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B+ Catalina Foothills Amenities Some amenities close to this location
F Catalina Foothills Cost of Living Cost of living is 27% higher than Arizona
Catalina Foothills
12525% more expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Catalina Foothills cost of living
A- Catalina Foothills Crime Total crime is 54% lower than Arizona
Total crime
1,45044% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6944% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-9%Year over year crime is down
Catalina Foothills crime
B+ Catalina Foothills Employment Household income is 57% higher than Arizona
Median household income
$80,50946% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$55,48586% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%40% lower than the US average
Catalina Foothills employment
F Catalina Foothills Housing Home value is 126% higher than Arizona
Median home value
$400,200117% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$952equal to the US average
Home ownership
73%14% higher than the US average
Catalina Foothills real estate or Catalina Foothills rentals
A Catalina Foothills Schools HS graduation rate is 18% higher than Arizona
High school grad. rates
97%17% higher than the US average
School test scores
63%28% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Catalina Foothills K-12 schools

Living in Catalina Foothills, AZ

Located in the state of Arizona, Catalina Foothills is a moderately-sized city with a population of 51,329 inhabitants. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (88% White). Given that fact, Catalina Foothills could be considered less diverse than other cities. In Catalina Foothills, there seems to be a shift in population towards an older age group. The average age of the population is now 52, which is significantly higher than the nation’s average. 87% of the people in Catalina Foothills (over the age of 15) are married and 72% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

Whether you’re moving to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Catalina Foothills could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Arizona if you know where to search. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, cost of living, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Catalina Foothills and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Catalina Foothills to Arizona and the national average.

Catalina Foothills has a livability score of 75/100 and is ranked #34 in Arizona and #4,916 in the USA. This is a great score, as Catalina Foothills ranks well in multiple categories! There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Catalina Foothills ranks well for amenities (B+), crime (A-), weather (B+), education (A) and employment (B+). The bad news for Catalina Foothills, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: cost of living (F) and housing (F).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Catalina Foothills 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.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Catalina Foothills. 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 Catalina Foothills are affordable. Median real estate prices in Catalina Foothills come in at $400,200, which is 126.2% higher than the Arizona average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Catalina Foothills, the home price to income ratio is 5, which is 42.9% higher than the Arizona average. Real estate appreciation rates in Catalina Foothills are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Catalina Foothills homes comes in at 7.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 3.8%.

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Best Neighborhoods In & Around Catalina Foothills, AZ

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Old Fort Lowell, Tucson832.62,798
Desert Palms Park, Tucson826.5861
Ironwood Ridge, Tucson828.6275
Rosemont East, Tucson825.8430
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Richland Heights East, Tucson813.91,081
Highland Vista Cinco Via, Tucson815.3724
Harlan Heights, Tucson804.42,058
Prince Tucson, Tucson803.21,703

Best Cities Near Catalina Foothills, AZ

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Oro Valley, AZ827.842,379
Summerhaven, AZ8011.5167
Campo Bonito, AZ8021.134
Rillito, AZ7517.653
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Catalina Foothills, AZ75051,329
Corona de Tucson, AZ7525.17,550
Sahuarita, AZ742627,780
Marana, AZ7321.840,221
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Tucson And Catalina Foothills

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. The Catalinas are home to Mount Lemmon. At just over 9000 feet, a winding road takes the visitor from the stark desert below to an alpine playground thickly forested with Yellow pine. In the summer, the mountain is a cool retreat from the stifling heat of the valley floor and in winter offers excellent snow skiing an hour from pool side.

I moved to Tucson from Saginaw, Michgan in 1960 and although, at that time, the population was just over 200,000, it had the feel of a much smaller town. The town was built on tourism and its winter population was enhanced by the multitude of visitors arriving to get out of the freezing winters of the Midwest and East Coast. The town grew quickly with its sun-filled weather, the tranquil ambiance and friendly people. Developments sprang up and soon high dollar homes were being constructed in the rolling Catalina Foothills; the majority of which made up a portion of Howard Hugh's portfolio.

Tucson went from cowtown to metropolitan and hosts a wide variety of activities and attractions in a beautiful desert setting. There are now several luxurious resorts that sport world-class golf courses, the many restaurants offer fine dining on regional and international cuisine and there is no end for opportunities to enjoy art, theatre and museums. Tucson has always boasted avid sports fans and the University of Arizona basketball and football teams are cheered along with great fervor. For those looking for a great place to visit or live, try Catalina Foothills first.
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Source: The Catalina Foothills, AZ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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