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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Phoenix is a city in Arizona with a population of 1,555,324. Phoenix is in Maricopa County and is one of the best places to live in Arizona. Living in Phoenix offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Phoenix there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Phoenix and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Phoenix are above average.
About Phoenix...
Population
1,555,324

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$178,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$914
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Phoenix Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    482
    283
  • Murder
    10
    6
  • Rape
    69
    41
  • Robbery
    200
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    779
    500
  • Theft
    2,427
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    465
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$49,328
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

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Phoenix Reviews

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Arizona is the best state to live in because living is cheaper, there is beautiful scenery, luxury hot spots and much more. Arizona has the most diverse people from California, New York, Washington, and South Korea! There are a lot of job opportunities in AZ with Paradise Valley having the highest median income. the cuisine in AZ is as diverse and amazing as the people who live here. From deep dish pizza, Korean BBQ, tacos, Japanese noodles, Boba, ice cream, and bars with arcade games, you will never have a boring night in AZ. Although we are known as the Valley of the Sun, we also have snow up North in Sedona and Flagstaff with the most beautiful landscape scenery.
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Phoenix is chock-full of culture and activities- especially for outdoor enthusiasts. The job market is booming and it is all too easy to find a good place to live at an affordable rate.

Beware of the drivers! People drive like crazy people here and accidents are no longer surprising. Most people don't even pay attention to them anymore, they are that common.

Some neighborhoods are rougher than others. Scottsdale is great if you have the income. Tempe is always bustling and Mesa is THE place to retire around Phoenix. North Phoenix is the best area for someone looking to save a few bucks on rent- but beware of cockroaches and bedbugs!
Phoenix has its ups and downs like any other place, but overall pretty good in my opinion! Its hot as hell in the summer, but 8 months out of the year, perfect! No snow to shovel, and close enough to snow if you want to visit. Large airport, nice (east valley) suburbs, decent outdoor activities (golf/hike/bike). Arcadia/Camelback-East/Encanto/pretty cool if you are young. Ahwatuckee/N. Phoenix pretty solid for families. West/South Phoenix= YIKES, ghetto. Don't expect downtown Phoenix to be like other major cities as far as nightlife, that revolves around Scottsdale/Tempe.