Phoenix Arizona Metro Cities

For other close places in Phoenix, you may consider some of these great neighboring cities. The Phoenix area is within Maricopa County, the largest county within Arizona. In fact, nearly 2/3 of the population in Arizona, is in Maricopa.  Arizona itself, is the second fastest growing state in the Union.  Only 263 cities in the US have population over 100,000.  Phoenix has nine, and they are (in alphabetical order): Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Surprise and Tempe.

Anthem Arizona roughly 34 miles North of Phoenix Arizona, and is a master planned community that began in 1998.  Currently Anthem has over 20,000 people, and growth is continuing.  Anthem is currently a designated population area of Maricopa County, and is planned to be annexed into Phoenix by 2020.

Over 75,000 people live in Avondale, which is in Maricopa County.  Located just West of Phoenix, it is in an ideal location in terms of accessibility to anything beautiful and fun in the Phoenix area.  To the west is Buckeye, and several regional parks.  To the east is Phoenix, which has a complete culture of fun there as well.

Buckeye currently has over 500 homes for sale, and is part of Maricopa County.  Buckeye has exploded in terms of population recently, just back in 2,000 there were 6,537 people there.  The censure in 2010 shows that there are over 50,000.

Gilbert is located in Maricopa County, barely southeast of Phoenix, and was considered the 36th best place in the United States to live, and is the 24th safest place to live in America.  This can be attributed to the high level of education that many of the residents in Gilbert have attained.

Located in Maricopa County, Glendale is one of the largest cities in Arizona.  Most recent what Glendale is known for is the University of Phoenix stadium, the 2008 Superbowl was held here.  Fourteen miles northwest of Phoenix is where you will be able to find Glendale, there are over 200,000 people who live in Glendale.

Located in Maricopa County, Litchfield Park is 16 miles west of Phoenix.  This small master planned community is very high class, with its central feature being the Wygwam Country Club.

Located in Maricopa County.  Even though Peoria has experienced a large amount of growth recently, it’s crime rate is actually lower than it was in the early 90′s.  Peoria has beautiful Lake Pleasant in it, and is the 6th largest city in Arizona (by land), and 9th largest by population.  Recently named as one of the top 100 places to live.

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