Flagstaff 62 Average
Flagstaff Livability #120 ranked city in Arizona#16,153 ranked city in the USARanks better than 44% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Flagstaff

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  • Amenities

    A large portion of amenities are not ideally situated within walking distance, potentially requiring residents to utilize a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Commute

    Access to public transportation in this particular area may be limited, which can result in longer-than-average commute times to reach workplaces.

  • Cost Of Living

    The cost of living in this area is notably high, making it a more expensive place to live. You'll find higher expenses for everyday goods and services, housing and groceries.

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What's it like Living in Flagstaff?

Located in the state of Arizona, Flagstaff is a medium-sized city with a population of 73,319 people. The majority of Flagstaff residents report their race to be White; this is followed by American Indian and Alaskan and Asian. With an average age of 25 years old, Flagstaff could be a great place to live for young adults as this age is well below the national average. Single men and women might be happy to hear that in Flagstaff, only 33% of the population is married. If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in Flagstaff. With an average one way commute time of only 15 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.

Are you trying to figure out if living in Flagstaff is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a fulfilling experience before relocating to any new city in Arizona, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Several key factors deserve attention. For one, safety is paramount, ensuring that your new area is low in crime is key. Proximity to workplaces or schools minimizes commute times and fosters convenience. Access to essential amenities like parks, grocery stores, food, fitness, shops and healthcare facilities enhances daily life. Efficient public transportation options provide mobility and connectivity. The sense of community creates a welcoming and supportive environment. Lastly, the overall atmosphere, encompassing the vibe, aesthetics, and lifestyle offerings, contributes to a fulfilling living experience. Considering these elements helps identify the ideal neighborhood for your needs and preferences. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, commute, education, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Flagstaff and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Flagstaff to Arizona and the national average.

The livability score in Flagstaff is 59/100 and the city is ranked in the 39th percentile of all cities across America. Compared to the United States average, this city has a score which ranks among the lowest in the nation, and it is not considered a very livable city. There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Flagstaff. The following was graded with a discouraging score: amenities (F), crime (F) and cost of living (F).

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are attainable, we'll need to know if the real estate in Flagstaff is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Flagstaff come in at $362,700, which is 105% higher than the Arizona average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Flagstaff, the home price to income ratio is 6.2, which is 77.1% higher than the Arizona average.

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      Flagstaff transportation information

      Statistic Flagstaff Arizona National
      Average one way commute15min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work67.4%76.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.0%10.9%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.8%2.0%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle2.5%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk10.2%2.0%2.8%
      Working from home7.2%5.7%4.6%
      Source: The Flagstaff, AZ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).