Top Places to Live in Arizona 2021 has composed a list of the Top 100 Places to Live in America for the past 8 years based on surveys, studies, and adjust algorithms and new variables to pinpoint the new number one position. Due to the pandemic, the world has experienced a new way of work, which has deeply impacted how people view their home life. These new, more flexible rules have raised questions, where do I want to live if I work remotely? Can I afford my dream town?

Over 1,000 small to mid sized cities have been analyzed based on “factors like safety, affordability, economic stability, outdoor recreation, accessibility, community engagement.” When asked, these were what was important to 42% of Americans who have moved since March 2020 or considered moving.

On the list of 100, a total of two cities in Arizona were ranked, is one of them your town? If you’re looking for a nationally ranked new town in Arizona, here are a couple of ideas!

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#1. Chandler (#29 nationally)

Chandler, AZ is a fast-growing tech hub is known as the “Community of Innovation” thanks to the exciting research and development that’s happening to make self-driving cars a reality and the companies that are pioneering space technology. The revitalized downtown is bustling restaurants, stores and traditions. Some of the town’s favorite activities is the Christmas tree made out of tumbleweed and an annual Ostrich Festival.

Top Colleges/Universities: Chandler-Gilbert Community College – Pecos Campus

Top Industries & Employers: High-tech manufacturing is a leading industry. Chandler is also a hotbed for autonomous vehicle research and development, aviation and aerospace and health care. Intel, Wells Fargo and Northrop Grumman are among the top employers.

Weekend Plans: Stay local and catch a concert at the Chandler Center for the Arts. Or, go on a day trip to Jerome, a ghost town that’s now a funky art town.

Outdoorsy Activity: Play 18 holes at San Marcos Golf Course, known historically as the first green grass golf course in Arizona.

Why Your Pet Will Love It, Too: Not your average dog park, Nozomi has obstacles like a see-saw, balance beam, tunnel and hurdles.

Remote Work Perk: Chandler offers several coworking spaces, some with flexible drop-in rates.


Check out this home for sale in Chandler! 3 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 2,287 Sq. Ft. | 0.19 Acre Lot



#2. Scottsdale (#80 nationally)

Scottsdale, AZ is known for its resort lifestyle. The area has around 200 golf courses, destination spas and luxury hotels with sprawling pools. But this Southwestern city also has a serious business side, attracting software startups, artists, architecture lovers, and the Major League Baseball players who come for preseason training. Set in the Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale has miles of trails to hike and dozens of art galleries to explore, making it a well-rounded place to call home.

Top Colleges/Universities: Scottsdale Community College

Top Industries & Employers: Business services, tourism, retail, biomedicine, health care and software design are leading industries in Scottsdale. Honor Health, Vanguard and CVS are top employers.

Weekend Plans: In the springtime, Scottsdale turns into a baseball haven with the arrival of spring training: Fifteen teams play more than 200 games in just 30 days. Enjoy Scottsdale’s best resorts as a local with day passes to the pools More options include booking a tee time (there are more than 200 golf courses in the Scottsdale area!), enjoy a massage at one of Scottsdale’s famed spas or stroll through the Desert Botanical Garden.

Favorite Place to Feast: Diego Pops serves street corn queso, ceviche and tacos in a hip space. Save room for a Fruity Pebbles paleta.

Outdoorsy Activity: Hike saguaro-studded desert trails in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, which is more than 30,000 acres.

Rooftop Bar: Catch a pastel Scottsdale sunset at the Outrider Rooftop Lounge atop

the Canopy by Hilton Scottsdale.

Remote Work Perk: Close proximity to the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport should you need to occasionally travel to your company’s headquarters.


Check out this home for sale in Scottsdale! 4 Beds | 3 Baths | 3,654Sq. Ft. | 1.18Acre Lot




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Source: houses from HomeScout

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