The Pros and Cons of Living in Maricopa AZ

Should I Move to Maricopa Arizona?

the pros and cons of living in maricopa az

Are you thinking about relocating to Maricopa, AZ?  There are some advantages and disadvantages to living in Maricopa.  Below are the pros and cons of living in Maricopa AZ.  Enjoy and contact me at the info below for all your real estate needs…

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Before I begin, I’d like to let you know that if you’re considering moving to Maricopa I have a page of essentials to look at prior to your move.  It is packed with information about utilities, is it safe, schools, things to do in Maricopa, 5 reasons to relocate, homes for sale, and much more!

I live in Maricopa and love it!  There is a lot of commercial development going on.  They recently built a shopping center at 21423 N. John Wayne Pkwy called Maricopa Station that includes a Starbucks, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Sports Clips and Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers.  They also added a Ross and Goodwill.

We got a Denny’s, Dutch Bros, an expansion to the Ak Chin Harrah’s casino, and may be getting a highway that will be a straight line directly into Phoenix, instead of everyone having to use SR 347.  This will cut down on commuting time if you work in the Phoenix area.  Maricopa continues to develop at a rapid speed!

If you will be commuting into the Phoenix area, depending on how far, buying a home on the north side of Maricopa can help cut down on your commute.  The Amtrak Train used to add some time to your commute if you got stuck waiting for it at the station.  However, on a positive note, they recently built an overpass so traffic will no longer be affected by the train.

There are great homes for sale in subdivisions south of the tracks… Maricopa Meadows, Alterra, Palo Brea, Santa Rosa Springs, and Desert Cedars.  Plus these subdivisions are closer to Copper Sky Recreation Complex, Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center, and Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino.  Try searching homes for sale by subdivision.

To me, Maricopa is all pro’s and no cons.  So the answer is clear when looking at the pros and cons of living in Maricopa AZ.  I raise my family here, work here, and have lots of fun here.  No complaints from me.  There’s opportunity in Maricopa to grow towards the future along with the city itself.  You should definitely consider planting your roots here.

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The Pros and Cons of Living in  Maricopa AZ


  • More house for your money – attractive prices!
  • Beautiful winter weather
  • Small town feel
  • Quiet
  • Young and expanding
  • Has everything you need
  • Great schools

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  • Sometimes you smell cows from nearby farms
  • Some say utility bills are higher than in the valley
  • May be a bit too far of a commuting distance for some if you work in Phoenix or further north and there are complaints of the traffic and safety on SR 347.
  •  Has a bad wrap from the housing crash where it was saturated with foreclosures.
  • Some folks only know of Maricopa as a vast empty desert wasteland in the middle of nowhere.  Boy, have things changed since pre-2000’s!

What are the Maricopa crime statistics?  Is Maricopa safe? ranked Maricopa #5 safest cities in Arizona for 2017.  Check out the stats here.

Maricopa is a quiet city, nestled outside of the Phoenix area about 15 minutes through the desert via State Road 347… away from the hustle and bustle of the valley.  It’s a great place to live or purchase an investment or vacation home.  Maricopa is young and expanding at a fast pace so we can expect to see a lot of exciting developments in the next few years.  It’s a great time to buy!

After seeing the pros and cons of living in Maricopa AZ you may decide you’d like to purchase a home there.  Let’s get started.  Contact me below to begin your home search in Maricopa…

Contact Jason and Tammy to buy or sell a home in Maricopa, Arizona:

To Buy or Sell a Home in Maricopa Contact:
Jason Bechtold, Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company

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