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Welcome to Greater Phoenix, America's sunniest metropolis and the cosmopolitan heart of Arizona.
Greater Phoenix encompasses more than 20 cities and towns. Geting around, however, is easy. The airport is located three miles from a downtown that's refreshingly compact and walkable, the city's streets are laid out on a grid, and light rail services downtown and central Phoenix and connects to neighboring Mesa and Tempe.
What sets Phoenix apart from every other big city in the United States is its Sonoran Desert scenery. Phoenix has more acreage of parks and preserves than any other major metropolis in the nation and offers hundreds of miles of trails.
Phoenix is a place where it's easy to migrate between high culture and low. It is known as much for street tacos, spring-training baseball and casual patio dining as it is for high-desert golf courses, destinations spas and upscale shopping.
This is Phoenix: Beautiful. Wild. Distinct. Diverse. Fun.
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