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America’s largest suburb and is not a city by any means. “The Valley” as it is called is actually a very fast-growing mesh of identical suburbs that comprise a very dull metropolis, for its size (almost 4 million people), in the Sonoran Desert of south-central Arizona. Phoenix does not constitute a typical large metropolitan profile by most standards and sucks, generally speaking. It isn’t New York. Isn’t L.A. Isn’t Chicago. Isn’t Washington DC. Isn’t Phily. Isn’t San Fran. Isn’t Seattle. Isn’t Miami. Isn’t Atlanta. And even isn’t Dallas-Ft. Worth. Why? No culture (illegal immigrants don’t count). No diversity. Not much greenspace. No rapid transit. No skyline. Not a major educational center (despite having ASU in nearby Tempe). Not a major manufacturing center. Not a major healthcare center. Not a port center. Not a financial center. Not many high-paying jobs. Nothing. It doesn’t even have many corporate headquarters when compared to many cities (US Airways, the worst airline in the country, is the only Fortune 500 company that calls Phoenix home). If you’re single and looking to meet someone, go elsewhere because Phoenix was ranked as one of the worst cities in the country for meeting other single people, especially those looking to get married. The city of Phoenix may be the 6th single-largest US city, in the nation’s 14th largest metro area, but Phoenix has nothing on metro areas that are even half its size. The Phoenix area is known for practically NOTHING and has no functional role whatsoever in our nation’s economy, which is sad, because most cities have some sort of identity or purpose. This makes Phoenix America’s largest “small town” or America’s largest suburb. And to prove it, Walmart is the Valley’s largest employer. Go figure. However it is a good place if you want to golf in the winter (and ONLY in the winter), hike, mountain bike or ski up in the mountains. Most people at urbandictionary who give thumbs down on negative definitions of Phoenix may be due to their heads being so stuck in the sand, that they haven’t realized the truth or haven’t even been to the coastal cities. If native Phoenicians don’t like it then may I suggest you try to change it? I moved here 3 years ago and will never poke fun of Chicago again. At least it is a major world city with world-class amenities and is everything Phoenix is not. Phoenix sucks!

The people are not really very friendly either. They have almost a California mindset and not like what you would see in the Midwest or the South. Phoenicians, as its residents are called, generally have the worst personalities. They seem materialistic, introverted, egocentric, not very social, quiet and downright haughty or stuck up. Try going to Scottsdale. Most of the women there are stuck-up bitches where money, sex, materialism and sometimes partying are the only things that count in this life. The men are just as shallow and judge themselves by the size of their penis, the car they drive, the size of their house, how much money they make or how good looking their trophy wife is. Most Phoenicians are not just rotten people in their personal lives, but also AWFUL drivers on the road. If you don't believe me then drive in Phoenix or on I-17 or anywhere in the state. People don’t use their turn signal, they speed, drive wrecklessly, run red lights, tailgate, cut you off, flick you off, and Phoenix has numerous accidents everyday. Phoenix ranked as the worst city for auto accidents and was the number one city in all those things. Also, if your car breaks down or stalls on any road, drivers will scream at you or flick you off for causing a two-second inconvenience for them. They are not likely to stop and help you.

And don't even get me started about the weather. Despite conventional wisdom of this Sonoran Desert urban hell, Phoenix does NOT have a tollerable climate in general. It is over 100 degress for 8 months, but the remaining months between NOV and end of FEB are good. Do you consider 115-degrees tollerable, let alone for eight months at a time? I didn't think so.

Phoenix has an awfull drug problem, mostly from Meth being smuggled in from Mexico and the illegal immigrants that Phoenix tollerates. The city is a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants and it shows: violence, drugs everywhere, raids for illegal immigrants in a normally quite, suburban neighborhood and awfull traffic, because most of its Mexicans can't drive worth a dam, including the people who actually live there and belong there.

Phoenix is an undersirable urban err..suburban, desert, violent, drug-infested, heat island hell. It was once one of America's fastest growing metro areas, but that is no longer the case due to the decline in the housing market, by which Phoenix once led the nation. I hate this place.
by krock1dk February 05, 2008
A french band that sings in english and have a very big success abroad. Theire hit singles "Too Young" and "If I Ever Feel Better" released in early 2000's made them famous.

They also can be heared in the movies Virgin Suicides and Lost In Translation.
Dude 1 : "If I ever feel better..." Hey that's a cool catchy song! Who sings that ?

Dude 2 : It's Phoenix!
by alanz September 21, 2008
A woman effectively, a flaming or firey Phoenix is hot stuff, closely related with Fucking Dragons
Phoenix is both the singular and the plural.
Bro 1: "Dude look at the Phoenix!"
Bro 2: "That is some prime plumage"
by Your Brosephine October 16, 2011
something good, cool, awesome, amazing.
Those shoes are well phoenix.
yeah man i went out last had a phoenix night
by twice0 June 28, 2011
A shithole that will never progress. Phoenix is a giant suburban wasteland with nothing to do. Phoenix is made up of about 10 diverse suburbs.

Tempe- Tempe home to decent weed, ASU, sluts, and asshole cops who will bust you for anything and punish you to the max(j- walking ticket= $250)

Mesa- Neo Nazis, Eses, Meth heaven, Payday Loans, really good stuff that every family needs

Gilbert/Chandler- Bros, Mormons, and hey more Bros

Phoenix- Downtown= Ghost town, Ghetto, Horrible Drivers.

Scottsdale- Rich, Snotty, Stuck up grade A cunts and their small dick UFC wannabe boyfriends.

Ahwahtukee(all-white-tuukee)- Fake cookie cutter houses that in fake neighborhoods with fake arrogant people

Glendale/Peoria- middle class people with two stadiums and a sports complex

Sun City- Full of the flocking snow birds that congest the streets

The Res- Casinos, Cheap cigs and nothing else but a shitty drive-in movie theater

Also the Phoenix metro area is infested with illegals. Phoenix has Sheriff Joe who is the dumbest motherfucker in the west. He wastes millions of tax dollars fighting lawsuits against him and trying hunt down illegals which he fails at. We also have a super fun place called tent city it's a tented jail outside and it's best if you reside in the summer. It has green bologna and the worst DUIs and Red Light running deaths in the nation. Never drink in drive in Phoenix you'll be fucked if you get caught.

We have no culture at all if you take the mexicans out of the city all you get is brainwashed, lifeless drones.

Phoenix may look nice or fun in a book but it is a living hell 100-120 degrees from April to the end of October. I honestly don't understand why someone in their right minds would want to inhabit the arid landscape. Most of us kids are trapped here because either school or it's too expensive to live anywhere else. Phoenix is a cheap city and it shows it in every way.
Shit do we have to go to Phoenix???

My skin is melting!!

Who wants to go for a walk in the salt river?

Wow this place is just as bad as Tucson?
by Editeduser666 November 15, 2008
the capital of Arizona, where the people act like they're not living in a giant desert (they have large fountains that evaporate into the air during the summer before it can even get out of the spout, and green grass...), can get up to too hot degrees in the summer and has almost never gotten any snow. Not a happy place to be... even the wind is hot... Pigeons are their equivalent of rats (also called phoenix-rats)
Welcome to America's oven, Phoenix, AZ!!
by 17766543 January 08, 2009
Once a small city now a large one with a small down town central core. The city where everything is new so it is like a large suburb. Very hot in the summer. For every three people that move here two do leave.
Phoenix is becoming overpopulated polluted, expensive and the summer heat unbearable do not move here.
by John Hopper May 21, 2005