Located just northwest of Phoenix, Peoria, Arizona has quickly established itself as one of the best places to live in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. In fact, Peoria was listed as the number one best city to live in Arizona, and 29th in the country, by Money Magazine in 2018.
Although Peoria is located outside of the greater Phoenix metro, this suburban city is the 6th largest city in all of Arizona with a current population of over 170,000 residents. Peoria has been voted one of the best and safest places to live in the entire country by several sources such as Forbes, Money Magazine, Yahoo Finance, and the Phoenix Business Journal.
Peoria has many mountains and hills, mainly in the northern part of the city, which contribute to the beautiful views that the Sonoran Desert is known for, and provides many opportunities for hiking and biking.
One of the biggest reasons that Maricopa County has had the highest in-migration in the country for the last few years is because of our great weather. On average, Peoria has 299 days of sunshine and only 32 rainy days with less than 10 total inches of rain every year! July and August are the hottest months of the year with an average high temperature of 105. December and January are the coolest months of the year with an average high temperature of 65.
While more affordable than other areas closer to Phoenix/Scottsdale, Peoria also has multi-million dollar homes as well as great starter homes. Peoria undoubtedly has the right community for you, whether that be a family friendly community, an active adult community, golf course communities, communities with no HOA, communities with large lots, and much more!