- Downtown now boasts two top rated professional teams/arenas, a symphony orchestra, professional opera, ballet and theater companies, world-class museums, and a newly expanded convention center with an additional 1,000 room hotel which followed just a few years ago.
- The 20 miles of light rail that opened a few years ago with downtown Phoenix as ground zero was the longest contiguous rail system opened at one time. Since then the rail system has been extended and has plenty of years left to keep up with the master plan devised for it
- The Phoenix Biomedical Campus, located on 28 acres in downtown Phoenix, was completed during this time as a cooperative between all 3 major state universities and includes the TGen genomics research institute, a branch of the University of Arizona. Expansions of the College of Medicine and the Arizona Cancer Center are planned for that campus.
- Phoenix Sky Harbor is one of the top ten busiest airports and ranked 19th in the world for passenger traffic. The first phase of the PHX Sky Train elevated people mover was completed in 2013 and the second phase extension to the west will connect the other two terminals and the rental car center by 2020.
- Plans for the downtown/midtown Margaret T Hance Park were just announced last year at the Art d’Core Gala under the Central Avenue bridge. Phoenix has revealed $118 Million on a 10 year enhancement plan for this park, already the venue for quality events like the McDowell Mountain Music Festival. The park is located at 1134 N. Central Ave (between 5th Ave and 3rd St).
- People continue to move to Phoenix for weather, quality of life, skilled labor force, low costs of living and low risks of natural disasters, and jobs. Realtor.com named Phoenix the nation’s busiest real estate market for 2017