Gilbert Best Place To Raise A Family In Arizona

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Best/Worst Arizona Cities for Raising a Family 
3Paradise Valley
7Oro Valley
9Queen Creek
56New Kingman-Butler, AZ
57Chino Valley, AZ
58Nogales, AZ
59Somerton, AZ
60San Luis, AZ
61Tucson, AZ
62Coolidge, AZ
63Camp Verde, AZ
64Douglas, AZ
65Eloy, AZ

Gilbert is the top Arizona city to raise a family according to a recent study. Marana rounded out the top ten Best Places to Raise a Family in Arizona in 2017.

With Arizona’s economy expected to grow faster than the rest of the nation in 2017 and the state’s population recently surpassing seven million, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report identifying 2017’s Best Places to Raise a Family in Arizona.

If you are looking for a community with a low crime rate, Tucson is not the place for you with the highest number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Tucson is ranked 61st overall out of 65 communities evaluated.

If you want the best chance for staying married, Paradise Valley is the place for you.

Best vs. Worst

  • Fountain Hills has the most playgrounds per 100,000 residents, 8.58, which is 10 times more than in Phoenix, the city with the fewest at 0.86.
  • Buckeye has the fewest violent crimes per 1,000 residents, 0.45, which is 14.6 times fewer than in Tucson, the city with the most at 6.55.
  • Paradise Valley has the highest median annual family income (adjusted for cost of living), $103,502, which is 3.1 times higher than in San Luis, the city with the lowest at $33,272.
  • Paradise Valley has the lowest separation and divorce rate, 10.24 percent, which is 3.8 times lower than in Douglas, the city with the highest at 39.26 percent.
  • Anthem has the lowest share of families living below the poverty line, 2.20 percent, which is 13.7 times lower than in Somerton, the city with the highest at 30.20 percent.

To determine the most suitable places in Arizona for putting down roots, WalletHub’s analysts compared 65 cities in the state across 21 key metrics. The data set ranges from median family income to school-system quality to housing affordability.

To view the full report and your city’s rank, click here.


  1. Not surprised Tucson came in 61 of 65 cities, so among the worst. What a shame, I grew up here and I am fortunate that I grew up in the 50’s and Tucson was a smaller community. Oh we had our problems but not like we have now. Wow rated 61 out of 65 cities, what a shame.

  2. My son moved out of Gilbert because of the dangerous criminal activities that were prevalent there.

  3. We live in Gilbert and we absolutely love it here. Great place to raise a family and have places to go out on dates.

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