Living in Phoenix, AZ

Residents of the city of Phoenix are known for a friendly and upbeat attitude, and most are transplants themselves. Many Seattle residents move there after tiring of rainy days, and Southern Californians who are looking for a lower cost of living often pick Phoenix as their destination.

The capital of Arizona certainly is popular with residents. In fact, it's the 5th most populated city in the U.S. and is home to 1.6 million residents.

The city is located in the northeastern area of the Sonoran Desert. While it's known for sunny weather more than 300 days every year, the summers can be extremely hot and oppressive. But many residents say they would rather stay indoors in the heat for a few months than brave the cold weather of cities in northern climates.

The arts and culture of the city can't be beat, with nationally touring acts appearing there, as well as large museums and a lively Southwestern arts scene.

Economy and jobs include large public and private companies, along with the military. A handful of Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in Phoenix, and the main campus of Arizona State University is located in the city as well.

Phoenix, AZ Government Info

City of Phoenix Local Government

City of Phoenix Local Government

Address: 200 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85003 - MAP
Phone: (602) 262-6011
Web: www.phoenix.gov

City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation

City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation

Address: 200 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85044 - MAP
Phone: (602) 262-6862
Web: www.phoenix.gov

Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

Address: 201 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004 - MAP
Phone: (602) 495-2195
Web: www.phoenixchamber.com

Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau

Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau

Address: 125 N 2nd St #120, Phoenix, AZ 85004 - MAP
Phone: (602) 254-6500 or (877) CALLPHX
Web: www.visitphoenix.com

Phoenix Fire Department

Phoenix Fire Department

Address: 150 S 12th St, Phoenix, AZ 85034 - MAP
Phone: (602) 495-5555 (Non-emergency)
Web: www.phoenix.gov

Phoenix Police Department

Phoenix Police Department

Address: 620 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85044 - MAP
Phone: (602) 262-6151 (Non-emergency)
Web: www.phoenix.gov

Phoenix, AZ Transportation

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Address: 3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd #3300, Phoenix, AZ 85034 - MAP
Phone: (602) 273-3300
Web: skyharbor.com

Valley Metro

Valley Metro

Address: 101 N 1st Ave #1300, Phoenix, AZ 85003 - MAP
Phone: (602) 253-5000
Web: www.valleymetro.org

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