Phoenix is officially the fifth largest city in America, but in fact, it's simply a massive expanse of concrete and tract housing. Phoenix is different from typical cities such as New York or Chicago in that it is entirely devoid of culture or night life. Many of its inhabitants resort to drug use (i.e. meth or prescription drugs) and conspicuous consumption to fill their empty lives.

The design of the metropolitan area, or lack there of, has allowed the area to sprawl outward in each direction for about 120 miles in each direction. Commercial and residential developments are massive and kept separate from each other, making it possible for the nearest post office, gas station, or grocery store to be several miles away and your house. Experienced drivers from real cities, will find Phoenix traffic unbearable as most native Phoenix residents have very poor driving skills with a particular affinity for speeding and tail-gating. Residents of new developments must wait years before traffic lights and additional lanes are installed on nearby major roads. Despite the multiple car pile ups that occur in Phoenix daily, the city still allows drivers to talk on their cell phone while driving.

The fast pace of growth has resulted in several social problems. New tract housing developments usually build there own elementary, junior, and even high schools. Consequently, there are an abundance of little independent school districts that receive little over-sight from the city and the means to properly educate students. The lack of social interaction between residents due to sprawl has led to an epidemic of meth addiction. Sprawl has also restricted police to patrol cars only. The police focus their attention on providing speeding tickets in areas with artificially low speed limits. Violent crime and particularly car theft are common.

The weather is very mild during the winter with warm days and cool nights. But it is extremely hot during the rest of the seasons, forcing everyone to live in air conditioning 24 hours a day for eight months of the year.

Phoenix can be divided into roughly four parts: the North, West, South and Downtown. The Northern part of Phoenix is comprised of the historically nouveau riche enclaves of Paradise Valley and part of Scottsdale which is actually designated as a city itself. The people from these areas like to flaunt their wealth but are in fact heavily in debt,; foreclosures and repossessions are not uncommon here. The Western and Southern parts of Phoenix are comprised of older tract housing...and pretty much nothing else. There is more foot traffic and higher commercial density in Tempe (Southern Phoenix) due to the presence of ASU's campus and the airport. However, the cultural activities and amenities in the area will never be mistaken for anything in a real city. For the most part, bars, fast food chains, and tattoo parlors mix in with older tract housing developments in the area. The downtown of Phoenix is absolutely dead. There are about 40 high-rise buildings that house government offices. These buildings are lit at night to lend a night-scape for the surrounding area during the evening despite the fact that no one is inside them.
Phoenix is a vast expanse of concrete and tract housing.
It you're from the North East, Miami, Chicago, or another real city and enjoy culture then don't move to Phoenix.
by bigd45 December 23, 2007
A Gay Bird And A Gay Child Often Used For Asian Names
My friend phoenix is so gay
by Phoenix Is Gay March 03, 2009
A mythical creature believed to live for centuries, roughly the size of an eagle, whenever it came near to death it would burst into flames and be reborn in the ashes. Its song is said to be the most beautiful sound in the world and its tears were said to heal any illness or wound. Sometimes believed to be constantly aflame or able to light itself on fire at will.
"Listening to the phoenix's song, the warrior fell into a deep trance-like state."
by Stephen Olsen January 13, 2006
The description of the most wonderful and beautiful girl ever there is only ever one and she is flawless
oh my god look at that girl she is soo phoenix right now!
by betty-lou Smitherson August 03, 2006
another well known mythical creature. the legend of the phoenix has different variation all around the world and appears in many cultures. the phoenix is said to live for thousand and thousands of years. it will conbust each time it feels death and be reborn from the ashes. the phoenix is said to have a bueatiful sound. it gets more mournful as its life comes to an end.

only one phoenix can exist at a time though.
next to the dragon, the phoenix has got to be one of the best myhtical creatures.
by gunslingergirlvy_c_e August 20, 2005
a spunky person with a wide imagianation.
Phoenix has belifes that someday the world will be blown up by a masked criminal.
by Orange Juice:) July 10, 2008
The nations 5th largest city and the fastest growing major city in America. Central Phoenix is home to the Phoenix Suns (US Airways Center) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (Chase Field). Sky Harbor airport is one of the busiest in the nation and is located just east of downtown. The south and westside of Phoenix are predominantly lower class Hispanic and black areas including south mountain village, manzanita, maryvale, sunnyslope. Surrounding suburbs of Phoenix include Tempe best known for its party atmosphere with the ASU students and Mill avenue where most people club and bar hop. Glendale is home to the new Arizona Cardinal stadium and Glendale arena, home of the Phoenix coyotes. Scottsdale is one of the upper-class areas located northeast of Phoenix where many of the rich and famous reside.
guy 1: I know someone who's movin out to Phoenix.
guy 2: Who isn't movin out to Phoenix man.
by PHXAZ June 28, 2006
A mode of conciousness like that of being horny and named such as by the fact that after the mood is satisfied, it is only to rise again from the ashes.
Dude I fucked Melanie three hours ago and I'm total phoenix already.
by Prym3 August 16, 2006

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