Apache Junction, Arizona
Growing suburb of 37,000 toward the eastern end of Phoenix metro area.
- PROS: Good economy, cost of living 6% below national average. Good tax climate for retirees. Median home price $129,000. Low violent crime rate. Scenic terrain, including Superstition Mountain. Warm climate.
- CONS: Not very walkable, lackluster air quality.
- TRIVIA: Named for intersection with stagecoach route Apache Trail.