Phoenix is the 6th most-populated city in the United States and the largest city in Arizona with about 1.5 million residents. Phoenix is also the capital of the state of Arizona. Situated in the "Valley of the Sun," the city of Phoenix spans over 515 square miles. The Phoenix Metropolitan area is comprised of over 4 million people, making it the 13th largest metro area in the United States.
Phoenix has an arid climate with high temperatures with dry, desert air.
There are 15 Urban Villages that constitute the city of Phoenix, each with their own characteristics and feel. They are listed above.
For the outdoor enthusiasts, Phoenix offers endless options from South Mountain Park to Sunnyslope Mountain and Encanto Park.
Major League Baseball-- Arizona Diamondbacks (Chase Field)
National Basketball Associaton-- Phoenix Suns (US Airways Center)
National Football League-- Arizona Cardinals (University of Phoenix Stadium)
National Hockey League-- Phoenix Coyotes (Jobing.com Arena)
National Lacrosse League-- Arizona Sting (Jobing.com Arena)
Women's National Basketball Association--Phoenix Mercury (US Airways Center)