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Safest Cities In Arizona 2021

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score77
  • Paradise Valley, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,833
  • The best areas in Paradise Valley, AZ are Dolphinaris where you can get close to and swim with dolphins. You can visit the Phoenix Mountains Preserve that consists of Piestewa Peak, Camelback Mountain…[read more]
84
  • 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…[read more]
73
  • Florence, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,221
  • i been living here for a couple of years now. this city is growing quick and they are building tons of new homes. ill keep my review short. 1.its safe 2.quiet. 3.friendly 4.growing…[read more]
85
  • Gilbert, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 226,832
  • I moved here to Gilbert 1 1/2 years ago from the East Coast. I mainly wanted to escape the snow and cold for good. I had been researching for years on where I might want to live next to better my life. …[read more]
72
  • San Luis, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,118
  • I was living in San Luis briefly. It is right up against the Mexico border and not too far from Yuma. There's actually a surprising amount of things you can do here in San Luis, and it's an enjoyable…[read more]
72
  • Cave Creek, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,275
68
  • Rincon Valley, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,938
66
  • Village of Oak Creek (Big Park), AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,150
61
  • Williamson, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,207
76
  • Gold Canyon, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,616
79
  • Litchfield Park, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,449
76
  • 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…[read more]
79
  • 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. …[read more]
68
  • Sedona, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,209
  • I lived in Sedona for 5 years between 2013 and 2018. I did not have to work and I am REALLY into hiking and nature, and not at all into nightlife - so for someone like me - it was awesome. I considered…[read more]
68
  • Saddlebrooke, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,324
  • A suburb of Tucson, Saddlebrooke, Arizona is desert living at its best. This sleepy little community enjoys warm weather year-round and a myriad of outdoor activities. I love living in Saddlebrooke…[read more]
76
  • Lake Havasu City, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 53,058
  • Came here about 2 years ago expecting to stay here the rest of my lifr. Now, can't wait to get out of here as soon as my lease is up. My wife has had extensive medical issues with neuropathy and trying…[read more]
77
  • Maricopa, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,473
  • Maricopa is a growing, vibrant community, trying to find it's way from tiny farming community to suburban village/town - much as the City of Chandler was doing just a few short year ago. This means…[read more]
65
  • Tanque Verde, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,546
  • The current town that I call home is Tanque Verde, Arizona. This is a small town on the outskirts of Tucson. The current population of this small community is less than 20,000 so it is a quaint little…[read more]
76
  • Fountain Hills, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,863
  • When I lived in Fountain Hills Az, I was living with my Sister who had a high-paying executive job with a hospital. Fountain Hills is a beautiful place to live and I loved every minute it. Now keep in…[read more]
58
  • Somerton, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,866
  • In my opinion, this city does not have, much to offer and there is a low income per capita. It is hard to find work and it difficult to locate housing. I find it hard to survive because the employment…[read more]
71
  • Prescott Valley, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,070
  • Let me start by saying I moved here the day I turned 18 back in 1998. Prescott Valley should be Chicago's sister city, its windy almost every day. As for entertainment, if you like hiking this is the…[read more]
77
  • Buckeye, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 59,310
  • Buckeye attracts new residents with relatively cheap new homes, and a seemingly low crime rate. Unfortunately the majority of the city employees don't actually live in Buckeye, and they have zero…[read more]
79
  • Anthem, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,571
  • Anthem is a fun city with a rich history and appealing activities that the whole family can enjoy. Anthem Community Park is a wonderful place to visit if you want to walk along the lake, feed the ducks…[read more]
78
  • 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.…[read more]
54
  • Doney Park, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,775
78
  • Apache Junction, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,775
  • I just loved living in Apache Junction, Arizona. As part of the Phoenix metro area, Apache Junction is a community of approximately 38,000 people located just outside of Mesa, Arizona. Like every city in…[read more]
73
  • Marana, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,221
  • I've been living in Marana for a couple years now and it's a nice little city. It's a little bit north of Tuscon, and a pretty safe place to live in. However, there aren't a lot of options as far as…[read more]
77
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 234,495
  • My ex and I lived in Scottsdale for 14 years raising our 2 children from babies to teenagers. Our first home was a condo in the central Scottsdale area which was convenient for runs along the canal and…[read more]
50
  • New River, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,305
  • The best areas in New River, AZ is Cave Creek Regional Park, the Pioneer Living History Museum and Liberty Bell Park. This city has its share of parks and nature preserves as well as museums and sites to…[read more]
70
  • Sun Lakes, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,828
  • This is a quiet city, and there are a few places to visit. The neighborhoods are arranged in country club style, and there are plenty of golf courses. Each community has a fitness center, restaurant and…[read more]
81
  • Peoria, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 158,677
  • Are you 50+ years of age? Are you a republican? Do you love drinking, baseball & football? Do you enjoy 120-degree weather? Do you want mom & pop shops to die? If you said yes to any of these, then…[read more]
69
  • Chino Valley, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,015
  • I love this little town. Not a lot of attraction, no fancy restaurants, But what's here I love. The climate is awesome. I'm kind of astonished to see the criticism about heat? Really lolol, you think…[read more]
79
  • Queen Creek, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,849
  • Queen Creek is a relatively small town. The other review is describing San Tan Valley. If you move here make sure you are in Maricopa county and NOT Pinal. Median income in QC was $89K last I checked,…[read more]
84
  • Chandler, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 242,131
  • Entertainment and dining, friendly ness of residents, ease of traffic, ease of getting from one point to another, customer service in public services agencies…[read more]
67
  • Wickenburg, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,766
78
  • Goodyear, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 72,629
  • Family & I moved to Goodyear in 2017 . Goodyear is any town usa. About as bland and suburban as it gets. No culture. No Mall. very little identity (aside from baseball & military) So why an exciting…[read more]
73
  • 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…[read more]
78
  • Corona de Tucson, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,550
71
  • El Mirage, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,937
  • Once you get past the warm summers, living in El Mirage is actually quite enjoyable. It's not too far from Phoenix if you want to hit up a big city from time to time but still has its own unique…[read more]
68
  • Nogales, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,355
  • I lived in Nogales for a little while but wasn't too impressed with the place. There isn't much to do here when it comes to working or having fun and you'll probably spend a lot of your time being bored…[read more]
68
  • Vail, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,637
  • I have been here for three years and see so many positives for the area. If you are looking for a small town feel with great schools then this is for you. The desert scenery and the backdrop of the…[read more]
67
  • Douglas, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,764
  • The town of Douglas, Arizona provides me with the basis, but I would not want to raise a family here. Living in Douglas, Arizona has been okay for me as I do not have children. The local school system…[read more]
67
  • Payson, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,297
  • I lived in Payson for several years in the past and found it quite enjoyable. The weather is fairly mild. Yes, it can get pretty warm in the summer, but it’s nowhere near as hot as it is in phoenix. On…[read more]
75
  • Mesa, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 470,456
  • My $1,000.00 bike was stolen three feet from my hotel room door at Windemere Hotel & Convention Center, 5750 E Main, Mesa, AZ 85205 on January 1, 2019. The heavy duty security cord was cut. Our car was…[read more]
58
  • Eloy, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,128
  • Eloy, AZ is a pretty decent place to live. I should know, I've called it home for 14 years now. It is without a doubt one of the best areas in the state because the crime rate is very low which is a rare…[read more]
75
  • Sun City West, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,899
  • Sun City West is a wonderful place to live for a number of reasons. The weather is great, there are lots of sporting events to attend, and you'll never run out of great places to eat. If you want to…[read more]
64
  • Yuma, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 93,704
  • Ugh. What can I say that is positive? Well, moved here in July 2016 and it has been a tough place to become accustomed to. If you are not working/involved with the military, agriculture, medical or…[read more]
67
  • Safford, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,616
  • Today I tried to join a neighborhood watch program but was stopped by a protection order and something a supposed best friend did to me month's ago.Unless your Mormon or know someone don't expect any…[read more]
55
  • Catalina, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,465
61
  • Camp Verde, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,096
  • Camp Verde is a small town in Yavapai County in Arizona. It is a rural area that I've lived in for a while now. The town has great schools with really good employers on staff; therefore, parents find it…[read more]

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in Arizona. Finding the safest places to live in Arizona can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in Arizona with a population over 5,000.

The Arizona cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in Arizona? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

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