Phoenix, Arizona
ZipTipz Phoenix Travel Guide

Phoenix - a desert oasis rising from the ruins of an ancient people, like its legendary namesake. A top resort and spa destination, this sprawling metropolis attracts the modern pioneer, ready to embrace the casual lifestyle in the Valley of the Sun.

District Guide

Phoenix, known as The Valley of the Sun for its 300-plus days of sunshine each year, is fragmented into many neighborhoods and suburbs. Visitors first notice the sprawling low profile of most of the valley, with two exceptional high-rise downtown neighborhoods.

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Historical Background

Phoenix has a history dating back to 700 AD, evidenced by the Pueblo Grande Ruins, remains of a civilized, resourceful and industrious community that inhabited the area. This early civilization constructed an irrigation system consisting of 135 canals tapping into the Salt River, which provided...

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Where To Stay

While many of our American counterparts are shoveling snow and battling the flu, Phoenicians are attending outdoor concerts, strolling around neighborhood art and wine festivals, and barbecuing poolside. It is for these reasons that the winter is considered "high season" by resorts and hotels in...

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Dining and Drinking

As late as the mid-80s, the Valley of the Sun was considered more a culinary wasteland than a capital of cuisine. Outside of a few upscale resort eateries, dining options for desert dwellers were mainly of the steak-and-potatoes variety.

In 1986, a revolutionary restaurant, Vincent Guerithault on...

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As one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, Phoenix offers a constantly changing mix of entertainment for its swelling population. Whether your tastes run to gourmet dining, championship golfing or rocketing in circles on a double loop roller coaster, this city will not disappoint you.

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Recommended Tours

From its ancient roots to its present day inhabitants, Phoenix has long been a beacon for those searching for a better way of life. Take a trip with us back in time to our ancient roots and travel onward through the decades, witnessing progress at every turn.

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ZipTipz facts about Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix is located in MARICOPA county, in the state of Arizona. It includes the following ZIP codes within its boundaries: 85001, 85002, 85003, 85004, 85005, 85006, 85007, 85008, 85009, 85010, 85011, 85012, 85013, 85078, 85079, 85080, 85082, 85014, 85015, 85016, 85017, 85018, 85019, 85020, 85021, 85022, 85023, 85024, 85025, 85026, 85027, 85028, 85030, 85036, 85038, 85029, 85031, 85032, 85033, 85034, 85035, 85037, 85039, 85040, 85041, 85042, 85043, 85044, 85045, 85046, 85048, 85076, 85077, 85050, 85051, 85053, 85054, 85055, 85060, 85061, 85062, 85063, 85064, 85065, 85066, 85067, 85068, 85069, 85070, 85071, 85072, 85073, 85074, 85075, 85085, 85086, 85098, and 85099.

According to the United States Census 2000 data, Phoenix has a population of 1,211,093. There are 455,852 households in the city with an average of 2.66 persons per household.

Some additional information about Phoenix, based on United States Census 2000 data:

  • Time zone: GMT-7 (does not observe Daylight Savings Time)
  • Latitude/Longitude: 33.4507 / -112.0684
  • Elevation: 1,082 feet
  • County area: 9,204 square miles
  • Average house value: $110,784
  • Income per household: $40,594

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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The City of Phoenix, Arizona /ˈfiːˌnɪks/ is the capital and the most populous city of the State of Arizona and the county seat of Maricopa County. It was incorporated as a city on February 25, 1881 and is called Hoozdo, or "the place is hot", in the Navajo language and Fiinigis in the Western Apache language.

With a population of 1,321,045, Phoenix is the sixth-largest city in the United States and largest US State Capital. Census reported the Phoenix Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) as the 14th-largest in the United States, with a 2005 estimated population of 3,865,077. Phoenix is the largest state capital in the United States, with a greater population than any other state capital or Washington, D.C., the national capital. Phoenix natives and residents are referred to as Phoenicians.

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