Housing & Neighborhoods

If population and housing growth are indicators of livability, then Maricopa is scoring off the charts! In just seventeen years, Maricopa’s population has gone from 3,200 to nearly 57,000 residents. This growth has occurred in the context of a stable and prudent fiscal environment while outstanding public services have expanded with no impact on the local tax environment.

Currently there are about 60,000 housing sites planned and platted and about 20,000 homes built. About 1,000 new homes are built per year to meet the growing demand for single family housing in Maricopa. Given Maricopa’s strong family orientation, it is anticipated that there will be 3.0 people residing in each of these new homes upon closing.

Life in Maricopa is safe, neighborly, participatory and family-oriented. Two of Arizona’s major hospital/health care companies have a substantial presence in the city. Maricopa’s K-12 schools are new, thriving and highly rated. Increasingly, more high-quality job opportunities are emerging for Maricopa’s highly educated residents.

Shopping, dining and entertainment offerings are expanding as well. Visit our amenities section below to learn more about the full range of amenities available in Maricopa to meet all lifestyles and pastime tastes.

(Source: RL Brown, July 2020, and ESRI, 2020)

Among the many advantages to living in Maricopa, Arizona

  • More house for your money
  • Small town ambience while close to the big city
  • Safe community
  • Young, growing and vibrant
  • Highly diverse and well-educated population
  • Great schools with school choice for parents
  • Plentiful and expanding shopping, dining, entertainment and recreational offerings
  • Night sky

Living in Maricopa, Arizona

Maricopa’s major construction boom of the mid 2000s resulted in a community where 99% of all homes built in Maricopa are single-family detached units.

Compared to the Greater Phoenix region, homeownership in Maricopa is more affordable.

Home prices in Maricopa are 22.7% less than comparable homes in the Phoenix Metro, and these homes are larger, newer and in safe neighborhoods.

(Source: Zillow, 2020)

Because it is a new city, almost all housing in Maricopa has been built in well-planned subdivisions.

Neighborhoods are pedestrian and bike friendly, and feature parks, recreational areas, proximate schools and other amenities, including places of worship and convenient shopping.

New apartment complexes are coming soon in several areas of the city. These new developments will introduce for the first time, multifamily living in the City of Maricopa.

Major Residential Subdivisions


Acacia Crossings Maricopa Meadows Senita
Alterra Palo Brea Sorrento
Cobblestone Farms Province The Lakes
Desert Passage Rancho El Dorado The Villages
Glennwilde Rancho Mirage Tortosa
Homestead North Santa Rosa Springs  


Global Water Resources

Global Water Resources – Maricopa’s water supplier – has planned meticulously to ensure that Maricopa will have water today and 100 years from today. Global Water Resources has beneficially reused over 8.7 billion gallons of water through the implantation of its recycled water infrastructure. In Maricopa, up to 97% of all wastewater is recycled annually and beneficially reused.

Global Water Resources has also invested in advanced technologies to allow customers to be active participants in water conservation, such as the ability to review hourly water consumption, receive high consumption and leak alerts and also receive tips on how to reduce water consumption. These tools help make Maricopa a sustainable community.

(Source: Global Water Resources, 2020)

Public Safety

In addition to its many assets and advantages, Maricopa is a very safe city. In fact, Maricopa is one of Arizona’s safest cities, as evidenced by its 2020 ranking as the 4th Safest City in Arizona by alarms.org.

The Maricopa Police Department works closely with businesses and citizens, and like the rest of City Government, is an innovator in its sphere of responsibility.

The department unveiled its new and innovative mobile application last year; the department is the largest law enforcement agency in the nation to use a mobile application to connect the community with information and resources.

The app, available in the Apple and Android app stores, is free to the public and gives users access to the latest news, photos, videos, events, alerts, and crime information no matter where you are. In addition, the application allows two-way communications using social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. It also includes a special feature for submitting anonymous tips to the Department, and crime reports can be filed from the convenience of a Smartphone.

“One of my priorities is to do all we can to live up to our motto Making Every Contact Excellent”. We now have technology that will help us provide information and help our community find answers and work with us to fight crime” said Chief Steve Stahl. “This mobile app empowers everyone who lives, works, or visits the City of Maricopa to have access to the Police Department on their smart phones.”

Note: To download the app, visit the Apple Store or Google Play Store, and search for ‘Maricopa Police Department’ to download.

(Source: Alarms.org, 2020)