Here are the Top 10 best places to live in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2024 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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Top 10 best places to live in Arizona

Here are the Top 10 best places to live in Arizona, as featured in the 2024 edition of Ranking Arizona:

1. City of Chandler

Background: Chandler has built a reputation as a “Community of Innovation.” Life in Chandler goes beyond a thriving and dynamic business community. Known for its rich diversity, the city offers an outstanding quality of life for all generations with great schools and recreational opportunities including one park per square mile. Chandler is Arizona’s fourth largest city with a population of more than 286,000. The city also is one of the safest communities in the nation and boasts AAA bond ratings from all three national rating agencies, one of only 40 communities to achieve this distinction.

2. City of Scottsdale

3. Town of Gilbert

4. City of Phoenix

5. City of Peoria

6. Town of Cave Creek

7. City of Mesa

8. City of Tempe

9. Town of Paradise Valley

10. Town of Fountain Hills

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