15 reviews
  1. Suburb of Phoenix, AZ
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Real Estate
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$87,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$735
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    213
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    8
    41
  • Robbery
    29
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    914
    525
  • Theft
    2,170
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    244
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,671
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

    Apache Junction Reviews

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    In Apache Junction, it really depends on where you are to really know anything about the town. If your in town it is easy to get places because all the roads are pretty much connected and all of your businesses are along a single street. If your along the outskirts expect a short drive time, approximately 10 to 20 minutes depending on your location. The town is in the process of improving its image by building and bringing in new business opportunities. It is generally a quiet place with beautiful scenery, including the infamous Superstition Mountain.
    Apache Junction, Arizona has clearly expressed the desire to grow and revitalize the downtown. Back in 1978 when my parents moved our family from New York to Apache Junction, Arizona, it was quite the culture shock. We moved from city living to this little desolate town that seemed to be about 2 miles long. There was desert every where, one grocery store, 2 elem. schools, and the JR and SR High shared buildings. It was a very fun town to grow up in, everyone knew everyone. Now this town has grown and populated like nobodies business. There has been numerous shopping centers built and we even got a WalMart. Its a little western town which is the home of the beautiful Superstition Mountains and carries the history of Jacob Waltz and his hidden pot of gold, a part of history that has yet to be explained. This is a very interesting place to grow up to say the least.
    The Apache Junction area is peaceful place. It is just outside of the crazy city life so you can watch from a safe distance. If you are not a people person it's the place for you. Although you are not apart of the major city life you have everything that life offers with malls and shopping centers near by. You may find it safer and cleaner than other bigger cities such as down town Mesa. There is no need to worry about commute time for work with it being directly between the heart of Mesa, Gilbert and San Tan Valley. The low cost of living is a major part of why you should live here if you are young and hard at work. I personally wouldn't raise a family here. I feel there aren't good influences that would meet the standards I want them to learn.