I am a downtown specialist and a Barry Goldwater Museum would have had little impact on the area. Downtown Phoenix has seen amazing revitalization happening over the past decade. It is home to many great things including:
ASU Downtown Campus with nearly 13,000 full time students.
US Medical School
ASU College of Nursing
TGEN: Recognized as one of the top genetics projects in the world.
Chase Field and US Airways Center.
The Phoenix Convention Center (among the top 20 in America)
The Heard Museum
Phoenix Art Museum
Arizona Science Center
lots of concert/music venues
great hotels including the Sheraton and the new Palomar
plus killer restaurants.
Housing in the area is a vast mix of single family homes and condos living. Many places have great walkscores, especially since the light rail system runs through the heart of downtown Phoenix.
We posted a series of articles about things to do in downtown Phoenix. I think we have about 100 things to do and we could easily add to that list. YOu can see it at: http://urbanconnectionrealty.com/100-things-to-do-in-downtow
Downtown Phoenix is definitely a happening place.