the region’s diverse cultures in every bite.
The highlight is its Southwestern fare,
influenced by American Indians, Spanish colonists, Mexican settlers and early
pioneers. Phoenix is also home to the
only Five Diamond/Five Star restaurant
owned and operated by Native Americans on the continent.
Phoenix has some of the best
museums, art galleries and theaters in
the Southwest. From company-produced
plays at Herberger Theatre to avant-garde performances in Roosevelt Row,
theater lovers will be well entertained.
The Phoenix Art Museum boasts nearly
18,000 works of art, while the Heard
Museum features many artifacts and art
of the Southwest’s native peoples.
Neurology and Neurosurgery. Phoenix
Baptist Hospital is a 216-bed acute care
facility and teaching hospital recognized
for cardiovascular care, orthopedics,
breast health, women’s services, radiology and 24-hour emergency services.
Building on existing initiatives to
reduce the heat island effect, conserve
precious water resources and increase the
use of solar power, the city is building a
‘Green Phoenix’ program that will provide homeowners and businesses access
to affordable weatherization resources,
energy-saving retrofits and the latest in
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Currently one of the largest public
universities in the U.S., Arizona State University is the main institution of higher
education in the region with campuses
located in Tempe, Northwest Phoenix,
Downtown Phoenix and Mesa. There are
also satellite locations for the University
of Arizona and Northern Arizona University throughout the greater Phoenix area.
St. Joseph’s Hospital has been caring
for patients in the Phoenix area for over
100 years. The 697-bed facility was recently named a Top 10 Hospital for
Geographic Region: Desert
Elevation: 1, 117 feet
Winter: 69/45 Spring: 85/58
Summer: 105/78 Fall: 87/62
PHOENIX AT A GLANCE
Avg. Precipitation: 51. 4 inches per year
Median Resident Age: 8. 92
Median Household Income: $45,474
Median Home Value: $347,000
Hospitals: Phoenix Baptist Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital
Airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport