With so many Arizona cities it can be tough to fine “the one.” Finding the perfect city to call home often takes ample research. From school districts, to neighborhoods, infrastructure, employment opportunities, crime ratings and more, by the time you settle on your desired city you may find yourself burnt out and already out of energy to continue your house hunting journey. Fear not, we’ve done the research for you and when it comes to calling Arizona home, we’ve compiled a list of the best Arizona cities in the Phoenix area.
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Ideal for those who are looking for it all! Easily one of the most popular Arizona cities, Phoenix is home to high-end resorts, golf courses, shopping, dining, a bustling downtown district, history, museums and a large range of housing styles from condos downtown, to affordable housing on the outskirts of the city. Many Phoenix single-family homes often offer large lots and boast their own private sparkling pools as well as more historic Arizona homes filled with character and charm. Some people refer to Phoenix as the “heart” of Arizona, and with unlimited potential to work and play it’s easy to see why.
Home to exclusive neighborhoods, ranches, golf courses and more, Scottsdale is often thought of as the ritzy area of Arizona. With a rich history, a stunning Old Town District, art, restaurants, fashion boutiques and more, the mountain-scape surrounding Scottsdale gives the luxurious and coveted city a more rustic feel. Great for those who are hoping to own their own ranch with plenty of room for horses, or those wishing to live a lifestyle where every day feels like vacation. Scottsdale doesn’t provide as many employment opportunities as other surrounding areas, however, with easy access to Phoenix, many commuters as well as retirees, entrepreneurs and CEO’s as well as remote workers call Scottsdale home.
Mesa is often thought of as providing cheap real estate to snowbirds, and while this is indeed true, it in no way effects the desirability of the city. From hiking, mountain biking, camping, and a large handful of championship golf courses, Mesa has seen a true “glow up” and truly transformed over the past decade. The city has planted many palm trees lining the streets, desert-scapes, and even new construction homes to help Mesa grow into one of the most desirable communities in the Phoenix metro-area. With multiple employment opportunities within the city as well as easy access to freeways for commuting to and from Phoenix, Mesa provides the perfect escape from the “big city” without compromising on everyday conveniences and entertainment.
If you’re currently searching for a new home in one of these Arizona cities or surrounding communities, are ready to sell your home and need a qualified seller’s agent to assist you, or if you have any further questions regarding Arizona Real Estate, please feel free to contact our office at any time.