5.3 out of 10


Ranked 8th best neighborhood in Phoenix
33.4921143302673 -112.234122195349
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles



"Maryvale: Best Place to Get Your Car Stolen for Insurance Purposes"

Maryvale is a part of Phoenix that refers to Thomas or McDowell roads headed north to Bethany Home Road. It is located in the avenues, the west side, and most people consider it to be 20-something avenue all the way up to 80-something avenue.

All you have to do is go to Maryvale's P.D. website and you'll see they have their hands full. They have a list of enforcement goals and well...that's a pretty long list. There's always been a gang problem in Maryvale, and the cheap housing was popular with the drug pushers because it was inexpensive to set up drop houses and such.

It's hard to not be depressed if you are unfortunate enough to find yourself in Maryvale. The entire area just feels like decay. Maryvale mall is now a middle school, and everything feels uncared for and deserted. I certainly wouldn't want to shop if I lived in Maryvale either so I understand why that mall died. What's the point? Anything you buy will be stolen at some point anyway. And you could get shanked just walking around the food court.

No, it's not THAT bad. But it's bad. If you made cops tell the truth about where they'd least like to work, Maryvale is probably topping all their lists.

So, if you just want a cheap house and don't mind the sound of gunshots, go ahead the move to beautiful Maryvale.

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Best Streets in Maryvale

"convenient to the high school"
33.4891249681319 -112.191716844766

Unranked Streets in Maryvale

Grand Ave

"Phoenix, AZ Grand Avenue"
33.4914471985729 -112.130174435639
"Pretty Nice Street to Live on!"
33.4745439931703 -112.117095722188
"Might be a little busy"
33.4845107958766 -112.237778118997
"Great place to go out! Lots to do"
33.4855092246586 -112.255171185697
"Pretty much all business"
33.4646404453998 -112.163013065486
"pleasant and quiet neighborhood near schools"
33.485235843782 -112.186402061067
"neat and quiet neighborhood but not much diversity"
33.4918515168595 -112.194190373615
"West Encanto Park"
33.4731539404219 -112.197146541721
"good for families on a budget"
33.4919678431216 -112.19901306007

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