New River, Arizona 

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Population

16,286

+26.8% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

6.1%

Median Income

$76,022

Median Home Price

$594,100

Median Age

51.7

Comfort Index (Climate)

4.4 / 8.6

summer / winter


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Best Places to Live in New River, Arizona

Regional center / Capital city - South-central Arizona in a low desert valley. April, November and October are the most pleasant months in New River, while July and August are the least comfortable months.
State: Arizona
County: Maricopa County
Metro Area: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area
City: New River
Zip Codes: 85087
Cost of Living: 37.3% higher
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (no daylight savings time)
Elevation: 1107 ft above sea level

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New River, Az Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Pros
Pleasant winters
Entertainment
Air service
Cons
Intense summer heat
Growth and sprawl
Rapidly rising home prices

What Bert Has To Say About Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area

Originally a resort city, Phoenix has grown phenomenally in the past 40 years into a full-scale urban center- largely made possible by the advent of air-conditioning. The Phoenix metropolitan area covers over 1,000 square miles. Downtown, which is fairly modest for a city its size, features a few skyscrapers, the capitol, government offices, and a few quality museums. Surrounding downtown are several large and fairly distinct city-suburbs, mostly built on a sprawling grid, in some cases separated by low hills. These include the large middle-class suburbs of Peoria, Mesa, Chandler, and Glendale; upscale Scottsdale; and the college area of Tempe which serves as home to Arizona State University. All areas are modern and generally lacking in historic interest, but keep in mind that Phoenix only had 100,000 residents in 1950.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in New River is 6.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. New River jobs have increased by 3.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, New River's cost of living is 37.3% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare New River's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
April, November and October are the most pleasant months in New River, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Maricopa county flipped narrowly Democratic, 50.1% to 48.0%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
New River's population is 16,286 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 26.8%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 33.3 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in New River is Real Estate: $594,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.8%.

SCHOOLS
New River public schools spend $6,995 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.3 students per teacher in New River. More Education



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Housing Market in New River

It's a good time to buy in New River. Home Appreciation is up 29.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in New River is $594,100.
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Reviews for New River   3 Reviews
Clean air - 2/8/2017
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New River is a Beautiful Place to Live - 7/24/2016
As New River resident and Realtor® for 14 years there are many reasons why I love calling New River home: the fresh air, the mountain views, the wildlife, the starry... Read More

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ZIP CODES IN NEW RIVER, ARIZONA
85087

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