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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  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
Vail is a town in Arizona with a population of 12,044. Vail is in Pima County and is one of the best places to live in Arizona. Living in Vail offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Vail and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Vail are highly rated.
About Vail...
Population
12,044

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$229,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,433
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%
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Vail Rankings

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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
    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
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Vail

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$82,928
National
$55,322

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Vail Reviews

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Vail is a beautiful community located away from the city of Tucson. The crime rates are low, and the public school district is excellent! My husband and I chose to move out here because it was a safe and friendly place to raise our family.
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The best part about living in Vail, Arizona is the friends. My friends mean everything to me and there are wonderful people in Vail. The food is great too! As an 18 year old, I hope to move away soon, but I will miss my friends!
When my family and I first moved to Vail, we weren't sure of what to expect. However, I have found pros and cons to living on the outskirts of Tucson. The commute time to work or into town is usually terrible, but with living so close to the mountains we have amazing views of the stars every night. There are no fitness centers, but there are walking trails and small parks that make walking a visual treat with the natural desert landscape. The community is family friendly and the school system is one of the best in the state, one of the major factors behind why we moved here. The summers here do get hot, but around June/July, we have monsoon season, which turns the brown desert into a green vibrant environment. I've been a resident here for 3 years now, and I think it's a wonderful, peaceful place to live, perfect for homebodies, young families, retirees, and those trying to reconnect with nature.