Just fifteen minutes from downtown Phoenix rests the tiny town of Litchfield Park, Arizona. At just 3.3 square miles, this little slice of desert paradise is home to roughly 5,400 residents. The downtown strip of Litchfield Park is lined with locally-owned restaurants and novelty shops. Thanks to the rapid growth of nearby communities, Litchfield Park is no longer a "tiny town in the middle of nowhere".
Most of Litchfield Park's residents come from the younger generations. The median average age is 44 for men and 37 for women. This tiny town boasts plenty of sunshine just like any other Southern Arizona desert town, offering 300 days of sunshine each year. Biking and hiking are quite popular among Litchfield residents, with plenty of desert trails to ride and mountain deserts to hike.
Residents who want to step away from the small town atmosphere for a little while can partake in all of the activities available in nearby Phoenix. The country's fifth-largest city is home to four professional sports franchises and offers an unbeatable nightlife. Downtown Phoenix offers an abundance of activities and places to visit including the Phoenix Art Museum, shopping at Heritage Square and many trade shows and concerts.
The median home price in Litchfield Park is $253,900. Over the past 10 years, home prices have fallen by 15 percent. The median rent is $1,329 and 18 percent of residents rent while 82 percent of residents own their homes. The median income is $85,000, and only 15 percent of residents have children. In Arizona, this small community is ranked as the fourth livable city in the state with low crime rates and plenty of amenities.
The city and surrounding communities boast four junior high schools and nine elementary schools. The Litchfield Park Elementary School District is in charge of all students from pre-kindergarten through the eighth grade. There is a short commute for high school students to nearby Agua Fria Union High School in Avondale.
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