Whether you’re looking to escape the bustling city limits or moving to the city for a fresh start, the Phoenix metropolitan area has a tremendous selection of suburbs to choose from. Depending on what you’re looking for, where you’ll be working, the amenities that are important to you and most importantly price range, you can be guaranteed that you will find exactly what you want.

Now, the tricky part is knowing where to look but luckily for you, I have compiled a list of the 10 best suburbs around Phoenix and what makes each of them great. This should help kick off your search for your next home!

Paradise Valley

It’s easy to see how a suburb with paradise in its name makes the top of the list but Paradise Valley is a special place. Nestled between northcentral Phoenix and Scottsdale, Paradise Valley is one of the more affluent communities around Phoenix.

With the median home price coming in just below $1.75 million, it does cost a little bit more to live here but the serenity, natural beauty and amenities that come with Paradise Valley’s location are unmatched.

Short commute to downtown Phoenix or Scottsdale, yet far enough isolated to escape the downsides of the congested city. Filled with luxurious resorts, golf courses and restaurants, living here is like being on vacation year round.


Located just east of Phoenix (and Paradise Valley), Scottsdale is the 45th largest city in the U.S. by area. It runs 31 miles north to south and 11.4 miles wide, with this large of an area it allows the city to differentiate sections very easily. Scottsdale offers a three “districts” that have totally unique vibes.

South Scottsdale is going to be more apartment-based living with a working-class population. Old Town (central) is the young professional/nightlife cultural center of the city where you’ll find the museums, hip restaurants, exciting clubs and trendy shopping.

North Scottsdale basically starts once you stop hearing the clubs at night and continues all the way up towards Cave Creek. Scottsdale is a diverse city that offers numerous amenities, a wide range of housing choices and some of the best schools in Arizona. So if you’re looking for a suburb that has it all, Scottsdale would be a good place to start your search.

Fountain Hills

This seemingly isolated and scenic town has become a very popular destination for those looking to live a quiet life while still being only a few miles from all the action. Located directly east of Scottsdale, Fountain Hills used to be known for being a retirement community but since experiencing a great amount of growth during the early 2000’s it has now become one of Phoenix’s top suburbs.

World-class golf, hiking, casinos, restaurants, shopping and of course, the world-famous fountain all make Fountain Hills a first thought for homeowners that are looking for a place close, quiet and active.


Gilbert is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. and with this tremendous growth comes a vast number of new housing options, restaurants, schools, jobs and so much more. Just a handful of years ago, Gilbert was a farming community with vast, empty fields. But now, to accommodate the growth of the Valley, Gilbert has exploded into a place where families are looking to settle because of the amenities available.


Neighboring Gilbert to the west, Chandler has long been one of the best Phoenix suburbs due to its location, fantastic schools and opportunities for work. Just a short drive from either Phoenix or Scottsdale, where you work really isn’t an issue if you live in Chandler thanks to the convenient highway system that connects the Valley.

If you are looking for a place to settle down with your family, slightly lower housing prices without sacrificing any quality, Chandler is where you should start looking.

Notable Runner-ups


Cave Creek



Queen Creek



I have been helping homeowners (first-timers included) throughout the Valley for nearly 20 years and believe that my track record of client satisfaction speaks for itself. Truly understanding what is important to my clients allows me to find the best possible opportunities for them because buying a home is a major life milestone and should be treated as such.

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