Goodyear, Arizona is a moderately-sized city with a population of 72,629 people. The majority of Goodyear residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Goodyear are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 15% of the population also speak Spanish. Goodyear is known to be family friendly as more than 82% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 57% of residents also have children under the age of 18.
Whether you’re relocating to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Goodyear could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Arizona if you know where to look. With useful information like amenities, crime, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Goodyear and in the areas around Goodyear is a much easier task.
Goodyear has a livability score of 73/100 and is ranked #63 in Arizona and #7,226 in the USA. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Goodyear ranks well for amenities (A+) and housing (B-). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Goodyear. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: cost of living (F) and education (F).
Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Goodyear 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.
Goodyear 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 Goodyear. The median home price for Goodyear homes is $235,200, which is 33% higher than the Arizona average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Goodyear, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.2, which is 8.6% lower than the Arizona average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Goodyear area were 5.3% and 5 year appreciation rates were 7%.