The Greater Phoenix area is made up of more than 25 cities and towns
For at least two decades the metro Phoenix area has been one of the fastest growing in the country, and it’s a lot of area to cover!
North Valley: Carefree, Cave Creek, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Desert Hills, Anthem
East Valley: Scottsdale, Chandler, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek, Tempe, Awhatukee
West Valley: Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, Sun City, Sun City West, Litchfield Park
South Valley: Apache Junction, Avondale, Buckeye, Goodyear
Arizona’s weather is popularly categorized as hot and dry, but what most people outside the state don’t realize is that Arizona’s climate is actually quite varied.
While Central Arizonans are basking in mild weather with cool breezes in January, folks in Northern Arizona might be swooshing down the state’s ski slopes enjoying a cool winter day. And in the summer, Southern Arizonans could be sunbathing, while people in North-Central Arizona might slip on sweaters and enjoy the crisp night air. No matter what time of year you visit Arizona, you’ll find beautiful, perfect weather somewhere.
- Population: 6.5 million (2008 estimate)
- State Capitol: Phoenix
- Largest Cities: Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Glendale and Scottsdale
- Border States: California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah
- State Size: 113,909 square miles