About Us

Matt ColeAugust 22, 2012
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For more than 40 years, PHOENIX magazine’s experienced writers, editors, and designers have captured all sides of the Valley with award-winning and insightful writing, and groundbreaking reporting and design. Our expository features, narratives, profiles, and investigative features keep our 385,500 readers in touch with the Valley’s latest trends, events, personalities and places while our unsurpassed, sophisticated service journalism helps them get the most out of it. We report which towns and neighborhoods are the most desirable, which doctors are first-rate, and which restaurants, stores, and services are the “Best of the Valley.” We bring a timely, local take to matters of travel, shopping, money, food, fashion, home, and health, through the pages of PHOENIX magazine.

Pull it all together and it’s not hard to understand why PHOENIX magazine ranked in the top circulation gainers in the United States this past decade among other city magazines. We’ll continue to deliver to the Valley like no one else can. Because “when you read PHOENIX, you know PHOENIX.”

Ancillary Publications

Medical Directory PHOENIX magazine’s readers find the Medical Directory to be an invaluable resource. This comprehensive guide is filled with information on more than 7,000 Valley physicians.

Arizona Travel Guide From the Grand Canyon to Tubac, the annual Arizona Travel Guide features the best getaways in the state.


With over 65 years of combined publishing success, Cities West Media leads the industry with quality magazines publishing both Phoenix Home & Garden, the Valley’s only true shelter magazine, and PHOENIX magazine, the only true city magazine.

At Cities West Media, we constantly analyze what our readers want and distribute issues only to readers who are willing to purchase a subscription or single-copy. By investing in our readers, Cities West Media is able to offer in-depth, leading-edge, and most important, credible coverage of issues that adheres to the highest standards of publishing.

We understand that our quality readership attracts savvy marketers who expect to see a positive return on investment. With over half a million readers who pay to read our publications every month, advertisers are guaranteed to be seen by the types of customers they want. As their marketing partner, growing their business is our business.

Put it all together and it’s not hard to understand why Cities West Media has earned the reputation of being the publication authority. We’ll continue to deliver to the Valley like no one else can.