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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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.

Bill Schatz
Bill Schatz

I think the trick to is to find a way to cope with the heat. I usually hide out in the AC M-F, then go to mnts or cali for the weekends..all good reasons you've mentioned I love it here

Baron Von Knickertwist
Baron Von Knickertwist

Why must I turn the page for such a brief article? Is New Times so in need of ad dollars? Put it all on one page

Shannon Anaa Atsa
Shannon Anaa Atsa

I was born in Northern AZ. I miss the snow & seasons. I visted Colorado a few times, I am ready for a change of scenery. PHX will always be around for visits. The older I get the more sensitive I've become to the crazy summer heat :( What's that saying if you can't take the heat stay out of the kitchen. I will miss this kitchen a great deal.

Josh Benson
Josh Benson

I have lived here almost my whole life, I moved away for four years and I can say that the only people who complain about living here are the people who have no idea what it's like to live somewhere else.

Libbi Rich
Libbi Rich

It's kind of funny that one of the reasons is that it's easy to go somewhere else.

ddryer
ddryer

Civic pride gives me goose bumps I must add a couple of my favs. #11 When it rains mud. #12 The smell of cat piss and pigeon shit after a summer sprinkle.

Francisco Cortez
Francisco Cortez

It's close to CA and Vegas. Does anyone really "Love" Phoenix? or are they just dealing with it, and trying to make the best of it because they're stuck here?

Greg Guarin
Greg Guarin

I did not say that, but since you brought it up, the destruction of the unions by the fair trade act, set up the American workforce for the rape most employees are experiencing today. And not just here in Az.

Jimmy Smith
Jimmy Smith

Because unions are so much better....

Jimmy Smith
Jimmy Smith

"For whatever reason, it always seems like Phoenix is getting a bad rep -- which shouldn't be the case.We love..." Mmmmm New Times wouldn't have anything to do with it?

Kelly J Kelly
Kelly J Kelly

all the reasons I love it here! Except for that food part.. I haven't found great food here. Of any ethnicity.

Steve Kalan
Steve Kalan

Beautiful women and beautiful weather

Brett Panzer
Brett Panzer

I would say a shocking majority of young people who live here are trying to be somewhere else. Phoenix is neither great or completely horrible, but it's definitely very bland. I find Albuquerque to even be a much more interesting city..

Greg Guarin
Greg Guarin

And being a right to work state guarantees you can be replaced by lower paid employees for no reason what so ever. Not to mention the other problems with the job market...

Richard Dickson
Richard Dickson

#11 reason to love Phoenix: The income tax, property taxes and license plate fees are lower than anywhere in Nebraska.

Barb Herrera
Barb Herrera

My nephew just moved out there from Des Moines and loves it.

Evan C. Paul
Evan C. Paul

"One of the best things about Phoenix is the accessibility of places that aren't Phoenix. Northern Arizona, California, Mexico, and Las Vegas are places you can just drive to, in a quarter of a day or less." Ironically, I disliked Phoenix because of how *far* it was from all of these places (and others). You want accessibility? Move to the Northeast. THAT is accessibility.

Gil Gilmore
Gil Gilmore

The one bad thing is the Republican controlled government.

swkennedy
swkennedy

24 Hour Burritos, man.


'buff said. 

swkennedy
swkennedy

This is kinda pathetic.


One of the best things about Phoenix is the accessibility of places that aren't Phoenix. Northern Arizona, California, Mexico, and Las Vegas are places you can just drive to, in a quarter of a day or less."


This just all seems desperate.

Shane Kennedy
Shane Kennedy

Phoenix sure does like to talk about itself.

joesomebody39
joesomebody39

New times reports on all of the dirty scoundral politicians, attorneys, and that walking turd of a person Arpio. Other than that they promote all that AZ has to offer. 

sunbeam26
sunbeam26

that is ONE good thing about it,Republicans!!!!

Jukes
Jukes

What do you call "culture"?  There's an opera, a ballet, a symphony, a botanical garden, and three major art museums. How many of those have you patronized this year?

xandramas
xandramas

@Jukes cultural buildings dont mean culture. The only culture we have is Mexican culture, because of all of the Mexicans that cross the border. If you have visited a city with real culture (Pretty much any large non-border city) you'll realize we have jack.

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