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2022 Best Places to Live in the Phoenix Area

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  1. #1 Best Places to Live in Phoenix Area.

    Ahwatukee Foothills

    Neighborhood in Phoenix, AZ,

    71 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says My husband and I absolutely LOVE Ahwatukee! We moved here from Orange County, CA, and will not be moving back to CA anytime soon. We have everything we need within 5 minutes driving. Plus, we are....

    Read 71 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 84,496,

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  2. #2 Best Places to Live in Phoenix Area.

    Chandler

    Suburb of Phoenix, AZ,

    954 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I have lived in chandler almost 14 years and I love it! Chandler is such a caring community and truly does for the people. The lifestyle, environment, and citizens in Chandler really build onto the....

    Read 954 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 257,076,

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  3. #3 Best Places to Live in Phoenix Area.

    Scottsdale

    City in Arizona,

    364 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Scottsdale has been a great place to live overall. It is well maintained and has great shopping and dining choices offering a range of cuisine. It also is pretty low on crime and feels safe wherever....

    Read 364 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 254,995,

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  4. #4 Best Places to Live in Phoenix Area.

    Gilbert

    Suburb of Phoenix, AZ,

    1173 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I've been lucky to live as a native to Gilbert, Arizona for the past 25 years. I have been provided an excellent quality of life at a young age that has persisted throughout adulthood. I have been....

    Read 1173 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 248,349,

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  5. #5 Best Places to Live in Phoenix Area.

    Desert View

    Neighborhood in Phoenix, AZ,

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 61,381,

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  6. #6 Best Places to Live in Phoenix Area.

    Paradise Valley

    Suburb of Phoenix, AZ,

    7 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says My husband and I love where we live in Paradise Valley. Great schools , community, very family friendly. If you are looking for more of a party scene you should look else where. Uber rides can be....

    Read 7 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 14,502,

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  7. #7 Best Places to Live in Phoenix Area.

    Paradise Valley Village

    Neighborhood in Phoenix, AZ,

    12 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Paradise Valley is located in the perfect location, in between North Scottsdale and Old Town. It is a beautiful area with well cared for homes. Although in a major city, it has a small town feel with....

    Read 12 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 179,694,

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  8. #8 Best Places to Live in Phoenix Area.

    Litchfield Park

    Suburb of Phoenix, AZ,

    75 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Litchfield Park has been my home since the age of 4. In my time here I have noticed that most neighborhoods are close to one another and there are several grocery stores and fast food restaurants....

    Read 75 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 6,228,

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  9. #9 Best Places to Live in Phoenix Area.

    Tempe

    City in Arizona,

    898 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Tempe, Arizona is a fast-paced, metropolitan city with plenty to offer. It is a very lively and youthful place filled with food and entertainment. The job market is tremendous as well with jobs....

    Read 898 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 191,607,

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  10. #10 Best Places to Live in Phoenix Area.

    North Gateway

    Neighborhood in Phoenix, AZ,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 23,058,

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  11. #11 Best Places to Live in Phoenix Area.

    Deer Valley

    Neighborhood in Phoenix, AZ,

    15 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says A wonderful Community! Very Friendly and inviting. Many hiking trails and parks. Schools are great and plenty of shopping nearby..

    Read 15 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 182,611,

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  12. #12 Best Places to Live in Phoenix Area.

    Fountain Hills

    Suburb of Phoenix, AZ,

    53 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Fountain Hills is an absolutely splendid place to live! With soft rolling hills, stunning sunsets, and a centerpiece to behold.Located just east of Scottsdale Arizona, fountain hills is a smaller relaxed town with 15,000 inhabitants. Not only is fountain hills is a relaxing and sleepy town, but it also has stunning features...Fountain Hills is perfect for anyone who wants a sleepy, relaxing and overall fun and stunning place to live..

    Read 53 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 25,167,

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  13. #13 Best Places to Live in Phoenix Area.

    Peoria

    Suburb of Phoenix, AZ,

    628 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I moved to Peoria in early 2020 and I find that people here are very pet-friendly and calm. There are many places to hike and see beautiful parks and views. My neighbours are also wonderful people.....

    Read 628 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 172,109,

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  14. #14 Best Places to Live in Phoenix Area.

    Queen Creek

    Suburb of Phoenix, AZ,

    229 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Queen Creek is a wonderful place to be. It's new and nice, and the community always has something going on. There are many education options, a great library, lots of job opportunities, and more!.

    Read 229 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 52,162,

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  15. #15 Best Places to Live in Phoenix Area.

    North Mountain

    Neighborhood in Phoenix, AZ,

    7 Niche users give it an average review of 4.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says The location is perfect! Easy access to all major freeways, shops all around but isn't too noisy. Safe people and a great area for children!.

    Read 7 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 178,545,

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  16. #16 Best Places to Live in Phoenix Area.

    Camelback East

    Neighborhood in Phoenix, AZ,

    7 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I love living in Camelback East! We are close to restaurants, grocery stores, and the Dreamy Draw recreation area. Camelback East is a quieter, older Phoenix neighborhood that is close enough to....

    Read 7 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 149,027,

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  17. #17 Best Places to Live in Phoenix Area.

    Anthem

    Suburb of Phoenix, AZ,

    95 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I have lived in Anthem for almost 10 years now and from what I’ve seen this close-knit community is a great place to live. In comparison to other cities around, Anthem is by far the best. It is....

    Read 95 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 23,508,

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  18. #18 Best Places to Live in Phoenix Area.

    Mesa

    City in Arizona,

    1569 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Mesa, Arizona is an amazing city. It is the third largest city in the state. and is filled with museums, art work, hiking opportunities, and delicious food and drink. You may be in the middle of the...Mesa has many attractions and provides many place's to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and places to visit for culture. I have been impressed by the new light rail that has provided easier travel for commuters as well as boosting the local business profits. It is considered to be a positive addition to the city of...Welcomed By Sculpture On The Streets, You might just see Humpty Dumpty or a mama bear waiting on a Mesa street corner. But don’t worry that you’re starting to hallucinate from the sweltering Arizona...Mesa has been amazing by pulling together thru this pandemic..

    Read 1569 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 508,918,

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  19. #19 Best Places to Live in Phoenix Area.

    Encanto

    Neighborhood in Phoenix, AZ,

    3 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Interesting, bustling, safe area. Lots of homeless people. I have 2 grocery stores within walking distance. Wish there were more places open past 9pm-11pm. 20 minutes to ASU. I immediately liked this area when I first saw it. This is one of the few areas in Phoenix where all the buildings are NOT a different shade of brown. We have pink buildings, purple buildings, blue....

    Read 3 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 58,355,

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  20. #20 Best Places to Live in Phoenix Area.

    Goodyear

    Suburb of Phoenix, AZ,

    321 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I would say that neighborhood is important to me since I will be living in the area. I live in a wonderful neighborhood. All the neighbors are peaceful, friendly, and lively. With the many parks....

    Read 321 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 83,519,

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  21. #21 Best Places to Live in Phoenix Area.

    Phoenix

    City in Arizona,

    1800 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Phoenix is a wonderful city! Until the past few decades, the Valley of the Sun was a city of transplants and imported cultures. Over the years Phoenix has developed its own unique "Phoenix"....

    Read 1800 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 1,658,422,

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  22. #22 Best Places to Live in Phoenix Area.

    Cave Creek

    Suburb of Phoenix, AZ,

    40 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Great shopping, excellent food, all locally owned businesses. community support! Light traffic, speed limit is extremely low allowing you to see more of the town. Great hiking access to nature....

    Read 40 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 5,766,

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  23. #23 Best Places to Live in Phoenix Area.

    Glendale

    Suburb of Phoenix, AZ,

    816 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I love that Glendale is a good location in between vibrant cities like Phoenix and Peoria. I love the beautiful mountainous views that can be seen from all different angles! I would like to see....

    Read 816 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 250,290,

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  24. #24 Best Places to Live in Phoenix Area.

    Rio Vista

    Neighborhood in Phoenix, AZ,

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 4,889,

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  25. #25 Best Places to Live in Phoenix Area.

    Laveen

    Neighborhood in Phoenix, AZ,

    82 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says This small town has the perfect atmosphere for raising children, furthering your self, and thriving as a person. It is a very welcoming and diverse place that has much to offer the residents and we....

    Read 82 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 65,786,

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