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.
#concrete #suburban sprawl #meth #car theft #phoenix #phoenix az #arizona
by bigd45 December 23, 2007
A word used to describe police that are in the subway system.
Watch out for the Phoenix, we cant FS just yet.
#police #friends #people #illegal #activities
by Shazaamizer June 25, 2006
Noun: A person who´s life becomes consumed by their girlfriend. Also known as a ¨Bill¨. And, when caught in a public display of affection can be called a ¨Gus¨.
Phoenix had not seen his guy friends in over a month because he was with his succubus, the demoness from hell whose sole purpose is to drain his soul.
#c #a to b #william #jordan #mike
by Chat Page July 10, 2008
The worst city in Arizona. It was beyond soul less. The residents are tacky or a distinct variety of trash. The city limits include miles of RV and Trailer parks. It is the ugliest most sprawled out city ever built. It's miles of strip malls and generic and grotesque low rise to mid rise housing. It is surrounded by gorgeous mountains and scenic natural wonders beyond description, but as a city it is obscene and otherworldly. It should not exist in the dry arizona desert. Hopefully it will burn to the ground nothing comes back from the ashes.

I went to Phoenix and all I saw were trailers and RVs and the mutants that lived in them.
#phoenix #trailer park #rv park heaven #urban sprawl #sprawl
by exitandpanic January 12, 2007
Capital city of Arizona. (Surrounded by several other suburbs which collectively are called "the valley")

Many babes reside there but it has no soul.

Pretty much a big suburb.
The weather and women in Phoenix are hot as Hell.
by Hartcore February 27, 2005
Thinks itself to be a metropolitan area, but isn't.

Los Angeles wannabe.

The sorriest place in the desert--nothing but trailer parks, truck stops and drive-ins.

frying eggs on the hood of your car in August

America's meth capital

America's auto theft capital

America's highest rate of skin cancer

A pathetically small downtown.

A home for midwestern snowbirds who dont know how to drive and cause accidents on the freeway.

housing prices are overinflated

Tucson's dream

even sorrier than Vegas
phoenix is not what it is cracked up to be.
#sunshinse #cancer drugs #prostitutes #violence #crime
by darrenkrkc March 20, 2007
Boasting about being the 5th largest American city, is still #6 behind the City of Brotherly Love of Philadelphia.

Capital of the state of Arizona

The capital of methamphetamines

The capital of automoblie theft

The capital of sin cancer

Where illegal immigrants believing themselves to be real Americans, constantly protest along Camelback Road and Central Avenue.

Where eggs fry on the hood of your car in August.

Where housing costs are grossly overated

A Los Angeles wannabe

Where 55 MPH is somehow translated as 90 MPH.

Where you wont ever find the Vince Lombardi Superbowl Trophy.

Somehow has a hockey team.

A grid system where your typical geographically-challenged retard can find their way around.

Most of Arizona's population.

The armpit of the United States, next to Detroit.

People think they are badasses, but are really sissy pussies.

Not Scottsdale

A California reject.

Phoenix is the armpit of the US outside Detroit.
#cactus #sunshine #narcotics #drugs #theft #murder
by darrenkrkc March 20, 2007
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