San Tan Valley, AZ

Population: 88,507

Key findings

  • San Tan Valley has a Livability Score of 62/100, which is considered below average
  • San Tan Valley crime rates are 31% higher than the Arizona average
  • Cost of living in San Tan Valley is 3% lower than the Arizona average
  • San Tan Valley real estate prices are 9% lower than the Arizona average
  • Rental prices in San Tan Valley are 27% higher than the Arizona average

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      Top Rated Schools in San Tan Valley

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Poston Butte High School7 - 121,365n/a
      Freedom Christian AcademyPK - 1290n/a
      Evit - Combs High School9 - 12n/an/a
      Combs Traditional AcademyKG - 6266n/a
      Champion San TanKG - 8429n/a
      Ranch Elementary SchoolPK - 6493n/a
      Happy Valley School East CampusKG - 6525n/a
      Jack Harmon Elementary SchoolPK - 6565n/a
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      can't do any worse than here....

      queen creek has been split into san tan valley also, but they're pretty much the same. traffic was bad but has only gotten worse since they are building a new subdivision on every open plot of land, u can now COUNT ON an accident or 2 daily at the ocotillo/ironwood or ironwood/combs intersections, oh and lets not forget the addition of the american leadership acadamy which has reduced a 50 mph zone to 25 mph, and again TOTALLY not enough lanes for all the influx. Be prepared, when u try to sleep at night to hear (1) your neighbors dogs who never shut up (2) police sirens starting at around 11pm nightly. The more I started to research online the more I saw just how many (bad) crimes are going on in qc it was shocking! Neighborly spirit? how about living in the same place 4 years & not knowing ANY neighbors? its HOT so nobody comes outside, or u have 6' brick prison walls between u and your neighbors OR the rental houses in your hood switch tenants every 6 months. NIGHTLIFE: hahahaha. PARKING: never b4 have i lived somewhere where i get harassed for parking in front of my own house?! SAFE & SOUND: NO! read articles online, murder, kidnapping.. way too much for how small a town this is! PESTS: YES, MANY, DEADLY! scorpions, black widows, both common to see! not to mention all the gnat, white flies, fruit flies, regular flies!! PUBLIC TRANSPORT: none. And just the stupidity of who's running the show out here, I mean, they've torn up the major road (Hunt hwy) so whats the next logical thing to do? Tear up the alternate route (Bella vista) not to mention they also have ocotillo torn up all round walmart area, all this at the SAME TIME?! Theres no common sense! The schools are very below average & always begging for money & supplies, theres no good pizza except (expensive) rosatti's, most everything closes early, chase bank is horrible. And if your moving from anywhere with green... be prepared to see nothing by dry, brown, withered stuff. And lets not forget the great roads! speed bumps or dips at EVERY intersection, so, just in case your not looking and are driving at a normal speed of like 30 mph u pretty much destroy your front end. There's just a general unfriendliness here, I've lived/visited quite a few places, nothing as racist, judgmental as this place, if your a white male christian who likes to ride things in the sand & drink beer in your open garage then this is probably heaven for you! As a white male, non religious, I CANNOT STAND this place, never have I had so many religo's come to my door for jesus or whoever, oh and lets not forget all the other solicitors who wanna test your water or fix your windshields or give u a home alarm, I mean, as gun happy a state as AZ is I would think you'd leave people alone, but NEVER have I been bothered so much by door to door salespeople! i cannot wait to move outta here in 3 months!!!
      • 6 -5
      Starting Life in San Tan Valley AZ


      I'm a retired teacher and have lived in San Tan Valley AZ for over 5 years. I will admit that, finding this place comfortable to live may have been difficult in the past, but that is certainly not the case today. There is much evidence that San Tan Valley AZ is the perfect place to retire. People from all origins have chosen this city for a peaceful life during their golden years. Classic examples are the active retirement communities in the area. A number of residents have likened this city over Queen Creek and other suburbs of Pinal County.

      As for the nightlife, this city can get pretty boring if you are in your early 20s or 30s. There is literally no nightlife in this part of Pinal and people enjoy their spare time shopping, going to theaters and doing recreational activities during the day. In sharp contrast, this city has many cuisines and interesting restaurants for friends and families to enjoy food, such as Tamari Fine Japanese Cuisine, Lotus Garden Chines Cuisine and Barro's Pizza. The ambience in these cuisines are unbeatable as well. The pizza restaurant has very large customer base as this is in close proximity to major shopping areas.

      San Tan Valley is family centric in the sense, you can see that many people living here are families with school going children, There are some fantastic schools with great ratings and year-round athletic programs. There are many places where you can go hiking; I have lost 20 pounds just by walking these trails for 3 months. Basically, you can get cheap housing here if you are looking in the right place. This city has some great markets for groceries and clothing as well.
      • 4 -6
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      Source: The San Tan Valley, AZ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).