El Mirage, AZ

Population: 33,937 livability score shield

Key findings

  • El Mirage has a Livability Score of 75/100, which is considered excellent
  • El Mirage crime rates are 7% lower than the Arizona average
  • Cost of living in El Mirage is 9% lower than the Arizona average
  • El Mirage real estate prices are 29% lower than the Arizona average
  • Rental prices in El Mirage are 17% higher than the Arizona average

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      Top Rated Schools in El Mirage

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Elementary SchoolPK - 8774n/a
      Thompson Ranch Elementary SchoolPK - 8840n/a
      Riverview SchoolPK - 8844n/a
      Surprise Elementary SchoolPK - 8850n/a
      Dysart Elementary SchoolPK - 8916n/a
      Dysart High School9 - 121,642n/a
      West-Mec - Dysart High School9 - 12n/an/a
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      El Mirage Reviews

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      El Mirage: A Desert Oasis
      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 personality.

      A good thing about El Mirage is that the houses are affordable. You don't have to fork over a lot of money for a nice home. The jobs are also decent as well. There is seems to be a good selection of full-time or part-time jobs available. What you will have to keep in mind is the summer heat, as you will have a good three months of consistent triple-digit heat during the summer.

      For me, the best area of El Mirage was the local library. It gives you a chance to get away from the heat and still enjoy a good book. If you're retired and looking for a place to settle down, El Mirage may be a good choice for you.
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      Source: The El Mirage, AZ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).