||Arizona's capital Phoenix has grown
to become one of the largest cities in the country. Who
would of guessed that a city located in the Arizona desert
would of grown to become one of the largest metropolitan
areas in the country? Phoenix is located in the center
of what is known as the Valley of the Sun. Phoenix spans
from South Mountain through Paradise Valley
in the north. In recent years there has been a community
effort to breath life into the downtown area. There are
ongoing plans to build new condos and lofts in the downtown
vicinity. During the day, Phoenix's Copper Square
is a bustling business area. The evenings in Phoenix are
usually quiet in the downtown area. Sporting events do
attract crowds to bars and restaurants around the sports
complexes. Phoenix is the home of the Arizona Diamondback,
the Suns, and the Coyotes. Sporting
events attract fans from all over the valley. Alice Cooper's
Town is a favorite restaurant before and after the games.
Don't be surprised if you run into Alice personally. Employees
of the famous 70's rocker are required to wear makeup
similar to what the entertainer wore on stage. Select
new lofts go for between 130K and 200K. Most likely you
will need to put your name on a waiting list. These condos
are in very high demand.
The Arizona Biltmore is another
growing area. This area encompassed some of the most
prized real estate in Arizona. Million dollar homes
surround the Biltmore golf course. Here you'll have
famous neighbors such as University of Phoenix founder,
John Sperling. Condos located on the corner of 24th
street and Camelback easily go for 1 million dollars.
This is the preferred area for business professionals.
Skyscrappers tower along these streets.
The area adjacent to the Phoenix
Art Museum is getting much attention these days.
Efforts have been made to restore this area. Homes close
by the museum that were inexpensive a decade ago are
now in high demand. Small two bedroom homes can go for
as much as $400K. The close proximity to the downtown
area is the main attraction for those who prefer a home
rather then one of the new condominiums.
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