Settled in 1867 Phoenix was originally an agricultural community thanks to the canal system that made farming cotton, citrus, and hay possible in the hot desert climate. Today, Phoenix is the nation’s most populous state capital and the fifth largest in the nation. The city offers a perfect balance of opportunity, affordability, and overall quality of life which has led to its explosive growth and development that doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. In 2018 the US News and World Report ranked Phoenix as the 19th best place to live; an enormous jump from last year’s position as the 44th.
Phoenix offers every type of housing imaginable. Modern new construction is juxtaposed with historic districts contain nationally registered historic homes. For those seeking housing other than single family, high rise condo buildings, unique live-work lofts, and other urban housing options are sprinkled throughout the downtown areas, providing plenty of alternatives.
Phoenix is one of the nation's largest cities and offers a unique blend of urban, suburban, and rural residential communities. The metro area is home to everything from Fortune 500 companies to the largest municipal park system in the country, and many of these parks are just minutes from homes and offices. This proximity offers an unprecedented opportunity to balance work and play with easy access to activities such as hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, swimming, and climbing.
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