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It's Fun in the Sun

Explore New Construction Homes in Phoenix


Almost everyone knows about the health benefits of living in a dry climate like Phoenix; families move here for that exact reason every day. And 300+ days of sun every year is just the ticket for most. The city has excellent big-city attractions and convenient access to endless adventures. It's a technology and software hub, with 25 Fortune 100 companies and 5 Fortune 500 companies having significant operations in Phoenix. 

LGI Homes have exemplary neighborhoods in the Phoenix area with family and active lifestyle amenities. Stunning, move-in ready homes are fully upgraded, at no additional cost to you! Enjoy low monthly payments, superior construction and unparalleled value by making LGI Homes your Phoenix homebuilder.  


Discover The Valley of the Sun

  • #2 'Top 10 Metros Where Homebuyers Want to Relocate' (Redfin, 2022)
  • #14 'U.S. Cities with the Most Economic Growth in 2021' (Stessa)
  • #24 'The 25 Fastest Growing Places in the U.S.' (US News, 2021)
  • Home of Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix
  • Short drives from major American landmarks, like The Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam
  • Home to professional teams in MLB, NFL, NHL & the NBA 
  • Major employers include PetSmart, Banner Health, ON Semiconductor, Amkor Technology, Sprouts Farmers Market & Knight Transportation
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Frequently Asked Questions

Continue reading for answers to frequently asked questions about our homes, community and the area.


What is Phoenix, Arizona?

Phoenix is the capital of Arizona, the largest city in Arizona and the center of the Phoenix Metropolitan area, the most populous metropolitan area in Arizona. The Phoenix metro area is also sometimes called the Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler metropolitan area. 

When was the city of Phoenix settled and incorporated?

Phoenix was settled and officially recognized in 1868 as an agricultural center near the confluence of the Gila and Salt Rivers. The city was incorporated on February 25, 1881, when Governor Fremont signed the Phoenix Charter Bill. 


Where is Phoenix, AZ?

Phoenix is in Arizona, located in the Southwestern United States. The city is between Tucson and Flagstaff in the south-central part of the state. Phoenix, Arizona's latitude and longitude coordinates are 33.45° North, -112.07° West.


What are some cities near Phoenix that make up the Phoenix Metropolitan Area?

Avondale, Buckeye, Chandler, El Mirage, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Maricopa, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Peoria, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Sun City, Surprise and Tempe. Casa Grande is south of the Metropolitan area but is usually considered part of the metro area. 


What is the population of Phoenix?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Phoenix had a population of approximately 1.6 million residents in 2022. In 2021, estimated that 4.95 million people lived in the Phoenix metropolitan area. 


What makes Phoenix a great place to call home?

The weather is a significant factor in people's decision to relocate to Phoenix, which gets about seven months of nice weather annually. The mild winter season makes it an ideal place for retirees and individuals that don't like snow. Phoenix's economy usually outperforms national averages in growth and job opportunities. Arizona State University, one of the largest public universities in the nation (by enrollment), is well-known for innovation, research, business and many other educational programs. There are countless outdoor activities, including rivers, lakes, over 40,000 acres of mountain and desert preserves and 200 miles of walking and hiking trails. Snow activities are a couple of hours away for those that want to ski, snowboard or enjoy the snow. 


What universities and colleges are in or near Phoenix?

There are at least 40 colleges and universities in the Phoenix area, including ten (10) community colleges and 28 private colleges. Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe is the most prominent college in Arizona. These numbers include digital and on-campus colleges. 

The University of Arizona (UofA) is in Tucson, approximately 112 miles from Phoenix, and Northern Arizona University (NAU) is in Flagstaff, about 144 miles from Phoenix. 


What significant industries are part of Phoenix's economy?

The economy of Phoenix is diverse, with several industries contributing to it, including IT, renewable energy, bioscience, education, hospitality, transportation, trade, construction, aerospace, semiconductor manufacturing and financial and professional services. 


Who are the largest employers in the Phoenix area?

The largest employers in Phoenix and nearby areas include Banner Health, Salt River Project (SRP), Arizona Public Service (APS), Wells Fargo, Bank of America Financial Corporation, PetSmart, Boeing, JP Morgan Chase, Apollo Education Corp, Intel Corp, Kroger, ON Semiconductor, Basha's Supermarkets and Abrazo Health Care. 


What are some of the top attractions in Phoenix?

Many of the top attractions in Phoenix include world-class golf courses and professional sporting events like the Phoenix Open and Fiesta Bowl—other venues include Arizona Capitol Museum, Camelback Mountain, Heard Museum, Arizona Science Center, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix Zoo, Desert Botanical Garden, Castles and Coasters, Hall of Flame Fire Museum and The Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix. 


Which utility companies & service providers serve Phoenix residents?

If you're looking for power, Arizona Public Service (APS) and Salt River Project (SRP) are the two electricity providers in Phoenix. Southwest Gas handles the city's gas utilities. The biggest Internet Service Providers (ISP) are CenturyLink, Cox Communications, UltraHome Internet, Mediacom, and HughesNet. T-Mobile and Verizon are slowly gaining market share as ISPs after launching 5G Internet services in early 2022. 


What are move-in-ready homes?

Move-in-ready or quick move-in homes in new home construction are new homes ready for immediate occupancy (usually within 30 - 45 days). LGI Homes builds quick move-in homes with a suite of designer upgrades, integrated technology, high-end finishes and much more at no extra cost for homebuyers. View details about LGI Homes' upgrade packages by visiting our CompleteHome™ and CompleteHome Plus™ web pages.