Apache Junction : Arizona

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What Apache Junction is like for active adults
Apache Junction is a town of 36,000 in the Phoenix Metro, just east of Mesa. This is one of the farther out areas of Phoenix that were badly affected by the housing bust of the late 2000's.  The nearby desert and the Superstition Mountains, a federal wilderness area, are quite beautiful. Photo of Superstition Mountain courtesy of Wikipedia and Waqcku.
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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

There are active adult communities in and around Apache Junction. This part of the Phoenix Metro was hard hit by the housing bust so be sure to carefully investigate any community before buying. See link to list of Active Adult communities at top right.  According to City-data.com,  the median sale price of a home in Apache Junctions was  about $155,000 in early 2014.

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What is special about this retirement community
Superstition Mountain, a beautiful desert recreational area, is very nearby.  Housing prices are very inexpensive but depressed.
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What is not special about this retirement community

 Summers are hot, and it is a bit remote.

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What kinds of people like retiring here
People who want to live in the desert in a less populated area might like it.
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Local economy is driven by

Government jobs, resale/wholesale, construction

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Climate and Physical Environment
Apache Junction is east of Mesa and Phoenix.  The average January temperatures are in the low 50's whereas the average July temp is about 90.
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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

One would want to go to Mesa, Tempe, or Phoenix for culture and restaurants.

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The crime rate is slightly lower than the national average.
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Medical facilities
Although Apache Junction has no medical facilities to speak of, nearby Mesa and Phoenix offer quite an  array to choose from.
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Apache Junction has no public transportation and is car dependent; It is not a walkable community

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What people are saying about Apache Junction

Summers are scorching
I don\'t know who came up with the average temperature in Apache Junction being 90 in July. That is ridiculous. The temps from May to September are more often than not over 100 and in July the probably top out at 110+. It may be 90 at midnight.....LOL
Posted by hy_tek on August 07, 2013
Hotter than Hot! :(
Posted by john34432 on September 10, 2012

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  • State: AZ
  • Environment: Suburban,Desert,
  • City Population: 25,001-50,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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