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Phoenix Facts & Information

Location Maricopa County Arizona
Climate Generally mild winters and hot summers; low humidly makes the temperatures bearable
Land Area 475 square miles
Population 1,321,045
Persons Over 65 8.1%
Female Persons 49.1%
Ethnic Groups White 71.1%, Black 5.1%, American Indian 2.0%, Asian 2.0%
Housing Units 495,832
Median Household Income $41,207
Description of Flag Flag of Nevada
 Arizona Flag The lower half of the Arizona flag is a blue field and the upper half divided into thirteen equal segments, seven red and six light yellow. In the center of the flag is a copper colored star with 5 points. The red and the blue are the same shades as the flag of the United States of America, and it measures four feet high and six feet wide. The copper star represents Arizona as the largest producer of copper in the United States.

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Phoenix Culture

Phoenix meshes together different cultures from a variety of sources including the large population of Mexican immigrants, the surrounding native American communities, and the many folks from California and the northeast U.S. that now call Phoenix home. You won’t see too many cowboys in modern day Phoenix. Though, the neighboring city of Scottsdale has done a fine job preserving old western architecture. Phoenix lays claim to some of the best Mexican restaurants in the United States.

Evidence of Phoenix’s heritage as a copper mining town is still present today. Fittingly, the city square is know as Copper Square. The copper mining conglomerate, Stealth Dodge, is still amongst the areas top employers.

Phoenicians are generally laid back, happy, and upbeat people. After all, with the sun always shining and palm trees out their front door, why won’t they be.

 

Phoenix Culture

Phoenix meshes together different cultures from a variety of sources including the large population of Mexican immigrants, the surrounding native American communities, and the many folks from California and the northeast U.S. that now call Phoenix home. You won’t see too many cowboys in modern day Phoenix. Though, the neighboring city of Scottsdale has done a fine job preserving old western architecture. Phoenix lays claim to some of the best Mexican restaurants in the United States.

Evidence of Phoenix’s heritage as a copper mining town is still present today. Fittingly, the city square is know as Copper Square. The copper mining conglomerate, Stealth Dodge, is still amongst the areas top employers.

Phoenicians are generally laid back, happy, and upbeat people. After all, with the sun always shining and palm trees out their front door, why won’t they be.

 

Phoenix Shopping

You won’t have any trouble finding whatever is it that you are shopping for while in Phoenix, Arizona. The Valley of the Sun is home to a number of outdoor shopping plazas, state of the art malls, outdoor markets, and designer boutiques. The preferred shopping area in downtown Phoenix is the Biltmore Fashion Park. Here you’ll find upscale department stores along with a wide selection of designer boutiques, though don’t expect to find many deals. If

deals are what you are looking for, take a drive down the I-10 to the Arizona Mills Outlet Mall. Another option is the weekend only Phoenix Park and Swap, where you can haggle over furniture, electronics, clothing, antiques, and much more. Downtown Mesa is another great place for antiquing. The neighboring city of Scottsdale may be best known for it’s shopping. Some of the choice areas include the Shops at Gainey Village, Keirland Commons, Desert Ridge, and the Scottsdale Fashion Square. Old Town Scottsdale is another popular shopping area, especially with tourist shopping for souvenirs.

 

Phoenix Shopping

You won’t have any trouble finding whatever is it that you are shopping for while in Phoenix, Arizona. The Valley of the Sun is home to a number of outdoor shopping plazas, state of the art malls, outdoor markets, and designer boutiques. The preferred shopping area in downtown Phoenix is the Biltmore Fashion Park. Here you’ll find upscale department stores along with a wide selection of designer boutiques, though don’t expect to find many deals. If

deals are what you are looking for, take a drive down the I-10 to the Arizona Mills Outlet Mall. Another option is the weekend only Phoenix Park and Swap, where you can haggle over furniture, electronics, clothing, antiques, and much more. Downtown Mesa is another great place for antiquing. The neighboring city of Scottsdale may be best known for it’s shopping. Some of the choice areas include the Shops at Gainey Village, Keirland Commons, Desert Ridge, and the Scottsdale Fashion Square. Old Town Scottsdale is another popular shopping area, especially with tourist shopping for souvenirs.

 

Phoenix Restaurants
   
Read reviews for some of the best restaurants in Phoenix. You'll find the perfect restaurant for your vacation here. Choose a restaurant by cuisine type or visitor rating.
Name Address Phone Cuisine
 Mimis Cafe 4901 E. RAY RD. (480) 705-4811 American
 Deemo's American Grill 2501 E Camelback Rd #30 (602) 381-6870 American
 Havana Cafe 4225 E. Camelback Rd. (602) 952-1991 Cuban
 Bahama Breeze 21001 N Tatum Blvd. (480) 515-5440 Caribbean
 Carolina's Mexican Food 1202 E. Mohave St. (602) 252-1503 Mexican
 Morton's Of Chicago 2501 E Camelback Rd Ste 1 (602) 955-9577 Steakhouse
 Rock Bottom 14205 S. 50th Street (480) 598-1300 American
 Angelo & Maxie's 2375 East Camelback Road (602) 667-9499 Steak
 Oregano's 1008 E Camelback Rd (480) 829-0898 Italian
 Kokopelli Mexican Grill 949 E Camelback Rd Ste 140 (602) 279-9302 Mexican
 Copper Square Grill 455 N 3rd St (602) 252-6222 American
 Y Cs Mongolian Barbecue 4455 E Camelback Rd (602) 553-0202 Barbecue
 Caff? Boa 5063 E. Elliot Rd (480) 893-3331 Mediterranean
 Alice Cooper's Town 101 E Jackson St (602) 253-7337 American
 Fogo e Brasa 4909 E Chandler Blvd (480) 783-6060 Brazilian
 Zen 32 3160 E. Camelback Rd (602) 954-8700 Japanese
 The Melting Pot 3626 E Ray Rd (480) 704-9206 Fondue
 Red Devil 3102 E. McDowell Road (602) 267-1036 Italian
 Pei Wei 4340 E Indian School Rd (602) 956-2300 Asian
 101 Bistro 101 N. 1st Ave. (602) 261-7777 Mediterranean
 Networks Bar & Grill 122 N. 2nd St. (602) 440-3198 American
 Coyote Grille 1500 N. 51st Ave (602) 484-9009 American
 The Cheesecake Factory 2402 East Camelback (602) 778-6501 American
 California Pizza Kitchen 2400 E Camelback Rd Ste 112 (602) 553-8382 Pizza
 The Farm 6106 S. 32nd St (602) 276-6360 American
 Hard Rock Cafe 3 South 2nd St, #117 (602) 261-7625 American
 Pizzeria Bianco 623 E Adams St (602) 258-8300 Italian
 Streets of New York 5031 N. 44th St. (602) 952-0124 Italian
 Jillian's 21001 N. Tatum Blvd (480) 538-8956 American
 Tarbell's 3213 E Camelback Rd (602) 955-8100 American
 The Bamboo Club 2596 E. Camelback Rd. (602) 955-1288 Chinese
 Native New Yorker 2740 W Bell Rd (602) 863-1417 American
 Seamus McCaffrey's 18 W Monroe St (602) 253-6081 Irish
 Z Tejas Grill 10625 N. Tatum Blvd. (480) 948-9010 Southwestern
 Postino 3939 E. Campbell Avenue (602) 852-3939 Italian
 Tomaso's 3225 E. Camelback Road (602) 956-0836 Italian
 L'Amore Ristorante 3159 East Lincoln Drive (602) 381-3159 Italian
 Aunt Chilada's Squaw Peak 7330 N Dreamy Draw Dr. (602) 944-1286 Mexican
 Chipotle Mexican Grill 4423 E. Thomas Rd (602) 493-9930 Mexican
 Bamboo Grill 3049 W Agua Fria Freeway (623) 587-0800 Asian
 Los Dos Molinas 8646 S. Central Ave (602) 243-9113 Mexican

 

Phoenix Restaurants
   
Read reviews for some of the best restaurants in Phoenix. You'll find the perfect restaurant for your vacation here. Choose a restaurant by cuisine type or visitor rating.
Name Address Phone Cuisine
 Mimis Cafe 4901 E. RAY RD. (480) 705-4811 American
 Deemo's American Grill 2501 E Camelback Rd #30 (602) 381-6870 American
 Havana Cafe 4225 E. Camelback Rd. (602) 952-1991 Cuban
 Bahama Breeze 21001 N Tatum Blvd. (480) 515-5440 Caribbean
 Carolina's Mexican Food 1202 E. Mohave St. (602) 252-1503 Mexican
 Morton's Of Chicago 2501 E Camelback Rd Ste 1 (602) 955-9577 Steakhouse
 Rock Bottom 14205 S. 50th Street (480) 598-1300 American
 Angelo & Maxie's 2375 East Camelback Road (602) 667-9499 Steak
 Oregano's 1008 E Camelback Rd (480) 829-0898 Italian
 Kokopelli Mexican Grill 949 E Camelback Rd Ste 140 (602) 279-9302 Mexican
 Copper Square Grill 455 N 3rd St (602) 252-6222 American
 Y Cs Mongolian Barbecue 4455 E Camelback Rd (602) 553-0202 Barbecue
 Caff? Boa 5063 E. Elliot Rd (480) 893-3331 Mediterranean
 Alice Cooper's Town 101 E Jackson St (602) 253-7337 American
 Fogo e Brasa 4909 E Chandler Blvd (480) 783-6060 Brazilian
 Zen 32 3160 E. Camelback Rd (602) 954-8700 Japanese
 The Melting Pot 3626 E Ray Rd (480) 704-9206 Fondue
 Red Devil 3102 E. McDowell Road (602) 267-1036 Italian
 Pei Wei 4340 E Indian School Rd (602) 956-2300 Asian
 101 Bistro 101 N. 1st Ave. (602) 261-7777 Mediterranean
 Networks Bar & Grill 122 N. 2nd St. (602) 440-3198 American
 Coyote Grille 1500 N. 51st Ave (602) 484-9009 American
 The Cheesecake Factory 2402 East Camelback (602) 778-6501 American
 California Pizza Kitchen 2400 E Camelback Rd Ste 112 (602) 553-8382 Pizza
 The Farm 6106 S. 32nd St (602) 276-6360 American
 Hard Rock Cafe 3 South 2nd St, #117 (602) 261-7625 American
 Pizzeria Bianco 623 E Adams St (602) 258-8300 Italian
 Streets of New York 5031 N. 44th St. (602) 952-0124 Italian
 Jillian's 21001 N. Tatum Blvd (480) 538-8956 American
 Tarbell's 3213 E Camelback Rd (602) 955-8100 American
 The Bamboo Club 2596 E. Camelback Rd. (602) 955-1288 Chinese
 Native New Yorker 2740 W Bell Rd (602) 863-1417 American
 Seamus McCaffrey's 18 W Monroe St (602) 253-6081 Irish
 Z Tejas Grill 10625 N. Tatum Blvd. (480) 948-9010 Southwestern
 Postino 3939 E. Campbell Avenue (602) 852-3939 Italian
 Tomaso's 3225 E. Camelback Road (602) 956-0836 Italian
 L'Amore Ristorante 3159 East Lincoln Drive (602) 381-3159 Italian
 Aunt Chilada's Squaw Peak 7330 N Dreamy Draw Dr. (602) 944-1286 Mexican
 Chipotle Mexican Grill 4423 E. Thomas Rd (602) 493-9930 Mexican
 Bamboo Grill 3049 W Agua Fria Freeway (623) 587-0800 Asian
 Los Dos Molinas 8646 S. Central Ave (602) 243-9113 Mexican

 


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