Phoenix Purposeful Progress

Natives lived in the Phoenix area for over 1,000 years, creating over 135 miles of irrigation canals in order to grow crops on the land. The paths of these canals were used as the basis for many of the canals used to this day. After the native peoples left the area in the 1400’s, it remained mostly unpopulated until the late 1850’s when Americans settled in after seeing the promise for agriculture in the valley below the White Tank Mountains. In 1865 it was recognized as a town and named Phoenix, since it was a city formed from the ruins of a previous civilization. In 1872 the plot of land known today as the downtown area of Phoenix was purchased and the first church, school and general store were built.

The coming of the railroad in the 1880’s revolutionized the economy of Phoenix, and the city became a center of trade to both the Eastern and Western limits of the United Sates. The city continued to grow, with streetcars being introduced in the 1890’s and the Roosevelt Dam completed in 1911. In the 1940’s the market shifted into industrialization with the mass production of military supplies. Over the next few decades became a favored tourist destination, thanks to its exotic desert landscape and diverse recreational activities. More recently Phoenix has been known as the second fastest growing city in the nation and many new businesses have sprouted up due to that growth.

Life in Phoenix AZ

As the capitol of and largest city in Arizona, Phoenix is the anchor of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area and serves as the administrative center for Maricopa County. It covers a large area of over 450 square miles and thus still maintains a low density rate of people per mile. With a subtropical climate, Phoenix boasts very hot summers and warm winters. Who wouldn’t want to live in the area also known as the Valley of the Sun? The city is divided into what they call urban villages, which are smaller areas within the city built around the concepts of medium density development, mixed-use zoning, good public transportation with an emphasis on public space and pedestrians.

Residents can visit the Desert Botanical Garden to see the 50 acres of gorgeous outdoor exhibits and over 100 rare and endangered plant species from around the world. The sports fanatic can watch a baseball game at Chase Field, the artisan can enjoy the local art scene in downtown Phoenix and the outdoorsman can climb Piestawa Peak in the Phoenix Mountain Preserves, or go horseback riding through one of the many trails in the 16,500 acre South Mountain Park. With water parks to beat the heat, the best Hispanic and Mexican food around and great local shopping, the diversity in Phoenix is prevalent.

Phoenix Real Estate

With over 1.5 million residents, it’s no wonder that the Phoenix real estate market is so diverse; it needs to accommodate the home-buying needs of a populace from nearly any walk of life, which it does and does well. Homes for sale in Phoenix Arizona range from affordable Phoenix condos with very little maintenance, to downtown Phoenix homes that are in close proximity to great shopping and dining with great weather year-round. While luxury homes in Phoenix can be upwards of multiple millions of dollars and include all the amenities of which anyone could ever dream, Phoenix townhomes offer those with simpler tastes and needs exactly what they desire. Even the styles of homes in Phoenix are diverse, from sprawling hacienda style estates to Tuscan style farmhouses, and new construction in downtown high-rises.

If the hubbub and energy of a commercialized city with lots of night-life, city-life, and outdoor-life year-round is preferred, then Phoenix is the place to put down new roots. Pinnacle Real Estate and Investments is here to take the hard-work out of buying and selling real estate in Phoenix. Contact us today!

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