Mesa, at 133 sq. miles and nearly 500,000 residents, is the third largest city in Arizona. It is a vast city with many neighborhoods to fit every preference. There are also many options for entertainment including the Arizona Museum of Natural History, the IDEA Museum for children and the Riverview, a regional open-air dining, shopping, and entertainment center. Mesa’s innovative Downtown offers an art-centered, eclectic blend of both old and new.
Gilbert is a great place to live and prosper, boasting a low unemployment rate, low crime rates, and top performing school districts. On average, Gilbert has some of the newest homes in the nation. Buyers looking for new construction will have many options available.
One of the most vibrant and modern cities in the Phoenix valley, Chandler has a rich history in agriculture dating back over 100 years. In addition to farm products common today, ostriches were raised for their feathers to provide the plumes popular in women’s hats. The demand eventually ebbed but Chandler’s ostrich legacy is commemorated annually with an Ostrich Festival.
Queen Creek has a storied history going back to the turn of the century when the area was a stagecoach stop known for its lush olive groves. Today it is a thriving and innovative planned family-friendly community with a growing population of 33,649.
The press has called it “forward-thinking,” brilliantly walkable and “technology-friendly.” While those are all good reasons to consider buying a home in Tempe, there is so much more to love about this amazing spot in The Valley. From shopping at Arizona Mills (one of the largest malls in the state), to hiking, and kayaking – the city’s residents have an abundance of ways to spend their leisure time.
While its neighbors were grabbing attention from the outside world, Apache Junction was growing — smartly. Apache Junction has about 37,000 very happy residents. Many say they chose AJ for the rural vibes it provides while keeping its city amenities.
Officially known as the Ahwatukee Foothills, today’s more than 80,000 residents enjoy all that and more. With three golf courses, the nation’s largest municipal park as its northern border and some of the city’s best schools. Ahwatukee ranks as “One of the best places to live in Arizona,”