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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$280,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,090
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%

Flagstaff Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    294
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    50
    41
  • Robbery
    42
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    358
    500
  • Theft
    3,571
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    83
    284

Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,677
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Flagstaff is a great town to spend a camping trip with friends or family! There are multiple hiking trails, camping sites (some don't require a permit), RV parking sites, outdoor retail and supply stores (REI, Mountain Sports, Sportsman, etc.), and so much more. It's a really great town to socialize with strangers at the local breweries, or even watch a game at a sports bar and grill. However, some changes that I would like to see are the amount of homeless people that do not have any reliable resources to help them back on their feet. The cost of living is also absurd. I've seen advertisements on studio apartments renting for over a thousand dollars! Flagstaff is great, but like other small towns, there are cons that prevent it from being a perfect place to settle down.
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Flagstaff is a beautiful mountain town located in Northern Arizona. It's known for its scenic views and close proximity to the Grand Canyon. Flagstaff has something for everyone! Hiking, skiing, and visiting Lowell Observatory are just a few examples. One of the best places to visit while in town is downtown Flagstaff. It's architecture and diverse groups create a unique environment that's impossible to find anywhere else.
Man I Love Flagstaff! I love the high-altitude which allows for nice cool air during the summer months, and lots of snow during the winter. I enjoy the diversity, due to Flagstaff being a college-community. It's a great place to explore yourself as a person, or to raise kids to be upright civil citizens.