Top 10 Reasons to Love Phoenix

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For whatever reason, it always seems like Phoenix is getting a bad rep -- which shouldn't be the case.

We love Phoenix, and here are the top 10 reasons you should, too:

10.) The Culture

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People who say Phoenix has no culture typically live in suburbs. (Really? Peoria and Gilbert don't have culture? You don't say.) There's culture here. Exhibit A: Consult New Times' "Best of Phoenix." Exhibit B: Consult New Times' culture blog, Jackalope Ranch.


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Mike Toby Zyskowski
Mike Toby Zyskowski

Seriously. My mouse has a scroll wheel. How much money can your corporate masters be making on this post that we have to click through 10 pages?

Mike Toby Zyskowski
Mike Toby Zyskowski

I tried reading your piece, but gave up. You are the biggest whores of "click through page" on the internet

David Stewart
David Stewart

I get homesick. I miss good Mexican food, the desert, and the hot weather. But I visit for a couple of days and am reminded why I left. True the natives are cool. But we are a small minority.

Amy Andersen
Amy Andersen

The natives aren't assholes, just those twats from everywhere else! :)

Michelle Leigh Shoaf
Michelle Leigh Shoaf

Yeah- I miss the prostitutes, drugs and the homeless sleeping on the sidewalk. walk up van buren and see how lovely it is. plus the deadly bugs and other creatures.

Michael Bassett
Michael Bassett

I wouldn't say I despise the city, just the Phoenix New Times constantly trying to jack off the valley. The hot weather does suck, but I'm just across from NYC and work in the city now and believe me, the cold is rough. Just as bad as a Phoenix summer, on the opposite side of the scale. But there are so many desperate articles in PNT trying to constantly convince people that cool shit happens there and outsiders need to be reminded.

Bernie Grünberg
Bernie Grünberg

We seem to be the very few that despise this city. Hot as f*ck for 7-8 months out of the year (a stay indoor culture). Very spread out. I can go on and on. Never liked this city even 1 day. Cant wait to move back to Socal soon.

Eric John
Eric John

I'm getting the feeling I've read this before. 600 times

Laura Bloomfield
Laura Bloomfield

well now that the Ice Rink is gonna be Downtown i might go for that

Laura Bloomfield
Laura Bloomfield

I have my list of reasons why i dont like Phoenix and i hate to agree with this but Phoenix is getting a bad rep. thats why i mostly only go to the East part of Town now. like Mill Ave in Tempe etc.

Gustavo Olivas
Gustavo Olivas

Who conducted the research; the characters of dumb and dumber.... You can get the same quality of life in El Centro CA. and that is saying something.

Landon Petruzzi
Landon Petruzzi

Picking a place to live based on sound politics is the worst idea I've ever heard. Good luck with that!

Lara Salvo
Lara Salvo

Chris Salvo you should check out this article! Should help you get even more excited to close on the house :-)

Kristi Cox
Kristi Cox

I used to live In Phoenix but am in Minnesota now. I completely agree with you Robb!

Nathan Schneider
Nathan Schneider

I don't know anyone from California. I know a guy from Washington and a lady from North Dakota.

Gregg Richards
Gregg Richards

Hey you left out t#11. The overbearing city attorneys.

Nathan Schneider
Nathan Schneider

The politics override anything positive Phoenix and Arizona has to offer. Most sane people have left or are trying to leave.

Robb Vaules
Robb Vaules

I have lived in both places. I am completely correct. You are showing your ignorance. I am also the father of a special needs kid, so FU.

Kenny Benally
Kenny Benally

Not as hot here as it is cold in Minnesota? Don't tell me you took the short bus to school as a child, haha.

Trista Yasson Sobeck
Trista Yasson Sobeck

You forgot the arts scene, the history, and some super cool music venues. Can I redo this article? #AlmostRight

Robb Vaules
Robb Vaules

It is not as hot here as it is cold in Minnesota.

Kenny Benally
Kenny Benally

Eesh! The Goldilocks test? What about "It's too fucking HOT in the summer?!" LMAO

Chris Schaaff
Chris Schaaff

Better than fucking South Florida, that's for sure... Idgaf about the beach.

Kimberly Moyers
Kimberly Moyers

I agree with the natural disasters...some of the other stuff is semi true. However, I'm not sure how I feel about the "culture" section. I think we are a diverse state but I don't see Arizona as having it's own cultural background.

Martin Leon
Martin Leon

Yes Diego Garza \U0001f60d\U0001f60d\U0001f60d

Paul Kane
Paul Kane

Lived in NY for 38 years. We don't have NY Pizza or bagels, but we also don't have NY taxes, tolls, and traffic. Anyone who thinks Phoenix traffic is bad has NEVER driven in Boston, NYC, Metro New Jersey, Washington DC, Philadelphia, San Francisco, or Los Angeles. Don't even bother. The BIGGEST problem we have with traffic is people not using signals. It's not even in the SAME LEAGUE as their (see cities listed above) problems.

Diego Garza
Diego Garza

Martin Leon hahahaha! \U0001f60d\U0001f60d\U0001f61b

Chef Jason Mcgoldrick
Chef Jason Mcgoldrick

Uh, this list sucks. I think the writer is reviewing the wrong city. Culture? Mexican. Weather? Hot, Nice Traffic? No, Proximity? You mean places that are actually worth going to?. i'm not going to keep going on. On a side note, after reading through everyone's comments. I dont think 90% of these people actually clicked on the link.

Luis Antonio-Aleman
Luis Antonio-Aleman

Born & raised in this beautiful state with exception of a few yrs in San Francisco & Orange County.. Phoenix will always be my home and feels great to be back home! Although, the traffic is getting a little heavier.. That's how you know schools back in session!! \U0001f609

Joe Dekavallas
Joe Dekavallas

Other than a few goofy politicians, not much here to dislike. If you can't find something to do here, then you just aren't trying.

Becca Tieman
Becca Tieman

Besides #1 all the other reasons are why I dislike Phoenix. Just sayin...

Christina Flores
Christina Flores

Jaime Mindz u shld read all the reasons. seems like fun things we could do(lots of sports stuff)

Greg Sexton
Greg Sexton

Not sure who did the traffic part but I call bullsh*t. Try driving on the 17 or the 10 at 3pm.

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