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-Nearby mountains
-Low heat and humidity
-Attractive setting


-Rising living costs
-Growth and sprawl
-Some winter cold

What Bert Has To Say About Flagstaff Metro Area

Flagstaff is an old Route 66 railroad town, located in the high plateau of the San Francisco Mountains. The city has the second highest altitude among metropolitan areas, and thus escapes the desert heat associated with much of Arizona. Serving as a gateway for the Grand Canyon National Park, the predominant industry is tourism, supported by motel and restaurant strips. Downtown is clean with a strong Western feel.

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Quick Facts About Flagstaff

    The unemployment rate in Flagstaff is 4.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Flagstaff jobs have Increased by 1.98 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Flagstaff's cost of living is 24.30% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Flagstaff's population is 70,320 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 53.35 percent.
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Flagstaff is $317,000. Home appreciation the last year has been 3.85 percent.
    Flagstaff public schools spend $8,679 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.2 students per teacher in Flagstaff.

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