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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
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Vail is a town in Arizona with a population of 11,637. Vail is in Pima County and is one of the best places to live in Arizona. Living in Vail offers residents a suburban 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.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$215,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,411
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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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
    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
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Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$79,155
National
$55,322
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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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.
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Growing up in Vail, Arizona was extremely rewarding as a child. The Vail School District is without a doubt one of the best in the state as the teachers were always more than qualified and willing to help students. There wasn't much for nightlife but during the day there was always something to do as there are many areas for hiking, biking and running. For children it was perfect because there were nearby parks that were kid friendly. Most adults and parents had to commute for work because all of the job opportunities were in Tucson but the commute was worth the quality of schools and safety Vail, Arizona provided.
Vail is a beautiful quiet city surrounded by desert life and friendly neighbors. There is a plethora of hikes and atv trails to chose from. I strongly recommend taking a stroll in the desert after twilight, the stars illuminate the sky. There is only one downfall that I can think of and that would be the commute to the inner city, however, there is freeway that goes directly from Vail to the heart of Tucson. For those that enjoy their space and wildlife, I suggest looking no further than Vail.