Anthem 82 Exceptional
Anthem Livability #14 ranked city in Arizona#2,291 ranked city in the USARanks better than 92% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Anthem Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Anthem Cost of Living Cost of living is 15% higher than Arizona
11717% more expensive than the US average
1011% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Anthem cost of living
A- Anthem Crime Total crime is 55% lower than Arizona
Total crime
1,21848% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8348% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Anthem crime
B Anthem Employment Household income is 69% higher than Arizona
Median household income
$86,77057% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$38,85730% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%36% lower than the US average
Anthem employment
D- Anthem Housing Home value is 69% higher than Arizona
Median home value
$298,70062% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,59568% higher than the US average
Home ownership
77%21% higher than the US average
Anthem real estate or Anthem rentals
A+ Anthem Schools HS graduation rate is 16% higher than Arizona
High school grad. rates
95%15% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/a100% lower than the US average
Anthem K-12 schools
A Anthem User Ratings There are a total of 19 ratings in Anthem
Overall user rating
83% 19 total ratings
User reviews rating
60% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
86% 18 total surveys
all Anthem poll results

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      Living in Anthem, AZ

      Anthem is a mid-sized city located in the state of Arizona. The city has a population of 22,571 inhabitants. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (91% White). Given that fact, Anthem could be considered less diverse than other cities. Anthem is known to be family friendly as more than 87% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 53% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      Are you trying to figure out if living in Anthem is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good experience before relocating to any new city in Arizona, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. With useful information like cost of living, weather, education and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Anthem and in the areas around Anthem is a much easier task.

      Anthem, AZ receives 77/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #21 in Arizona and #3,182 in the USA. Clearly, Anthem is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Anthem has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A-), weather (B+), education (B) and employment (B). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Anthem. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: cost of living (F) and housing (D-).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Anthem on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

      Anthem real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Anthem. The median home price for Anthem homes is $298,700, which is 68.9% higher than the Arizona average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Anthem, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.4, which is 2.9% lower than the Arizona average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Anthem area were 6.6% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 5%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      Anthem transportation information

      Average one way commute30min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work76.9%76.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool6.2%10.9%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.2%2.0%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.9%2.0%2.8%
      Working from home14.0%5.7%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Anthem, AZ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).