El Mirage, Ariz., is located 27 miles northwest of Phoenix in sunny central Arizona. As the "Gateway to the Northwest Valley," the rapidly growing community has many diverse residents and amenities. With more than 32,000 residents, El Mirage makes an exciting home for families of all ages. Search for El Mirage apartments for rent, and find a new home in the Grand Canyon state.
El Mirage began as an agricultural community in 1937, and in the years since, has remained centered on family growth and cultural ties. Today, the once-sleepy village has become an expanding, thriving community with residents who are active and involved in local affairs. According to City-Data, El Mirage has a median resident age of 28 years, which is nine years younger than the state median age. This young population allows El Mirage to take on a unique feeling in the northwestern suburbs and has caused the town to become a popular bedroom community with many residents who commute to work in Phoenix. People here enjoy the perks of living near one of the country's most populous cities without paying high living expenses. El Mirage's cost of living index of 90.5 is well below the national average.
The El Mirage Fall Festival is a favorite local event and invites members of the community to come together to ring in the new season. With carnival games and rides, live performances, food vendors, a canned food drive and a beer garden, the festival caters to residents of all ages. The event also features a Punt, Pass and Kick Contest, which allows attendees to show off their athletic skills.
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