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Overview of Peoria

Peoria apartments for rent are perfect for outdoor lovers who want to spend some time in the water! Just outside of Phoenix, Peoria is also close to a busy city when you are looking for a night on the town. Home to Lake Pleasant, the second largest lake in Arizona, you will have access to everything from jet skiing to the perfect fishing spot. Baseball lovers will enjoy spring training games at the Peoria Sports Complex, where both the Mariners and Padres have a homefield advantage.

Living in Peoria

Plan for regular day trips to one of the many ideal destinations surrounding Peoria apartments for rent. There is plenty of hiking at the Grand Canyon, as well as rafting and helicopter tours. During a trip at Montezuma Castle National Monument, you'll find a 600 year-old Sinagua Indian dwelling. For a weekend away, take a drive over to Lake Havasu City where you'll get the best of watersports right in the desert.

Families interested in a close community should consider neighboring areas of Stoneview and Madison Estates. Apartments for rent in Peoria located in the Chaparral Ranch neighborhood are right next to Sahuaro Ranch Park, which has its own dog park. Other popular spots to check out include Cobblestone Village, Sky View Place and Dave Brown West.

Peoria Apartments and Cost of Living

The cost of living in Peoria is 4.3 greater than the average in Arizona and the median rental rates are 56.5 percent greater than the state average. With a median household income that is 32.3 percent greater than the average in Arizona, you will have no problem finding affordable apartments for rent in Peoria.

The Peoria Public Housing Authority provides residents of Peoria apartments for rent with affordable options. For Section 8 rentals, you will have to go to the Housing Authority of Maricopa County, as offered vouchers are not handled by the city.

Apartments in Peoria Work and Study

Since January 2011, the unemployment rate in Peoria has been trending downwards. In December 2012 the figure had dropped all the way down to 6.4 percent. A large number of residents in apartments in Peoria work in education, healthcare and social services.

With 29 public and two private schools in the city, it's easy to locate Peoria apartments for rent near your child's school. Kids will benefit from a school system that has a 19:1 ratio of student to teachers, which is 8.5 percent greater than the Arizona average.

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