Phoenix homes for rent offer all sorts of exciting opportunities for Arizona families. Settled as early as 700 A.D. by the Hohokam, Phoenix rose from the ruins of this former civilization. Settlers of the area in the post-Civil War era used remnants of the ancient Hohokam irrigation system, making the land arable for citrus and cotton crops. Phoenix is aptly named, as it has grown to become one of the largest cities in the United States in a few short decades.
The chief draw of the Phoenix area always has been the climate. With an average of only five days a year with low temperatures at or below freezing, the warm climes have drawn transplants from the frigid North and even damp and chilly European countries.
Phoenix generally is regarded as the business and cultural hub of the Southwestern United States. Phoenix is the heart of a booming metropolis that is consistently ranked as one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, including four of the 10 fastest-growing suburbs. A lower cost of living compared to other major cities, and all the amenities one would expect of a modern metropolitan area, make Phoenix an excellent location to call home. The Phoenix lifestyle involves fiery sunsets, exciting sports teams, remarkable dining, world-class resorts and golf courses, a wealth of attractions, and a distinctive Southwestern heritage.
Though most of its residents have roots in other areas, the region supports the Arizona Opera, the Phoenix Art Museum, and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as several professional sports teams: The Arizona Cardinals (NFL), the Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB), the Phoenix Coyotes (NHL) and the Phoenix Suns (NBA).
The dry climate and natural beauty of Phoenix have attracted companies in the fields of electronics, high-tech research and development, and aerospace. The weather also supports two main components of the thriving economy: tourism and golf. Various industries have a dynamic presence in Phoenix, which is home to manufacturing giants such as Honeywell, Motorola, Allied Signal and Intel.
Maricopa County has an unemployment rate well below national averages and is bolstered by a diversified economy and an impressive list of high-tech manufacturing firms. As the capital of Arizona, a large sector of the Phoenix economy revolves around government and many new high-tech and telecommunications industries that have relocated to the area.
Resulting from a reasonable cost of living and low rental costs, the exciting high-tech industries, the positive business climate and the great community benefits found in Phoenix, it's easy to understand why people are packing their bags and migrating to the desert. These characteristics combine to keep Phoenix among the country's premier relocation destinations. With nearly 100,000 people moving to the metro area annually, Phoenix is one of the country's most interesting cities. Get started on your search for apartments for rent, rental houses and homes with Rentals.com.
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