Hi! I think there are other factors involved too. There are Diamondback games, and other events as well. Additionally with ASU now downtown, The Light Rail, and the Convention Center it is more than just Suns games. However, with that said my opinion is many people like to live in a downtown to be closer to these events and nightlife. Our downtown has improved a lot and is great. Single family homes might be harder to find right in the downtown area (doable though) but there are some awesome condo "highrises."