Could You Afford a Vacation Home in Arizona? Check Out the Prices in These 4 Cities

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Josemaria Toscano /

Arizona is home to two of the 15 fastest-growing large cities in America, and much of the population boom can be traced to the state’s leap from a Southwest regional powerhouse to one of the country’s most desirable vacation hotspots.

“Arizona is an ideal destination for vacation properties due to its diverse landscape and year-round temperate climate,” said Gagan Saini, director of acquisitions at JiT Home Buyers. Additionally, the state offers a variety of activities and attractions, making it an attractive destination for vacationers.”

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In terms of prices, there are exciting options well below the national median and also well above.

“As far as the costs of owning a vacation property in Arizona, there are several factors to consider,” Saini said. “The cost of the property itself will depend on the location, size, and amenities of the property, as well as the current market conditions. Additionally, there are other costs associated with owning a vacation property, such as taxes, insurance, and maintenance.”

If you’re considering Arizona as the perfect spot for your home away from home, these locations should be at the top of your list.

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Lake Havasu City

Visitors flock to Lake Havasu City in Western Arizona for its stunning namesake body of water and its location at the gateway to the open desert — and, of course, for its most celebrated British import.

“Famous for the London Bridge, this city offers water sports and vibrant nightlife,” said Ryan Gehris, a real estate consultant specializing in the Arizona market, managing broker of Unreal Estate and broker of record

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