Florence, AZHomes for Sale and Neighborhoods
Situated at the base of the San Tan Mountains with the Gila River running through its core, Florence is widely known as one of the oldest towns in Pinal County. Florence is home to a nationally recognized historic downtown district with over 25 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places including the Second Pinal County Courthouse, as well as homes of several historic figures. Florence also houses over a dozen recreational landmarks and areas of interest such as the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, McFarland State Park, Pinal County Historical Museum, and Florence Aero Modeler Park.
Cost of Living
While Florence continues to grow in population, the cost of living has maintained at a reasonable price. The cost of living index sits fairly below the national and state average, making it an affordable place to live. The suburb also continues grow with new real estate development, which attracts homebuyers with varying budgets. This suburb is also home to a wide selection of employers, providing more job opportunities for newcomers.
Florence is a car-dependent suburb and has three major highways running through the area: Highway 287, Highway 79, and Hunt Highway. These roadways easily connect residents to various parts of Arizona, including major metropolitan areas in Phoenix and Tucson.
The Florence Unified School District consists of three public schools within the town’s boundaries: two K-8 schools and one high school. The area is also home to a K-6 charter school, American Leadership Academy. Additionally, there are several post-secondary school options nearby including Central Arizona College, Arizona State University, and the University of Arizona.
Florence is full of activities and events that residents can indulge in this suburban town. Residents can visit the Florence Aquatic Center, the McFarland Historic State Park, or the Pinal County Historical Museum. There are also several annual events that residents can attend in Florence, such as the Home Tour of Historic Florence, the Country Thunder U.S.A. music festival, and the world’s oldest children rodeo and parade.
Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.
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