If you are considering a move to Northern Arizona, Flagstaff has undoubtedly come into your radar. But, how do you truly get to know a town? It’s not like you can simply ring doorbells and ask the citizens… or can you? The Flagstaff Citizen Survey serves as a consumer report card for the City of Flagstaff, providing residents the opportunity to rate their satisfaction with the quality of life in the city, the
community’s amenities and local government itself. The results of this survey are a great way for prospective residents to get to know the town.
Flagstaff Quality of Life
Good News for those considering a move to Flagstaff, residents rated their overall quality of life highly; 75% said it was “excellent” or “good.” The opportunities available for cultural activities, education and enrichment are also rated highly, i.e. in the top 5 of the community characteristics.
Flagstaff serves as the cultural hub of Northern Arizona. The City supports arts and cultural activities which enhance the quality of life and have a positive economic impact. Funding support for these activities comes from the Bed, Board & Booze tax and the General Fund. The Arts & Science Commission disburses these funds.
Throughout the year, there are art shows, festivals, live theater performances, and Native American arts and crafts exhibits to satisfy the most ardent enthusiast. Some local attractions include:
- Arizona Snowbowl With fresh powder, blue skies, and breathtaking views, Arizona Snowbowl is a haven for the seasoned skiers and boarders, as well as the first-timer. Located on the majestic San Francisco Peaks at 9,500 ft. above sea level, Arizona Snowbowl lies just 14 miles outside of Flagstaff,
- Flagstaff Arboretum
- Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra
- Lowell Observatory
- Museum of Northern Arizona
- Riordan Mansion State Park
- The Grand Canyon Railway
- The Meteor Crater
- Theatrikos Theatre Company
A third of survey participants (32%) reported that the main obstacle to home ownership was the availability of homes for sale in their price range, followed by a quarter of respondents (23%) who reported they lacked the down payment necessary to purchase their own home. However, low-income families may be eligible for assistance from the Flagstaff Housing Authority. For all available homes in the area, Search Flagstaff Homes for sale here.
Neighborhoods are the backbone of every community – where people live, play, go to school, interact with their neighbors and work. Flagstaff’s diversity and vitality are all rooted in its neighborhoods, some historical and some new. When citizens become active members of their neighborhood, or a neighborhood association forms and neighbors work together – many great things can happen! Find information on neighborhoods here.
When compared to ratings given by residents in peer communities across the country, Flagstaff’s ratings were higher than the benchmark for the fire department, water services, and Mountain Line. Nine of the remaining 16 services that could be compared were rated similar to the benchmark.
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