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What are the suburbs of Phoenix?

Asked by Trulia Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ Wed Jan 23, 2013

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The suburbs of Phoenix are my home for more than 20 years and I have loved watching it blossom into a major metropolitan area. Generally the master planned communities have surrounded the core of the Valley of the Sun to create lots of greenspace, recreation areas, mountain views and all the other amenities for convenience, health and transportation. We now have light rail which was a painful process during initial construction and now is an asset in every neighborhood it touches. Expect to have light rail to Sky Harbor Airport at Phoenix very soon. It is in test mode at the moment. The communities in the East valley include Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Tempe where there is ASU and eBay, PayPal, GoDaddy, and other techy businesses. The communities in the West Valley include Glendale, Surprise, Avondale, Litchfield Park where convenience to the core of Phoenix is noted.. The North Valley is predominantly NE Phoenix, Cave Creek, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale where Skysong, a bio-tech firm & research center reside near upscale shopping, mountain vistas and recreation is a must. The South Valley communities like Ahwatukee are home to more of the same.
The core of Phoenix is where you can find the staples of life in the valley like Chase field and the US Airways Center arena, Symphony Hall and the Herberger Theater
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Some decent areas include Glendale, Scottsdale, Surprise, Peoria, Avondale, Goodyear and more. Check out for a list of these areas and what homes are currently available.
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The Phoenix Metro area is made up of Maricopa County and Pinal County.
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Phoenix is a large metropolitan area and includes plenty of smaller cities. They are roughly divided into

*West Valley, which includes Glendale, Peoria, Sun City, Sun City West, Surprise, El Mirage, and Youngtown. Also west but spreading more in a southerly direction are Litchfield Park, Tolleson, Avondale, Goodyear, and Buckeye.

*North, which includes Anthem, Cave Creek, Desert Hills, and Carefree

*North Central, which includes Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, and Fountain Hills

*East Valley, which includes Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Tempe, Guadalupe, Sun Lakes, Queen Creek, and Apache Junction.

Each of these cities has its own unique characteristics. North Central cities, for example, are more upscale and have a large number of luxury properties. Homes in the North section nudge into the hills and have fascinating rock formations. West Valley has Luke Air Force Base as well as a number of well-known Senior communities such as Sun City. The East Valley has Arizona State University and the two main airports: Sky Harbor International, and Mesa-Gateway.

There is much to explore in and around Phoenix, whether you are looking for high tech jobs, colleges, outdoor activities, entertainment, shopping, or schools.

Ann Griffin, Realtor
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Glendale, Peoria, Litchfield Park, Avondale, Goodyear, Buckeye, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa,Gilbert, Chandler, Cave Creek, Anthem just to name a few.
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