Housing

Housing in the central Arizona region is more affordable than similar homes in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. With over 81,154 housing units at an average density of 15/sq mi, Pinal County has the ability to facilitate more growth. There are numerous housing developments in the central Arizona region communities of Casa Grande, and Eloy. These homes offer comfort and amenities that rival larger communities in their scope and offerings. Examples of new housing development in Casa Grande are Villago, Meritage Homes and Ghost Ranch. In Eloy, the newest housing development is Robson Ranch.

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    Central Arizona has a large selection of available housing options:
  • Many new single family home developments are currently being built with pricing starting from the $100’s, as well as new custom homes starting from the $300’s. A huge range of pre-owned homes from as low as $85,000 to over $1,000,000 are available.
  • Over 20 apartment complexes exist between the three communities, many built within the last ten years. Most complexes offer short-term leases as well as six-month or yearly. Furnished units are available in the area. Average cost to rent a 2 bedroom 2 bath apartment is $600 per month.

Cost of Living

There is currently no specific cost of living data for the cities of Casa Grande, Coolidge, and Eloy. Therefore, data is provided for the nearby metropolitan areas of Phoenix and Tucson in comparison to other selected U.S. cities. Keep in mind the actual cost of living in the Access Arizona Region is consistently lower than in the cities of Phoenix and Tucson. Cost of Living Index for Selected Cities - First Quarter 2011 U.S. Average = 100
Cost
Albuquerque 95.0
Atlanta 95.5
Denver 103.1
Los Angeles 136.2
Phoenix, AZ 100.6
Philadelphia 126.4
Reno 101.0
San Antoino 95.6
San Diego 132.1
Tucson, AZ 96.4

Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index, First Quarter 2011