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Places With The Best Housing In Arizona 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score59
  • Holbrook, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,011
  • I drive though Holbrook twice a year while traveling on Route 66. I love Route 66 and I try to spend at least a few days on it every summer. For the past 15 years Holbrook has been oscillating between…[read more]
66
  • 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…[read more]
71
  • Avondale, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 80,631
  • We bought our first home, here in Avondale, a little over a year ago. It's a growing city with lots of development--from both a housing, and business perspective. My neighbors are friendly, and in…[read more]
77
  • 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]
76
  • 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]
52
  • Three Points, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,124
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]
72
  • 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…[read more]
69
  • 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…[read more]
63
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,555,324
  • PROS: -People dont realize how spoiled they are here with how awesome the roads and highways system. I just recently went home to Dallas and had to remind myself of how easy it is to get around here.…[read more]
55
  • 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…[read more]
79
  • 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]
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]
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…[read more]
60
  • Globe, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,369
70
  • Glendale, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 239,943
  • I absolutely love Glendale, AZ. The city has such a friendly atmosphere, plus all of the perks of a big city, with a low cost. Moving from The Bay Area in California — Silicon Valley to be exact. I was…[read more]
58
  • Tuba City, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,221
83
  • 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]
82
  • Peoria, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 158,677
  • I've lived in and around Peoria for 15 years. 10-15 years ago, It was my favorite suburb of Phoenix. It's still one of my faves in the area, but the entire Phoenix metro area has drastically changed, and…[read more]
55
  • Chinle, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,420
84
  • 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]
71
  • 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…[read more]
78
  • 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…[read more]
59
  • Picture Rocks, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,562
53
  • Tolleson, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,985
56
  • 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…[read more]
77
  • Goodyear, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 72,629
  • Theres food and regular shopping but zero night life and zero fun things to do. This place is basically homes upon homes. This place has maxed out in the people to jo s ratio. Only bare amenities and…[read more]
49
  • Summit, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,240
67
  • Bullhead City, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,653
  • Very dissappointed! If you are from annother state I.e. California they will take advantage of you and charge you double what they would have charged local…[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]
68
  • 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]
62
  • 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…[read more]
61
  • Guadalupe, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,172
59
  • 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…[read more]
78
  • Surprise, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 127,492
  • At TEAM 4 Kids Pediatric Therapy, we cleverly disguise therapy as a play to create a fun and rewarding environment for your child to learn and grow! Our services include Speech, Feeding, Occupational,…[read more]
65
  • 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…[read more]
61
  • Rio Rico, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,589
  • Best decision I made 30 years ago was to move to Rio Rico, AZ. I grew up back east and the winters can be brutal. Now I get to enjoy good winter weather and summers while hot often bring rains to liven…[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]
72
  • 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,…[read more]
67
  • 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…[read more]
64
  • 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…[read more]
53
  • Avra Valley, AZ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,606
60
  • 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…[read more]
72
  • 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]
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]
63
  • 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…[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]
62
  • 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…[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]

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.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Arizona, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.