Here are the Top 10 best places to live in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2021 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?
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Here are the Top 10 best places to live in Arizona, as featured in the 2021 edition of Ranking Arizona:
1. City of Peoria
Background: To vacationers, business owners, and smart homebuyers, Peoria has long been one of the most desirable places to live, work and play. Peoria is an active, sustainable, future-ready community that provides a high quality of life, including award-winning neighborhood and recreation services and the autonomous shuttle Robo Ride. It has the state’s second largest lake, Lake Pleasant, and the Seattle Mariners’ and San Diego Padres’ spring training facility. Peoria has 33 parks, 20 miles of trails, a vibrant P83 Entertainment District and two live theaters. Recently, Money Magazine named Peoria the Best City to Live in Arizona.
City strengths: “Peoria is a world-class, sustainable and future-ready community that does not take a cookie-cutter approach to anything. With strong leadership at the helm, Peoria has a solid fiscal position, managing growth smartly, providing essential services, and emphasizing the importance of arts, recreation and open space preservation.”
2. Town of Gilbert
3. City of Phoenix
4. City of Scottsdale
5. City of Tempe
6. City of Mesa
7. City of Chandler
8. City of Surprise
9. City of Glendale
10. City of Tucson