Marana Picked As One Of Top 5 Safest Cities in Arizona
A recent study indicated Marana, Arizona is one of the top five safest cities in the Grand Canyon State. The safest cities in Arizona based on the research are:
- Oro Valley
- Paradise Valley
Nestled northwest of Tucson, Marana continues to be one of the fastest growing cities in Arizona for a variety of reasons.
Marana’s Safety Statistics
In an attempt to discover the most dangerous cities in Arizona, Phoenix’s Orent Law Offices analyzed data from 40 communities in conjunction with 1 Point 21 Interactive. To be considered in the study, the city had to exceed a population of 10,000. Tucson was found to be the most dangerous while its neighbor to the north fell on the opposite end of the spectrum from data within three categories: crime, community, and police.
- Crime: FBI statistics were used to determine the rate of violent crimes per capita such as murder and rape. Marana ranked 30/40.
- Community: Socioeconomic factors come into play—namely unemployment and poverty rates, high school graduate statistics, and income. Marana was 40/40—the highest ranking city in this category.
- Police: Data analysis revealed that Marana ranked 6th overall when considering police officers per citizen and the department’s annual budget. Rank: 35/40.
Things to Do in Marana
Though not as crowded as Tucson, Marana carries the same kind of charm and friendly nature. If its wide variety of new shops and restaurants are any indication of the city’s growth, Marana will remain a highly sought after location for Arizonans.
Sports and Fitness
Sanctuary Cove is one of Marana’s best hiking trails with multiple paths and stopping points for observation and meditation. When a round of golf is in order, residents can head to The Golf Club at Dove Mountain, Quarry Pines Golf Club, or the Ritz Carlton Golf Club. On days when the weather is less than ideal (of which there are few), Marana offers numerous opportunities for indoor fitness—from martial arts to CrossFit.
As the latest dining option to hit the Dove Mountain area, Dove M Bistro‘s Chinese restaurant already has over a dozen online reviews raving about its lunch and dinner cuisine. CORE Kitchen and Wine Bar offers residents New American with an upscale ambiance and beautiful views of the desert. Whiskey connoisseurs will love the flights and buffalo tacos at Ignite, just off the lobby of the Ritz Carlton at Dove Mountain.
From Tucson Premium Outlets (6401 W Marana Center Blvd) to eclectic shops like Spiritschild (3870 W River Rd), there’s something for every shopaholic in Marana. Browse desert-themed gifts to high end retail across the city or hop over to the Catalina Foothills area to visit La Encantada shopping center.
With its high safety rankings, Marana is not only a comfortable city in which to work and live, it’s also a great place for the family to explore. For more information on the town, visit Discover Marana.
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