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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Leah Goldberg

How old are you?
23 years old

What current city do you reside in?
Phoenix

How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?
23 years

Did you grow up in Arizona?
Yes

Why’d you decide to stay?
I chose to stay and live in Phoenix to save money, live at home, and get my bachelor’s degree at Arizona State University.

What college/university did you graduate from and what’s your degree?
I first attended Paradise Valley Community College and received my Associates of Arts degree and then attended Arizona State University and received my Bachelor’s of Arts degree in journalism.

Where do you currently work and what is your title?
I currently work as a marketing and communications intern at the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, as the editorial and advertising intern at the Phoenix Art Museum, and as a sales associate at POPPHX.

What is your job industry?
Journalism/marketing

What do you like to do in Greater Phoenix on the weekends?
I like to explore Downtown Phoenix, go to different local coffee shops, and see my favorite bands perform live at small venues in Downtown Phoenix.

What’s your go-to staycation spot and why?
My go-to staycation spot is to just be at home. I live in Northern Phoenix where I can easily access Scottsdale, Downtown Phoenix, and the surrounding Greater Phoenix area in a 20-minute drive or shorter. My home is in a great location and I can save money there versus staying at a hotel.

What’s your favorite restaurant and why?
I have a few favorite restaurants including North Italia, Flower Child, Postinos, and Two Hippies Beach House. Those restaurants are primarily based in Arizona and truly care about the quality of their food.

How do you stay “cool” in the Arizona summers?
I stay “cool” in the Arizona summers by staying inside. During the summers I read, write for my blog, and go to indoor concerts.

What do you like about our winters and why?
I like that Phoenix’s winters are still full of sunshine. It doesn’t get too terribly cold here and we are lucky enough to not have to experience snow in the Greater Phoenix area. As stressful as the holidays can be, I do also love the holiday season.

What do you love most about living in Greater Phoenix?
What I love most about living in Greater Phoenix is how quickly the region is growing here as far as technology, culture, and career development. I really believe that Greater Phoenix is a great place to live for all ages.

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