19, 1873, and a declaratory statement filed in the Prescott Land Office on February 15, 1872. President Ulysses S. Grant issued a land patent for the present site of Phoenix on April 10, 1874. The total value of the Phoenix Townsite was $550, with downtown lots selling for between $7 and $11 each.^ Lead was negatively associated with total mortality at lag day 3, although this may be reflective of the moderate correlation between Pb and soil in Phoenix (r = 0.49).
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^ Welcome to the Americas Best Value Inn, centrally located in the heart of downtown Phoenix.
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^ The Hampton Inn Phoenix I-10 West hotel is located five easy freeway miles from downtown Phoenix Arizona at I-10 and 51st Avenue.
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.A short time later, a telegraph office, 16 saloons, four dance halls and two banks were opened.^ Phoenix in New X-Men The Xavier Institute opened its doors to students once more, with Jean Grey-Summers becoming Headmistress of the school for a short time.
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[9]
Aerial lithograph of Phoenix from 1885

Incorporation

By 1881, Phoenix had outgrown its original townsite-commissioner form of government. .The 11th Territorial Legislature passed "The Phoenix Charter Bill", incorporating Phoenix and providing for a mayor-council government.^ Are you an official in the Phoenix government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council?
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^ In Phoenix CIA provided weapons, paid for Saigon computer files, funded and trained PRU's and passed intel to Phoenix.
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.The bill was signed by Governor John C. Fremont on February 25, 1881. Phoenix was incorporated with a population of approximately 2,500, and on May 3, 1881, Phoenix held its first city election.^ Phoenix was incorporated as a city in 1881.
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^ For population 25 years and over in Phoenix .
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^ At that time it had a population of approximately 2,500 people.
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Judge John T. Alsap defeated James D. Monihon, 127 to 107, to become the city's first mayor.[10] .In early 1888, the city offices were moved into the new City Hall, at Washington and Central (later the site of the city bus terminal, until Central Station was built in the 1990s).^ The art will be incorporated into the courtyard of the new library being built in McDowell Mountain Ranch Park at the intersection of Thompson Peak Parkway and McDowell Mountain Ranch Road.
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^ Latest news from Phoenix, AZ collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations .
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^ Post offices: Southeast Station Post Office (A) , Downtown Station Post Office (B) , Capitol Station Post Office (C) , Sunnyslope Post Office (D) , Maryvale Post Office (E) , Northwest Station Post Office (F) , Indian School Station Post Office (G) , Northeast Station Post Office (H) , South Central Post Office (I) .
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This building also provided temporary offices for the territorial government when it moved to Phoenix by the 15th Territorial Legislature in 1889.[11]
.The coming of the railroad in the 1880s was the first of several important events that revolutionized the economy of Phoenix.^ If you have a special event coming up, checkout our Group Hotel Rates at the finest Phoenix accommodations.
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^ An extremely important message was trying to come in but it couldn't until we first ejected the garbage.
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^ The Phoenix Force started to appear as another personality within Jean, even having a conversation with Xavier on it's role in events to come.
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Merchandise now flowed into the city by rail instead of wagon. Phoenix became a trade center with its products reaching eastern and western markets. .In response, the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce was organized on November 4, 1888.[11] The Phoenix Street Railway electrified its.mule-drawn streetcar lines in the 1890s, with streetcar service continuing until a 1947 fire.^ Are you an official in the Phoenix government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council?
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^ The Greater Phoenix Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization established to promote and support the GLBT business and professional community.

^ January 14th, 2010 North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (NPCC) Presents...

.From 1911 to 1926, an interurban line carried passengers and express packages between Glendale and downtown Phoenix.^ Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Downtown 620 N 6th St, Phoenix, AZ 85004 $ 104.00 avg.
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^ Phoenix Arizona Fiesta Bowl Hotels, Accommodations, Packages & More: Glendale and Phoenix, Arizona On Jan.

Modern Phoenix (1900–present)

Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona, 1908
.In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the National Reclamation Act allowing for dams to be built on western streams for reclamation purposes.^ In 1911, the Theodore Roosevelt Dam near Phoenix, then the largest masonry dam in the world, began operation.
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Residents were quick to enhance this by organizing the Salt River Valley Water Users' Association on February 7, 1903, to manage the water and power supply. The agency still exists as part of the Salt River Project.[12] .The Roosevelt Dam east of the valley was completed in 1911. Several new lakes were formed in the surrounding mountain ranges.^ In 1911, the Theodore Roosevelt Dam near Phoenix, then the largest masonry dam in the world, began operation.
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^ Phoenix Arizona East Valley City News EVLiving - USA QUEEN CREEK ROAD: The planned closure of Queen Creek Road between McQueen Road and Airport Blvd.
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^ East Valley Living - News Links .
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In the Phoenix area, the river is now often dry due to large irrigation diversions, taking with it the large populations of migrating birds, beaver dams, and cottonwood trees that had lived on its waters.
.On February 14, 1912, under President William Howard Taft, Phoenix became the capital of the newly formed state of Arizona.^ In 1912, Phoenix became a state capital with Arizona statehood.
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^ Joints Juneteenth 2008 in Phoenix, Arizona Juneteenth is an annual celebration to honor the historical events leading to the freedom of African slaves in the United States.

^ Vietnam, 68 President Thieu with the help of William Colby, Komer's deputy for CORDS, drafted a decree that officially sanctioned Phoenix/Phung Hoang on 7/1/68.
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[13] .Phoenix was considered preferable as both territorial and state capital due to its more central location, compared to Tucson or Prescott.^ Phoenix is located in central Arizona, in the southwestern United States.
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^ The Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport hotel is the ultimate in convenience both in physical location and within the hotel itself /map/.
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^ Welcome to the Americas Best Value Inn, centrally located in the heart of downtown Phoenix.
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.It was smaller than Tucson, but outgrew that city within the next few decades to become the state's largest city.^ Phoenix, AZ, is the sixth largest city in the United States.
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^ Phoenix is the largest capital city by population, and the third largest capital city by area in the United States.
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^ The Maricopa Manor is a small resort and a private oasis in the heart of the sixth largest City in the United States.
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.In 1913, Phoenix adopted a new form of government from mayor-council to council-manager, making it one of the first cities in the United States with this form of city government.^ Phoenix, AZ, is the sixth largest city in the United States.
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^ Bring a friend and make a new one!

^ As one would expect of a city in the southwest, Phoenix restaurants offer wonderful southwestern, Latino, and Mexican cuisine.
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[14]
Phoenix in the early 20th century
.During World War II, Phoenix's economy shifted to that of a distribution center, rapidly turning into an embryonic industrial city with mass production of military supplies.^ The world that Duke Vincentio steps out into, for all of Measure for Measure 's darkness, is still not as vicious as that of Phoenix (both places, of course, are meant to be London).
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^ My father, he died on Okinawa in World War II, died fighting for this country, which had tried to kill him for years.
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^ In 1993, Phoenix was selected as the "Best Run City in the World" by the Bertelsmann Foundation of Germany.
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.Luke Field, Williams Field, and Falcon Field, coupled with the giant ground-training center at Hyder, west of Phoenix, brought thousands of new people into Phoenix.^ A warm sophisticated decor draws you into a lovely foyer lobby and din Compare Room Rates Hampton Inn Phoenix - I-10 - West .
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^ Phoenix city center injured 3 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
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^ Homewood Suites Phoenix-Metro Center 2536 West Beryl Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021 $ 55.00 avg.
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[15]
.On Thanksgiving night 1942, a large number of U.S. troops stationed in Phoenix rioted while resisting arrest by military police due to engaging in a fight.^ Vast majority killed in military combat, fire fights, or ambushes, and most of remainder were killed in police actions attempting to capture them.
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^ Phoenix to increase identification VC infrastructure and passing info to military, police, and other elements who were to induce defections, capture them, or attack them in their strongholds.
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The military police surrounded and blocked off a predominantly African American part of the city where the troops had escaped to in order to hide. They then dispersed armored personnel carriers and opened fire on civilian homes, resulting in several fatalities. The Colonel of Luke Field soon declared Army personnel banned from Phoenix, which pressured civic leaders to reform local government by firing a number of corrupt officials, in turn getting the ban lifted. .This same bipartisan effort also successfully convinced the city council to give more power to the city manager to run the government and spend public funds, making Phoenix one of the largest cities in the country to not use the strong mayor structure for municipal government.^ Phoenix public schools spend $4,660 per student.
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^ View more photos (we have 121 pictures of Phoenix, AZ available)   Submit your own pictures of this city and show them to the World .
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^ This mutation makes her the physical embodiment of the Phoenix Force; she and the Phoenix itself has stated that they are in fact one and the same being.
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.Another wartime incident took place at a Prisoner of War Camp that was established at the site of what is now Papago Park and Phoenix Zoo, for the internment of German soldiers captured in Europe.^ Following the crash landing in Jamaica Bay, the Phoenix Force took Jean's place as a member of the X-Men.
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^ The Arizona Science Center The Desert Botanical Garden in nearby Papago Salado The Heard Museum The Phoenix Art Museum The Phoenix Museum of History The Phoenix Zoo in nearby Papago Salado The Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park in nearby Papago Salado For patrons of the performing arts, Phoenix has a lot to offer.
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[16] In 1944, dozens of prisoners had devised a plan to escape from the camp and use boats to go down the nearby Salt River to reach Mexico. However, they were unaware that the river was mostly dry and had not been navigable for decades, and were thus easily apprehended near the camp.
.A fire in October 1947 destroyed most of the Phoenix Street Railway fleet, making the city choose between implementing a new street railway system or using buses.^ The City with the second most kidnappings in the world Phoenix?
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^ Phoenix Arizona East Valley City News EVLiving - USA The Town of Gilbert Arts Advisory Board and Gilbert Sister Cities invite Gilbert youth between 13 and 18 years of age to use their imagination to create ...
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^ Finally cool : Phoenix, Arizona is as hot as most people assume from May until late October.
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The latter were selected, and automobiles remained the city's preferred method of transportation. .By 1950, over 100,000 people lived within the city and thousands more in surrounding communities.^ A cost of living index above 100 means Phoenix, AZ is more expensive.
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^ Phoenix IQ - 9/9/2007 : I have lived in several major cities and I have to agree with the gentleman that said people here are dumb.
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^ Phoenix city center injured 3 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
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There were 148 miles (238 km) of paved streets and 163 miles (262 km) of unpaved streets.[15]
.Over the next several decades, the city and metropolitan area attracted more growth and became a favored tourist destination for its exotic desert setting and recreational opportunities.^ Phoenix is also the capital of Arizona, as well as the largest city and largest metropolitan area in Arizona.
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^ Small Version of L.A. : Generally speaking...if you like big cities and you like the desert, the Phoenix area is a pretty decent place to live.
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Nightlife and civic events concentrated along now skyscraper-flanked Central Avenue. .In 1968, the city was surprisingly awarded the Phoenix Suns NBA franchise, and the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum was built.^ Dog Birthday Party Barack Obama Visits Arizona Analysis of Obama and the voters supporting him at Phoenix, Arizona political rally at the Veteran's Coliseum on January 30, 2008.

^ Phoenix has received the National Civic League's prestigious "All-America City" Award four times.
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^ Italian Restaurants NBA All Star Game 2009: Best Restaurants to Dine at During Your Phoenix Visit Top 5 places to dine at in Phoenix, Arizona for the 2009 NBA All Star game.

By the 1970s, however, there was rising crime and a decline in business within the downtown core.
.Arizona Republic writer Don Bolles was murdered by a car bomb in the city in 1976. It was believed that his investigative reporting on organized crime in Phoenix made him a target.^ Phoenix, Arizona (AZ) Detailed Profile - relocation, real estate, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, move, moving, houses news, sex offenders .
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^ Mortgage calculator Property and neighborhood reports Check Arizona mortgage rates Free Home Valuation Get Free Moving Quotes Find an apartment in Phoenix Jobs .
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.Bolles' last words referred to Phoenix land and cattle magnate Kemper Marley, who was widely regarded to have ordered Bolles' murder, as well as John Harvey Adamson, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 1977 in return for testimony against contractors Max Dunlap and James Robison.^ Brooks discusses Middleton's possible intention of having Phoenix represent King James, who was often referred to as a phoenix, as well as Daniel Dodson's theory that The Phoenix , presented at James's court, was meant not only to flatter but also advise him in matters of statecraft.
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^ Vietnam, in 82 Ex-Phoenix operative reveals that sometimes orders were given to kill U.S. military personnel who were considered security risks.
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Dunlap was convicted of first degree murder in the case in 1990 and received a life sentence. .He passed away at the Arizona State Prison Complex - Tucson on July 21, 2009 due to natural causes.^ Minutes away from the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Arizona State Fair ...
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^ Minutes away from the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Arizona State Fair Compare Room Rates Phoenix Days Inn I-17 & Thomas .
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Robison was acquitted, but pleaded guilty to charges of soliciting violence against Adamson. Street gangs, violent crime, and the drug trade had turned into public safety issues by the 1980s, with the transplanted, uncohesive nature of many neighborhoods making crime unpredictable and difficult to monitor. .Van Buren Street, East of downtown (near 24th St), became associated with prostitution, and many sections of the city's south and west sides were ravaged by the crack epidemic.^ Americas Best Value Inn Downtown Phoenix 424 West Van Buren Street Phoenix, AZ 85003 Nightly Rates: ($49.99 - $59.99) 1 Star Welcome to the Americas Best Value Inn, centrally located in the heart of downtown Phoenix.
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^ Budget Lodge-Phoenix 402 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 85003 $ 54.99 avg.
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^ Springhill Suites By Marriott Phoenix Downtown 802 East Van Buren Street Phoenix, AZ 85006 Nightly Rates: ($89.00 - $89.00) 2 Star Get FREE high-speed Internet access at this SpringHill Suites.
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.The city's crime rates in many categories have improved since that time, but still exceed state and national averages.^ QUIETO I above life; I have been wild and rash, Committed many and unnatural crimes, Which I have since repented.
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^ But of all, I most wonder at the continual substance of thy wit, that, having had so many suits in law from time to time, thou has still money to relieve 'em.
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^ City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 320.9) .
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.After the Salt River flooded in 1980 and damaged many bridges, the Arizona Department of Transportation and Amtrak worked together and temporarily operated a train service, the "Hattie B." line, between central Phoenix and the southeast suburbs.^ N Central Ave Phoenix, Arizona (602) 262-4636 Library Web Site .
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^ PRUs and SEALs often worked together and both killed many VCI and guerrillas -- the enemy had wrapped itself in the population.
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^ First Chiropractic 7227 S Central Ave # 1080 Phoenix , Arizona 85040 .
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It was discontinued because of high operating costs and a lack of interest from local authorities in maintaining funding.[17]
The famous "Phoenix Lights" UFO sightings took place in March 1997. The Baseline Killer and Serial Shooter crime sprees occurred in Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa. .Steele Indian School Park was the site of a mid-air collision between two news helicopters in July 2007. In 2008, Squaw Peak, the second tallest mountain in the city, was officially renamed Piestewa Peak after Army Specialist Lori Ann Piestewa, an Arizona native who was the first Native American woman to die in combat with the U.S. military, and the first American female casualty in the 2003 Iraq War.^ After working for the National Broadcasting Company (1963-1976), she joined the American Broadcasting Company (1976-1979) and became the first woman to anchor the nightly , Ayres JG. Short term variations in hospital admissions and mortality and particulate air pollution.
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^ Description: low maintenance, executive-style living near piestewa peak mountain preserve w/ 2 gas fireplaces, spacious patios w/ fountain, built-in .
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^ The original settlers of what was to become Phoenix were the Hohokam Indian people, who lived there as early as 300 BC. The first non-native American settlers founded a farming community near what was to become Phoenix.
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.Phoenix has maintained a growth streak in recent years, growing by 24.2% since 2000. This makes it the second-fastest-growing metropolitan area in the United States following only Las Vegas, whose population has grown by 29.2% since 2000.[18] In 2008, Phoenix was one of the hardest hit by the Subprime mortgage crisis.^ According to U.S. Census data, Phoenix is the 14th largest metropolitan area in the United States.
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^ Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 14.53 percent.
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^ Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000.
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.In early 2009, the median home price was $150,000, down from its $262,000 peak in recent years.^ Recent home sales, price trends, and home value evaluator powered by Onboard Informatics © 2009 Onboard Informatics.
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[19] .Crime rates in Phoenix have gone down in recent years and once troubled, decaying neighborhoods such as South Mountain, Alhambra, and Maryvale have recovered and stabilized.^ Neighborhoods in Phoenix: Ahwatukee Foothills neighborhood Alhambra neighborhood Camelback East neighborhood Camlback Corridor neighborhood Central City neighborhood Central Phoenix neighborhood Cooper Square neighborhood Deer Valley neighborhood Desert View neighborhood Downtown neighborhood Encanto neighborhood Estrella neighborhood Maryvale neighborhood Metrocenter neighborhood Moon Valley neighborhood North Mountain neighborhood North Phoenix neighborhood Paradise Valley neighborhood Roosevelt neighborhood South Mountain neighborhood South Phoenix neighborhood Sunnyslope neighborhood Religion statistics for Phoenix Adherents .
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^ Canyonview Resorts Club South Mountain Preserve 4647 E. Francisco Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85044 $ 119.00 avg.
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^ Mortgage calculator Property and neighborhood reports Check Arizona mortgage rates Free Home Valuation Get Free Moving Quotes Find an apartment in Phoenix Jobs .
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A panoramic view of Phoenix from the South Mountain Range, Winter 2008

Geography

Landsat 7 Satellite image of the Phoenix Metro Area in 2002.
.Phoenix is located at 33°26'54" North, 112°4'26" West (33.448457°, -112.073844°)[20] in the Salt River Valley, or "Valley of the Sun", in central Arizona.^ Welcome to the Americas Best Value Inn, centrally located in the heart of downtown Phoenix.
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^ N Central Ave Phoenix, Arizona (602) 262-4636 Library Web Site .
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^ Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix North Happy Valley 1940 W. Pinnacle Peak Road Phoenix, AZ 85027 Nightly Rates: ($129.00 - $149.00) 2 Star The Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix North Happy Valley hotel is located in Arizona in the Northwest corridor of Phoenix and conveniently close to the University of Phoenix Stadium /Home to the Phoenix Cardi ...
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It lies at a mean elevation of 1,117 feet (340 m), in the northern reaches of the Sonoran Desert.
.Other than the mountains in and around the city, the topography of Phoenix is generally flat, allowing the city's main streets to run on a precise grid with wide, open-spaced roadways.^ Arizona Center was designed by the Rouse Company (on its festival marketplace model, which worked to great success in other cities) and opened in the fall of 1990 to great fanfare for Health Statistics in Phoenix.
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^ Small Version of L.A. : Generally speaking...if you like big cities and you like the desert, the Phoenix area is a pretty decent place to live.
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^ It is also widely used to describe conditions that are contradictory, or opposite, rather than in parallel or in sync with each other.
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.The Salt River runs westward through the city of Phoenix; the riverbed is often dry or a trickle due to large irrigation diversions, except after the area's infrequent rainstorms or when more water is released from upstream dams.^ Small Version of L.A. : Generally speaking...if you like big cities and you like the desert, the Phoenix area is a pretty decent place to live.
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^ Phoenix is also often referred to as the "golf capital of the world" with more than 200 golf courses in the greater Phoenix area.
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^ Phoenix is also the capital of Arizona, as well as the largest city and largest metropolitan area in Arizona.
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The city of Tempe has built two inflatable dams in the Salt River bed to create a year-round recreational lake, called Tempe Town Lake. The dams are deflated to allow the river to flow unimpeded during releases. Lake Pleasant Regional Park is located in Northwest Phoenix within the suburb of Peoria, Arizona
.The Phoenix area is surrounded by the McDowell Mountains to the northeast, the White Tank Mountains to the west, the Superstition Mountains far to the east, and the Sierra Estrella to the southwest.^ Quality Inn Downtown 202 East McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85004 $ 119.00 avg.
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^ Hampton Inn Phoenix/Midtown/Dwtn Area 160 West Catalina Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85013 $ 189.00 avg.
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^ La Quinta Inn & Suites Phoenix I-10 West 4929 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85035 $ 149.00 avg.
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.Within the city are the Phoenix Mountains and South Mountains.^ In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge sold 13,000 acres of South Mountain to Phoenix.
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^ Canyonview Resorts Club South Mountain Preserve 4647 E. Francisco Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85044 $ 119.00 avg.
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^ The Phoenix, AZ celebration was held Saturday, June 14 at South Mountain Community College.

.Current development (as of 2005) is pushing beyond the geographic boundaries to the north and west, and south through Pinal County.^ I just graduated from North High School May of 2009, I am currently taking class online through Rio Salado.
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.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 475.1 square miles (1,230.5 km²); 474.9 square miles (1,229.9 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km², or 0.05%) of it is water.^ According to U.S. Census data, Phoenix is the 14th largest metropolitan area in the United States.
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^ Land area: 474.9 square miles.
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^ Baltimore is an independent city located in the state of Maryland in the United States.
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.The Phoenix Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) (officially known as the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale MSA), is the 12th largest in the United States, with a total population of 4,281,899 as of the July 2008 update of the 2000 U.S. Census.^ According to U.S. Census data, Phoenix is the 14th largest metropolitan area in the United States.
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^ Population in July 2008: 1,567,924.
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^ Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000.
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.It includes the Arizona counties of Maricopa and Pinal.^ Mortality data for all of Maricopa County from 1995 to 1997 were obtained from the Arizona Center Arizona Center is a shopping center and office complex located in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.
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^ Presidential Election results in Maricopa County Arizona: .
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^ Back to Phoenix, AZ housing info , Maricopa County , Arizona , AZ smaller cities , AZ small cities , All Cities .
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.Other cities in the MSA include Mesa, Scottsdale, Glendale, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, and Peoria.^ Chandler, Arizona Fountain Hills, Arizona Gilbert, Arizona Glendale, Arizona Goodyear, Arizona Litchfield Park, Arizona Mesa, Arizona Paradise Valley, Arizona Peoria, Arizona Phoenix, Arizona Scottsdale, Arizona Sun City, Arizona Surprise, Arizona Tempe, Arizona Tolleson, Arizona Group Hotel Rates Find special group rates at the best hotels in Phoenix Arizona for your business meetings, sports team events, family reunions, or wedding party.
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^ The Grace Inn Phoenix is conveniently located at the crossroads to Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Tempe and is just minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
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^ Salt River Indian Community San Clemente South Chandler/Gilbert South East Sierra Vista South Mountain South Scottsdale South Tempe Southeast Mesa Southeast Outer Boundry Southwest Mesa University of Arizona West Central Mesa West Central Outer Boundry West Central Outer Loop West Inner Loop West Outer Loop West University Westgate Wild Horse Pass .

.Several smaller communities are also included, such as Cave Creek, Queen Creek, Buckeye, Goodyear,Guadalupe, Fountain Hills, Litchfield Park, Anthem, Sun Lakes, Sun City, Sun City West, Avondale, Surprise, El Mirage, Paradise Valley, and Tolleson.^ Nearest cities: Paradise Valley, AZ (2.6 miles ), Glendale, AZ (2.8 miles ), Scottsdale, AZ (3.4 miles ), Tolleson, AZ (3.4 miles ), Tempe, AZ (3.6 miles ), Guadalupe, AZ (3.6 miles ), Peoria, AZ (3.6 miles ), Sun City, AZ (3.6 miles ).
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^ Phoenix & Nearby Cities Phoenix Foreclosures Phoenix Open Houses Phoenix New Homes Glendale Real Estate Tempe Real Estate Paradise Valley Real Estate Laveen Real Estate Scottsdale Real Estate Tolleson Real Estate Peoria Real Estate Mesa Real Estate Cashion Real Estate Chandler Real Estate See All Nearby Cities Real Estate .
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^ Carefree Cave Creek Central Corridor North Phoenix Paradise Valley Pinnacle Peak Rio Verde Scottsdale .

.The communities of Ahwatukee, Arcadia, Deer Valley, Laveen, Sunnyslope, Maryvale and others are part of the city of Phoenix, Ahwatukee being separated from the rest of the city by South Mountain.^ In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge sold 13,000 acres of South Mountain to Phoenix.
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^ Canyonview Resorts Club South Mountain Preserve 4647 E. Francisco Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85044 $ 119.00 avg.
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^ The Phoenix, AZ celebration was held Saturday, June 14 at South Mountain Community College.

.As with most of Arizona, Phoenix does not observe daylight saving time.^ Firebird How to Find the Best Restaurants in Phoenix, Arizona All the Time, Every Time This is a simple guide for resources for you to eat well in Phoenix, Arizona every time.

^ The Embassy Suites Phoenix - Biltmore hotel is located in the Biltmore area Phoenix Arizona*s most prestigious community.
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^ Most everyone does it all the time, they just don't call it by name or learn how it works.
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In 1973, Gov. Jack Williams argued to Congress that energy use would increase in the evening, as refrigeration units were not used as often in the morning on standard time. .He went on to say that energy use would rise "because there would be more lights on in the early morning."^ Though not quite as common a practice as it is today, there were plenty of people back in the 1970s who would respell names to make them more 'unique.'"

^ To start with, I had been an atheist for 10 years when very early one August morning in 1984 I went out onto the front porch to look at the moon.
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^ As noted above, some early texts of the Book of Revelation use 616 instead, which would represent the alternative Hebrew spelling .
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He was also concerned about children going to school in the dark, which indeed they were.[21] The exception to this are lands of the Navajo Nation in Northeastern Arizona, which observe daylight saving time in conjunction with the rest of their tribal lands in other states.

Climate

.Phoenix has an arid climate, with very hot summers and temperate winters.^ Phoenix has an arid climate that is characterized by some of the hottest seasonal temperatures anywhere.
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.The average summer high temperature is among the hottest of any populated area in the United States and approaches those of cities such as Riyadh and Baghdad.^ Phoenix is the largest capital city by population, and the third largest capital city by area in the United States.
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^ Baltimore is an independent city located in the state of Maryland in the United States.
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^ According to U.S. Census data, Phoenix is the 14th largest metropolitan area in the United States.
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.The temperature reaches or exceeds 100°F (38°C) on an average of 110 days during the year, including most days from late May through early September, and highs top 110 °F (43 °C) an average of 18 days during the year.^ Phoenix averages 325 sunny days and less than eight inches of rain a year.
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^ I just graduated from North High School May of 2009, I am currently taking class online through Rio Salado.
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^ September 11, 2001 was the 254th day of the year.
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On June 26, 1990, the temperature reached an all-time recorded high of 122 °F (50 °C).[22]
.Overnight lows greater than 80 °F (27 °C) occur frequently each summer, with the average July low being 81 °F (27 °C) and the average August low being 80 °F (27 °C).^ If the average daily temperature was greater than or equal to the 95th percentile (35.4 [degrees] C), we assigned a 1 to the predictor variable Noun 1.
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.On average, 67 days throughout the year will see the nighttime low at or above 80 °F (27 °C).^ Phoenix averages 325 sunny days and less than eight inches of rain a year.
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The all time highest low temperature ever recorded in Phoenix was 96 °F (36 °C), which occurred on July 15, 2003.[23]
Precipitation is sparse during a large part of the summer, but the influx of monsoonal moisture, which generally begins in early July and lasts until mid-September, raises humidity levels and can cause heavy localized precipitation and flooding. .Winter months are mild to warm, with daily high temperatures ranging from the mid-60's to low 70's (18-22°C), and low temperatures rarely dipping below 40 °F (4 °C).^ About twenty-five mid-rise and high-rise buildings ranging up to 39 stories tall pierce the skyline.
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Phoenix from North Mt Preserve.
.Phoenix averages 85% of possible sunshine[24] and receives scant rainfall, the average annual total at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport being 8.3 inches (210 mm).^ Minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport with a FREE 24-hour shuttle.
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^ Clarendon Hotel 401 W Clarendon Ave Phoenix, AZ 85013 3 Star The Clarendon Midtown Museum District is located just 5.8 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, and walking distance from the Metro rail station.
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^ Grace Inn at Ahwatukee 10831 South 51st Street Phoenix, AZ 85044 Nightly Rates: ($59.00 - $98.00) The Grace Inn Phoenix is conveniently located at the crossroads to Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Tempe and is just minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
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March is the wettest month of the year (1.07 inches or 27 mm) with June being the driest (0.09 inches or 2 mm). .Although thunderstorms are possible at any time of the year, they are most common during the monsoon from July to mid-September as humid air surges in from the Gulf of California.^ Although these time periods seem to be altogether unrelated, they in fact have something in common.
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These can bring strong winds, large hail, or rarely, tornadoes. Winter storms moving inland from the Pacific Ocean occasionally produce significant rains but occur infrequently. Fog is rare but can be observed from time to time during the winter months.
.On average, Phoenix has only 5 days per year where the temperature drops to or below freezing.^ Phoenix averages 325 sunny days and less than eight inches of rain a year.
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^ Show only for sale All Open Houses Today's Open Houses Open Houses this weekend New listings in past 7 days Price reduced NEW! In the past year .
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^ The average temperature in Phoenix from 1995 to 1997 was 23.7 [+ or -] 8.1 [degrees] C. The average relative humidity was 32 [+ or -] 15%.
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[25] .The long-term mean date of the first frost is December 15 and the last is February 1; however, these dates do not represent the city as a whole because the frequency of freezes increases the further one moves outward from the urban heat island.^ Then Bioy Casares recalled that one of the heresiarchs of Uqbar had declared that mirrors and copulation are abominable, because they increase the number or men.

.Frequently, outlying areas of Phoenix see frost, but the airport does not.^ Attend all three of them to see what the Phoenix, Arizona area theaters have to offer theatergoers.

^ Phoenix Arizona Must See Attractions in and Around Phoenix, Arizona If you are going to be in the Phoenix area and have some time, be sure to stop by these must see places.

The earliest frost on record occurred on November 3, 1946, and the latest occurred on April 4, 1945. The all-time lowest recorded temperature in Phoenix was 16 °F (-9 °C) on January 7, 1913.
Snow is extremely rare in the area. .Snowfall was first officially recorded in 1896, and since then, accumulations of 0.1 inches (0.25 cm) or greater have occurred only seven times.^ Let's see: that bit where he sings 'sixteen years' at the very beginning of the song is supposed to be a reference to its having been sixteen years since his first record came out.

.The heaviest snowstorm on record dates to January 20, 1937 – January 21, 1937, when 1 to 4 inches (2.5 to 10 cm) fell in parts of the city and did not melt entirely for four days.^ They correspond with the solstices and equinoxes, as well as four dates falling between them, or "Cross-Quarter Days".
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Before that, 1 inch (2.5 cm) had fallen on January 20, 1933. On February 2, 1939, 0.5 inches (1.3 cm) fell. Most recently, 0.4 inches (1.0 cm) fell on December 21, 1990 – December 22, 1990. Snow also fell on March 12, 1917, November 28, 1919, and December 11, 1985.[26][27]
Climate data for Phoenix
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 88
(31)
92
(33)
100
(38)
105
(41)
114
(46)
122
(50)
121
(49)
116
(47)
116
(47)
107
(42)
96
(36)
87
(31)
122
(50)
Average high °F (°C) 67
(19.4)
71
(21.7)
76
(24.4)
85
(29.4)
94
(34.4)
104
(40)
107
(41.7)
105
(40.6)
99
(37.2)
88
(31.1)
75
(23.9)
70
(21.1)
86.8
(30.4)
Average low °F (°C) 45
(7.2)
48
(8.9)
51
(10.6)
58
(14.4)
67
(19.4)
75
(23.9)
81
(27.2)
80
(26.7)
75
(23.9)
63
(17.2)
50
(10)
44
(6.7)
61.4
(16.3)
Record low °F (°C) 16
(-9)
24
(-4)
25
(-4)
35
(2)
39
(4)
49
(9)
63
(17)
58
(14)
47
(8)
34
(1)
27
(-3)
22
(-6)
16
(-9)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.83
(21.1)
0.77
(19.6)
1.07
(27.2)
0.25
(6.4)
0.16
(4.1)
0.09
(2.3)
0.99
(25.1)
0.94
(23.9)
0.75
(19)
0.79
(20.1)
0.73
(18.5)
0.92
(23.4)
8.29
(210.6)
Sunshine hours 248 254 310 360 403 420 372 372 330 310 270 248 3,897
Avg. rainy days 4 4 4 2 2 1 5 5 3 3 3 4 40
Source: [28] May 7, 2009
Source #2: [29] August 17, 2009

Cityscape

Map of the urban villages of Phoenix
.Since 1986, the city of Phoenix has been divided into urban villages, many of which are based upon historically significant neighborhoods and communities that have since been annexed into Phoenix.^ Our message is based upon our feeling and our imagination and we project it into reality of life.
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^ Shaw Butte North Base, Phoenix, AZ ICS Weather , Set as Default Current Conditions , Historical Data & Charts .
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[30] Each village has a planning committee that is appointed directly by the city council. According to the village planning handbook issued by the city, the purpose of the village planning committees is to work with the city's planning commission to ensure a balance of housing and employment in each village, concentrate development at identified village cores, and to promote the unique character and identity of the villages.[31]
.Currently, there are 15 urban villages in the city: Ahwatukee Foothills, Alhambra, Camelback East, Central City, Deer Valley, Desert View, Encanto, Estrella, Laveen, Maryvale, North Gateway, North Mountain, Paradise Valley (not to be confused with the town of Paradise Valley), South Mountain and Rio Vista.^ MR. Daily mortality and [PM.sub.10] pollution in Utah Valley Utah Valley is a valley in North Central Utah located in Utah County, and is considered part of the Wasatch Front.
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^ January 27th, 2010 LeTip North Scottsdale Where: Paradise Bakery & Cafe - Gainey Village 8777 N Scottsdale Rd Paradise Valley, Arizona 85253 When: 7:01am - 8:31am Fee: Free Looking for new business?

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Rio Vista was created as New Village in 2004 and is currently very sparsely populated, with no large amount of development expected in the near future.[32]
.Commonly referred-to Phoenix regions and districts include Downtown, Midtown, West Phoenix, North Phoenix, South Phoenix, Biltmore Area, Arcadia, Sunnyslope, Ahwatukee.^ I recently moved to the Arcadia area in Phoenix.
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Demographics

.As of the 2005–2007 American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, White Americans made up 75.1% of Phoenix's population; of which 48.1% were non-Hispanic whites.^ Jeff had another dream prior to the one above, in which a paratrooper dressed in white came down from the sky and made him stand up from his prone position.
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^ Census Bureau - the bureau of the Commerce Department responsible for taking the census; provides demographic information and analyses about the population of the United States Bureau of the Census .
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Blacks or African Americans made up 5.4% of Phoenix's population; of which 5.2% were non-Hispanic blacks. Native Americans made up 1.9% of the city's population; of which 1.7% were non-Hispanic. Asian Americans made up 2.3% of the city's population; of which 2.2% were non-Hispanic. Pacific Islander Americans made up 0.1% of the city's population. .Individuals from some other race made up 13.3% of the city's population; of which 0.2% were non-Hispanic.^ I know they've got some kind of procedure in the case of other non-hierarchical faiths....
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^ I stood there and he took the worse of the pain away..then a woman walked up and told me to stop by her tent for some ointment she made.
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Individuals from two or more races made up 1.9% of the city's population; of which 1.0% were non-Hispanic. In addition, Hispanics and Latinos made up 41.5% of Phoenix's population.[33][34]
According to the 2000 census, there were 1,321,045 people, 865,834 households, and 407,450 families residing in the city. The official population estimate in 2008 is 1,567,924.[35] The population density was 2,782 people per square mile (1,074/km²). There were 895,832 housing units at an average density of 1,044 per square mile (403/km²).
.There were 865,834 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-traditional families.^ This is a little ironic since in rural India there are still fatal vigilante actions againt suspected Witches and their families on a non infrequent basis.
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.25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.^ His mind was made up once and for all in hundreds of subjects and maybe this was the sign that he had completed his course.

^ It is an interesting location because of its large proportion of elderly people (9.7% of the population is [is greater than] 65 years of age).
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^ Southwest and has approximately 1 million residents (9.7% of the residents are [is greater than] 65 years of age).
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The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.39.
.In the city the population age distribution was 28.9% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older.^ It is an interesting location because of its large proportion of elderly people (9.7% of the population is [is greater than] 65 years of age).
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^ Western Apache: Fiinigis ) is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. , using 3 years of daily data (1995-1997).
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^ Southwest and has approximately 1 million residents (9.7% of the residents are [is greater than] 65 years of age).
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The median age was 31 years. .For every 100 females there were 103.5 males.^ It's the place we call home...also about 300 workshops, concerts every night, about 100 venders...did I say there were venders?
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.For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.7 males.^ It's the place we call home...also about 300 workshops, concerts every night, about 100 venders...did I say there were venders?
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The median income for a household in the city was $41,207, and the median income for a family was $46,467. Males had a median income of $32,820 versus $27,466 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,833. 15.8% of the population and 11.5% of families were below the poverty line. .Out of the total population, 21.0% of those under the age of 18 and 10.3% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.^ I don't think it's too much to ask for a chaplain of their own faith for those willing to put their lives on the line.
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.As of 2000, the racial makeup of the Phoenix population was 71.1% White, 5.1% African American, 2.0% Native American, 2.0% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 16.4% from other races, and 3.3% from two or more races.^ Afghan African Afro-Cuban Albanian American More > > Movies > .

Hispanic or Latino of any race were 34.1% of the population.[36] Since the 2000 census, the non-Hispanic white population in Phoenix dropped below 50.0%, according to William Frey, a demographer with the Brookings Institution.[37]
.In 2000, the Phoenix metro area's religious composition was reported as 45% Catholic, 13% LDS (concentrated heavily in the suburb of Mesa) and 5% Jewish.^ Phoenix, Arizona 85023 When: 7:00am - 8:30am Fee: Free Meet business people from all over the Phoenix Metro area to discuss your business and theirs.

The remaining 37% are largely members of Protestant denominations or are unaffiliated.[38]
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 240
1880 1,708 611.7%
1890 3,152 84.5%
1900 5,544 75.9%
1910 11,314 104.1%
1920 29,053 156.8%
1930 48,118 65.6%
1940 65,414 35.9%
1950 106,818 63.3%
1960 439,170 311.1%
1970 581,572 32.4%
1980 789,704 35.8%
1990 983,403 24.5%
2000 1,321,045 34.3%
Est. 2008 1,567,924 [1] 18.7%
sources:[39][40]

Economy

Downtown Phoenix south of Jefferson Street.
The early economy of Phoenix was primarily agricultural, dependent mainly on cotton and citrus farming. .In the last two decades, the economy has diversified as swiftly as the population has grown.^ They have grown in number and complexity over the past two decades.
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As the state capital of Arizona, many residents in the area are employed by the government. Arizona State University has also enhanced the area's population through education and its growing research capabilities. Numerous high-tech and telecommunications companies have also recently relocated to the area. Due to the warm climate in winter, Phoenix benefits greatly from seasonal tourism and recreation, and the golf industry.[citation needed]
Phoenix is currently home to seven Fortune 1000 companies: waste management company Allied Waste, electronics corporation Avnet, Apollo Group (which operates the University of Phoenix), mining company Freeport-McMoRan (recently merged with Phoenix based Phelps Dodge), retailer PetSmart, energy supplier Pinnacle West and retailer CSK Auto. Honeywell's Aerospace division is headquartered in Phoenix, and the valley hosts many of their avionics and mechanical facilities. As of 2009, there are 190 full-time avionics technicians employed in Phoenix, with an average annual mean salary of $47,710[41]. .Intel has one of their largest sites here, employing about 10,000 employees and 3 chip manufacturing fabs, including the $3 billion state-of-the-art 300 mm and 45 nm Fab 32. American Express hosts their financial transactions, customer information, and their entire website in Phoenix.^ Neither she nor the other posters on this site desrved the juvenile insults Frank has batted about here.
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The city is also home to the headquarters of U-HAUL International, a rental company and moving supply store, as well Best Western, a hotel chain.[citation needed] Mesa Air Group, a regional airline group, is headquartered in Phoenix.[42]
The military has a significant presence in Phoenix with Luke Air Force Base located in the western suburbs. .At its height, in the 1940s, the Phoenix area had three military bases: Luke Field (still in use), Falcon Field, and Williams Air Force Base (now Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport), with numerous auxiliary air fields located throughout the region.^ And again, considering the number of US military bases (6702) you still end up with on average of two "might be" Pagans per base.
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[citation needed]
See also: List of major corporations in Phoenix

Culture

Phoenix and the surrounding area has several cultural activities, including the performing arts, museums, and events.

Performing arts

.Several music venues take place around Arizona, but primarily in and around downtown Phoenix and in Scottsdale.^ Launch Networking Mixer Party Where: Roka Akor 7299 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, Arizona 85253 When: 5:30pm - 8:30pm Fee: Free Phoenix Success, Inc.

.One such venue is the Phoenix Symphony Hall, where performances from groups such as Arizona Opera and Ballet Arizona often occur.^ Dynamic Network Associates (also known as DNA) is a group of over 20 professionals located in Phoenix, Arizona.

^ Walker Chiropractic Group 4022 E Greenway RD # 1 Phoenix , Arizona 85032 .
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^ Chiropractic Physicians Group 4515 W Indian School RD Phoenix , Arizona 85031 .
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Another venue is the Orpheum Theatre (Phoenix) which is home to the Phoenix Metropolitan Opera. Concerts also regularly make stops in the area. Venues for concerts include the US Airways Center and the Dodge Theater in downtown Phoenix, Jobing.com Arena in Glendale. .Since 2002, Phoenix has also seen a rapid growth in local arts through The Artlink Program.^ Since 1978, LeTip programs have helped over 50,000 members, throughout the United States and Canada, build business success through personal referrals.

Several Smaller theatres including Trunk Space, Space 55 and Modified Arts support regular independent musical and theatre performances.
Phoenix has been home to numerous popular musicians, mostly of the country and rock genres. Solo artists originally from the area include Duane Eddy, Stevie Nicks, Willy Northpole, Buck Owens, Wayne Newton, Jordin Sparks, Marty Robbins, CeCe Peniston, Dierks Bentley, and Alice Cooper. Several prominent rock groups have come from the Valley, including Meat Puppets, The Refreshments, Jimmy Eat World, Mr. Mister, Gin Blossoms, and The Tubes.
Several television series were set in Phoenix, including the current top-rated Medium, the 1960–1961 syndicated crime drama, The Brothers Brannagan, Alice and the CBS sitcom, The New Dick Van Dyke Show from 1971–1974.

Museums

Several museums are scattered around the valley including the Phoenix Art Museum. .One of the most well-known museums in the area is the Heard Museum just north of downtown.^ FURTIVO No, 'tis well known, sir, I have a master the very picture of wisdom-- LATRONELLO [ Aside ] For indeed he speaks not one wise word.
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^ As for voting for a Pagan, even though I am one I would definately have to agree with them on most of the issues as well, esp.
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^ Well, one of those votes might be mine, just on general principle.
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It has over 130,000 square feet (12,000 m²) of gallery, classroom and performance space. Some of the signature exhibits include a full Navajo hogan, the Mareen Allen Nichols Collection containing 260 pieces of contemporary jewelry, the Barry Goldwater Collection of 437 historic Hopi kachina dolls, and an exhibit on the 19th century boarding school experiences of Native Americans. The Heard Museum attracts about 250,000 visitors a year.
.Other notable museums in the city include the Arizona Science Center, Hall of Flame Firefighting Museum, Phoenix Museum of History, the Phoenix Zoo, the Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park, and the Children's Museum of Phoenix.^ Find Chiropractors in other cities in Arizona .
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^ Lock Center Chiropractic 6064 N 16th ST Phoenix , Arizona 85016 .
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^ Blue Rock Center 4202 N 44 Street Phoenix , Arizona 85018 Phone Number .
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Fine arts

The downtown Phoenix art scene has developed in the past decade. The Artlink organization and the galleries downtown have successfully launched a First Friday cross-Phoenix gallery opening.
Phoenix Civic Space with sculpture Her Secret Is Patience by artist Janet Echelman
.In April 2009, artist Janet Echelman inaugurated her monumental sculpture, Her Secret Is Patience, the new civic icon suspended above the new Phoenix Civic Space, a two-city-block park in the middle of downtown.^ Litchfield Park Mesa New River Oro Valley Paradise Valley Peoria Phoenix Queen Creek Sacaton .

This netted sculpture makes the invisible patterns of desert wind visible to the human eye. .During the day, the 100-foot-tall sculpture hovers high above heads, treetops, and buildings, the sculpture creates what the artist calls "shadow drawings", which she says are inspired by Phoenix's cloud shadows.^ It's the place we call home...also about 300 workshops, concerts every night, about 100 venders...did I say there were venders?
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At night, the illumination changes color gradually through the seasons. The large three-dimensional multi-layered form is created by a combination of hand-baiting and machine-loomed knotting, and is the result of a collaborative effort with an international team of award-winning engineers.

Cuisine

Phoenix has long been renowned for authentic Mexican food, thanks to both the large Hispanic population and proximity to Mexico. .But the recent population boom has brought people from all over the nation, and to a lesser extent from other countries, and has since influenced the local cuisine.^ Come on out, have a drink, maybe an appetizer and get to know other business people from all around the valley.

^ People all over the world have been reporting these strange coincidences regarding 11:11 and other numbers.
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.International food, such as Korean, Brazilian, and French, has become more common throughout the valley in recent years.^ Coincidences and synchronicities are increasing and becoming more meaningful to people, such as the "11:11" phenomenon (see links below).
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^ Of course, such general stage directions will always become more defined by the reader's common sense or the particular theatrical production.
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.However, Mexican food is arguably still the most popular food, with Mexican restaurants found all over the area.^ But of all, I most wonder at the continual substance of thy wit, that, having had so many suits in law from time to time, thou has still money to relieve 'em.
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Sports

.Phoenix is home to several professional sports franchises, including representatives of all four major professional sports leagues in the U.S. - although only two of these teams actually carry the city name and play within the city limits.^ It is formed by two interlaced "Pythagorean tetraktys , or 'perfect triangle of fourness,' of nine points, four to a side, enclosing a tenth representing the generative center."
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^ On March 20, 2005 at 2:00 am, three boys were playing with a ball outside their homes in Fraccionamiento Del Parque, a neighborhood in the city of Merida, Yucatán.
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^ These were the two annointed...the High Priest and King...it wasn't the same Joshua that was at Jericho...This was the High Priest and King, (he is actually called governor because he was under the rulership of Babylon still) ..
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.The first major franchise was the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA), which started play in 1968 at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum.^ Phoenix, Arizona 85004 When: 4:00pm - 8:30pm Fee: Free Join Sue Barenholtz, Queen of the Wild Boomer Women or the first party of the decade!

^ N 7th St Phoenix, Arizona 85014 When: 9:00am - 10:30am Fee: $15.00 - $30.00 National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the voice of America\'s 10.6 million women-owned businesses.

^ First Chiropractic 7227 S Central Ave # 1080 Phoenix , Arizona 85040 .
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In 1992 the Suns moved to the America West Arena, which is now the US Airways Center. .In 1997, the Phoenix Mercury was one of the original eight teams to launch the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).^ N 7th St Phoenix, Arizona 85014 When: 9:00am - 10:30am Fee: $15.00 - $30.00 National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the voice of America\'s 10.6 million women-owned businesses.

^ January 13th, 2010 National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) U Session Where: Golf Club @ 7th Street & Osborn Rd.

^ January 13th, 2010 National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Luncheon & N … Where: Golf Club @ 7th Street & Osborn Rd.

Both teams play at U.S. Airways Center. The U.S. Airways Center was the setting for both the 1995 and the 2009 NBA All-Star Games. The Phoenix Flame of the International Basketball League began play in the spring of 2007. They play at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
University of Phoenix Stadium on the game day of Super Bowl XLII on February 3, 2008.
The Arizona Cardinals moved to Phoenix from St. Louis, Missouri in 1988 and currently play in the Western Division of the National Football League's National Football Conference. .The team, however, has never played in the city itself; they played at Sun Devil Stadium on the campus of Arizona State University in nearby Tempe until 2006. Sun Devil Stadium held Super Bowl XXX in 1996 when the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers.^ Scottsdale Sedona Sierra Vista Sun City Surprise Tempe Tortilla Flat Tucson Youngtown .

The Cardinals now play at University of Phoenix Stadium in west suburban Glendale. University of Phoenix Stadium hosted Super Bowl XLII on February 3, 2008, in which the New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots. It is also the home of the annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, a college football bowl game that is part of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS).
Phoenix had an arena football team, the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League. .Games were played at US Airways Center downtown.^ Go back to playing with your Grand Theft Auto game and Cheetos and leave us alone, unless you actually have something of substance to say.
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The Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League moved to the area in 1996; they were formerly the Winnipeg Jets franchise.They play at Jobing.com Arena, adjacent to University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.
.The Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball (National League West Division) began play as an expansion team in 1998. The team plays at Chase Field (downtown).^ Cunningham, H., Peters, W., McCauley, C., Bontcheva, K., Wilks, Y. (1998) A Level Playing Field for Language Resource Evaluation.

.In 2001, the Diamondbacks defeated the New York Yankees 4 games to 3 in the World Series, becoming not only the city's first professional sports franchise to win a national championship while located in Arizona, but also one of the youngest expansion franchise in U.S. professional sports to ever win a championship.^ Dynamic Network Associates (also known as DNA) is a group of over 20 professionals located in Phoenix, Arizona.

^ We were watching the football playoff game between "my team" the 49ers and the New York Giants.
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^ The framers of that First Amendment insisted on its inclusion because they knew well that as soon as any one religion becomes the One Official Religion, everybody else’s faith is vulnerable to persecution.
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Additionally, due to the favorable climate, fourteen Major League Baseball teams conduct spring training in the metro area, as well as nearby Tucson. These teams are collectively known as the Cactus League.
The Phoenix International Raceway is a major venue for two NASCAR auto racing events per season. Boat racing, drag racing, and road course racing are also held at Firebird International Raceway. Sprint car racing is no longer held at Manzanita Speedway.
Phoenix has also hosted the United States Grand Prix from 1989–1991. The race was discontinued after poor crowd numbers.[citation needed]
.Phoenix has also hosted the Insight Bowl at Chase Field until 2005, after which it moved to nearby Tempe, as well as several major professional golf events, including the LPGA's Safeway International and The Tradition of the Champions Tour.^ February 4th, 2010 Republican Professionals of Phoenix\' February Event with Jim Ward!

Phoenix was originally scheduled to host the 2006 NHL All-Star Game, but it was canceled due to the 2006 Winter Olympics (the recently adopted NHL collective bargaining agreement prohibits the All-Star Game to be held during Olympic years). Instead, Phoenix will host the 2011 All-Star Game.
Phoenix's Ahwatukee American Little League reached the 2006 Little League World Series as the representative from the U.S. West region. .Phoenix is one of the three cities that hosts the annual Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon in January.^ Blue Rock Center 4202 N 44 Street Phoenix , Arizona 85018 Phone Number .
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^ Mid-City Chiropractic 2302 N 7th ST # A Phoenix , Arizona 85006 .
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^ Power of One Chiropractic Clinic PLC 13802 N 32nd Street, Ste 1 Phoenix , Arizona 85032 Phone Number .
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Club Sport League Venue Championships
Arizona Cardinals Football National Football LeagueNFC University of Phoenix Stadium 0
Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball Major League BaseballNational League Chase Field 1
Phoenix Suns Basketball National Basketball AssociationWestern Conference US Airways Center 0
Phoenix Coyotes Ice hockey National Hockey LeagueWestern Conference Jobing.com Arena 0
Phoenix Mercury Basketball Women's National Basketball Association US Airways Center 2
Arizona Rattlers Arena Football Arena Football 1 US Airways Center 2
Phoenix RoadRunners Ice hockey ECHL US Airways Center 0
Phoenix Flame Basketball International Basketball League Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum 0

Parks and recreation

Phoenix is home to a large number of parks and recreation areas. Many waterparks are scattered around the valley to help residents cope with the harsh desert heat during the summer months. .Some of the notable parks include Big Surf in Tempe, Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix in Glendale, Golfland Sunsplash in Mesa, and the Oasis Water Park at the Arizona Grand Resort - formerly known as Pointe South Mountain Resort - in Phoenix.^ Phoenix, Arizona 85004 When: 4:00pm - 8:30pm Fee: Free Join Sue Barenholtz, Queen of the Wild Boomer Women or the first party of the decade!

^ Litchfield Park Mesa New River Oro Valley Paradise Valley Peoria Phoenix Queen Creek Sacaton .

^ January 12th, 2010 Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce (AFCC) Wake Up Ahwatukee M … Where: Arizona Grand Resort 8000 S. Arizona Grand Pkwy.

The area also has one amusement park in north Phoenix called Castles N' Coasters, next to the Metrocenter Mall. There is another amusement park called Enchanted Island located at Encanto Park.
Hole-in-the-Rock, a natural geological formation in Papago Park.
Many parks have been established to preserve the desert landscape in areas that would otherwise quickly be developed with commercial and residential zoning. The most noteworthy park is South Mountain Park, the world's largest municipal park with 16,500 acres (67 km2); others include Camelback Mountain, and Sunnyslope Mountain, also known as "S" Mountain. The Desert Botanical Garden displays desert plant life from deserts all over the world. Encanto Park is the city's largest and primary urban park, and lies just northwest of downtown Phoenix. .Papago Park in east Phoenix is home to both the Desert Botanical Garden and the Phoenix Zoo, as well as a few golf courses.^ The world that Duke Vincentio steps out into, for all of Measure for Measure 's darkness, is still not as vicious as that of Phoenix (both places, of course, are meant to be London).
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Media

See also: List of radio stations in Arizona, List of films shot in Phoenix.
The first newspaper in Phoenix was the weekly Salt River Valley Herald, which later changed its name to the Phoenix Herald in 1880.
Today, the city is served by two major daily newspapers: The Arizona Republic (serving the greater metropolitan area) and the East Valley Tribune (serving primarily the cities of the East Valley). .In addition, the city is also served by numerous free neighborhood papers and weeklies such as the Phoenix New Times, Arizona State University's The State Press, and the College Times.^ Another LA Weekly employee familiar with New Times's corporate strategy said the chain runs "the most Stalinist operation imaginable," with "commissars in Phoenix" overseeing every phase of the seventeen newspapers, "from graphics to the web."

^ Now few but are by their wives' copies free, And brought to such a head that now we see City and suburbs wear one livery .
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^ Phoenix, Arizona 85023 When: 7:00am - 8:30am Fee: Free Meet business people from all over the Phoenix Metro area to discuss your business and theirs.

For 40 years, The Bachelor's Beat, a paid weekly newspaper, has covered local politics while selling ads for area strip clubs and escort services.
The Phoenix metro area is served by many local television stations and is the 12th largest designated market area (DMA) in the U.S. with 1,802,550 homes (1.6% of the total U.S.).[43] .The major network television affiliates are KPNX 12 (NBC), KNXV 15 (ABC), KPHO 5 (CBS), KSAZ 10 (Fox), KUTP 45 (MNTV), KASW 61 (CW) and KAET 8 (PBS, operated by ASU).^ January 14th, 2010 Arizona Holistic Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Where: To Be Determined When: 11:00am - 12:30pm Fee: $10.00 - $15.00 The Arizona Holistic Chamber of Commerce presents Luncheon - Networking, every 3rd Thursday of the month.

Other network television affiliates operating in the area include KPAZ 21 (TBN), KTVW 33 (Univision), KTAZ 39 (Telemundo), KDPH 48 (Daystar), and KPPX 51 (ION). KTVK 3 (3TV) and KAZT 7 (AZ-TV) are independent television stations operating in the metro area. KAZT broadcasts in digital format only.
The radio airwaves in Phoenix cater to a wide variety of musical and talk radio interests.
.Many major feature films and television programs have been filmed in the city, including, Waiting to Exhale, War of the Worlds (1953), Days of Thunder, Anastasia (Fox Animation Studios), American Anthem, 24, The Kingdom, Transamerica, The Uninvited, What Planet Are You From, Young Americans, Titan A.E.,O.C. and Stiggs, Pardners, Private Lessons (1981 film),Song of the South, The Gauntlet, Psycho, Raising Arizona, Jerry Maguire, Baraka, Little Miss Sunshine, Interstate 60, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Beyond The Law, A Home at the End of the World,The Prophecy, A Boy and His Dog, Used Cars, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (used as a stand-in for San Dimas, California), U Turn, Eight Legged Freaks, Bus Stop, The Getaway, The Grifters, Electra Glide in Blue, Private Lessons, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie, Never Been Thawed, Just One of the Guys, Away We Go, Terminal Velocity, Taxi, Twilight, and The Banger Sisters.^ A few days ago a friend mentioned she'd been listening to the Bill Fox track "from approximately ten in the morning to three in the afternoon."

^ Thou worse than common: private, subtle harlot, That dost deceive three with one feigned lip: Thy husband, the world's eye, and the law's whip.
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^ A common factor seems to be the 11:11 AM times of the end of World War One on 11-11-1918 and the exact moment of the Mayan cycle end.
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Government

The Arizona State Capitol, which used to house the state legislature, is now a museum.
The City Hall of Phoenix, showing the city's logo, The Phoenix Bird.
As the capital of Arizona, Phoenix houses the state legislature. In 1913, the commission form of government was adopted. The city of Phoenix is served by a city council consisting of a mayor and eight city council members. The mayor is elected in a citywide vote to a four-year term. .Phoenix City Council members are elected to four-year terms by voters in each of the eight separate districts that they represent.^ First of all, we screen our members thoroughly to ensure they truly are the best representative for their category.

[45] .The current mayor of Phoenix is Phil Gordon, who was elected to a four-year term in 2003 and re-elected to an additional four-year term in 2007.[46] The mayor and city council members have equal voting power to adopt ordinances and set the policies that govern the city.^ Being a member of the Phoenix Business Connection is like having sales people working for you everyday who market your product or service.

^ University of Sheffield member of Council, Senate and Academic Development Committee (1998-2003); member of the Committee on Committee Membership, and Committee on Pro-Vice Chancellors.

[45]
Phoenix operates under a council-manager form of government, with a strong city manager supervising all city departments and executing policies adopted by the Council.[47]
.As of February 9, 2009, Phoenix offers a domestic partnership registry open to opposite- and same-sex couples with no resident requirements for registrants.^ This group is open to the public, no membership required...

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Crime

By the 1970s there was rising crime and a decline in business within the downtown core. .Arizona Republic writer Don Bolles was murdered by a car bomb in the city in 1976. It was believed that his investigative reporting on organized crime in Phoenix made him a target.^ Phoenix, Arizona (AZ) Detailed Profile - relocation, real estate, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, move, moving, houses news, sex offenders .
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^ Mortgage calculator Property and neighborhood reports Check Arizona mortgage rates Free Home Valuation Get Free Moving Quotes Find an apartment in Phoenix Jobs .
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.Bolles' last words referred to Phoenix land and cattle magnate Kemper Marley, who was widely regarded to have ordered Bolles' murder, as well as John Harvey Adamson, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 1977 in return for testimony against contractors Max Dunlap and James Robison.^ Brooks discusses Middleton's possible intention of having Phoenix represent King James, who was often referred to as a phoenix, as well as Daniel Dodson's theory that The Phoenix , presented at James's court, was meant not only to flatter but also advise him in matters of statecraft.
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^ Vietnam, in 82 Ex-Phoenix operative reveals that sometimes orders were given to kill U.S. military personnel who were considered security risks.
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Dunlap was convicted of first degree murder in the case in 1990 and remained in prison, until his death on July 21, 2009, while Robison was acquitted, but pleaded guilty to charges of soliciting violence against Adamson. Street gangs and the drug trade had turned into public safety issues by the 1980s. Van Buren Street, East of downtown (near 24th St), became associated with prostitution. .The city's crime rates in many categories have improved since that time, but still exceed state and national averages.^ QUIETO I above life; I have been wild and rash, Committed many and unnatural crimes, Which I have since repented.
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^ But of all, I most wonder at the continual substance of thy wit, that, having had so many suits in law from time to time, thou has still money to relieve 'em.
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^ City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 320.9) .
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Phoenix's crime has gone down through the years, although recent kidnappings and human trafficking due to the Mexican drug trade have brought negative attention to the city.
The city has recently seen a tremendous drop in crime in recent years with 2008 and 2009 recording large declines in car thefts and murders. Phoenix expects to report to the FBI nearly 100 murders less in 2009 compared to two years prior when 222 murders occurred.[49] Through November 2009, 106 murders were recorded in Phoenix.[50]
Car theft has been a problem in Phoenix. The city consistently ranks high for both total thefts and rate per 100,000. In 2001, Phoenix was number one for theft rate with 35,161 total thefts, giving a rate of 1,081.25 per 100,000.[51] However, in 2003, Phoenix dropped to second place with 1,253.71 per 100,000 (behind Modesto, California), although total car thefts rose to 40,769.[52]
.In 2008 Phoenix also experience a huge decline in auto thefts dropping the city to the number 19 spot for such crimes; credit for the decline has been given to the Phoenix Police Department's efforts to patrol areas where reporting of thefts is prevalent and in use of bait cars to deter would-be thieves.^ At the beginning, Ryan mentioned various numbers that people report seeing often, such as 11:11, 123, 23, and 9.
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^ It includes some reports of coincidence with other numbers, such as the "triplets" (111, 222, 333, etc.
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Phoenix continues to experience large drops in all crimes in 2009 (A 24% drop in all violent crimes in Phoenix for 2008, and a further 18% drop in crime through November 2009 have been experienced in the city).

Education

Public education in the Phoenix area is provided by over 30 school districts.[54] The Phoenix Union High School District operates most of the public high schools in the city of Phoenix. Charter schools such as North Pointe Preparatory School also exist.

Post-secondary education

.
The campus of ASU from Tempe Butte in nearby Tempe.
  • Arizona State University is the main institution of higher education in the region, with campuses located in Tempe, Northwest Phoenix (ASU West Campus), Downtown Phoenix (ASU Downtown Campus) and Mesa (ASU Polytechnic Campus).^ January 14th, 2010 Greater Phoenix SCORE 2010 SOCIAL MEDIA -- DEVELOP YOUR SUCCESSFUL … Where: EVIT - East Valley Institute of Technology 1601 W Main St Mesa, Arizona 85201 When: 1:30pm - 5:00pm Fee: $45.00 The Train is leaving the Station -- are you on it??

    ^ January 15th, 2010 Greater Phoenix SCORE 2010 SOCIAL MEDIA -- ROUND TABLE OF EXPERTS Where: EVIT - East Valley Institute of Technology 1601 W Main St Mesa, Arizona 85201 When: 8:00am - 11:30am Fee: $45.00 The Train is leaving the Station -- are you on it??

    ^ Dynamic Network Associates (also known as DNA) is a group of over 20 professionals located in Phoenix, Arizona.

    .A branch of the University of Arizona College of Medicine in partnership with Arizona State University is located at the downtown Phoenix campus.^ Dynamic Network Associates (also known as DNA) is a group of over 20 professionals located in Phoenix, Arizona.

    ^ Meetings are held at 6:30 pm on the first Wednesday of the month at Ray’s New York Deli, located at 250 S. Arizona Avenue in Downtown Chandler.

    ASU is currently one of the largest public universities in the U.S., with a 2007 student enrollment of 64,394.
.There are also small satellite offices for the University of Arizona (based in Tucson) and Northern Arizona University (based in Flagstaff) located in Phoenix.^ Dynamic Network Associates (also known as DNA) is a group of over 20 professionals located in Phoenix, Arizona.

  • Grand Canyon University is the nation's only private, for-profit, Christian university. Initially a non-profit school started in 1949, it was purchased by three investors who brought it out of bankruptcy. Since the takeover in 2004, enrollment has increased each year. .It currently has over 10,000 students; almost 85% attend the school online.
  • Midwestern University-Glendale is located in Glendale, northwest of Phoenix proper.^ University of Sheffield, Aphasic discourse structure ?10,000 .

    Founded as a sister school to the original campus in Downers Grove, Illinois, it is home to a number of professional health care education programs at the doctorate and master's level. .The degrees offered include the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Master of Medical Science (MMS) in Physician Assistant Studies, Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD), Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) and Doctor of Optometry (OD).
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management is regarded as a leading institution in the education of global managers and has operations in the United States (Glendale), Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Russia, Mexico, Central and South America and China, and was ranked number 1 in international business by The Wall Street Journal's poll of corporate recruiters, U.S. News & World Report, and the Financial Times.^ Another LA Weekly employee familiar with New Times's corporate strategy said the chain runs "the most Stalinist operation imaginable," with "commissars in Phoenix" overseeing every phase of the seventeen newspapers, "from graphics to the web."

    ^ January 21st, 2010 LeTip Chandler Where: Marie Callender\'s - Chandler 7455 W Chandler Blvd Chandler, Arizona 85226 When: 7:01am - 8:31am Fee: $10.00 LeTip International is the world\'s largest, privately owned, professional business leads organization.

    ^ Since 1978, LeTip programs have helped over 50,000 members, throughout the United States and Canada, build business success through personal referrals.

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  • .
  • American Indian College is a private, Christian college located in the northwestern section of Phoenix.
  • The Art Institute of Phoenix is a small, private undergraduate college which offers various majors in the areas of design, fashion, media, and culinary arts.^ Art Bell section of American Online, with the 11:11 postings.
    • 11:11 - The Audio - Interview of Joseph Mason 23 September 2009 0:49 UTC www.greatdreams.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    It admitted its first class in 1996.
  • Western Governors University opened a business office in Phoenix in 2006. WGU is an online non-profit university. Former Governor Janet Napolitano was on the WGU board until 2008. Former NAU President Clara Lovett was very active in the creation of WGU during its early days. WGU has employees and students in Phoenix and throughout Arizona. .In early June 2008, WGU passed current enrollment of 10,000 students spread throughout the U.S.
  • The University of Phoenix is also headquartered in Phoenix.^ University of Sheffield, Aphasic discourse structure ?10,000 .

    ^ In 2008, BNI\'s 111,000+ members located in 40 countries, passed over 5.6 million referrals resulting in more than $2.3 billion U.S. dollars worth of business!

    .This is the nation's largest for-profit university with over 130,000 students at campuses throughout the United States (including Puerto Rico), Canada, Mexico, and the Netherlands, as well as online.
  • University of Advancing Technology is a small, for-profit university, notable for being a technology-oriented school.^ Since 1978, LeTip programs have helped over 50,000 members, throughout the United States and Canada, build business success through personal referrals.

    ^ Over 130 tiles have been documented, spread throughout the eastern United States, as well as 3 in South America.
    • 11:11 - The Audio - Interview of Joseph Mason 23 September 2009 0:49 UTC www.greatdreams.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Their newly expanded campus is located in Tempe, bordering Phoenix. The university is composed of four colleges, along with an online program for continuing adult education. As of 2009, about 1200 undergraduates and 50 postgraduates enroll at UAT.
  • Collins College is a for-profit career college focusing on visual arts. It has two campuses, one in Tempe and one in Phoenix. Both campuses are very small and do not include student housing; instead, Collins students must rent apartments in the area. .In 2007, the Phoenix Business Journal ranked Collins as Arizona's top computer training school.^ Phoenix, Arizona 85027 When: 5:00pm - 7:00pm Fee: $0.00 - $10.00 Join colleagues and business professionals for our monthly Mixer where food, and food for thought will be served up!

    ^ Phoenix, Arizona 85023 When: 7:00am - 8:30am Fee: Free Meet business people from all over the Phoenix Metro area to discuss your business and theirs.

    ^ Arizona Business Leads Phoenix .

    Like many for-profit institutions, Collins is nationally accredited and its credits are not accepted by most regionally accredited institutions. In the past, Collins has drawn controversy for abuse of the federal financial aid program.
  • DeVry University and Argosy University are for-profit institutions with small campuses across the country and a large online presence. .Both operate post-secondary schools on the west side of Phoenix.
  • The Maricopa County Community College District includes ten community colleges and two skills centers throughout Maricopa County, providing adult education and job training.^ It is formed by two interlaced "Pythagorean tetraktys , or 'perfect triangle of fourness,' of nine points, four to a side, enclosing a tenth representing the generative center."
    • 11:11 - The Audio - Interview of Joseph Mason 23 September 2009 0:49 UTC www.greatdreams.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Educational Seminars are designed to provide our members with knowledge that will improve their skills or grow their respective businesses.

    ^ Paradise Valley Community College Center for the Performing Arts .

    .The first community college in the district as well as the state is Phoenix College.
  • The Phoenix School of Law is a private law school located in downtown Phoenix.^ PHOENIX I do entreat no more; For that's the benefit a private gentleman Enjoys beyond our state, when he notes all, Himself unnoted.
    • The Phoenix, by Thomas Middleton 30 January 2010 3:03 UTC www.tech.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Meetings are held at 6:30 pm on the first Wednesday of the month at Ray’s New York Deli, located at 250 S. Arizona Avenue in Downtown Chandler.

    .The Phoenix School of Law is the only private law school in Arizona and the only one with both a part-time evening program and full-time program.^ In the 28 years listed on the linked page from which the above table was taken, only the one 11:11 universal time is given.
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    ^ In the 28 years listed on the page from which the above table was taken, only the one 11:11 universal time is given.
    • 11:11 - The Audio - Interview of Joseph Mason 23 September 2009 0:49 UTC www.greatdreams.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    The school is not affiliated with the similarly named University of Phoenix.[citation needed] The school is the only private accredited law school in Arizona. Phoenix Law received provisional approval for accreditation by the American Bar Association in June 2007. Within just a few years of opening, Phoenix Law has gained a notable reputation—ninety-seven (97) percent of Phoenix Law's first graduating class passed the Arizona State Bar examination in July 2008. Out of 184 accredited law schools assessed in US News and World Report's rankings for schools of law, only nine schools had a higher bar passage rate, all nine were among the top 100 law schools, and five were among the top 30 law schools in the nation.

Transportation

Air

An aerial view of the control tower at Phoenix Sky Harbor that began operations on January 17, 2007.
.Phoenix is served by Sky Harbor International Airport (IATA: PHXICAO: KPHX), which is centrally located in the metro area near several major freeway interchanges east of downtown Phoenix.^ Phoenix, Arizona 85023 When: 7:00am - 8:30am Fee: Free Meet business people from all over the Phoenix Metro area to discuss your business and theirs.

^ January 21st, 2010 Get Your PHX Where: amenZone 106 E. Buchanan St. Phoenix, Arizona 85004 When: 5:30pm - 8:00pm Fee: Free Join Get Your PHX for an evening of networking in the Downtown Phoenix area.

.Sky Harbor is the ninth-busiest airport in the U.S. and 17th in the world[56] for passenger traffic, handling more than 42 million travelers in 2007. The airport serves more than 100 cities with non-stop flights.^ The city of Merida is near the center of where the meteorite struck 65 million years ago, leaving a seven-mile wide crystal 1,100 meters underground.
  • 11:11 - The Audio - Interview of Joseph Mason 23 September 2009 0:49 UTC www.greatdreams.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 2008, BNI\'s 111,000+ members located in 40 countries, passed over 5.6 million referrals resulting in more than $2.3 billion U.S. dollars worth of business!

^ Concerned, don't make merepeat: There are more Pagans serving openly in the military than Muslims.
  • On Faith: Pagan Chaplains and Public Servants - Starhawk 23 September 2009 0:49 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

[57] Aeroméxico, Air Canada, British Airways, and WestJet are among several international carriers as well as American carrier US Airways(which maintains a hub at the airport) providing flights to destinations such as Canada, Costa Rica, and Mexico.[58]
The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IATA: AZAICAO: KIWA) in neighboring Mesa also serves the area's commercial air traffic. It was converted from Williams Air Force Base, which closed in 1993. The airport has recently received substantial commercial service with Allegiant Air opening a focus city operation at the airport with non-stop service to over a dozen destinations.
.Smaller airports that primarily handle private and corporate jets include Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (IATA: DVTICAO: KDVT), located in the Deer Valley district of northwest Phoenix, as well as municipal airports including Glendale Municipal Airport and Phoenix Goodyear Airport.^ More > > Carolina's North 2126 E. Cactus Road, Phoenix A second location of this legendary Valley restaurant, Carolina's has a cult following for its...

Rail and coach

.Amtrak has not served Phoenix Union Station since 1996; Phoenix is the largest city proper in the United States without intercity passenger rail service, although service is offered to the metropolitan area.^ Since 1978, LeTip programs have helped over 50,000 members, throughout the United States and Canada, build business success through personal referrals.

The Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle stop three times a week at Maricopa, thirty miles south of downtown Phoenix (for shuttle and other travel information, see the Texas Eagle site). Amtrak Thruway buses connect Sky Harbor to Flagstaff for connection with the daily Southwest Chief service to Los Angeles and Chicago. Phoenix is served by Greyhound bus service, with the station at 24th Street located near the airport.

Public transportation

Opening day of the light rail, December 27, 2008.
Public transportation throughout the metropolitan area is provided by Valley Metro, which operates a system of buses and a rideshare program. 3.38% of work commutes are made by public transit.[59] .Valley Metro has completed work on a $1.4 billion, 20-mile (32 km) segment of the light rail project, called the METRO Light Rail, through north-central Phoenix through downtown and then east through Tempe and Mesa.^ The East Valley Success Chapter in Mesa, is looking for a few good business to join our "one per catergory" group!

^ Ahwatukee Foothills Alahambra Arrowhead Big Park Brentwood-Cavalier Camelback East Canyon Lake Casas Adobes Catalina Foothills Cave Creek/Carefree Central Mesa Central Phoenix Central Tempe Chandler/Gilbert Deer Valley Desert View Encanto Estrella Fountain Hills .

^ Glenn Heights Laveen Maryvale New Village North Gateway North Mountain North Phoenix North Scottsdale North Tempe Northeast Mesa Northwest Inner Loop Northwest Mesa Northwest Outer Boundry Northwest Outer Loop Northwest Tucson Oro Valley Paradise Valley Proper Paradise Valley Upper Pinnacle Peak .

On December 27, 2008, it opened to the public; future segments of more than 30 miles (48 km) are planned to open by 2025.[60]
For additional information, see: METRO Light Rail (Phoenix).

Bicycle transportation

Bicycle transportation is a mode that 0.89% of Phoenix commuters utilize, down from 1.12% a decade ago.[59]
The Maricopa Association of Governments has a bicycle advisory committee working to improve conditions for bicycling on city streets and off-road paths.[61]

Roads and freeways

Midtown Phoenix skyline, looking north up Central Avenue.
The street system in Phoenix is laid out in a traditional grid system, with most roads oriented either north-south or east-west. The zero point is the intersection of Central Avenue and Washington Street. Numbered Avenues run north–south west of Central; numbered Streets run north–south east of Central. Major arterial streets are spaced one mile (1.6 km) apart. The one-mile (1.6 km) blocks are divided into approximately 1000 house numbers north and south, and 800 house numbers east and west, although this varies. Scottsdale Road, being 7200 East, is approximately 7200 / 800 = 9 miles (14 km) east of Central. The Valley Metro bus numbers are also based on this numbering system, with the Central Avenue bus being Route Zero, and Scottsdale Road being Route 72.
.
Phoenix is served by a growing network of freeways, many of which were initiated by a ½ cent general sales tax measure approved by voters in 1985. Before this network, Interstate 10 and Interstate 17 handled almost all freeway traffic in Phoenix, placing a large burden on surface arterial streets, leading to increased traffic congestion as the area grew in size.
^ Phoenix, Arizona 85027 When: 5:00pm - 7:00pm Fee: $0.00 - $10.00 Join colleagues and business professionals for our monthly Mixer where food, and food for thought will be served up!

^ Then, North Scottsdale LeTip is your source for qualified business leads and business networking in Scottsdale and Phoenix.

^ Phoenix, Arizona 85023 When: 7:00am - 8:30am Fee: Free Meet business people from all over the Phoenix Metro area to discuss your business and theirs.

.The current freeway system comprises two interstate routes (I-10 and I-17), the nearly transcontinental US 60, and several state highways as well — including SR 51, SR 85, Loop 101, SR 143, and Loop 202.^ We heard from several speakers, both Pagan elders as well as former and current military members.
  • On Faith: Pagan Chaplains and Public Servants - Starhawk 23 September 2009 0:49 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

.Eventually, several other state highways (Loop 303, SR 801, and SR 802) will make their way into the system as they are needed.^ In other words, the warring, divided, state of mankind will be transformed into a unified loving state.
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^ This represents the change in our " evil ey e" perception of reality, that will eventually come into being, eliminating the negative influence ( Sitra Ahra ) from the "Other Side."
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Sister cities

Sign showing Phoenix's sister cities
Phoenix, Arizona, has ten sister cities, as designated by the Phoenix Sister Cities Commission:[62]

See also


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From Wikitravel

For other places with the same name, see Phoenix (disambiguation).
Phoenix skyline
Phoenix skyline
Phoenix [1] is the capital of the state of Arizona as well as the most populous city in the American Southwest and fifth largest city in the United States. Founded in 1871, it has become the region's primary political, cultural, economic, and transportation center. At an elevation of 1100 feet, it is situated in the biologically unique Sonoran Desert.

Understand

Why would anybody want to start a city in the middle of a desert? The answer is, surprisingly, agriculture. The Salt and Verde Rivers of central Arizona were exploited for large-scale agriculture by Native Americans as early as the 11th century. The area that now encompasses Phoenix was a center of the Hohokam culture, which built large canal systems and a network of towns and villages, whose remains may be viewed in the city to this day. White settlers discovered the remnants of the Hohokam culture in the 19th century. The city's name reflects its history as a city "reborn from the ashes" of the previous settlement.
Anglo-American settlement of the area commenced in the 1860s, and in 1911 the completion of the first of several large reservoirs in the mountains north and east of Phoenix insured its success as a center for irrigation-based agriculture. Many tens of thousands of acres were planted in citrus and cotton and other crops, and for many years, intensive, year-round irrigated agriculture formed the basis of the economy. Recent years are seeing a revival, and trendy hotels, bars, shops and restaurants are making it a place to be again.
Warm and sunny winter weather also ensured a thriving tourism industry, and encouraged many Easterners and Midwesterners to relocate to Phoenix. High-tech industry began to flourish after World War II, and since that time the growth of Phoenix has been explosive. As a result, a population of just 106,818 in 1950 has given way to a 2006 estimate of 1,512,986 (with the metro area estimated at 4,039,182) [2].

Talk

English is the dominant language in Phoenix. However, like much of the Southwest with a large Hispanic population, Spanish is very widely spoken in Phoenix. Spanish is a language often used for day-to-day discourse in many places, although English is the language of preference, especially when dealing with businesses and government.
Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°F) 65 69 74 83 92 102 104 102 97 86 73 65
Nightly lows (°F) 43 47 51 58 66 75 81 80 75 63 50 44
Precipitation (in) 0.8 0.8 1.1 0.3 0.2 0.1 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.9

Check Phoenix's 7 day forecast at NOAA
Phoenix has an arid climate with long, hot summers and very mild winters. It has the highest average temperature of any metropolitan area in the States. The weather varies enormously from one season to the next. While it's not as cold as in the northern states during the winter, it does freeze sometimes, and temperatures in the 30s (°F) are not unheard of. In the summer, very hot and dry heat is the norm. On the hottest days, it can get up to 115°F or more. Monsoon rains with lightning occur regularly from July to September during the late afternoon and evening, occasionally overnight also. April is the most ideal month. In some neighborhoods, cicada (locust-like insects) make loud sounds from sunset to sunrise.
Overview of Phoenix districts
Overview of Phoenix districts
Downtown
This area spans approximately two to three square miles, with main arteries running along Central Avenue and Washington/Jefferson Streets respectively. Three out of the five tallest skyscrapers in Arizona are in Downtown Phoenix proper.
Midtown
There are a handful of officially recognized and protected historic neighborhoods and a variety of cultural, performance, and sporting venues in this area of town.
West Phoenix
Includes Maryvale and Estrella, this area has seen its better days and is suffering urban decline. However, a highlight in the area includes the Cricket Pavilion which is a great place to see a concert.
North Phoenix
Includes Deer Valley, Desert View, North Mountain, North Gateway, and New Village. The Phoenix Mountains are located here and offer a plethora of hiking and outdoor activities.
Camelback East
A very upscale area of town which contains the famous Biltmore Hotel, Papago Park, the Phoenix Zoo, and world class resorts. The surrounding area is also known to feature expensive office space, upscale stores, and luxury homes.
South Phoenix
This area is home to South Mountain Regional Park, the largest municipal park in the country. However, the neighborhood at it's base is fairly run-down and many sections are not safe. Laveen is a semi-rural area that is nonetheless seeing increasing development.
Ahwatukee
An upscale neighborhood of Phoenix, Arizona bordered on the north by South Mountain Regional Park, on the east by I-10 and the cities of Chandler and Tempe.
See also Greater Phoenix for destinations in the sprawling Phoenix metropolitan area.

Get in

By plane

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (IATA: PHX) (602) 275-4958 [3] is the main air gateway to Arizona. It is in East Phoenix 3 miles from downtown. It is the primary hub for US Airways [4] and a major hub for Great Lakes Airlines [5] and Southwest Airlines [6].
  • Terminal 2: Alaska Airlines, Continental, Great Lakes Airlines, United
  • Terminal 3: Airtran, American, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian Airlines, Jet Blue, Midwest Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines
  • Terminal 4: Aeroméxico, Air Canada, British Airways, Southwest Airlines, US Airways, WestJet
Phoenix Transit Bus-Red Line and #13 run from the airport into the city.

Alternative Airports

  • Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IATA: AZA) 480-988-7600 [7] is located east of Phoenix, in neighboring Mesa. It is served mainly by Allegiant Air [8], although Vision Airlines [9] also offers service from North Las Vegas. Currently, this is a smaller-sized airport but is in the process of being redeveloped into a major regional airport.
  • Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (IATA: DVT) 623-869-0975 [10], located just 15 miles north of Downtown Phoenix, is the busiest general aviation airport in the United States.

By train

Due to a dispute among the Arizona Department of Transportation, the Union Pacific Railroad, and Amtrak, passenger train service to Phoenix has been discontinued. Amtrak passengers may disembark at Maricopa, Arizona (25 miles south of Phoenix) and arrange their own travel into the city. No regular shuttle service currently exists. (Alternative: they may disembark at Flagstaff instead and take a bus into Phoenix from there. The Maricopa-Phoenix route, which uses taxi services, takes about an hour but one likely has to wait for the taxi after calling; the Flagstaff-Phoenix route takes three hours.) (Another alternative: disembark in Tucson and take a Greyhound bus into Phoenix; the Greyhound station in Tucson is about 5-6 blocks west of the Amtrak depot.)

By car

Interstate 10 enters Phoenix from the south and west, and Interstate 17 comes in from the north. US Route 60 is also a major route into Phoenix from the east. Arizona State Route 87 comes in south from Payson.
  • Amtrak [11] sells tickets to and from Flagstaff.
  • Arizona Shuttle [12] offers shuttle service between Sky Harbor and Tucson.
  • Greyhound Bus Lines, 2115 E. Buckeye Rd., +1 602-389-4200, [13]. This is a large bus terminal adjacent to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
  • MaricopaXpress [14], a commuter service offering two morning inbound trips from the town of Maricopa and two afternoon outbound trips. Fares are $3 and under.
  • ProSedan [15]. 480-203-1235 Taxi, Limousine, Bus, and Town Car Service. Authorized Phoenix airport livery service.
  • TUFESA Bus Lines, Bus service to/from Mexico.
  • Silver Spur Tours' [16] 928.226.7212 or 800.600.4006 Shuttle service to and from Flagstaff, Sedona, Williams, Grand Canyon. Mercedes built Sprinter Vans for luxurious comfort, chilled water, sodas and snacks always included. guided tours available. Guided tours, VIP pick up and tours. Luxury and Style always Standard.
Renting a car like a local
The new Car Rental Facility for the Phoenix Airport is just west of the airport itself. National polls have shown that Phoenix is the 4th highest city in terms of surcharges in the nation. Car rental companies are required to add 29% (no decimal point, that's twenty nine percent!) to your bill to pay for this state of the art building. Take a cab to a local office of a car rental company. Do not tell them you are flying in. That way you are a "local rental" and do not have to pay some of the surcharges that are automatic if you rent at the car rental building at the airport. The surcharges finance everything from the local jails to the new Cardinals Stadium. The cab will likely be $25, but the surcharges for a $499 weekly rental will take your bill upwards of $650 and more. That cab looks a little cheaper now, doesn't it?
Alternatively, if you're doing a tour of the Southwest, consider flying into Las Vegas and renting your car there — the taxes are much lower and doing a one-way drop off to Phoenix is generally not a problem.
Due to the high level of suburban sprawl in the city, getting anywhere on foot is almost an impossibility (especially in the hot summer). The limited options for public transportation mean that using a car will be a necessity for many travellers in Phoenix. Unless you plan to stay downtown or in a single location elsewhere, you will find that a car is very convenient in Phoenix.
Surface roads in Phoenix are usually easy to navigate. The area's roads are designed around a grid system, where most roads are numbered based on their distance from the city center. Addresses also conform to the numbering of the roads around them. Nearly all streets run with the compass directions, and there's a major thoroughfare every mile in each direction. This also applies to the extended metro area, though addresses in places like Tempe and Mesa are not based on downtown Phoenix.
There is an extensive network of freeways, most built since 1987. Caution: Heavy construction on some segments and interchanges continues. Check construction schedules and closures in the local media.
Drinking and driving is a extreme don't do in phoenix, especially in Scottsdale and Tempe. Harsh DUI laws & police traps ensure you will most likely be pulled over during peak bar hours 11pm-2:30am.
  • Valley Metro [17]. Extensive metropolitan bus system, and light rail line. The light rail line runs from north-central Phoenix, along the Central Avenue corridor, through downtown, past the airport, and to Tempe and Mesa. Passes are good for unlimited rides on light rail and buses.
  • Car rental is the most convenient form of transportation for visitors, with local companies offering better prices but national chains offering more convenience vis-a-vis return policies and times.
Car Hire Unlike most cities, in Phoenix you can get a sedan, SUV or even a limo to pick you up for about the same price as a cab. Companies providing such services include:
  • Scottsdale Car Service [18]
  • Skycar Limousines [19]
  • Vip Limousines [20]
  • Execucar [21]
  • Yellow Cab [22]
  • Scottsdale Car Service, 480 502 2221, [23]. 24/7.  edit
Heard Museum Courtyard
Heard Museum Courtyard
Individual listings can be found in Phoenix's district articles
In Phoenix-proper, see:
  • Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St, +1 602-716-2000, [24]. Science and Technology, along with a planetarium and IMAX theatre. Be sure to stop in and see one of the many renowned traveling exhibits that make a stop here.  edit
  • Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy, +1 480-941-1225, [25]. Plant life of the Sonoran Desert, and of arid lands around the world.  edit
  • Heard Museum, 2301 North Central Avenue, +1 602-252-8848, [26]. World famous museum celebrating Native American cultures and arts, especially those of Arizona and New Mexico. Be sure to check out the amazing collection of Hopi Kachina dolls.  edit
  • Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park, 4619 E. Washington Street, +1 602-495-0901, [27]. M-Sa 9AM-4:45PM, Su 1PM-4:45PM. The US's only city-operated archaeological site, exploring and interpreting the pre-Columbian Hohokam civilization. Very fascinating look into the ancient inhabitants of the Phoenix area.   edit
  • Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Avenue, +1 602-257-1222, [28]. Tu-Su 10AM-5PM (Th until 9PM). 16,000 artworks with an emphasis on American, Asian, Latin American, and modern and contemporary. Free on the first Friday evening of every month.  edit
  • Ro Ho En Japanese Friendship Garden, 1125 N. 3rd Ave, 602-256-3204, [29]. Tu-Su10AM-3PM. Japanese-style garden with koi pond and tea house. Closed in the summer due to heat. Adults $5, Student/Senior/Military $3, Under 12 Free.  edit
  • Arizona Grand Spa, 8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway, +1 602-431-6484, [30]. 9AM-8PM. Rejuvenate your mind, body & soul with a wide variety of spa treatments from this spa. Services include a salon, relaxing body treatments, hydrating facials, & “just for kids” treatments.  edit
  • Arizona Grand Golf Course, 8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway, +1 602-431-6480, [31]. Awarded the Four Star Award by Golf Digest, Arizona Grand Golf Course is one of the most challenging golf courses in the Phoenix area and blends desert target golf with traditional links.  edit
  • Arizona Grand Athletic Club, 8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway, +1 602-431-6484, [32]. Arizona Grand Athletic club is one of the top fitness facilities in Arizona with weight rooms, fitness classes, a heated lap pool, indoor racquetball court, golf instruction and personal training instruction.  edit
  • Piestewa Peak (formerly Squaw Peak), 2701 E. Squaw Peak Ln (enter off of Lincoln Dr., just west of S.R. 51), [33]. Daily 5AM-11PM. Right in the middle of Phoenix lies Phoenix Mountains Park. The park offers a strenuous one to two hour hike to the top of Piestewa Peak (elevation 2,610 feet), offering fantastic 360 degree views of the city and its surrounding environment. Especially during the hot summer months (up to 110-115 degrees F in the afternoon), use caution and bring lots of water and a hat. There is no shade and parts of the trail can be quite steep and rocky. The Park also has several picnic areas.  edit
  • Phoenix Symphony, 455 North 3rd Street, +1 602-495-1999, [34]. The city's classical and pops orchestra, presenting a 25-week season of concerts.  edit
  • Arizona Opera, 4600 North 12th Street, +1 602-266-7464, [35]. Presenting a season of five grand opera productions, with emphasis on Verdi, Puccini, and Mozart.  edit
  • Arizona Theatre Company, [36]. Professional theater in downtown Phoenix's Herberger theater complex.  edit
  • Mesa Arts Center, 1 East Main St., [[Mesa]], +1 480-644-6500, [37]. Visit the newly constructed and award winning MAC. Home of contemporary art displays and studios, as well as the Southwest Shakespeare Company [38] and the Mesa Symphony Orchestra.  edit
  • Desert Storm Hummer Tours, +1-866-374-8637, [39]. Since 1995, Desert Storm Hummer has specialized in Sonoran Desert adventures. If you are truly adventurous, experience the dark side of the desert. Night vision tours let you witness desert life after dark!  edit

Professional Sports

Unfortunately professional sports events are pricing themselves out of the pocket of the average traveller. There are still $10.00 seats at the Diamondbacks games, not available until 2 hours before the game. Definitely not the best seats, but worth visiting the downtown Phoenix ballpark at a cost of $357 million in 1999.
Spring Training Cactus League is a great way to see baseball players. Very relaxed and inexpensive. Games are in different locations in Mesa, Peoria, and Phoenix.
ASU football (college and not professional) is another more affordable way to enjoy a football game.
The Cardinals stadium is worth a visit as looks like a giant spaceship by the side of the freeway. Built at the bargain price of $427 million in 2006.
  • Arizona Diamondbacks, 7th Street and Jefferson, +1 602-514-8400, [40]. Take in a baseball game at this unique stadium. Formerly known as Bank One Ballpark (The BOB), the home of the 2001 World Champion Arizona Diamondbacks, capacity 49,033, with a retractable roof and air conditioning. You can get really decent tickets for $12.50.  edit
  • Phoenix Suns, 201 East Jefferson Street, +1-800-4NBA-TIX, [41]. Very popular NBA team featuring all-stars such as Stoudemire and Steve Nash. Tickets start at $25..  edit
  • Arizona Cardinals, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, +1 623-433-7100, [42]. Check out the newest NFL stadium in the country named by Business Week as one of the 10 “most impressive” sports facilities on the globe due to the combination of its retractable roof and roll-in natural grass field.  edit
  • Phoenix Coyotes, 9400 Maryland Avenue, Glendale, +1 623-772-3800, [43]. NHL Hockey team. Maybe you can see the world famous Wayne Gretzky since he is involved in team management.  edit
  • Cactus League Spring Training Baseball, Phoenix and Surrounding Cities, [44]. Annually February - March the Phoenix Metropolitan Area hosts 9 Major League Baseball teams for their spring training activities and exhibition games. A great way to spend the afternoon on a beautiful Arizona Spring day.  edit
  • First Fridays Artwalk, (Free parking at Burton Barr Central Library 1221 N. Central Ave), [45]. On the first Friday of every month, hundreds of local art galleries, venues, and shops open up free to the public. This local tradition has been going strong since 1994 and has become the largest art walk in the United States. A great place to see and be seen.  edit
  • Phoenix Film Festival, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Scottsdale, [46]. The celebration takes place annually (April) in the city of Phoenix, Arizona. The festival began as a showcase for feature films made for under $1 million and short films made for under $50,000, however, it is quickly climbing its way into elite status in the film circuit due to its first class treatment of filmmakers.  edit
  • Arizona Matsuri, Heritage and Science Park at 7th St/Monroe, [47]. Annual festival each spring in downtown Phoenix celebrating Japanese culture. Martial arts, taiko drumming, bonsai, cosplay, food, fashion, music, and more.  edit
  • PF Changs Rock n'Roll Marathon, Rural and Rio Solado Pkwy (202 Fwy [E], Priest Exit[S], Rio Solado [W], Parking [2mi]), [48]. Annual moving mass of humanity (Jan 17, 2010) for the PF Changs Rock N'Roll half-marathon (23000 in 2009), and marathon (6500 in 2009). Bands at every mile. Big party in the evening of the marathon. Starts in Phoenix (Washington St/7th Ave) and weaves through Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe to finish in the ASU athletic center. Perfect weather in 2009, pretty flat course, reasonable crowd support. Expo in Phoenix Convention Center, Monroe/3rd St  edit
  • Ford Ironman Arizona, Tempe Beach Park, Rio Solado Pkwy, [49]. Nov 23, 2009; 7:00AM-9:00AM. Swim(2.4mi)/Bike(112mi)/Run(26.2mi) same as Ironman in Kona Hawaii. Entry ($425 limited to 1500) impossible to get unless sponsored by a charity, contestant in previous year, or part of race crew.  edit
  • Fiesta Bowl, University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ 99th Ave/Maryland, [50]. Jan 4, 2010, 6:00PM. One of the 4 big college football bowls. Played at the $430mill University of Phoenix football stadium (looks like a giant spaceship with a retractable playing field). Parade on Saturday before bowl at 11:00AM start at Central Ave/Bethany Home in Phoenix is always quite spectacular and free.  edit
  • Phoenix Open, TPC Scottsdale, Bell Road. Feb 22-28 2010, noon-dark. Phoenix Open Golf tournament, draws a lot of big players, Tiger Woods to compete in 2010. Big party atmosphere at the 16th hole. Lots of happenings in the evening at the Birds Nest.  edit

Learn

If these institutions offer something for the traveler, i.e. short courses, etc., they should be listed here. If they offer campus museums, enjoyable or historical campus scenery or architecture etc. they belong in the See or Do sections. If they are really of no interest to anyone but enrolled students, please leave them out.
  • Arizona State University, [51]. Located in the eastern suburb of Tempe, with three branch campuses around the Phoenix metro area, ASU is one of the largest public universities in the United States and is noted for its engineering, business, music, and creative writing programs. It's law program is currently ranked around 43 in the nation.  edit
  • Maricopa Community Colleges, [52]. Largest system of community colleges in the United States, with 10 campuses in the metro Maricopa County area; numerous community and adult education programs.  edit
  • Phoenix School of Law, [53]. New law school, relatively open admissions policy.  edit
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management, [54]. World famous for being the first and oldest graduate school specializing in international management and global business. Ranked #1 in the world in it's field.  edit

Buy

Time-honored souvenirs from Phoenix are scorpion bolo ties and saguaro-cactus salt and pepper shakers. Look for them at various gift shops in Terminal 3 and 4 of Sky Harbor International Airport. These gift shops are also known to stock the ever-popular Cactus Candy and a wide variety of hot sauces.
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  • Phantom Horse Grill, 8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway, +1 602-438-9000, [55]. This bright and airy American Grill at Arizona Grand Resort offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and features an adjacent sports bar with satellite televisions for the sports fanatic.  edit
  • For cheap eats, look out for many 24-hour Mexican food places such as Filiberto's, Raliberto's and other restaurants offer a burrito the size of your forearm for less than $4.
  • Los Dos Molinos, 8646 S. Central Ave, +1 602-243-9113. Sonoran-style dominates Phoenix-area Mexican cookery, but Los Dos celebrates the cuisine of the Rio Grande Valley -- which means lots of very hot chiles. This long-established and highly regarded restaurant is a must for all true chile-heads. Reservations not accepted.  edit
  • Old Town Tortilla Factory, 6910 E. Main Street, +1 480-945-4567, [56]. Daily 5PM-11PM. Modern Southwest cooking with Sonoran touches. Try the Red Chile Pork Chop, with an unlikely but tasty ancho-raspberry sauce. Patio seating, heated in winter, misted in summer. Reservations only accepted for groups of 6 or more, so prepare to wait (preferably in the adjacent tequillaria). $30.  edit
  • In The Scene Limousine, 645 W 24th Street, Suite 102, Tempe, +1 602-996-5466, [57]. 24/7. If you are going out to enjoy the nightlife of Phoenix, remember that we have some of the toughest DUI laws in the entire nation - and that it is risking your life and the lives of others on the road. Order a limo, party bus sedan or SUV before you drink and drive. $66+.  edit
  • Amsterdam 718 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004, (602) 258-6122‎, amsterdambar.com. Classy, creative nightclub. Very fun and trendy.
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  • Hostelling International Phoenix (The Metcalf House), 1026 North 9th Street, +1 602-254-9803, [58]. Beds start at $18 per night. Closed during the months of July and August.  edit
  • The Lodge at Sun Ridge, 12129 West Bell Road, Surprise, +1-800-337-6667, [59]. Near Phoenix, is conveniently located between the three Sun Cities in the Northwest Phoenix valley, offers an unbelievable opportunity to enjoy the splendor of Arizona at incredibly affordable prices.  edit
  • AmeriSuites Phoenix North, 10838 N. 25th Ave, +1 602-997-8800, [60]. Located just north of downtown Phoenix and a short distance from the new Glendale Arena and Cardinals Football Stadium.  edit
  • Canyonview Resorts Club South Mountain Preserve, 4647 E. Francisco Dr, +1-888-828-6745, [61]. Gently cradled in the largest regional wilderness park preserve in the country covering over 50 square miles of pristine Sonoran desert Canyonview is truly a place of deep relaxation and natural beauty.   edit
  • Embassy Suites Biltmore Hotel, 2630 E. Camelback Rd, +1 602-955-3992, [62]. Next to the Biltmore Fashion Park offering over 70 shops and 14 restaurants. The Phoenix Airport is just eight miles away.  edit
  • The Legacy Golf Resort, 6808 South 32nd St, +1 602-305-5500, [63]. 328 luxuriously appointed oversized condominiums, all with fully equipped kitchens or sleek kitchen-bars and washer/dryers.  edit
  • Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 North Second Street, [64]. Downtown hotel offering a panoramic view of the state capitol from its revolving restaurant – The Compass.  edit
  • MainStay Suites at Phoenix MetroCenter, 9455 N. Black Canyon Highway, +1 602-395-0900 (fax: +1 602-395-1900), [65]. A pet-friendly extended stay hotel located near downtown and the University of Phoenix Stadium.  edit
  • Phoenix Inn Suites, 2310 E Highland Ave, +1 602-956-5221, [66]. All suite accommodations with complimentary breakfast buffet, high speed Internet, and 24 hr. business center.  edit
  • Quality Inn and Suites Downtown, 202 East McDowell Road, +1 602-528-9100, [67]. This hotel is in the central business and arts district.  edit
  • Ramada Plaza Hotel at Phoenix MetroCenter, 12027 N. 28th Drive, +1 602-866-7000 (fax: +1 602-866-7000), [68]. A 170-room hotel by Phoenix MetroCenter Mall. Features wedding reception packages, conference room floor plans and area guide and tours.  edit
  • Sleep Inn, 9455 N. Black Canyon Highway, +1 480-967-7100 (fax: +1 480-921-7400), [69]. A Phoenix hotel near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.  edit
  • Sleep Inn Phoenix North, 18235 N. 27th Ave, +1 602-504-1200 (fax: +1 602-504-6100), [70]. A North Phoenix hotel near Deer Valley Airport.  edit
  • Sheraton Crescent Hotel, 2620 W. Dunlap Ave, +1 602-943-8200. Located in the heart of Phoenix's bustling high-tech commerce corridor and 30 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the Sheraton Crescent Hotel is also close to the MetroCenter Mall, NHL hockey at the Glendale Arena, and baseball spring training at the Peoria Sports Complex.  edit
  • SpringHill Suites Downtown, 802 E. Van Buren St, +1 602-307-9929, [71]. All-suite hotel with microwave, fridge, free wired/wireless internet in every room. Pool, small gym, free breakfast, free airport shuttle. From $150.  edit
  • Wyndham Phoenix Hotel, 50 E. Adams St, +1 602-333-0000, [72]. Only a short walk from the convention center, shops and restaurants at the Arizona Center and Collier Center, America West Arena, Bank One Ballpark, the Herberger and Orpheum Theaters, Symphony Hall, and the Dodge Theatre.  edit
Summer Travel Resort Deals
The major resorts all have $99/night deals (newer resorts will be $25 more) from Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Included perks, such as 2 for 1 in the hotel restaurants, or $50 hotel credit. Many have standard 2 room suites, and water parks. Highly recommended for families. Distance reference from Phoenix Sky Harbor airport.
  • [N6mi] Hilton Pointe Squaw Peak Resort, 7500 N. 16th St. 2 room suites, lazy river, water slide, multiple pools, access to freeway (51), downtown Phoenix (5 miles). One of the Gosnell properties (also Pointe South Mountain - now AZ Grande - and Pointe Tapitao). Very popular with locals on summer weekends. Take my family at least one time each summer.
  • [SE5mi] Arizona Grande Resort - nice water park, two room suites, water slide, multiple pools, AZ Mills (shopping 2mi), airport, Tempe (5 mi), downtown Phoenix (5 mi).
  • [SE10mi] Sheraton Wild Horse - big fancy resort on far South side of Phoenix metro area. Water slides, lake, golf, Phoenix (12 mi). Built in 2005.
  • [NE10mi] Hyatt Gainey Ranch - Scottsdale (3 mi), beach, multiple pools, dive-in movies, beautiful grounds.
  • [N12mi] Marriott Desert Ridge - water slides, lazy river, multiple pools, Desert Ridge (shopping 1mi), Phoenix (12 miles). Built in 2004.
  • [NE15mi] Westin Kierland - water slide, lazy river, multiple pools, Kierland Commons (shopping), Scottsdale (4 mile). Built in 2005
  • [N5mi] Phoenician - water slide (long), golf, Scottsdale (2 mi), airport (5 mi), Phoenix downtown (6 mi). ($35 resort fee)
  • [N5mi] Biltmore hotel - water slide, Biltmore (shopping), golf course. ($35 resort fee).
  • [NW10mi] Hilton Pointe Tapitiao - 10000 N 7th St, 2 room suites, nice pool, good hiking, downton Phoenix (10 mi).
  • Arizona Grand Resort, 8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway, +1 602-438-9000, [73]. A luxury resort located in a desert oasis at the base of South Mountain Preserve in Arizona. This family friendly vacation resort features a championship golf course, a luxury spa, vacation villas, dining at six restaurants and The Oasis Water Park.  edit
  • Royal Palms Resort & Spa, 5200 East Camelback Road, +1 602-840-3610, [74]. The resort is situated at the base of Camelback Mountain, between the Biltmore area and downtown Scottsdale, 7 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The luxury resort features 119 rooms in a variety of configurations: casitas, luxury guest rooms, spa suites, and villas. The resort also features a luxury spa, dining options and meeting & event facilities.  edit

Stay safe

Despite being a nice vacation destination, Phoenix is a major American city and as such does contain a fair amount of violent crime. Some parts of the city (and even a few parts of some of the suburbs) should be avoided at night. Downtown Phoenix is safe during the day, but does have a problem with the homeless/transients, some of whom approach well-dressed office workers and tourists asking for spare change. If visiting downtown at night (such as a Diamondbacks or Suns game), always go with a group. South Phoenix can be unsafe in some areas.
Maryvale, a commercial/residential district on the west side of the city of Phoenix (extending north into Glendale as well), should be avoided at almost all times unless there is a specific reason to go there.
Most of the suburban areas are safe during day and night; however, parts of Mesa and Glendale can be dangerous at night. Some portions of Tempe, near the main campus of Arizona State University (ASU), have seen assaults in the recent past on a few university students. The ASU campus is equipped with several emergency call boxes.
The Sunnyslope area (north central city of Phoenix) has some homeless and other crime issues and should be avoided at night.
The town of Guadalupe (immediately west of Tempe and bounded by Interstate 10 on the west) is unsafe at night, but is an incredibly interesting Hispanic/Native American community to visit during the day.
In every portion of the Phoenix area, just use common sense and be aware of your surroundings.
Phoenix also has one of the highest car theft rates in the country, with a car stolen every 7 minutes. In addition, red light running is more common in Phoenix than any other city in the U.S. Use caution at every turn.
Be aware of traffic and speed enforcement cameras at most major intersections. Always anticipate someone attempting to beat the amber light before it turns red to avoid being issued a very expensive traffic ticket (usually in the amount of $300 or more).
  • The Arizona Republic, 200 East Van Buren St, +1 602-444-8000, [75]. The city’s main newspaper that is read throughout the city and state.  edit
  • La Voz, 200 East Van Buren St, +1 602-444-8000, [76]. A popular Spanish language newspaper published by The Arizona Republic.  edit
  • The New Times, 1201 E. Jefferson, +1 602-271-0040, [77]. A great source of independent news and information about events, music, food, etc. The closest thing Phoenix has to New York's Village Voice (and the two have recently come under common ownership).  edit
  • Asian American Times, 668 N. 44th St, Suite 343, [78]. Excellent Chinese-American newspaper with articles printed in English and Chinese.  edit
  • Arizona Business Gazette, 200 E. Van Buren St, +1 602-444-7304, [79]. Arizona business news, published weekly.  edit
  • Arizona Capitol Times, 1835 W. Adams St, +1 602-253-7636, [80]. Reports on Arizona government, politics and legislative news.  edit
  • British Honorary Consulate, 2425 East Camelback Rd., Suite 1020, +1 602-515-1029.  edit
  • Canadian Consulate, 2415 E Camelback Rd.  edit
  • Guatemalan Consulate, 4747 N. 7th St. Suite 410, +1 602-200-3660.  edit
  • Honduran Consulate, 4040 E Mcdowell Rd, +1 602-273-0547.  edit
  • Italian Consulate, 2525 East Camelback Rd., Suite 840, +1 602-956-3334.  edit
  • Mexican Consulate, 1990 W Camelback Rd., Suite 110, +1 602-242-7398.  edit
  • Sri Lankian Honorary Consulate, 329 West Cypress Street, +1 602-254-1899.  edit
  • Swedish Honorary Consulate, 2 North Central Ave. Suite 2200, +1 602-364-7450.  edit
  • Belgian Honorary Consul, 2944 North 44th Street, Suite 200, +1 602-852-3878.  edit
  • Cyprian Honorary Consul, 1277 East Missouri, +1 602-264-9701.  edit
  • Salvadorian Honorary Consul, 4521 East Charles Drive, +1 602-948-4899.  edit
  • French Honorary Consul, 2 North Central Ave, Suite #2200, +1 602-716-8222.  edit
  • German Honorary Consul, 1007 East Missouri Ave, +1 602-265-4428.  edit
  • Icelandic Honorary Consul, 2999 North 44th Street, Suite 640, +1 602-956-8474.  edit
  • Spanish Honorary Consul, 3134 East Camelback Road, +1 602-955-2055.  edit
  • Small towns Cave Creek/Carefree lie just north of the city.
  • If you would like to see areas outside of the Phoenix metropolitan area, you might want to visit Tucson, Las Vegas, or San Diego. For cooler weather, head up to I-17 to Flagstaff or Sedona.
  • A good option for a day trip, or longer, out of Phoenix is a drive north to Sedona. If you have three days or more, head out to Las Vegas via Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon.
  • Montezuma Castle National Monument (cliff dwelling), located near Camp Verde, Arizona is on I17 between Phoenix and Flagstaff
  • Hiking near Phoenix is popular due to central Arizona's climate and large tracts of public land. Several designated National Forest and BLM wilderness areas are within easy driving distance and offer treks ranging from day hikes to multi-day backpacking trips. South Mountain Park, within the city limits, is a popular destination to experience the Sonoran Desert on foot.
  • Camelback Mountain - very popular hike in central Phoenix. Great views from top. Two routes:
    • Echo Canyon (West entry - Macdonald/Tatum). Arrive early on weekends for trailhead parking (50cars), or walk 1/2 mile to satellite parking. 1.25 mi steep hike.
    • East entry (Invergorden/Jackrabbit). Park 1/2 mi from trailhead. Easier route 1.5mi, skirts Phoenician (Keating resort), less developed.
  • Squaw Peak (Piestewa Peak) (Lincoln Dr/20th St) - Arrive early on weekends. Good parking close to trailhead. 1.25mile hike (easier than Camelback Mtn). Great views (just 3 miles from Camelback Mtn). Park of Phoenix Preserve (48th St to 7th Ave), lots of good hiking and mountain biking. Recommend trail 300 from Squaw Peak parking (dogs allowed).
Routes through Phoenix
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.PHOENIX, the capital of Arizona, U.S.A., and the countyseat of Maricopa county, situated on the Salt river, in the south central part of the state.^ Phoenix is the state capital of Arizona and the center of a major metropolitan area.
  • Phoenix Real Estate, Phoenix Homes For Sale, Phoenix REALTORS - Phoenix Real Estate agents - HomeGain 18 September 2009 11:49 UTC www.homegain.com [Source type: General]

^ Mesa (city, Arizona) , city in Maricopa County, south central Arizona, in the Phoenix-Mesa metropolitan region.
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^ Phoenix is the capital of Arizona and the sixth largest city in the United States.
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Pop. .(1890), 3152; (Igloo), 5544 (935 being foreign-born and 148 negroes); (1910) 11,134. It is served by the Arizona Eastern and the Santa Fe, Prescott & Phoenix railways, the former connecting at Maricopa (35 m.^ EXCLUSIVE HSL Spends $16M on Casa Santa Fe SCOTTSDALE, AZ-The Arizona company lays claim to the 264-unit, class B complex, buying...
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^ At movers.com we have been aware of these problems and more ever since we started serving the moving population in Phoenix, Arizona - about a decade back.
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^ Classic Cakes and Confections , Phoenix, AZ, (602) 795-9662 Award winning bakery serving the highest quality cakes and confections in Arizona.
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distant) with the Southern Pacific and the latter connecting at Ash Fork, near Prescott (194 m. distant), with the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe. .The city is a popular winter and health resort, with a fine dry climate.^ The city is noted as a winter and health resort.
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^ The climate is very dry with temperatures ranging from pleasantly temperate during the winter to extremely hot during the summer.

^ The warm winter climate makes it a popular seasonal tourist and recreation destination, especially for golfers.
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The city is the see of a Protestant Episcopal bishopric. About 3 m. north of the city is the .Phoenix (non-reservation) boarding-school for Indians, supported by the United States government, with an average attendance of about 700 pupils.^ Phoenix is generally regarded as the business and cultural hub of the Southwestern United States.
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^ Since Phoenix is the state's capital, as well as the seat of Maricopa County, government and government-related industries are major regional employers.
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^ After I lost a job, I lived on 32nd Street and E. Indian School where my truck was broken into twice in about 40 days.
  • Phoenix, Arizona (AZ) - Sperling's BestPlaces 30 January 2010 3:03 UTC www.bestplaces.net [Source type: News]

.The city lies in a great plain, in the centre of a region of pastures, gardens and orchards, the largest and most beautiful farming district of Arizona, irrigated with water stored by the great Roosevelt dam (about 70 m.^ Phoenix, Arizona has grown to become the sixth largest city in the US, and the surrounding beauty of the desert offers Phoenix vacation visitors many things to do.
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^ America’s capital city and its surrounding towns in Virginia and Maryland are home to some of the country’s most prominent government buildings, museums and beautiful monuments as well as picturesque parks and gardens.
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^ The Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Midtown hotel is centrally located in the heart of the downtown Phoenix financial and art district in Arizona.
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north-east of Phoenix). Local interests are almost entirely in agriculture, stock-raising and fruit-growing. In the surrounding region are several large ostrich farms and a small exhibition ranch. Phoenix was settled in 1870, became the county-seat on the organization of Maricopa county in 1871, was incorporated in 1881, and became the capital of Arizona in 1889.


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