Ranked in the 47th percentile


  • Flagstaff is ranked #110 in Arizona
  • Flagstaff is ranked #15,515 in the USA
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Sunny Weather
  • Stable Housing Market
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Flagstaff, AZ: A Great Place to Live

I have lived in Flagstaff, Arizona for many years and have found much to love about the city. Flagstaff's unique blend of beautiful scenery, clear weather and lively culture make it a fantastic place to live, work or retire. The city has much to offer new residents and travelers, including affordable real estate, a vibrant arts and cultural scene, low crime and a wealth of great shops and restaurants to choose from. While Flagstaff will probably disappoint those who enjoy living in big cities like New York or Los Angeles and their plentiful amenities, its charm and strong sense of community makes it a great place to live for most other people. As the gem of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff boasts stunning natural scenery and an abundance of outdoor recreational options. Hiking, biking, bird watching, fishing, mountain climbing and other activities are all easy to do in Flagstaff, and its close proximity to the Grand Canyon makes it an ideal location for day trips there. The city's downtown offers plenty of top-notch restaurants, stores and nightlife spots to explore, while its rich cultural scene includes the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, the Orpheum Theater, the Museum of Northern Arizona and the beautiful Arboretum at Flagstaff. Moreover, the city's economy is robust and highly diverse, with plentiful employment opportunities in sectors such as business, education, government, media, retail and much more. In addition to its breathtaking scenery and cultural and recreational options, Flagstaff boasts excellent schools, safe neighborhoods and a strong real estate market. The city is also home to Northern Arizona University, one of the top colleges in the state. Flagstaff offers good roads and highways as well as mass transit options like Amtrak and Flagstaff Pulliam Airport. While big city residents may find the city boring and lacking in attractions, Flagstaff is still a fantastic place to live. Its mix of stunning scenery, rich culture and affordability is hard to beat.
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Considering moving to Flag, but have 3 questions. Thanks, We are considering moving to Flag from Birmingham, Al. as our son is moving there. Upon visiting the city, we enjoyed (what appeared to be) a very laid back atmosphere, with a distinctly Liberal orientation. Yes, there are Liberals in Alabama... Just have 3 questions: (1) We plan to rent the 1st year and buy later. Can anyone suggest neighborhoods (without lots of college students) where home or condo/apartment …
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JOWPosted on Aug 28, 2015
Flagstaff single sceen for adults Hi, I'm 49, single and no kids. Thinking about moving to Flagstaff and want to know if it would a good move to meet people my age for social and fun and maybe love or is a place more for retirees? Where is a good central place to live (rent) that is moderately fair in price? Thanks Sadie
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Sadie23Posted on Aug 25, 2014
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Source: The Flagstaff, AZ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).