The sixth-largest city in the country with nearly 1.4 million residents, Phoenix is a fast-growing metropolis located in the heart of the Sonoran Desert. With a diverse population and cultural influences from around the world, Phoenix features a thriving arts and culture scene, increasingly diverse economy, vibrant downtown, year-round outdoor activities, world-renowned resorts and lush golf courses. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport consistently ranks as one of the best airports in the country, serving more than 44 million annual passengers. Residents have access to both bus and light rail as well as a robust freeway system that connects the metro’s major cities and towns. Phoenix is also home to every major national sports team, including the Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB), Phoenix Suns (NBA), Arizona Cardinals (NFL) and Phoenix Rising (MLS).