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The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Phoenix, AZ For 2022

Updated: May 4

Chris Kolmar About HomeSnacks

April 6, 2022



Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you'll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they probably aren't made of ticky tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that Phoenix has to offer. Where houses go for over 1.79x the national median and household incomes are 1.85x the national median.

But where exactly in Phoenix do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Desert View where the median income is a cool $101,587.

Here's a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in Phoenix out of 15 for 2022.

The Richest Neighborhoods In Phoenix For 2022

  1. Desert View

  2. New Village

  3. Ahwatukee Foothills

  4. North Gateway

  5. Paradise Valley


What's the richest neighborhood to live in Phoenix for 2022? According to the most recent census data, Desert View looks to be the richest Phoenix neighborhood to live in.



Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $743,818. And that my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time -- if we ever get that lucky. Continue on to find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Phoenix. Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from richest to poorest.


Richst Neighborhoods In Phoenix For 2022 By Median Income

RankNeighborhoodMedian Household Income


1 Desert View $101,587

2 New Village$96,497

3 Ahwatukee Foothills$95,258

4 North Gateway$92,782

5 Paradise Valley$72,905

6 Laveen$68,008

7 Deer Valley$62,353

8 Camelback East$56,425

9 North Mountain$50,524

10 Encanto$47,479

11 Alahambra$43,225

12 South Mountain$42,577

13 Estrella$38,644

14 Maryvale$36,517

15 Central City$26,395


How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In Phoenix For 2022


Every city has it's best neighborhoods -- where everyone wants to live -- and the worst neighborhoods -- where no one wants to live. And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we really mean you because there's always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we ranked every neighborhood based on income levels.

We ranked every neighborhood in Phoenix by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Desert View, was named the richest neighborhood in Phoenix.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Central City.

Now a look at how all the neighborhoods in Phoenix ranked.



Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the richest neighborhoods to live in Phoenix

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