I was a Network Tech in SA, Moved here and did nothing for 2 years while waiting for my Work Auth. Ended up working in a local Hospital and now work in a billing office for a group of local Radiologists.
I don't live in Phx, but have visited a ton of times.. Its an awesome place. Tons to do, see etc. And its only a few hours from Vegas.
Its really not that big.. its small and spread out.. of course, Mesa, Scottsdale and other all surround it.