The state capital of Arizona and the 5th or 6th single-largest city in the country (depending on what census year used). Phoenix is not really a “city”, but a myriad of identical suburbs throughout Maricopa County; there’s no diversity, no distinct neighborhoods that you would have in older more crowded and diverse Coastal cites and Chicago, very poor public transportation, and you almost have to drive everywhere.

I’ve lived here for four years and don’t know what’s so great about it. What’s so great about 100-plus degree weather for months at a time? And the only things to do are golfing and hiking, which can only be done during the winter months. And don’t get me started on the people. I don’t find them to be friendly and relational, like in the South. Most people I’ve met have dull personalities and don’t act like they want to get to know you as a person. The people are hostile on the road and act like they own it. If your car breaks down, instead of helping you they drive by and give you the finger as if you caused a mere one-second delay on the road. In all honestly, the people just downright suck. They are basically southern California wannabees. There’s also too much air pollution. Too much crime. And there’s very few good jobs for the cost of living. The school system is awful and the state of Arizona ranks 50th in education. It is the ugliest most sprawled out city ever built, with miles of identical housing developements and strip malls. I find it to be a bad place to settle down and have a family. Sorry, you native Phoenicians, but all of this is true. However, the Phoenix area has a number of really cool restaurants (primarily in Scottsdale).

There’s more to dislike about Phoenix than to like about it, in my opinion.
Phoenix may have been one of Ameria's fastest-growing metropolitan areas for decades, but it is lousy to live and dull compared to the Coastal cities and Chicago.
by krock1dk February 21, 2009
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The capital of the state of Arizona and 4th largest city in the United States of America.
Phoenix is the 4th largest city in the U.S. This is a correction to previous reports of it being 5th and 6th by other authors.
by Matt Weller September 19, 2007
A correction to previous erroneous definitions regarding this city in the desert. The largest city and capital of Arizona which is the 4th largest city in the United States of America, not the 5th as suggested in previous descriptions.
Chauncey Schmidt only likes to visit the Valley of the Sun's primate city of Phoenix in the dead of winter when the lake effect makes Buffalo a white out.
by Matt Weller August 24, 2007
Coolest person you will ever meet. They're smart, funny, and extremely good-looking. In a nutshell they're the one everyone wants to be friends with and date.
Guy #1: You know her?
Guy #2: Not yet but I will before this party's over
Guy #1: With look like those she's definitely a phoenix
by psychic one January 01, 2010
A phoenix is a mythical bird with a colorful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet. It has a 500 to 1,000 year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of twigs that then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix or phoenix egg arises, reborn anew to live again. The new phoenix is destined to live as long as its old self. It is said that the bird's cry is that of a beautiful song. The phoenix is known by many different nations. Greek -Φοῖνιξ Arabic - العنقاء Persian - سيمرغ Chinese - ( fenghuang) 鳳凰 Japanese - ( fushichō) 不死鳥 Russian -Жар-Птица Christian writers justified their use of this myth because the word appears in Psalm 92:12 LXX Psalm 91:13. However, it was the flourishing of Christian Hebraist interpretations of Job 29:18 that brought the Joban phoenix to life for Christian readers of the seventeenth century. The first modern Greek currency bore the name of phoenix. The constellation Phoenix, was introduced in the late 16th century by sailors organized by Petrus Plancius, probably one of Keyser or de Houtman and displayed on a globe from 1597 created by Hondius.
The phoenix is a mythical sacred firebird that originated in ancient Phoenician mythology (according to Sanchuniathon), Chinese mythology, Egyptian religion and later Greek mythology.
by Redyns February 15, 2010
a gorgeous teenage girl who has an interesting personality. She is slightly shy, but is spunky and cool at the same time. She is very artistic and fun to be around.
Phoenix is awesome!
by TheCattt February 02, 2014
Ultra-incredible french electro-indie-pop group, formed after Darlin split. The other members formed a different group called Daft Punk. Darlin is the french equivalent of heaven, from which Phoenix and Daft Punk came down from.
Phoenix sing in english, and are well worth checking out
OMFGZ!! I just heard Phoenix! They are the greatest thing to ever come from France! Their lyrics don't repeat!
by If Holds Cry November 18, 2005
A mythological bird made of flames. The phoenix is most commonly known as a symbol of rebirth, due to it's being able to rise from its ashes after death.
The majestic phoenix soared over the valley.
by FlameReaper May 12, 2014
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