Where is the Best Place to Live in Arizona

William Hamburg
William Hamburg
Published on July 31, 2020

Arizona is considered to be one of the most beautiful states in the country, and also one of the best places to live in the world.

You could be swimming in pleasant weather in the morning in Phoenix then hop in your car for a three-hour ride to Flagstaff and enjoy skiing and snowboarding in the afternoon.

Mountains, plains, deserts, forests, Arizona has it all.

There are so many great places to live in the state that picking the best one, is not an easy task.

However, let’s talk about some of the best places at the top of the list before we get to what many believe is the best place in Arizona to live, hands down.

With a median home price of over a million dollars, Paradise Valley ranks high among the top places. Great restaurants, plenty of jobs and good schools support the name “Paradise” because it truly is. The homes are beautiful, swimming pools everywhere, it’s definitely one of the best.

Then there is the city of Gilbert. Speaking of jobs and income, Gilbert’s 3rd highest income in the state landed it on the list of the richest places in Arizona for 2020. You’re going to need to earn a median household income of $92,350 per year to afford Gilbert’s median home price of $310,400 and the city’s overall cost of living. That high income will also come in handy when you want to partake in all of the cool things that Gilbert has to offer. 

Scottsdale is another affluent Arizona city where the lifestyle is laid back the streets are safe and boasts a median income of more than $84,000. It’s also considered “The West’s Most Western Town.” Mountains for hiking a few minutes away, shopping to die for, five-star restaurants and a crime rate that’s less than seven percent the national average, make Scottsdale one heck of a great place to live. Get more info on Sedona Home Purchase Timeline.

Chandler is by far the perfect place for those who love going to parks and enjoying Mother Nature’s bounties. With over 50-parks located within its boundaries, Chandler has it all for lovers of the great outdoors who still want to live in a city. With a median home price of only $285,000, the cost of living there is not as high as Scottsdale but the bang for the buck is worth it.

Other great places to live in Arizona include the cities of Oro ValleySahuaritaMaranaThatcherPeoria, and Prescott

But saving the best for last, what everyone who calls Sedona home will swear by, the absolute best place to live in Arizona is… Sedona

You bet it’s expensive, with a median home value of $530,000 but it’s worth every penny.

Nestled amid some of the most beautiful mountain and rock formations in the world, this city of artists, composers, writers, healers, and spiritual teachers stands out as one of the most visited and photographed places on the planet.

Pound-for-pound there is no other place in Arizona that offers what Sedona has. Breathtaking views, world-class restaurants, cultural events, hiking and exploring, golf and tennis, shopping and touring, make Sedona a premier place to live.

At Own In Sedona, we are ready to find you the perfect home in the nation’s most beautiful city. We have numerous Sedona homes for sale to share with you. You have some amazing choices of homes ranging from $300,000 – $4,000,000.

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