Key findings

  • Peoria has a Livability Score of 83/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Peoria crime rates are 35% lower than the Arizona average
  • Cost of living in Peoria is 1% higher than the Arizona average
  • Peoria real estate prices are 18% higher than the Arizona average
  • Rental prices in Peoria are 21% higher than the Arizona average

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      Peoria, AZ

      Peoria, AZ is one of the largest cities in Arizona and home of amazing skyscrapers. It entails of Yavapai and Maricopa counties. Most of the buildings are based in Maricopa County and hosts the largest population. The town covers about 179.16 square kilometers, and part of it is covered with water sources. Despite this large size, it’s straightforward to navigate this land. There is a reliable public transit connecting the counties. The cost of living in Peoria is relatively low as compared to other parts of Arizona.

      Peoria is a powerhouse for entertainment. It encompasses world-class resorts where people can enjoy the type of lifestyle incorporating different cultures. This city is famous for the Lake Pleasant Regional Park. The park covers 23,000 acres and is home to two marinas. This park creates the best spot for boating, fishing, kayaking, scuba diving, and camping. Residents also enjoy vising other 36 neighboring parks that cover more than 60 miles. The advantage of living in Peoria is that there is no violence. The city incorporates people from different cultures and has turned this into a home.

      You will be surprised to learn that most people in Peoria, Arizona own their own homes, and only a small percentage resides on rentals. The decreased demand for apartments contributes to low renting prices. A more significant portion are working-class, therefore have high living standards. Most people are working in manufacturing, farming, fishing, entertainment, and hospitality industries, thus increasing economic growth. This city has it all, including the grand view, Dozer Park, Pettengill Moron House Museum, Murray Baker Bridge, Fort Crevecoeur Park, and Peoria Holocaust Memorial.

      The public transportation in Peoria is reliable. The transit division oversees all the services provided to the public, including the Dial-a-ride bus system, which involves fixed route travel. There is also a POGO circulator bus route connecting different towns. Moving from one corner to the other is very easy with public transportation offered at low costs. The cost of living is little in these areas. People are living in remote areas and practicing farming. Rentals are offered at affordable prices, and there is a lot of clean drinking water from the lakes.

      Peoria is an excellent place to live since there are all the necessary resources such as education, healthcare, accommodation, and transportations. It offers residents with restaurants, bars, and parks. Public schools in these areas are above average. It’s straightforward to access public health facilities in Peoria using private or public transport. Most of the people have homes, and only a few live in rentals, which helps to curb crime rates. Besides, its neighborhoods are also safe. The local authorities are always at the fore line fighting any crimes.

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      Old People Paradise
      Are you 50+ years of age? Are you a republican? Do you love drinking, baseball & football? Do you enjoy 120-degree weather? Do you want mom & pop shops to die? If you said yes to any of these, then Peoria is the place for you and yours!
      8 -33
      One of the better options in the Phoenix area
      I've lived in and around Peoria for 15 years. 10-15 years ago, It was my favorite suburb of Phoenix. It's still one of my faves in the area, but the entire Phoenix metro area has drastically changed, and not for the better. Peoria use to be full of middle to middle upper class laid back people. People with money but didn't flaunt it. The ones that flaunt it were mostly in Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Cave Creek. Now, the most northern portion of the city is flooded with people that think they are better than everyone else and just overall difficult to be around. The most southern portion of the city has the most crime and people are a little more rough around the edges. Then there's the middle part of Peoria around the Arrowhead area. Although there's some crime, it's minimal compared to the southern part of Peoria and far better than most cities around Phoenix. The school district is one of the best in the Phoenix metro area. My son's school has had a grade A rating all 4 years he's been there and the staff is truly the best in the city. There's plenty of shopping, dining and sports events. Peoria sports complex is around the Arrowhead area where there's a mall,several additional stores and more restaurants than i can name. About 10-15 minutes south is Westgate which is where the AZ Cardinals play, the Coyotes play, and more shopping and dining. There's several movie theaters, bowling alleys, places for kids to play laser tag and indoor trampoline parks. There's 2 zoos around the Phoenix area. Neither one is in Peoria but the wildlife zoo is only 15-30 minutes away depending on what part of the city you're in. Overall, I'd say central Peoria is still one of the best places to live in AZ.
      20 -3
      No thank you
      I have lived in Glendale/Peoria for over two years now. If you enjoy 120 degree summers, 100% republican views and every one treating you like they're better than you; then this is the place to be. The same stores are on EVERY corner, few vegan/vegetarian options when dining out. Everyone here just gets drunk and watches the Cardinals. If I had known what I know now, trust I would not be writing this from my office in AZ. Please, unless you're a 55 year old republican, take my advice and move elsewhere.
      16 -61
      Euphoria in Peoria, Arizona
      I had the opportunity of visiting the city of Peoria in January of last year. I was traveling to California to visit my daughter. I was running ahead of schedule and pulled off my regular route to see Phoenix. While having breakfast the server told me about the Pleasant Valley RV Park and suggested I see if they had an opening. On the drive over I was impressed with the scenery and cleanliness Peoria. To see the views of Lake Pleasant every morning when I awoke was worth a kings fortune.

      Dining out was an experience of great pleasure as there were many great restaurants in Peoria. On my first evening I dined at Abuelo's. Upon entering and being greeted by statues of regal Mexicans was an eye opener. I could not truly enjoy the wonderful appetizer because I was to busy gazing at the ceiling. It is awesome. It is truly like being outside on a courtyard in Mexico City. That mellow yellow of the walls is so calming and soothing that you want to stay forever. Of course the food is tantalizing. I allowed the server to choose for me and I was impressed. Shrimp Enchiladas with Sherry Sauce.

      There is a real sense of safety in Peoria, as a woman traveling alone this was important. The friendly, helpful people were a delight and I had many memorable converstations with the Peoria locals. I truly wish to come again, and I will!
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      Source: The Peoria, AZ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).