Once defined by suburban sprawl, Phoenix is in the midst of a most-surprising reimagining: millennials, young professionals and baby boomers are leading a march back to the center city. For the first time in four decades, Downtown Phoenix is repopulating in a big way.
Fueled by an ever increasing demand for a work/live/play/learn lifestyle and an infusion of highly desirable tech, health and innovation jobs, Phoenix is growing up. As of March 2018, more than 7,000 vertical living units were recently completed, or in some stage of construction or pre-development. That translates to approximately 10,000 new residents, which represents an 85 percent spike in downtown population.
What’s behind the urban migration? Downtowners want to be less dependent on their cars. They want to walk or ride their bike to work. They want easy access to myriad restaurants and the top cultural destinations. Basically, they want it all right outside their doorstep. That’s the Beauty of Downtown Living.
History buffs, Phoenix fans and newcomers: These Downtown Phoenix fun facts are for you. From hidden letters on the side of a hotel to stats that prove we’re one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, here are some interesting tidbits you may not know about our city: Phoenix once had an underground bowling alley […]
400 trees, more than 20,000 pounds of carbon dioxide removed from the air and a team of eight working hard to make it all happen. If you’ve taken a walk or bike ride down our sidewalks recently, you may have noticed quite the influx of trees in the last four years — all thanks to […]
X Phoenix will cater to young professionals looking to live close to employment, transit, arts and entertainment.