Peoria : Arizona

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What it's Like to Retire in Peoria

Peoria is a suburban town northeast of Phoenix and Glendale in Arizona. The population grew over 30% in just a few years, currently about 159,000 call Peoria home.  It is one of the furthest out communities from Phoenix and is home to many active adult communities because of the availability of land. The Salt River flows through here. The mountains to the north and west are quite beautiful.

 

Where to Retire in Peoria and Home Prices

The real estate crisis beginning in 2007 had a very hard effect on property here. Things are beginning to come back after hitting bottom in 2011 at a median price of $100,000. In the third quarter of 2014, the median selling price was about $125,000 (City-Data). There are several large active adult communities in the area including several of the original Sun City communities.

 

What is special about Peoria

One of the farthest suburbs from Phoenix.  Today most of the city’s growth is taking place in northern and northwestern Peoria with many infill projects occurring in Old Town and southern Peoria.. The Peoria Sports Complex was the first Major League Baseball spring training facility in the county shared by two teams. The San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners utilize the complex year round for spring training and player development. In 2008 Money Magazine named Peoria one of the "Top 100 Places to Live".

 

What is not special about Peoria

Real estate prices declined rapidly since the boom in 2006, although they have started coming back. You have to want to live far out from Phoenix

 

Who will like retirement in Peoria

People who want to live an active adult community in the beautiful Arizona desert. The population is more affluent than in Arizona in general.

 

Local economy is driven by

Construction leads the economy as the city continues to grow.

 

Climate and Physical Environment

Average January temperature is 55 while the average July temperature is 94 degrees.

 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Peoria Center for the Performing Arts is a very big attraction. For sports fans having spring training for 2 Major League Baseball teams is a very big deal. Trip Advisor lists a rather astonishing 225 restaurants with reviews in Peoria.

 

Crime

Crime in Peoria is right underneath the national average.
 

Medical facilities

The nearest hospitals are in nearby Glendale and Phoenix, including Arrowhead , Banner Thunderbird Hospital, and Kindred.

 

Transportation

Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport would be the largest airport nearby;  Amtrak is in Phoenix about 11 miles from Peoria.

 

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Facts about PEORIA
  • State: AZ
  • Environment: Suburban,Desert,Golf Community,
  • City Population: 100,001+
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 60,001-80,000
  • 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: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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