The 20 cities that comprise the Greater Phoenix area create one of the largest and fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation. The area is well known for its year-round sunshine, desert and mountain landscapes, educational assets, professional sports, and culture.

The Phoenix area's diverse terrain awes newcomers - pine trees and snow skiing, or fishing in amazing lakes, are located within a few hours. A taste of the Old West permeates the region. There is literally something for everyone.

Downtown Phoenix is now also an educational hub. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus, anchored by the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the Translational Genomics Research Institute, is poised to be the next great academic medical center. The research, education, and patient care facilities continue to expand, driving economic development and creation of a biosciences hub.

Community Overview Surrounding Communities
  • Chandler - One of the Best Towns for Young Families
  • Gilbert - Ranked a "Best Place to Live"
  • Glendale - Home of the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
  • Mesa - Top Ten Sustainable U.S. Metro Area
  • Paradise Valley - Known as the "Jewel of the Desert"
  • Peoria - One of the Best Towns for Young Families
  • Scottsdale - A Best Run City
  • Tempe - One of the Top 100 Best Places to Live
Schools and Child-Care Resources Phoenix-Area School Districts
  • Maricopa County has 58 public school districts enrolling more than 690,000 students. School districts are classified as elementary districts (kindergarten-8th grade), union high school districts (9-12th grades), and unified school districts (kindergarten through 12th grade). There are also a wide choice of charter, private, and self-regulating elementary and secondary schools.
  • For parents, finding the right school, preschool, or child care is a top priority. The following resources are provided to help you orient yourself to your child-care and school choices. They do not constitute an endorsement of any option by the University of Arizona or the Division of Human Resources.
  • Arizona Department of Education
  • A-Rated Public and Charter Schools
  • All Schools Considered: school search consultant, preschool - grade 12 (fee for services)
  • Child Care Resource & Referral: Information about child-care providers throughout Arizona.
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