Here are the Top 10 best places to live in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2020 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based on how voters answer this simple question: with whom would you recommend doing business? To make your vote count in the 2021 edition of Ranking Arizona, click here to vote.

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Here are the Top 10 best places to live, work and play in Arizona, as featured in the 2020 edition of Ranking Arizona:

1. City of Tempe

Background: Tempe is a technology and business magnet, an inclusive community and a hub for recreation and adventure. Tempe is home to Arizona State University, Tempe Town Lake and the famous Mill Avenue. Located in the center of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area and adjacent to Sky Harbor International Airport, Tempe is an innovative, urban community with outstanding cultural and business amenities. Tempe is an active, diverse city of 182,000 residents, a workforce of 200,000 and a student base of 100,000. With events like Ironman Arizona, Rock ‘n Roll Marathon and the Innings Festival, Tempe attracts more than 4 million visitors annually.

City strengths: “We aren’t afraid to take chances on what’s new or different. From the city’s very founding, people in Tempe have looked for new ways to accomplish what others might find impossible, such as turning a dry riverbed into a lake that becomes a community destination or passing the Valley’s first climate action plan.”

2. Town of Gilbert

3. City of Peoria

4. City of Goodyear

5. City of Scottsdale

6. City of Phoenix

7. City of Chandler

8. City of Mesa

9. City of Surprise

10. Town of Queen Creek