Then, in 2013 we moved there again.
It had changed a lot in those 26 years.
In 1972, downtown Phoenix was a quiet place that was "dead" in the evenings.
Nowadays it is a modern thriving city with a vibrant inner city atmosphere.
Restaurants, theatres, bars and clubs, and more and more condos and apartments fill the downtown area these days.
Arizona Center brings a park atmosphere to the heart of this city of a million and a half residents.
(The metro area brings the population up to well over 4 million, as of 2010. Probably more now.)
Landscapers have brought a touch of beauty to all the modernist surroundings.
Not a bad place to live, if you can afford it.
And if you can stand month after month of living in a climate of triple-digit temperatures.
We only lasted 10 months before returning to our refuge in Prescott Valley once again.