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LIVING IN PHOENIX AZ
Although many people tend to refer to the entire Greater Phoenix area as simply ‘Phoenix,’ the City of Phoenix is the hub of it all. Phoenix is the state capital, and the non-agricultural history of the area is concentrated right here. Phoenix is also the 6th largest city in the country. Over the past two decades Phoenix has been one of the fastest growing cities in the country, and with its size and growth it has developed into a beautiful desert city.
Phoenix is home to advanced universities that include Phoenix Community College, Ottawa University of Phoenix, DeVry Institute of Technology, Grand Canyon University, Carrington College, Arizona State University West and others.
There is a great deal to see and do in Phoenix. Some of my favorite attractions are the Arizona Science Center, the Heard Museum, the Desert Botanical Garden, Chase Ballpark, The Phoenix Zoo and the Phoenix Art Museum.
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What Makes Phoenix AZ Livable
There are many cities and towns that make up the greater Phoenix area. Phoenix is broken up into defined areas, or Urban Villages. So is Ahwatukee a city or a town? How about Maryvale? Neither–they are Urban Villages of Phoenix. An Urban Village is simply an area of the city that has its own Village Planning Committee which makes recommendations to the City Council on the area’s progress and needs. Here is the locations of these Urban Villages.
Here are the 15 Urban Villages defined by the City of Phoenix
Village Boundary: I-10 Freeway to Gila River Indian Community, splits South Mountain to Gila River Indian Community/Pecos Road
Village Boundary: Northern Avenue to Seventh Street to Grand Canal to Black Canyon Freeway to Grand Avenue to 43rd Avenue
Village Boundary: Borders on town of Paradise Valley and Scottsdale to Seventh Street, Northern Avenue/North Mountains/Squaw Peak Park to Grand Canal and Salt River
Village Boundary: McDowell Road to Rio Salado, Black Canyon Freeway to the Grand Canal and Hohokam Expressway
Village Boundary: Generally, 16th Street east to the city limits (51st and 67th avenues) on the west, Greenway Road on the south and the Central Arizona Project aqueduct on the north.
Village Boundary: Carefree Highway to the north, the Central Arizona Project canal to the south, the eastern city limits near Scottsdale Road to the east, to the Union Hills and unnamed mountains on the west (generally along the Seventh Avenue alignment)
Village Boundary: Grand Canal to Black Canyon Highway to McDowell Road
Village Boundary: The Estrella Village encompasses approximately 41 square miles bounded by Interstate 10 on the north, the Black Canyon (I-17) Freeway and 19th Avenue on the east, the Salt River on the south and 75th, 83rd and 107th Avenues on the west
Village Boundary: The village is bounded by the Salt River on the north, 27th Avenue on the east, Gila River Community on the west, and South Mountain Park on the south
Village Boundary: Grand Avenue/Black Canyon Freeway to 83rd Avenue to McDowell Road to Indian School Road to El Mirage Road, to Bethany Home Road, to 99th Avenue, to Camelback Road
Village Boundary: Generally bounded by 67th Avenue on the west, the Union Hills and unnamed mountain range on the east, the Central Arizona Project Canal on the south, and the city of Phoenix corporate limits on the north (an irregular boundary extending as far north as Jenny Lin Road)
Village Boundary: 51st Avenue to Acoma Drive to 39th Avenue to Greenway Road/Parkway to 16th Street (extended) to Cactus Road and through mountains to Northern Avenue
Village Boundary: Scottsdale Road to 16th Street, Central Arizona Project Canal to area of Squaw Peak/Cactus and Mountain View roads
Rio Vista Village
Village Boundary: Table Mesa Road alignment on the north, Interstate 17 on the east, an irregular area on the south bounded by the Desert Hills Drive, Pyramid Peak Parkway and Carefree Highway. The western boundary is New River Road and the 75th Avenue alignment. This urban village was previously known as New Village.
Village Boundary: 48th Street on the east, 27th ave. on the west, the Salt river on the north and South Mountain Park/Preserve on the south