Avondale 73 Excellent
Avondale Livability #74 ranked city in Arizona#9,055 ranked city in the USARanks better than 69% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Avondale Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C+ Avondale Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% lower than Arizona
964% less expensive than the US average
1011% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Avondale cost of living
D- Avondale Crime Total crime is 38% higher than Arizona
Total crime
3,73359% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2759% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-3%Year over year crime is down
Avondale crime
D Avondale Employment Household income is 9% higher than Arizona
Median household income
$56,1201% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$21,22629% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%1% higher than the US average
Avondale employment
A Avondale Housing Home value is 9% lower than Arizona
Median home value
$160,60013% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,06512% higher than the US average
Home ownership
53%17% lower than the US average
Avondale real estate or Avondale rentals
F Avondale Schools HS graduation rate is 6% lower than Arizona
High school grad. rates
77%7% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:129% higher than the US average
Avondale K-12 schools
C- Avondale User Ratings There are a total of 16 ratings in Avondale
Overall user rating
60% 16 total ratings
User reviews rating
50% 3 total reviews
User surveys rating
66% 13 total surveys
all Avondale poll results

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      Living in Avondale, AZ

      Located in the state of Arizona, Avondale is a moderately-sized city with a population of 80,631 inhabitants. The majority of Avondale residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Avondale are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 32% of the population also speak Spanish. Avondale could be a great place for young adults and students as the average age of 30 years old is below the nation’s average.

      Are you trying to figure out if living in Avondale is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before moving to any new city in Arizona, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, cost of living, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Avondale and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Avondale to Arizona and the national average.

      Avondale has a livability score of 72/100 and is ranked #76 in Arizona and #8,009 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we know that Avondale ranks very well for amenities (A+) and housing (A). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Avondale. The following was graded with a discouraging score: crime (D), education (F) and employment (D).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Avondale 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. Some of the notable things to do include: Phoenix International Raceway, Coldwater Golf Club, and Estrella Vista Reception Center.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Avondale can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Avondale. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Avondale are affordable. The median home price for Avondale homes is $160,600, which is 9.2% lower than the Arizona average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Avondale, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.9, which is 17.1% lower than the Arizona average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Avondale were 7.7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 9.4%.

      Avondale transportation information

      Average one way commute27min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work78.3%76.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool14.5%10.9%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.8%2.0%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.5%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.6%2.0%2.8%
      Working from home3.9%5.7%4.6%

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