Phoenix, the capital of Arizona with a population of over 1.5 million, is the 6th largest city in the US, also known as The Valley of the Sun. The MSA, home to over 4.5 million people, is made up of 13 cities, such as Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler and others. According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the housing price index has grown by more than 5.5% per quarter over the last two years, showing that the Phoenix apartment market is strengthening with rising rents.
With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, Phoenix offers residents plenty of activities to enjoy across its nearly 520 square miles, one of the largest cities in the United States by area. Culturally, it combines a businesslike demeanor with a burgeoning cultural scene and top-notch sports facilities. There is an opera, a symphony, several theaters, The Desert Botanical Gardens and three of the state’s finest museums. For sports fans, there are professional baseball, football, basketball and ice hockey teams, and the area is dotted with more than 200 golf courses.