Buckeye, AZ

Population: 59,310 livability score shield

Key findings

  • Buckeye has a Livability Score of 79/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Buckeye crime rates are 41% lower than the Arizona average
  • Cost of living in Buckeye is 4% lower than the Arizona average
  • Buckeye real estate prices are 6% lower than the Arizona average
  • Rental prices in Buckeye are 22% higher than the Arizona average

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      Utilities are outrageously expensive
      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 interest in keeping the costs low for residents. There is a culture of fraud, waste, and abuse.
      2 -2
      Safe City NEIGHBORLY
      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 this it makes me wonder if Buckeye is for anyone who might fall on hard times which can happen to any of us! Never heard of such a Utility company, even with dealing with the manager. Go figure! So outside of that well and whatever it is they spray the crops with, its a wonderful town most of the people are really nice and the folks that works at the local businesses are pretty nice.
      0 -3
      Buckeye Arizona a Collision of Old and New
      When I moved to Buckeye, Arizona nearly twenty years ago, I found quiet farming community. There was evidence of a town that had once thrived, but had been largely forgotten, as various disasters had struck and children moved to Phoenix to begin different careers. The past several years have seen a great revitalization moving Buckeye into the modern age amidst booming growth. Most of the original town remains unchanged, but growth has taken place around it. Much of the culture remains. It has retained a rural feel, but with modern conveniences. Houses sprang up seemingly overnight. Commercial ventures followed suit. The more people means more shoppers. Many major retailers have established locations in Buckeye satisfying all the basic needs of its residents. There are dental and medical facilities, including a hospital.

      Buckeye boasts many advantages. Crime is lower than the state's average. Housing prices remain very reasonable. There is dining at most of the major chain fast food establishments and a few restaurants. The biggest drawback is the lack of local employment. This creates a necessity to make a rather long drive into Phoenix, which is approximately 50 miles away.

      Buckeye is a quiet family orientated town. Individuals looking to find a bustling nightlife will need to find it elsewhere. This is not to say that it does not offer its share of entertainment. Western culture permeates the town with frequent rodeos, roping competitions and a celebration of Buckeye's history in parades. History is something Buckeye is fiercely proud of. It is reflective in the various events held throughout the year and in the museum that honors the town.
      7 -8
      Source: The Buckeye, AZ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).