Phoenix No Longer US 5th Largest City

Data from the latest US census taken in 2010 has indicated that Phoenix lost it’s place as 5th largest city in the United State to Philadelphia.

Arizona Republic reported on it’s ZA Central website that:

Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon often bragged that Phoenix was the fifth-largest city in the nation – a reflection of the area’s quality of life and desirability, he said.

Now, the mayor is changing his tune.

“Eventually Phoenix will surpass Houston and Philadelphia in population,” Gordon said. “But even when we do, bigger is not better.”

Gordon joked that the city will demand a recount from the U.S. Census Bureau when the mercury drops to 30 degrees in Philly and it’s a sunny 85 degrees in Phoenix.

Read the full article at AZ Central.

Working as a REALTOR in the Phoenix Metro area you really get a sense of just how big the area is. If you work with one client in the far reaches of North Scottsdale like Troon North or the Town of Carefree and then have to turn around and visit a potential listing in Paradise Valley or Scottsdale Waterfront you are looking at an hours drive.

Thats why it’s essential for me to have bluetooth capability in my car and I can always get online with my Mac Book Pro by tethering it to my iPhone. It’s my mobile office.

It’s also very handy working with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty as we have offices in Pinnacle Peak, DC Ranch, Raintree, Scottsdale Waterfront and in Carefree so I’m never too far away from an office for printing etc.