Avondale 72 Excellent
Avondale Livability #27 ranked city in Arizona#5,270 ranked city in the USARanks better than 82% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Avondale

  • Commute

    High commute scores indicates that public transit should be easily accessible in this area and the average commute time to work is less than average.

  • Cost Of Living

    The overall cost of living in this area is much lower than average. This includes everyday goods and services, as well as housing, utilities and health care.

  • Housing

    This area has received high scores in the housing category. This could be due to a positive home affordability ratio, high appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Amenities

    A majority of amenities are not ideally situated within a reasonable walking distance, which may lead residents to rely on a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Crime

    This area is reporting high crime rates per 100,000 people and could signify that it is a dangerous place to live. Crime rates include both violent and property crimes.

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What's it like Living in Avondale?

Avondale is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Arizona. The city has a population of 86,091 inhabitants. More than a quarter of the residents of Avondale identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 37% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. The median age of all Avondale residents is 32, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for a younger demographic. Avondale is very likely to be a great place to live for singles as only 49%, of the population (over fifteen) are classified as married. Long commute times to work can be incredibly frustrating, ranking just behind housework on the list of life's annoyances. If you opt to make Avondale your home, your one-way commute time will typically last around 29 minutes, a duration that aligns with the national average commute time of 26 minutes.

Living in Avondale can be a great experience for anyone moving to the town. Having said that, in the state of Arizona, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! When searching for a new neighborhood, several factors play a vital role in determining its suitability. Safety should be a top priority, ensuring a secure environment with low crime rates. Proximity to your workplace or school helps minimize commuting time and allows for a better work-life balance. Availability of essential amenities such as parks, coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities contributes to convenience and well-being. Access to reliable public transportation options facilitates easy commuting and connectivity. Additionally, considering the sense of community and the overall atmosphere that resonates with your lifestyle and preferences fosters a harmonious living experience. To help you find the best places to live in and around Avondale, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, employment and more.

With a livability score of 75/100, Avondale is ranked #3,344 in the United States and #16 in Arizona. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Avondale could be a great choice! There are nine total categories that form the livability score. Avondale ranks well for cost of living (A), education (A+) and housing (A+) Avondale does not fare well for the following: amenities (F) and crime (D-). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

A healthy real estate market serves as a key economic indicator. It could signify overall local economic strength, stability and reflects consumer confidence in the area. Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Avondale has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are attainable, we'll need to know if the real estate in Avondale is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Avondale come in at $232,500, which is 31.4% higher than the Arizona average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Avondale, the home price to income ratio is 3.4, which is 2.9% lower than the Arizona average.

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      Avondale transportation information

      Statistic Avondale Arizona National
      Average one way commute29min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work76.7%76.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.8%10.9%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.6%2.0%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.2%2.0%2.8%
      Working from home6.6%5.7%4.6%
      Source: The Avondale, AZ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).