Census 2000 highlights: Sixth largest city in the U.S., by population; city with the second largest population growth in the 1990s (332,062 people); at 474.9 square miles, Phoenix is the fifth largest U.S. city, in terms of land area
Well-known residents have included: · Gary Hall Jr., Olympic medallist · Stevie Nicks, singer and songwriter · Mare Winningham, actress
Local bands (past and present) have included Tubes
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Gloria Jean's, It's a Grind, Starbucks
Sports teams: Arizona Diamondbacks (NL), Arizona Cardinals (NFL), RoadRunners (East Coast Hockey League), Suns (NBA), Coyotes (NHL), Mercury (WNBA), Rattlers (Arena Football League), AZL Athletics (minor league baseball), AZL Brewers (minor league baseball), Desert Dogs (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Heard Museum, Arizona Science Center, Phoenix Art Museum, Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park, Phoenix History Museum
Colleges and universities: Arizona State University -- West Campus, Grand Canyon University, University of Phoenix-Phoenix Campus, Arizona Institute of Business and Technology, Art Institute of Phoenix
Quotes: Phoenix is the country's sixth-largest metropolitan area, but it has grown so quickly that it hasn't had time to acquire many legends or put on much patina. Phoenix doesn't have a Telegraph Hill or a Wrigley Field. And metro Phoenix is not one city sprawling outward but a dozen converging, each with its own competing urban identity. -- The New York Times, Oct. 21, 2001
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Phoenix restaurants taking online reservations include Bistro 24 at the Ritz-Carlton Phoenix, Christopher's Fermier Brasserie & Paola's Wine Bar, Compass Restaurant - Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Different Pointe of View, Donovan's of Phoenix, Kincaid's - Phoenix, Morton's, the Steakhouse - Phoenix, Ruth's Chris Steak House - Phoenix, Steamer's, T. Cook's @ the Royal Palms Resort ... View restaurants
“ Phoenix is the country's sixth-largest metropolitan area, but it has grown so quickly that it hasn't had time to acquire many legends or put on much patina. Phoenix doesn't have a Telegraph Hill or a Wrigley Field. And metro Phoenix is not one city sprawling outward but a dozen converging, each with its own competing urban identity. ”
~ The New York Times, Oct. 21, 2001
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