Phoenix is the nation’s sixth-largest city, home to more than 1.4 million residents. People come to Phoenix from all over the nation and the world to live a relaxed lifestyle in a world-class city. This shining jewel in the Sonoran Desert boasts North America’s largest municipal park, South Mountain Park and Preserve, which covers more than 16,500 acres, offering residents more than 50 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails. Recreational opportunities abound in Phoenix and surrounding communities, which collectively comprise what is known as “The Valley of the Sun”. That is a well-deserved moniker – Phoenix basks in more life-enriching sunshine more than any other major metropolitan area in the country, with the sun shining during 85 percent of daylight hours. The city is also one of North America’s greenest and wettest deserts, thanks to as much as 15 inches of annual rainfall.
That great weather makes it easy to enjoy getting out of the house, year-round. Phoenix is a mecca for sports-lovers. It’s one of only 13 U.S cities that is home to teams representing all the major sports leagues: the Cardinals (NFL), the Diamondbacks (MLB), the Suns (NBA), the
Mercury (WNBA) and the Coyotes (NHL).
You don’t have to be a sports fan to find something to do in Phoenix – it’s home to world-class chefs working in some of the nation’s finest restaurants, stellar attractions (like the Heard Museum, Desert Botanical Garden, Taliesin West, Phoenix Art Museum, the Fleischer Museum, Arizona Science Center, the Hall of Flame, and the Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park).
There are six lakes within a 75-minute drive of Phoenix, and other attractions within a few hours’ drive (like the red rocks of Sedona and The Grand Canyon) and, if you want to get away for the weekend, Phoenix boasts “The Nation’s Friendliest Airport”, Sky Harbor International.
The Greater Phoenix area is the corporate headquarters of five Fortune 500 companies and thriving high-tech manufacturing, tourism and construction industries. Phoenix has been selected as an “All-America City” no less than four times, testament to a quality of life unrivaled by any other American city.
Phoenix really has it all. For young adults, families and active seniors, it’s a place to grow, thrive and live life to its fullest. Come and see for yourself what makes Phoenix so special.