Top Cities To Raise a Family in Arizona

A recent report/survey by the Arizona Daily Independent listed the best and worst cities in Arizona to raise a family.

semper find my home best cities to live in AZThe top three cities to raise a family were Gilbert, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. With Arizona’s economy expected to grow faster than any other city in the entire nation and our population expected to grow which will make us the fourth largest city in the U.S. by 2020, this spells good news.

Some more interesting statistics were:

Best vs. Worst

  • Fountain Hills has the most playgrounds per 100,000 residents, 8.58, which is 10 times more than in Phoenix, the city with the fewest at 0.86.
  • Buckeye has the fewest violent crimes per 1,000 residents, 0.45, which is 14.6 times fewer than in Tucson, the city with the most at 6.55.
  • Paradise Valley has the highest median annual family income (adjusted for cost of living), $103,502, which is 3.1 times higher than in San Luis, the city with the lowest at $33,272.
  • Paradise Valley has the lowest separation and divorce rate, 10.24 percent, which is 3.8 times lower than in Douglas, the city with the highest at 39.26 percent.
  • Anthem has the lowest share of families living below the poverty line, 2.20 percent, which is 13.7 times lower than in Somerton, the city with the highest at 30.20 percent.

Best/Worst Cities for Raising a Family

   1 Gilbert
2 Scottsdale
3 Paradise Valley
4 Chandler
5 Sahuarita
6 Anthem
7 Oro Valley
8 Peoria
9 Queen Creek
10 Marana
56 New Kingman-Butler, AZ
57 Chino Valley, AZ
58 Nogales, AZ
59 Somerton, AZ
60 San Luis, AZ
61 Tucson, AZ
62 Coolidge, AZ
63 Camp Verde, AZ
64 Douglas, AZ
65 Eloy, AZ

So for those newcomers moving here, this report is a great tool that can assist you when you’re deciding to buy, rent or sell your home and here at Semper Find My Home are glad to assist you in any way possible.

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Phoenix Arizona Projected to Grow To Fourth Largest City In U.S. By 2020

For the longest time Phoenix, AZ has been one of the fastest growing and most eclectic metropolitan cities in the entire US, with a population of over 4 million people.

Phoenix to become 4th largest city Semper Find my HomeCurrently Phoenix is the 5th largest city in the US, however, the U.S. Census Bureau forecasts that Phoenix will become the 4th largest city by 2020. Adjacent cities include Mesa, Gilbert, Goodyear, Surprise, Scottsdale, Chandler and Glendale.

Projections estimate that by 2030 the population of Phoenix will grow to 2.2 million, and the entire metro area will reach 6.3 million.

Real estate will continue to boom in order to meet the number of people moving from all over the US, it’s little wonder the Phoenix metro area’s population has increased nearly 4% per year for the past 40 years.

Did you know that Arizona is #1 in the U.S. for solar power per capita, and #2 for annual solar installation?

If you’ve never seen how advanced solar panels have become you should consider looking at Tesla’s new solar tiles that come in four different styles and don’t even look like solar panels.

There’s so much that Phoenix has to offer in terms of lifestyle and quality of life for anyone considering moving here. The proof is in the pudding and the numbers show that people are moving here in droves and searching for real estate bargains.

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