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F San Tan Valley Amenities Not many amenities close to this location
C+ San Tan Valley Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% lower than Arizona
San Tan Valley
964% less expensive than the US average
982% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
San Tan Valley cost of living
F San Tan Valley Crime Total crime is 31% higher than Arizona
Total crime
4,47662% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2362% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-5%Year over year crime is down
San Tan Valley crime
D+ San Tan Valley Employment Household income is 19% higher than Arizona
Median household income
$61,04910% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$21,77127% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%4% higher than the US average
San Tan Valley employment
B San Tan Valley Housing Home value is 9% lower than Arizona
Median home value
$161,00013% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,18725% higher than the US average
Home ownership
70%11% higher than the US average
San Tan Valley real estate or San Tan Valley rentals
F San Tan Valley Schools HS graduation rate is 6% higher than Arizona
High school grad. rates
87%5% higher than the US average
School test scores
34%32% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
San Tan Valley K-12 schools

Living in San Tan Valley, AZ

San Tan Valley is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Arizona. The city has a population of 88,507 people. At 83%, the majority of the San Tan Valley population is White; this is followed by 5% Black and 2% Asian. If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all San Tan Valley residents is 32. San Tan Valley has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 79% of the population is classified as married and 46% have kids.

Whether you’re relocating to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in San Tan Valley could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Arizona if you know where to look. With useful information like amenities, crime, weather and other key data points, finding the best places to live in San Tan Valley and in the areas around San Tan Valley is a much easier task.

Using data and statistics San Tan Valley has received a livability score of 59 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 16th percentile when compared to all other cities. This is a poor rating when compared to the average of other places in the country. Based on the grades for each individual category, San Tan Valley has received high marks for weather (B-) and housing (B). There are some categories that San Tan Valley ranks poorly for, including: amenities (F), crime (F) and education (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, San Tan Valley has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

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 available, most people will need to know if the real estate in San Tan Valley is actually affordable. The median home price for San Tan Valley homes is $161,000, which is 9% lower than the Arizona average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in San Tan Valley, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.6, which is 25.7% lower than the Arizona average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in San Tan Valley will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In San Tan Valley, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 9.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7.1%.

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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!!!
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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.
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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).
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