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Flagstaff Livability #166 ranked city in Arizona#15,128 ranked city in the USARanks better than 48% of areas

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      Living in Flagstaff, AZ

      Flagstaff is a mid-sized city located in the state of Arizona. The city has a population of 69,270 inhabitants. If we look at the most recent Census, Flagstaff is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are American Indian and Alaskan and Black. If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all Flagstaff residents is 25.

      Living in Flagstaff can be a positive experience for anyone moving to the area. Having said that, in the state of Arizona, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! The best areas in Flagstaff and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from cost of living, weather, employment, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Arizona and national averages.

      Using data and statistics Flagstaff has received a livability score of 61/100. This score is ranked in the 23rd percentile when compared to all other cities. If we consider each of the categories on their own, we see that Flagstaff ranks well for amenities (A+). There are some categories that Flagstaff scores poorly for, including: crime (D-), cost of living (F), weather (D), education (F) and housing (D-). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Flagstaff has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the notable things to do include: Walnut Canyon National Monument, Wupatki National Monument, and Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.

      Flagstaff real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Flagstaff. The median home price for Flagstaff homes is $280,200, which is 58.4% higher than the Arizona average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Flagstaff, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 5.5, which is 57.1% higher than the Arizona average. Real estate appreciation rates in Flagstaff 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 Flagstaff homes comes in at 8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 7.1%.

      Flagstaff transportation information

      Statistic Flagstaff Arizona National
      Average one way commute15min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work67.0%76.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.0%10.9%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.4%2.0%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle4.4%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk10.3%2.0%2.8%
      Working from home4.1%5.7%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Flagstaff, AZ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).