Phoenix is Arizona’s capital and the fifth most populous city nationwide, with 1,615,017 people registered in 2016. It is the only state capital with a population of more than one million residents. Phoenix is the anchor of a metropolitan area known as the Valley of the Sun, which is part of the Salt River Valley. What started as an agricultural community back in 1876 became the capital of Arizona in 1889. Its hot desert climate paired with its canal system led to a thriving farming community, with many of the original crops remaining important part of the Phoenix economy for decades, such as alfalfa, cotton, citrus, and hay. These industries remained the driving forces of the city until after World War II, when high-tech companies began to move into the valley and air conditioning made Phoenix’s hot summers more bearable, one of the reasons why all of our Phoenix Wheelchair Van Rentals come with air conditioning systems that keep you cool and fresh whilst you drive around Phoenix.
Phoenix is the cultural center of the Valley of the Sun, as well as the entire state. At Phoenix Wheelchair Van Rentals we help you get around the city so you can learn more about its rich history and enjoy its modern perks. Jack Swilling, a Confederate veteran of the Civil War formed a small community in 1867 about four miles east of the present Phoenix. Lord Darrell Duppa, one of the original settlers in Swilling’s party, suggested the name “Phoenix”, as it described a city born from the ruins of a former civilization. The town was officially recognized on May 4, 1868, and in the 1870s, President Ulysses S. Grant issued a land patent for the present site of Phoenix.
In 1940, Phoenix became America’s sixth largest city, and by 2010 with a population of nearly 1.5 million and millions more in nearby suburbs it moved up to number 5. Also during the 40’s, the high-tech industry started booming and then became a staple of the state’s economy, arrived in Phoenix. Companies like Motorola, Intel and McDonnell Douglas chose Phoenix for new research and development centers for military electronics and manufacturing operations. Phoenix Wheelchair Van Rentals can take you from the most industrial parts of town to the areas of the city where you can experience the downtown area resurgence, with its urban villages, numerous restaurants, stores, and businesses.
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Wheelers offers the best modified vehicles in the industry. We deliver and pick up vehicles at different locations to make things even more convenient for you. In fact you can request a quote on this page or rent directly at your location of choice. For more information, please don’t hesitate contact us.
Currently, Wheelers has locations all over the U.S. Our Arizona Wheelchair Van Rentals service is available in Phoenix and nationwide.