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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The Beauty of Arizona a Video and Short Story of Why Living In Arizona Is Unprecedented

Did you know that Arizona has more National Monuments than any other state in the entire country, 18 to be exact, next comes New Mexico with 12 followed by California with 10?  Pretty Amazing right!

There are so many unbelievable opportunities in Arizona for people to see and visit some incredible landmarks and be amazed by how close they are to the largest city in Arizona, Phoenix.

Check out this beautiful video of what makes Arizona a great place to live, visit and why it is projected to be the #1 Real Estate market in the US for 2017

Since moving to Arizona, Alex Popovic, the founder, and owner of Semper Find My Home has helped veterans and first responders all over the state with their Real Estate needs, whether it be buying or selling or even renting a home, townhome, condo or even purchasing land.

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Top Real Estate Markets of 2017 Named By Realtor.com, Phoenix is #1

According to Realtor.com, Phoenix, and Scottsdale, Arizona ranked #1 as the top real estate markets for 2017. Overall they’ve predicted a slight slowdown for the US real estate market as a whole this year, however, the hottest markets are located out west.

Of the top 10 markets all benefited from strong growth dynamics such as population, jobs, and households. All generally had low unemployment and this bolstered consumer confidence.

Of the top 25 metro markets, 11 were located in the western US and the top 10 are forecasted to see average price gains of 5.8% and sales growth of 6.3%, these numbers exceed national growth expectations of 3.9% and 1.9% respectively.

R3_10402_HUD_IGRealtor.com went on to say, “the top 10 metro markets have different buying patterns and price levels, Smoke notes. Millennials are more of a buying force in Boston and Los Angeles, while retiring boomers make their presence felt in Phoenix; Jacksonville and Orlando, FL; Raleigh, NC; Tucson; and Portland, OR. Veterans, meanwhile, come out in force in Jacksonville and Tucson.”

At Semper Find My Home, we’ve seen a large and steady increase of veterans utilizing their VA benefits to purchase homes, particularly in and around Luke AFB because of the F-35 program bringing so many jobs there and because so many veterans are getting out of the service and moving to where homes are more affordable. Not to mention in surrounding cities like Mesa, Chandler, Buckeye, Gilbert, Tempe, Glendale and Litchfield Park to name a few.

If you have any questions regarding buying, selling or renting in and around Phoenix and are a veteran or first responder give us a call we’d love to help you.

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