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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  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
    C
San Tan Valley is a suburb of Phoenix with a population of 93,230. San Tan Valley is in Pinal County. Living in San Tan Valley offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In San Tan Valley there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in San Tan Valley and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in San Tan Valley are above average.
About San Tan Valley...
Population
93,230

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$197,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,256
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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San Tan Valley Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    43%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in San Tan Valley

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$67,349
National
$55,322
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I love how up and coming this city is! New stuff is coming every day. When I moved here 7 years ago, it is no where near how it is now. It is becoming extremely well populated. We love living here. Not much crime happens around here and my neighborhood is safe and family friendly. The commute to work is only 45 minutes. The construction goes by decently fast. All my neighbors have kids too and everyone is always outside and waves hello as you walk by. Even though we live near lots of kids, it is still a pretty quiet place. I love that there is not a lot of street lights that interfere with the beautiful night skies.
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San Tan Valley is a peaceful suburban area with multiple neighborhoods and convenient local amenities. Multiple grocery stores and fast food restaurants have opened in recent years which has expanded the local job market as well. Expect a long commute if you’re looking to work in nearby cities as the freeway entrances become clogged during peak commute times. The upside of this is the quiet roads during the day and night, and the safety of the area due to mainly school children and retirees being around during the daytime hours. Overall it is a great area to live in, especially if you’re looking to settle down somewhere for a few decades or to raise children.
First, the bad. There is an accident almost daily. The public school system is backwards, focusing much of its money on the football and basketball programs and not focusing enough upon the actual teachers and students. The park system is lacking, and neighborhood parks are closed to non-residents of that neighborhood-meant to give a "community" feeling, but doesn't. There is always construction going on somewhere, and the water and sewage company, Johnson Utilities, is completely corrupt.
Now, the good. Though the school administration is backwards, there are many teachers who put their whole souls into their students' education, and a few who even give everything they have. San Tan Valley is a short commute from ANYWHERE. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the area are very friendly and welcoming. There are plenty of recreational areas nearby (i.e. running, MTB, 4x4), and it is close enough to Queen Creek to be convenient. Overall, I enjoy living here.