Phoenix is the capital and largest city of the state of Arizona, United States. The metro area is now approximately 4 million residents (more in the winter months). The biggest draw of Phoenix is its winter-time climate. Rare dips below freezing tend to come in the middle of the night in winter, and the sun shines an average 325 days a year. Hordes of midwesterners flee to Phoenix each winter to escape the brutal cold back home.

Phoenix boasts an incredible quality of life. Although housing prices are rising, they still are lower than in California. Streets are wide, and the city is ringed by freeways. Other towns that do not want to be called suburbs surround the city. Scottsdale boasts scores of manicured golf courses and 5-star resorts. Tempe is a college town with a funky feel guaranteed to charm all but the hardest of hearts. Mesa has the second largest Mormon community in the world, behind only Salt Lake City. Farther east Chandler and Gilbert are two of the fastest growing communities in Arizona. On the west side, which once was cotton fields and cattle lots, the fast-growing towns of Surprise, Glendale, Sun City, Peoria, Avondale and Litchfield Park are tending to grow together like the communities that form greater Los Angles.

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