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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
South Mountain is a neighborhood in Phoenix, Arizona with a population of 127,792. South Mountain is in Maricopa County. Living in South Mountain offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In South Mountain there are a lot of parks. Many families live in South Mountain and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in South Mountain are above average.
About South Mountain...
Population
127,792

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$118,961
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$940
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,849
National
$55,322
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    29%
    13%
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My experience at south mountain, Arizona is that it’s a great living area full of diversity peers. May have there ups and down about a safety environment but overall can honestly say that I feel very comfortable with no judgement.
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South Mountain Village has been neglected for many years in all aspects such as the ratings below. Yet I lived here all my life (23 yrs) which despite of the environment it is considered my home due to the many experiences I accumulated.
Overall the South Mountain Neighborhood is a nice place to live. That being said the only reason I gave it 3 stars is because the crime from its neighbor "laveen" keeps flooding into the community turning it upsidown. I live on 19th avenue and southern right now but I will be moving as soon as possible. Laveen is the new Southside smh