All 24 Cities and Towns in Maricopa County, Ranked from Worst to First
Here it is: The definitive ranking of every single city and town in Maricopa County.
We factored in things like livability, location, attractions for visitors, and any number of X-factors in ranking all 24 cities in towns in the county from worst to first.
It's a retirement community the size of a postage stamp.
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Pros: Please e-mail me if you know any. (Update: We got an e-mail from Rachel in Youngtown. Highlights include "It's fun to drink with all older grey-haired people" and "It's not as ghetto as El Mirage.") Cons: We have to make a public call for help to develop a list of "pros."
23.) Gila Bend
Home of the Best Western Space Age Lodge. (Yes, an outer space/UFO-themed Best Western.)
Pros: Home to some of the most classic roadside attractions in the state. Cons: You probably forgot Gila Bend existed until reading this list.
22.) El Mirage
El Mirage: Spanish for the mirage.
"Well, that was Tolleson."
Pros: It's a small town that prides itself on being a small town. Cons: It feels like more of an industrial park than a small town.
It's not actually Sun City.
Pros: Despite being half-surrounded by retirement communities, Surprise isn't actually a retirement community. Cons: Okay, so it's kind of, sort of like a retirement community. Also, that name -- it's awful.
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