Apache Junction : Arizona

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What it's Like to Retire in Apache Junction

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, but which has come back since. The nearby desert and the Superstition Mountains, a federal wilderness area, are quite beautiful. Photo of Superstition Mountain courtesy of Wikipedia and Waqcku. Photos of Audie Murphy Barn and Lost Dutchman Park courtesy of Wikipedia and Marine 69-71

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Where to Retire in Apache Junction and Home Prices

There are active adult communities in and around Apache Junction. Here at Topretirements we count 16 active communities in the Apache Junction area, many of them affordable RV or manufactured home communities. See link to list of Active Adult communities at top right.  According to Zillow,  the median sale price of a home in Apache Junctions was close to $164,500 in early 2016.

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What is special about Apache Junction

Superstition Mountain, a beautiful desert recreational area, is very nearby.  Housing prices are relatively inexpensive.  Outdoor hiking and activities are great here.

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What is not special about Apache Junction

 Summers are hot, and it is a bit remote.

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Who will like retirement in Apache Junction

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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Crime

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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Transportation

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

Pizza Oven
Apache Junction is brutally hot during the summer months, but so is everywhere in the Phoenix metro area, and most of Arizona. People considering a move to this area should be ready for perpetual, serious heat from May through October. Also, there are some medical facilities in this area, but for the most part plan on traveling in/around Phoenix and Scottsdale for most specialty care. Shopping for essentials is easy in the local area, but anything more exotic will require a trip into the Phoenix/Scottsdale areas.
Posted by Desert Dude on December 30, 2015
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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Facts about APACHE JUNCTION
  • 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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