Towns Near the Most Expensive City to Rent in Arizona

For September 2021, one city in Arizona was listed in the top 10 most expensive places to rent in the U.S. If these prices make you want to turn away purchasing a home, don’t worry! We have compiled a list of nearby affordable towns to this high rental rate city where you may want to consider as your new town.

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Because of the Phoenix Metro’s vast layout of suburbs, there are many neighborhoods in these towns that put you in close proximity to Scottsdale. In these towns, you will get more bang for your buck and still keep you conveniently close to Scottsdale, the airport, and Downtown Phoenix.


  • Ranking: 10
  • Average Rent Price: $1,850
  • Alternative Places to Purchase:
    • Tempe: Average Home Price- $419,569
    • Mesa: Average Home Price – $380,277
    • Chandler: Average Home Price- $460,718
  • Typical Mortgage Payment*: $1,489 – $1,805



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*Principal + Interest only. Assumptions: 10% down payment, good credit (720+ score), 3.25% avg interest rate may fluctuate daily, does not include property taxes, home insurance, or private mortgage insurance

Sources: Zumper, NerdWallet Mortgage Calculator, Zillow

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