Among the 100 cities analyzed by StorageCAFE, the affluent Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale has the most expensive homes with pools for sale on the market, averaging approx. $1.5 million. Los Angeles and New York City rank second and third for the priciest homes with pools with asking prices just under $1.5M in both locations…
Did someone say pool party? With the season for outdoor swimming in full swing and National Swimming Pool Day being celebrated on July 11th, our researchers wanted to see which cities cater best to Americans who like to make a splash, literally.
As it turns out, most apartment communities in Metro Phoenix come with resort-style pools and most homes for sale have a pool – giving residents an excellent opportunity to cool down in the Valley of the Sun.
Here are more key findings on Metro Phoenix:
- Chandler ranks first in the state and across the US for pool lovers. 99% of the apartment units here offer access to pools and about 60% of the single family homes and condos for sale come with a pool. On top of that, there are 2.3 public pools per 100K residents here.
- Gilbert ranks 4th with 99% of the apartments having access to pools. Also, 49% of the homes or condos for sale in Gilbert feature pools. A home with a pool in Gilbert is approx. 9% more expensive than one without a pool.
- Mesa and Scottsdale rank 6th and 7th respectively. Scottsdale has the highest proportion of homes and condos for sale with pools among the top 100 cities, 70%, but all this water fun potential comes with a lofty price tag. Scottsdale homes with pools are 16% more expensive than those without pools.
- Glendale and Phoenix also landed in the top 20 of best cities for pool lovers – 19th and 20th, respectively. 95% of the apartments have access to pools in both these cities, and 32% in Glendale and 43% in PHX of homes for sale have a pool. However, Phoenix registers the largest price difference in AZ between listings that feature the amenity and listings that don’t, with the former having 28% higher price tags.
You can read the full report with details on the methodology here: https://www.storagecafe.com/blog/chandler-az-is-the-countrys-best-city-for-pool-lovers/