The map shows where residents in the Phoenix metro area and surrounding areas believe are the best places to live. Areas such as Phoenix, AZ and Glendale, AZ are also shown. Top areas are in purple and green, with less-desired areas in red.

Phoenix, AZ map of the best places to live by home value

Desireability Index

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The most desired areas tend to be in the north parts of the city, while more affordable homes are in the southwest regions.

Median house prices in Phoenix, AZ are $350,055, meaning Phoenix homes are similar to the US median of $376,286. We analyzed a significant sample of cities with similar populations like Bronx, NY and Oklahoma City, OK, and found homes in Phoenix cost less.

Compared to Arizona, Phoenix home prices are similar to the state's average of $318,706. These are the best neighborhoods as judged by the market: the places people most want to live. While these areas tend to have lower crime rates and higher quality of life, it is primarily a map of the best areas by median home value in Phoenix, AZ.

In regards to housing disparity, the quality of neighborhood within Phoenix varies greatly.

Data Sources: U.S. Census, proprietary data mapping and analysis


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