Valley Newcomers’ Guide

According to U.S. Census data, Phoenix leads the nation in 10-year population growth, with 260,000 new residents between 2011 and 2021... and that doesn’t even count all you new Scottsdalians, Gilbertians, Peorians, et al. In short: You need a user’s guide, and this is it.


  • Neighborhoods
  • Restaurants
  • Downtowns
  • City Hikes
  • Shopping
  • Things To Do
  • Arts & Culture
  • Road Trips

For more than 50 years, PHOENIX magazine's experienced writers, editors, and designers have captured all sides of the Valley with award-winning and insightful writing, and groundbreaking report and design. Our expository features, narratives, profiles, and investigative features keep our 385,000 readers in touch with the Valley's latest trends, events, personalities and places.