This well-known college town is a favorite among young professionals, artists, and students who mostly come for the renowned bike paths, advanced public transportation system, unique artistic flare, and active city life. In fact, this centrally located, bustling community was recently ranked one of the best places to live for those in their 20’s and 30’s.
This Phoenix suburb is routinely ranked as one of Arizona’s best places to live. The diversity is rich, the crime rates are low, and jobs are everywhere in this sprawling residential community. Chandler’s average household income is quite a bit higher than the national average, but the housing options range from practical and modest to luxurious and exclusive. There are 63 well-planned neighborhoods in all so there’s something for nearly everyone.
The culturally diverse Gilbert is a fan favorite! This community has a very appealing blend of conservative values, rich southwest history, and progressive diversity and growth. Incomes are higher than the national average, but the area still has a family-friendly personality that makes you feel right at home. All this, and more, have made Gilbert one of the best, happiest, and healthiest places to live on countless lists from CNN Money to WalletHub to Niche.com and more.
Ahwatukee translates to ‘house of dreams’. If you like the convenience of the suburbs, but the serenity of the country, Ahwatukee might literally be the home of your dreams! This smaller community sits in the shadows of the South Mountain Park, a beautiful little mountain range that offers a natural border between Ahwatukee and the rest of the Phoenix suburbs. Here, you can enjoy the quiet and solitude of country life, but still be within driving distance of Phoenix and other nearby suburbs.
Mesa can hardly be defined as a ‘community’. Home to nearly half a million residents, Mesa is statistically the third-largest city in Arizona, even though it’s technically a suburb of Phoenix. For those who love the bustle of city life, but like the price tag of the suburbs, Mesa might be for you. Mesa is divided into six main neighborhoods, each with its own look and feel. The Southeast neighborhood is mostly populated by young families who appreciate the practical price-tags on their single-family ranches. The crime rates are low, and the schools are highly ranked by parents.