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Places With The Best Housing In Arizona 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score63
  • Holbrook, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,011
  • If you like CRIME, a Crooked Apathetic (barely educated) Local government, , you like Tijuana style law that will shake you down for your dollar, an Injustice local court , high unemployment, a feeling
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  • Coolidge, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,073
  • Living in Coolidge, Arizona provides me with a very basic lifestyle. This is a small-town ad the people in the community are great, but there is not a lot here for anyone really to do. I think that this
72
  • 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
75
  • 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
75
  • 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
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  • Three Points, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,124
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  • Corona de Tucson, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,550
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  • 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
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  • Snowflake, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,643
  • Snowflake is a delightful town. Strong influences from the Pioneer West, Old Mexico, Navajo, Hopi and White Mountain Apache. Very strong schools, patriotic, safe at all hours. The community is committed
68
  • Casa Grande, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,571
  • I stayed with my grandparents in Casa Grande for three years during my college days. The city's close proximity to Tucson and Phoenix offers all residents of Casa Grande an easy access to these twin
70
  • 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
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  • 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
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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
77
  • 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
73
  • Kingman, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,586
  • Kingman Arizona is a great place to live, and if you have friends who will be visiting soon, there are lots of attractions you take them to in the city. Here are some of the locations that you can use to
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  • Globe, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,369
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  • Tuba City, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,221
70
  • 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
84
  • 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
80
  • 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
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  • Chinle, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,420
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  • 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
72
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Picture Rocks, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,562
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  • Tolleson, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,985
58
  • New Kingman-Butler, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,566
  • New Kingman Butler, AZ is a very affordable town with lots of sun and Vitamin D to go around. You can expect it to typically be in the 80s every summer and the winters are mild; the weather will never
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  • 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.
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  • Summit, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,240
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  • Bullhead City, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,653
  • Bullhead City is a very nice town and have much to offer. I enjoying boating, fishing and more on the Colorado River. Night life is very exciting. I am in adobehighlandsapartments.com and very satisfied
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  • Florence, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,221
  • Yes, it's hot. Days begin breaking the 100° mark in March. But don't let the number scare you: It's a dry heat, which means that while the intensity is there, it's really not as noticeable when compared
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  • Chino Valley, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,015
  • I’ve lived in Chino Valley, AZ for a little more than 4 years. I must say that this is one of the more expensive areas in AZ as oppose to other cities such as Phoenix and Kingsman. I love living here
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  • Tucson Estates, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,747
  • I have lived in Tuscon Estates, Arizona for the majority of my life and I can't think of a better place to live! There are plenty of different things to do, people are really friendly, and you can
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  • Guadalupe, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,172
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  • Arizona City, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,489
  • I've lived in Arizona City, AZ and it's arguably one of the best places to reside. The city is on the US/Mexican border. It has a beautiful scenery during the sunset, multiple locations for shopping and
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  • 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.
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  • Valencia West, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,247
  • Just south of Tucson, AZ right off of W. Ajo Hwy, it's a nice and calm small town with tons of sun and hot days. It's easy to get onto I-86 and ride right into Tucson for work. It's also a fairly short
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  • Rio Rico, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,589
  • Rio Rico Arizona is a unique place. While maintaining the beauty of the land, this city is known for its luxurious qualities. I love that you can experience a royal lifestyle while soaking in the
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  • 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
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  • 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,
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  • Fortuna Foothills, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,826
  • I experienced a true desert oasis while living in Fortuna Foothills Arizona. It is a thriving desert city, which is a part of Yuma County. The area has really grown over the past 10 years, including new
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  • Flowing Wells, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,601
  • I do not regret living in Flowing Wells AZ, and I take pride in being a resident. It is a city that has so much to offer and consists of a diverse range of parks. These parks offer fishing, hiking and
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  • Avra Valley, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,606
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  • Drexel Heights, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,281
  • Drexel Heights is a small city south of Tuscon. It is affordable to live here but it can be very uneventful. There isn't a lot to do in Drexel Heights unless you like spending time outdoors. Tuscon
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Tucson, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 527,586
  • High crime and limited opportunities. Terrible summer weather - don't fall for the old "it's a dry heat" argument. The whole town is seasonal because everyone wants to leave by June due to the said "dry
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  • 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
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  • Show Low, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,875
  • Show Low, Arizona is the place that I call home and overall I enjoy my surroundings. Show Low is located in Navajo County, Arizona and that places it in east central Arizona. The local community is
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  • 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

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.

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