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When were prices and availability in Peoria, AZ last updated?
Prices and availability in Peoria, AZ were last updated on 18 May 2022.
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What is the average rent in Peoria, AZ?
The average rent in Peoria, AZ is $1,696. Start your search for apartments in Peoria, AZ now.
What is the price range for a studio apartment in Peoria, AZ?
The price range for a studio apartment in Peoria, AZ is between $420 and $2,664. View all studio apartments in Peoria, AZ.
What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Peoria, AZ?
The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Peoria, AZ is between $420 and $2,929. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Peoria, AZ now.
What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Peoria, AZ?
The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Peoria, AZ is between $1,310 and $4,099. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Peoria, AZ.
What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Peoria, AZ?
The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Peoria, AZ is between $1,441 and $6,256. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Peoria, AZ.
Renter's guide to Peoria, AZ
Welcome to Peoria, Arizona! With brilliant sunshine year-round and a location near the thriving city of Phoenix, Peoria is an amazing place to call home. Filled with parks, great restaurants, fun events, and cool museums, it's got something for everyone.
WalletHub ranked Peoria the 34th Best City for Families in the US. NerdWallet rated it #4 on their list of the Best Towns for Young Families and #21 among Best Cities in Arizona for Millennial Job Seekers. Movoto considers Peoria #10 on their Best Places to Live in Arizona and #9 for the Happiest Places in Arizona.
The weather here can get very hot in the summer, with temperatures reaching into the 100s from June to September, although humidity levels are usually low. Average winter temperatures during the day are in the upper 60s, with lows at night dropping into the 40s.
The city receives around 9 inches of rain per year, the rare gloomy spot among an annual 299 sunny days.
Peoria, AZ Demographics
- Total Population168,196
Female 80,493Male 87,703
- Median Age39.8
Peoria, AZ has a population of 168,196 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 87,703 of Peoria’s residents are women and 80,493 are men. The median age of those who live in Peoria, AZ is 39.8.
Cost of Living in Peoria, AZ
The cost of living is just a tad bit higher than in Phoenix. Dinner for two costs around $50 at a mid-range restaurant, and $3 more will get you a domestic beer.
Basic utility services for a 915 square-foot apartment in Peoria cost an average of $173/month, which is lower than in Phoenix, where the same utilities cost an average of $185/month.
Bus service in Peoria is provided by Valley Metro, with monthly passes starting at $64. Peoria also has Uber and Lyft if you’re looking for reliable ride sharing, as well as 24/7 taxi services.
Expect to spend a lot of time in traffic though, since the Phoenix area has some of the worst in the country.
Average Rent in Peoria, AZ
- Peoria, AZ Average Rental Price, February 2022 $1,696 /mo
The average monthly rent of apartments in Peoria, AZ is $1,696.
Peoria, AZ Apartment Rent Ranges
About 63% of apartment rents in Peoria, AZ range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 14% of apartments. Around 22% of Peoria’s apartments are in the $1,001-$1,500 price range. 1% of apartments are priced between $701-$1,000.
Peoria, AZ Rent Trends
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Compared to the national average rent of $1,628, the average rent in Peoria, AZ is $1,696.
Living in Peoria, AZ
How does sunshine nearly 300 days out of the year sound? If you want beautiful outdoors and great amenities, try Peoria. WalletHub ranked it #8 on their list of Best Cities for Renters.
Because with excellent schools and thriving businesses, there's a lot to love about this Phoenix suburb. Baseball fans have spring training to look forward to every year, as well as other pro sports nearby. And nature enthusiasts have plenty of regional parks and trails to explore. You can even cool off in Lake Pleasant or one of the public pools in town.
There are a few downsides though. Summers get extremely hot, with temperatures in the 100s for nearly a third of the year. Adding to the heat is the lack of greenery. If you’re the type of person who prefers lush green trees over shrubs and cacti, Peoria won’t provide the scenery you seek.
Things to do in Peoria, AZ
Peoria is home to dozens of parks, both large and small. The Rio Vista Park features a skate park, playground and tot lot, lighted softball fields, and more nestled within its 52 acres. Nearby Sunnyslope Park is a little smaller, at 23 acres, and offers grills, grass volleyball, an unleashed dog area, and a shaded playground.
The West Valley Art Museum is a great way to soak in the culture of Arizona and its history through fine prints of Arizona artists and various other exhibits. Looking to experience a different kind of museum? Check out the Arizona Challenger Museum, celebrating space exploration and featuring a meteorite exhibit, models, and artifacts.
If you’re looking to cool down in a pool, Peoria has three public ones: the Sunrise Pool, Centennial Pool, and the Peoria Pool. Or head to Lake Pleasant – the ‘Jewel in the Desert’ – featuring everything from swimming to water skiing and boating to fishing.
Fiesta Peoria in September celebrates the town's Hispanic culture with amazing music, food, and tons of fun. More events include the Old Town Holiday Fest, a fun festival for the whole family, with visits from Santa and over 20 tons of snow brought in to help get locals into the holiday spirit.
With Phoenix nearby, there are several pro sports teams to choose from, like the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals, and even an NHL hockey team, the Phoenix Coyotes.
Phoenix and the surrounding area also have national forests and mountains worth discovering, as well as the Phoenix Zoo and the Castles N’ Coasters Amusement Park.
There’s a reason 98% of Peoria residents would recommend living here to anyone who asks.
Peoria, AZ employment & economy
According to bestplaces.com, Peoria’s employment growth is expected to be an astounding 39% over the next decade.
The city's top industries are construction and real estate. Top employers are Younger Brothers, a contracting company; Freedom Plaza Properties; Immanuel Care Campus; and Antigua, a sports apparel company.
Four Fortune 500 companies are located in Phoenix: Avnet, Freeport-McMoRan, PetSmart, and Republic Services.
Peoria, AZ Households
- Total Number of Households59,659
Family 42,930Non-family 16,729
Children 20,065No Children 39,594
- Average People Per Household2.8
- Median Household Income$75,323
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,271
According to U.S. Census data, there are 59,659 households in Peoria, AZ. 42,930 are family households and 16,729 are non-family households. There are 20,065 households with children in Peoria and 39,594 households without children. On average, about 2.8 people live in a household in Peoria, AZ. The median income of a Peoria household living in Peoria is $75,323 per year. The median housing costs per month are $1,271.
Education in Peoria, AZ
The Arizona College is in nearby Glendale, offering associate degree programs and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
Arizona State University, ranked #1 by U.S. News and World Report for innovation, is located just 22 miles away, in Tempe. The Wall Street Journal also ranked ASU #1 in Arizona and #5 in the country for Best Qualified Graduates.
Most of Peoria is served by the Peoria Unified School district, which has four high schools in the city and another 3 in Glendale.
Peoria, AZ Education Statistics
The level of education of the population of Peoria, AZ is as follows: 2% have no high school education, 29% completed some high school, 31% partially completed college, 9% have an Associate Degree, 20% have a Bachelor Degree, and 10% have a Graduate Degree.
Tips for renting in Peoria, AZ
As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to live in Peoria. But let's take a quick look at the tenant laws.
Since Arizona has laws prohibiting rent control, your landlord can increase the rent as much as they want – once the lease has expired, of course.
If utilities need repair but the landlord isn’t fixing them in a timely manner, you can hire a licensed contractor and then deduct the expenses from the next month’s rent. Just make sure to provide receipts.
Rental agreements vary between landlords, so make sure you read your lease in its entirety before you sign.
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