Phoenix’s soaring in-migration, newcomers wonder where to live. For this
month’s Map of the Month, with CoStar’s help we identified all apartment
projects over 200 units built since January 2015. We then organized by apartment sub-market and
then average rents as of 4th quarter 2019. The results are easily
seen and compared below.
Maps & Facts has been tracking school
performance based on State tests for over 25 years. While many factors influence
school performance, we are often asked, “Where are the best K through 12
To answer this question for 2019, we have
“layered” the top 12% of each Elementary, Middle, and High School and identified
those locations where all three (3) grade levels are co-located. We call it a “Trifecta” when all three (3) grade
levels share the same geography. I.e.: a student in a top Elementary school can
expect to attend top Middle and High schools without moving.
Deer Valley Unified District (North
Sandra Day O'Connor High School
Stetson Hills Middle School (K-8)
Stetson Hills School (K-8)
Scottsdale Unified District (North
Desert Mountain High School
Desert Canyon Middle School
Desert Canyon Elementary
School District (Gilbert)
Higley High School
Sossaman Middle School
Bridges Elementary School
San Tan Elementary
Power Ranch Elementary
As shown on the map below, in 2019 there were
three (3) Trifectas starting, in two instances, with
multiple Elementary school options. Also included below are individual maps for
Since 2001, Maps & Facts has tracked the annual
change in median sales prices for a standardized data set of over 20,000
houses: i.e. all houses built between 1990 and 1999 which sold from $100,000 to
$1 million between 2002 and 2019. While most studies include a broad mix of
houses, our data base tracks the median appreciation/depreciation rates of the
same house. (i.e. paired sales)
As the chart and maps show, our data set’s median annual
re-sale price increase for 2019 was 6.88%, in line with recent years.
Know that the annual per
cent change in median price is nominal and:
·Represents re-sales of the same houses,
not price per square-foot.
·Includes annual maintenance costs of between
1% and 2% of house value.
·Excludes selling costs, often 5%.
·Includes economic volatility including
Overview: Reported COVID- 19 Deaths Nationwide as of
Sadly, this month’s map is a national overview highlighting
states with the highest COVID-19 deaths. Understandably, the media focuses on
major outbreaks – primarily on the east and west coasts. In a hopefully more
positive view, it also shows those many states with the fewest deaths.