Buckeye, AZ

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Buckeye, AZ

About Buckeye, AZ

Buckeye, Arizona is a vibrant city located in the Southwestern region of the United States. Home to attractions such as Skyline Regional Park and Verrado Main Street, visitors can explore outdoor activities and historical sites when visiting Buckeye. There are also plenty of museums, galleries, and performance venues such as The Buckeye Historical Museum and The Century Theatres at Buckeye. For entertainment, visitors can explore boutique shops and restaurants along with movie theaters and live music clubs. Whether you're looking for a peaceful retreat or an exciting night out, Buckeye has something for everyone! Regional center / Capital city - South-central Arizona in a low desert valley.

Location Details

State: Arizona
County: Maricopa County
Metro Area: Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler Metro Area
City: Buckeye
Zip Codes: 85326 85396 85343
Cost of Living: 13.0% higher
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (no daylight savings time)
Elevation: 1107 ft above sea level
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Phoenix, Arizona, is a lively city with a story that stretches back thousands of years. Long ago, Native American tribes like the Hohokam lived here, creating an impressive irrigation system. Fast forward to the 19th century, Phoenix blossomed from a farming community into a bustling city, thanks to the railroad. Now, it stands as the fifth-largest city in the U.S., attracting folks from all walks of life.

Geographically, Phoenix sits in the Sonoran Desert, surrounded by a stunning landscape of mountains and deserts, iconic for its saguaro cacti and beautiful sunsets. The nearby Superstition Mountains and Tonto National Forest offer great spots for hiking, camping, and boating, making it a paradise for those who love the outdoors.

The economy in Phoenix is strong and varied, featuring sectors like healthcare, education, technology, and tourism. This growth has brought many job opportunities, making it an attractive place for professionals. Plus, living here is relatively affordable compared to other big cities, with plenty of housing options available.

When it comes to politics, Phoenix presents a mixed bag. The city itself leans more liberal, while the surrounding areas tend to be more conservative. Arizona is often seen as a swing state, showing a balanced divide between the two major political parties during elections.

Life in Phoenix is never dull, thanks to its vibrant arts scene, sports teams (go Suns and Diamondbacks!), and numerous parks and hiking trails. The city also hosts various festivals and events throughout the year, celebrating its diverse culture and delicious cuisine.

New residents should be ready for the hot desert climate. Summers here can get extremely hot, with temperatures soaring above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. It's important to stay hydrated and take steps to prevent heat-related illnesses. Also, keep in mind the monsoon season, which can bring heavy rains and dust storms during the summer months.

In summary, living in Phoenix offers a unique mix of natural beauty, economic opportunities, and a lively lifestyle. Whether you're into outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, or looking for a thriving job market, Phoenix has something for everyone.

Buckeye Cost of Living

Pleasant winters, entertainment, and air service make Buckeye a great place to live.

+12.2% higher than avg
+18.4% higher than avg
$1,217 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
+5.7% higher than avg
Buckeye Crime
29.3 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
Minimum annual income
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Pros & Cons of Buckeye
   Pleasant winters
Intense summer heat
Growth and sprawl
   Air service
Rapidly rising home prices
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Over 2 years ago

I have lived here three years. I live just north of the I-10 in the Sierra Highland neighborhood, just down the street from the Skyline Regional Park. There are pros and  More

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Amazing place to live! You get the feel of freedom again. Lots of amazing restaurants to eat at near by. Tons of awesome sport bars near by too. Growth is rapid and you  More

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Over 3 years ago

idk how long I have lived here but it has been to long the city is boring and there is nothing to do as a teenager here. sooooooo this city is poopy and I hate it  More

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