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San Tan Valley Livability #286 ranked city in Arizona#24,623 ranked city in the USARanks better than 15% of areas

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      Living in San Tan Valley, AZ

      San Tan Valley is a mid-sized city located in the state of Arizona. The city has a population of 88,507 residents. According to the most recent Census, 83% of San Tan Valley residents are White, 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. 79% of the people in San Tan Valley (over the age of 15) are married and 46% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

      Are you trying to figure out if living in San Tan Valley is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive experience before relocating to any new city in Arizona, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Several key factors deserve attention. For one, safety is paramount, ensuring that your new area is low in crime is key. Proximity to workplaces or schools minimizes commute times and fosters convenience. Access to essential amenities like parks, grocery stores, food, fitness, shops and healthcare facilities enhances daily life. Efficient public transportation options provide mobility and connectivity. The sense of community creates a welcoming and supportive environment. Lastly, the overall atmosphere, encompassing the vibe, aesthetics, and lifestyle offerings, contributes to a fulfilling living experience. Considering these elements helps identify the ideal neighborhood for your needs and preferences. The best areas in San Tan Valley and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, commute, 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 San Tan Valley has received a livability score of 52/100. This score is ranked in the 15th percentile when compared to all other cities. Compared to the national average, this city has a score which ranks among the lowest in the nation, and it is not considered a very livable city. For each of the livability categories, we know that San Tan Valley ranks very well for cost of living (B+) and employment (B-). San Tan Valley does not fare well for the following: amenities (F), crime (F) and education (D). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in San Tan Valley can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category. A healthy real estate market can lead to wealth appreciation for property owners, as rising property values can contribute to homeowners' equity, financial stability and the ability to build long-term wealth.

      Assuming that San Tan Valley meets all of your requirements like low crime rates, good schools and great local amenities, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in San Tan Valley. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in San Tan Valley are simply unattainable. 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.

      San Tan Valley transportation information

      Statistic San Tan Valley Arizona National
      Average one way commute36min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.7%76.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.3%10.9%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.1%2.0%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.8%2.0%2.8%
      Working from home8.7%5.7%4.6%

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