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Places With The Best Housing In Arizona 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score69
  • Paradise Valley, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,833
66
  • Cave Creek, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,275
75
  • Catalina Foothills, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,329
  • Tucson, Arizona is nestled in a valley between four mountain ranges. The Santa Catalinas are to the north, the Rincons to the east, the Tucson Mountains are to the west and the Santa Ritas to the south.
78
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 234,495
  • I've lived in Scottsdale for over a year and my girlfriend grew up here. It's catered very much to the rich and we are planning to move to a different part of Phoenix. We are down to earth middle class
69
  • Tanque Verde, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,546
66
  • Sedona, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,209
  • I've lived in the Sedona area my entire life (40+ years). I have seen so many changes, and none for the better. 1) Local Government/Real Estate - Sedona continually has tax increases, supposedly to help
70
  • Rincon Valley, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,938
71
  • Fountain Hills, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,863
65
  • Village of Oak Creek (Big Park), AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,150
68
  • Williamson, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,207
71
  • Saddlebrooke, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,324
68
  • Anthem, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,571
74
  • Queen Creek, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,849
  • queen creek has been split into san tan valley also, but they're pretty much the same. traffic was bad but has only gotten worse since they are building a new subdivision on every open plot of land, u
63
  • Doney Park, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,775
81
  • Oro Valley, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 42,379
  • I first noticed this town when i went to the Bioshere 2 in oracle. I would totally move here. Yes it got a D for cost of living, but its worth it. Yes its a suburb of Tuscon, but it keeps the City
71
  • Litchfield Park, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,449
78
  • Gilbert, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 226,832
  • We're a retired couple and we've lived in Gilbert (southwest of Lindsay & Germann, east of the irrigation canal) for 9 years now. Nearby are restaurants, shopping, parks, doctors and hospitals (Mercy
63
  • New River, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,305
73
  • Chandler, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 242,131
  • Relocated here from Michigan a year ago very calm atmosphere here in Chandler. Insurance rates are unbelievably reasonable depending on your location searching for the right school for elementary and
70
  • Gold Canyon, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,616
73
  • Prescott, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,090
  • No customer service and angry disposition when handling complaints. When I called after buying the same item I always get there every week for 3 months because this time the buns were mushy and the pork
58
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 69,270
  • I have lived in Flagstaff, Arizona for many years and have found much to love about the city. Flagstaff's unique blend of beautiful scenery, clear weather and lively culture make it a fantastic place to
66
  • Goodyear, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 72,629
  • Having lived in Airizona all my life, I'd like to say I know this state pretty well. I've explored the deserts, panned for gold and listened to the coyotes sing me to sleep ever since I was a young boy.
67
  • Marana, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,221
63
  • Vail, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,637
  • This are is a great place to live. I currently live here and it is a great place. I would rate the amenities a D, Cost of living an F, Crime an A+, Education an A, Employment an A, Housing a B, and
68
  • Corona de Tucson, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,550
67
  • Sun Lakes, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,828
72
  • Peoria, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 158,677
  • I have lived in Glendale/Peoria for over two years now. If you enjoy 120 degree summers, 100% republican views and every one treating you like they're better than you; then this is the place to be. The
66
  • Tempe, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 174,708
  • I lived here back in 2006, back then I think we lived in a bad area of Tempe. Believe it was off Hardy Dr. South at the Standard Apartments, not the best but it worked. Bunch of drug dealers were always
70
  • Surprise, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 127,492
  • The city of surprise is a beautiful place. It would not be a good place to live however. They have a young eager police force. You are taking a BIG risk driving through the city of Surprise Arizona.
67
  • Sahuarita, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,780
  • The Estates at Madera HighlandsWe found this community online and went to check it out, one word IMPRESSIVE. This is a very small gated community with large lots, amazing views, and peacefulness. The
60
  • Lake Havasu City, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 53,058
  • The lake is the big attraction. Having your own boat is grand, but if not, your friends and neighbors will gladly take you out on the lake in theirs. It is a busy little town, but you can also find some
60
  • Payson, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,297
69
  • Sierra Vista, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 44,381
  • I lived in Sierra Vista AZ for one year while I was teaching in Douglas, a nearby town on the Mexican border. Sierra Vista is a desert town of about 45,000 people, and the best part about living there is
63
  • Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,768
66
  • Casas Adobes, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 68,695
  • Nice neighborhoods in selected locations with relatively large tracts of desert and plenty of restaurants, shopping areas, entertainment venues and parks. There is no disagreement that Casas Adobes,
63
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,555,324
  • Thris used to be a nice place to live but know its got 95% of the people are bad very very rude people ellgel immtrion is the worst in the courty they care more about them then the,people,paying taxes
58
  • Wickenburg, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,766
68
  • Buckeye, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 59,310
  • Only Negative I find in Buckeye is I have a wonderful neighbor who's suffering hard times and I come to realize that Buckeye Water Utility doesnt do any extensions or work out plans so once I've seen
51
  • Page, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,532
69
  • Mesa, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 470,456
  • Justice for Daniel Shaver. Look him up. Seriously, don't come to this town. The police shoot innocent people here and get away with it. It was cold blooded murder of an innocent man with no
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  • Maricopa, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,473
  • We lived in Maricopa 2012-2014. We bought a huge, nice, house with 4 car garage for only $155K. We lived in the Villages of El Dorado. We moved there from Yuma, AZ, thinking it would be a big step up for
51
  • San Tan Valley, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 88,507
  • queen creek has been split into san tan valley also, but they're pretty much the same. traffic was bad but has only gotten worse since they are building a new subdivision on every open plot of land, u
58
  • Chino Valley, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,015
69
  • Prescott Valley, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,070
  • The place is cool if you stay to yourself. Most people seem to stay to themselves. there is a huge retiree population here with the VA hospital and another good hospital in town. There is no bus
63
  • Avondale, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 80,631
  • I've lived here for 2 years now and have to say the city has a lot of shops and can be a great place for families. Im a young black career woman and I have a big problem with the police harassing not
64
  • Sun City West, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,899
63
  • Glendale, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 239,943
  • Glendale, AZ is overpopulated and run down. There are a lot of shopping centers in the area, however they are the same stores on every corner. The environment is not aesthetically appealing and there are
63
  • Green Valley, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,249
  • The neighbors told me when I moved here at 56, this was God's waiting room for Heaven. What a thing to say! I find most are not really that friendly, and heaven forbid if you don't play golf! It has
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  • Verde Village, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,287

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Arizona. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Arizona to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Arizona as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Arizona, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.